Health Care Needs of People of Color and Other underserved Groups
Health is a condition of mind, body and emotional well-being where infirmity and illness are absent. A number of definitions have been applied to the concept of health in many different contexts over the years. Some of the common ones include physical health, psychological health, and emotional health. It is thought that health is a state that we should strive to attain for the maintenance of our body, mind and soul.
The goal of health care is to ensure that everyone has access to health services when they need them, and a healthy life as a result. People would then have the opportunity to enjoy their life and work in a comfortable environment. One way to achieve this is through an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). An ACO is one group of health care providers who come together to provide coordinated services to patients within a health system.
There are many examples of policies that focus on reducing health disparities by improving the access to health services for vulnerable groups such as people of color and other underserved groups. For example, people of color and other socially disadvantaged groups are over-represented in the hospital after birth, which can have adverse consequences on their health. Understaffing in hospitals is another major factor that contributes to health disparities. In order to address these problems, health care providers come up with policies such as the Consolidated Medicare Outpatient Program (CMP), which helps providers address care transitions among people of color and other underserved populations. These programs aim to promote coordinated care.