Posted: September 6th, 2023
Identify a population of interest
1.Identify a population of interest. What determinants of health are associated with this population? Consider the impact of associated risk factors and the determinants of health as related to this population and the health condition(s).
2.Determine strategies required to address health inequities focusing on determinants of health for population health improvement among disparate populations.
3.Explain the following statement:
.Utilizing an epidemiologic approach to disease occurrence targeting risk factors and addressing determinants of health can improve population health.
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Discussion 1: Population Health and Determinants of Health
Population of interest: Homeless individuals
Homelessness is a major social issue affecting many individuals worldwide. Homelessness is associated with poor health outcomes, including chronic illnesses, mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and increased mortality rates. The determinants of health associated with homelessness include individual factors such as age, gender, and pre-existing health conditions. Environmental factors such as lack of affordable housing, unemployment, poverty, and limited access to healthcare services are also determinants of health associated with homelessness.
Risk factors associated with homelessness include poverty, lack of affordable housing, limited access to healthcare services, and unemployment. These factors can lead to poor health outcomes and increased mortality rates among homeless individuals. Homelessness can also contribute to mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
Strategies required to address health inequities among homeless populations include providing affordable housing, improving access to healthcare services, and addressing poverty. The provision of affordable housing can help reduce the risk of homelessness and improve health outcomes among homeless individuals. Improving access to healthcare services, including mental health and substance use treatment, can help address the underlying health conditions that contribute to homelessness and improve overall health outcomes. Addressing poverty through education, job training, and other social services can also help reduce the risk of homelessness and improve health outcomes among homeless individuals.
Utilizing an epidemiologic approach to disease occurrence targeting risk factors and addressing determinants of health can improve population health by identifying the underlying causes of health disparities and developing targeted interventions to address them. This approach can help reduce the risk of homelessness and improve health outcomes among homeless populations by addressing the determinants of health associated with homelessness, including poverty, lack of affordable housing, and limited access to healthcare services. By addressing these determinants of health, we can improve the overall health outcomes and reduce health disparities among homeless populations.