Application: Goals and Objectives to Address Health Disparities
The Health People 2020 objectives and the Millennium goals are two ambitious approaches to addressing the disparities found in vulnerable populations. In this Application Assignment, you will determine how the objectives and goals plan to reduce or eliminate health disparities.
To prepare for this Application Assignment, review the following links:
What Are Its Goals? http://healthypeople.gov/2020/
Focus your attention on “Overarching Goal #2: Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.”
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2009
Review pages 24â€“41 about the objectives that relate to health care in general and, more specifically, health disparities.
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following questions.
How do the objectives for Healthy People 2020 provide a framework for addressing health disparities? Provide an example based on the Healthy People assigned focus areaassigned to you.
What other objectives address the health topic?
How do the health-related Millennium Development Goals address health disparities?
Support your answers with statistical information about your Healthy People assigned focus area. The following are a few websites that provide a wealth of data regarding specific populations and Healthy People assigned focus area
. You’ll find others on the Internet as well.
State Health Facts, Kaiser Family Foundation
Statistical Information System, World Health Organization
Interactive Map: Maps: The Global Picture
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Also, since this is one of your only applications, you may want to submit this to a Walden Writing Center tutor first as well as run it through Turnitin.com prior to submission.