Briefly describe a topic for a health program and several data sources that you have used or could use to inform the program planning process. I need this to be from a population viewpoint. This is for a community health class. Please go into as much detail as possible thank you!
Community health programs are locally based education and treatment programs available typically to individuals who are living in poverty and/or do not have health insurancecoverage. Community health programs are usually non-profit and seek funding through health department programs, donations, and government grants. Community-based health programs are typically found in communities where the
services are needed the most, and the services are tailored to the populations of residents.
Community health programs and clinics provide treatment, special clinics, education, and media campaigns that target a variety of issues affecting the health of a community. Many poor populations would have no other options for treatment without such neighborhood clinics and community health programs. Typical services include testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases ; gynecological and obstetrical services; well-baby checks and immunizations; treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure ; substance abuse programs; and general health promotion of good nutrition and weight management.
Community-based programs will continue to be in demand to serve all populations from newborns to the elderly. Such programs are likely to become increasingly necessary to serve the growing number of immigrants moving to and living in the United States, the aging of the baby boomer generation, and the overall expansion of the population.
In the 21st century, the United States is expected to become increasingly diverse as the proportion of immigrants grows. In the next 25 years, the number of non-Hispanic white people living in the United States is expected to decrease from 72% to 62% due mostly to the increase in Hispanic populations.
Immigration also affects fertility rates because women in some immigrant populations tend to have more children. The need for reproductive health care and pregnancy prevention services are expected to increase at the community level.The demand for services for the elderly will also increase as baby boomers age. As the health status of the elderly population improves, older adults are increasingly choosing to stay in their own homes and live independently. Senior citizens who live on a fixed income or who have limited health care coverage may be hard-pressed to pay for medications, monitoring, and treatment of age-related, chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, declining eye sight, hearing loss , and heart disease .
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