Running head: AFRICAN AMERICANS HEALTH PROMOTION1African Americans Health PromotionMagda NavarreFamily–Centered Health Promotion-NRS-429VNGrand Canyon University04/22/2021
AFRICAN AMERICANS HEALTH PROMOTION2African Americans Ethnic Minority GroupWith regard to health and welfare, ethnic minorities have many problems, including theprevention and treatment of diseases. High blood pressure is one of the cardiovascular riskfactors. This disorder is particularly troubling for African-Americans, also known ashypertension. One African-American individual out of three actually suffers from high bloodpressure. Without proper access to treatment, high blood pressure is difficult to control. AfricanAmericans are less likely than non-Hispanic Caucasian Americans to have regulated bloodpressure. In addition, African Americans have earlier blood pressure and usually have higherblood pressure levels. Blood pressure levels are high. The lack of access to precautionaryprograms, insurance, poverty and environmental insecurity is plaguing US-based Black Africans,an ethnic minority community. This paper will describe the existing health status of the BlackAfrican American minority, as well as the influence of race and ethnicity on their health; thehealth disorder, as well as African Americans' nutshell challenges; and discuss the health barriersto culture, socio-economics, and socio-economic issues facing the African community. Finally,note the cultural values or customs which need to be taken into consideration when designing aplan of care.African Americans Health AnalysisAfrican Americans live longer lives, which means a reduction of 25 percent of deaths,particularly for people 65 or older. Yet African American young people continue to experienceconditions present in the old White Americans (CDC, 2017). In African-Americans as medicalcentres, economic and social challenges including the ability to pay bills are more common. Inthe United States, African Americans have a higher risk of death from heart disease, cancer,diabetes and human immune viruses, the Disease Control and Prevention Centre (CDC, 2017). In
AFRICAN AMERICANS HEALTH PROMOTION3African Americans there is a 30% higher death rate than among Caucasians due to cardiovasculardisease and a 40% higher death rate for stroke. African Americans die at a rate 25 percent higherthan Caucasus death rate even increases cancer (CDC, 2017). Most African Americans, like theircounterparts in Caucasia, have no access to sound health care for children and adults.