(Solved)NRS 429VN Topic 4 Assignment: Health Promotion in Minority Populations

(Solved)NRS 429VN Topic 4 Assignment: Health Promotion in Minority Populations

Topic 4: Cultural Competence and Nutrition in Health Promotion

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:

  1. Describe the ethnic minority group selected. Describe the current health status of this group. How do race and ethnicity influence health for this group?
  2. What are the health disparities that exist for this group? What are the nutritional challenges for this group?
  3. Discuss the barriers to health for this group resulting from culture, socioeconomics, education, and sociopolitical factors.
  4. What health promotion activities are often practiced by this group?
  5. Describe at least one approach using the three levels of health promotion prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) that is likely to be the most effective in a care plan given the unique needs of the minority group you have selected. Provide an explanation of why it might be the most effective choice.
  6. What cultural beliefs or practices must be considered when creating a care plan? What cultural theory or model would be best to support culturally competent health promotion for this population? Why?

Cite at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


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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