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It is noted that prejudice against LGBT individuals is connected to increased rates of suicide, psychiatric illnesses, and substance abuse. This group is also a target for victimization and violence that has a long lasting impact on them and the community. The personal safety and mental health of LGBT people is influenced by gender recognition, social acceptance of sexual alignment, personal and family aspects. From the perspective of policy development, the LGBT group needs to be given special attention to enable these people to have a healthy life and live long.
The role of an advanced nurse practitioner in taking care of LGBT people is that of leadership and advocacy. The advanced nurse practitioner should be on the front line to fight for the right of LGBT individuals and their families. The roles include promoting health policy reforms, leading personal patient rights and encouraging transformation in agency regulations and rules. Through this, the LGBT patients and their families are empowered and acquire independence (Hickey & Brosnan,
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‘Healthy People’ is a series of projects through which aims and objectives referring to health issues in USA are set (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011). The duration of each of these projects is a decade. In the last project of this type, which started in the beginning of 2010, particular objectives were set for the improvement of health across USA up to 2020.
One of the objectives that are likely to have great impact on public health is adolescent health because the adolescents form a significant proportion of the society and their negative health condition directly affects their immediate families or
One of the ways through which this has been done is by establishing the Healthy People 2020 policy that stipulates 39 health objectives aimed at promoting the health of Americans. (DHHS, 2012). Notably, the adoption of these objectives has been patched all over America, with
Based on Healthy People 2020, the definition of health disparity is a certain health gap, which is closely related to social, economic, and/or environmental nuisance. In the United States, health disparities in small populations such as Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and Latinos are particularly intense.
Healthy people 2020 provides 10- year plan for Americans in order to set objectives for their health improvement. In its 30 years, it has obtained its goals by providing awareness among people regarding adapting a healthy life style and then encouraging its implementation and planned activities to prevent diseases and unhealthy routine of life.
The subject of global health is not a new one: numerous international organizations including the United Nations and the World Health Organization have previously made efforts to eradicate the world of major health issues and diseases including, but not limited to, hunger and poverty, malaria, HIV or AIDS, and child mortality, through understanding.
High rate of vaccination can protect people from acute infectious disease, increase their quality of life and finally lead to the total elimination of some infectious disease. For example, full elimination of the rubella infection in the United States occurred
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