Select an ethnic minority group that is represented in the United States (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander). Using health information available from Healthy People, the CDC, and other relevant government websites, analyze the health status for this group.

In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, compare and contrast the health status of your selected minority group to the national average. Include the following:

  1. Describe the ethnic minority group selected. Describe the current health status of this group. How do race and ethnicity influence health for this group?
  2. What are the health disparities that exist for this group? What are the nutritional challenges for this group?
  3. Discuss the barriers to health for this group resulting from culture, socioeconomics, education, and sociopolitical factors.
  4. What health promotion activities are often practiced by this group?  
  5. Describe at least one approach using the three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) that is likely to be the most effective in a care plan given the unique needs of the minority group you have selected. Provide an explanation of why it might be the most effective choice.
  6. What cultural beliefs or practices must be considered when creating a care plan? What cultural theory or model would be best to support culturally competent health promotion for this population? Why?

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Ethnic minority group selected

The selected minority group that lives in America is Asian Americans. These are either Americans or people who are working or who are having education or working in America but their origin is the Asian continent. They are found in different areas of the US residing in varying areas of the community and allows for the development of community wellbeing needed for understanding the challenges that are faced in the day to day implementation of healthcare standards.

 The patients who are suffering from a different health issue and the community are necessary for the need of unity and are faced with health issues that should be assessed for them to be able to learn of the community standards. For example, the life expectancy of the Asian Americans is recorded to be 79.9 years and there is a national expectancy of 78.5 as provided by Park et al. (2018). There are health disparities that affect the quality of health of the population.  There are common health issues that affect the quality of health of the people of the Asian American race. The common race and ethnic issues that influence their health are the issue of lack of insurance covers, the issues of medical visits, barriers of culture, as well as the barriers to language. Lui and Zamboanga (2018) indicate that people of the Asian American community are faced with health issues such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases hepatitis B, and liver diseases…..

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