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Income and Education: Differences in income and education cause many health disparities in theUnited States. Income and education are fundamentally related. Generally, population groups that have the worst health eminence are also those that are highly poor and the least educated. Disparities in income and education levels are mainly associated with differences in occurrence of illness and death. Higher incomes authorize increased access tomedical care, enable people to afford better housing and live in safer neighborhoods.Healthy People 2010 Lessons LearnedAreas that need to be improved:1.Proved difficult for use. •Difficult to traverse •Difficult to understand how the goals and targets were set.2.Not well promoted among the public.3.
Limited liability (who and for what?)4.Challenge to understand and determine progress5.Primarily it was focused on diseases.6.Framework limits the document’s appeal •Focuses on federal government, does not do much to engage other stakeholders and organizations outside of health sector.•Does not incorporate a broad sense of what public health is.7.Not designed based on an understanding of what works (evidence-based public health), so not clear how objectives could actually be achieved.
THE HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020This is a countrywide health agenda that links a vision and strategy for enhancing the well-being of the nation’s population and achieving health equity.Vision: A society in which all people live long, healthy lives.Mission: 1.Recognize countrywide health development priorities.2.Intensify public awareness and understanding of the elements of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for development.3.Propose measurable objectives and goals that are valid and can be applied at the national, state, and local levels.4.Involve multiple sectors to take actions to reinforce policies and improve practices that are motivated by the best accessible proof and information.5.Identify precarious study, assessment and data collection needs.
1.Achieve life of high quality and live longer lives that are free of avoidable disease, disability, injury, and early untimely death.2.Attain health fairness, eradicate differences, and improve the health of all Americans.