National Minority Health Month
April showers brings spring flowers. Yes April is packed with all sorts of good things. There is a lot to keep up with. Let's look at how Covid 19 has affected people of color with more minorities being infected with and dying of the virus in unprecedented numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) has laid out certain criteria that they look at to help address the health and disparity of minority individuals. Below is taken from the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/CHDIReport.html
What is Health Equity?
Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
What Are Health Disparities?
Health disparities are differences in health outcomes and their causes among groups of people.
Reducing health disparities is a major goal of public health. Achieving health equity, eliminating disparities, and improving the health of all U.S. population groups is one of the goals of Healthy People 2020External
Some things that most minorities face is by way of education and income. Low wages decreases the types of healthy foods people can afford, so people are left buying foods that are prepackaged, or highly processed. These foods are loaded with sugars, salts and preservatives that further create a health disparity. Poor schools, infrastructure and neighborhoods continue to create below standard conditions and a recycling of poor health outcomes. High blood pressure, Diabetes and Heart Disease are results of lack of resources, not skin color. Access to quality care, not just hospitals that treat sick people, but programs to teach about health, food oasis available to inner city residents can help alleviate some of the disparities.
Advocate for better health
low or no salt, use lemons or pepper
low or no sugar, use honey, or stevia
more fish, especially fatty fish such as sardines, salmon
low or no soda, use water, natural tea,
low or no processed foods, eat more natural foods, prepare your foods
low or no pork, use chicken, fish, beef or vegetarian meals
We must begin to care for all people in the American Community and across the world to help prevent Covid 19 or Covid 20, or Covid 88 from destroying families, communities and societies. People are dying senselessly because of not having high blood pressure medication, because they are working but unable to pay $140 for doctor visits, and another $80 for medications. We are better than this. Our children deserve better than this. We at HHC Telehealth know how important it is to have access to quality, affordable and real time healthcare. Our visits start at $29.99 and you are seen by a qualified health professional with over 30 years in the business. Make your appointment today for things such as minor illness, infections, Asthma, blood pressure medication or other prescription refills and so much more.