Select an ethnic minority group that is represented in the United States (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander). Using health information available from Healthy People, the CDC, and other relevant government websites, analyze the health status for this group.
In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, compare and contrast the health status of your selected minority group to the national average. Include the following:
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Health Promotion among Native Hawaiian Minority
The United States population is made up of different people from all over the world, these individuals make up various minority groups represented. One minority group lives more predominately on the west coast of the United States; this group is the Native Hawaiian minority group. Throughout this paper we will discuss the health status of the native Hawaiian minority. The health disparities and nutritional challenges the native Hawaiian people encounter will be reviewed. Barriers that impact their health will be discussed. The most common health promotion approach will be address. Finally, the cultural beliefs that should be considered by health care professionals when working with the native Hawaiian minority will be reviewed.
Health Status of Native Hawaiian Minority
When addressing the Native Hawaiian minority, it includes anyone with origins from Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. As of 2015, there were 1.3 million Native Hawaiians who call the United States home, which represents about 0.4% of the entire United States population (minorityhealth.hhs.gov, 2018). Of the native Hawaiian population in 2015, 24% or 370,000 resided in the state of Hawaii. Native Hawaiians are found to have higher rates of smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity (minorityhealth.hhs.gov, 2018). “Other health conditions that are prevalent in this population are
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