Healthcare Advocacy Plan and Health Disparities

Health disparities refer to the difference in health among groups that arise from social inequalities. CDC (2023) defines it as preventable differences in disease, injury, violence, burden, and opportunity to achieve optimal healthcare faced by disadvantaged populations. CDC asserts that health disparities are caused by poverty, individual and behavioral factors, educational inequalities, and environmental threats. Some of the most glaring health disparities in my community include the higher prevalence of obesity and chronic stress among low-income earners. Obesity is particularly prevalent among African-American women. Low-income earners also tend to have difficulty accessing healthcare insurance.

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