Women of Color

“Women of color” refers to women of racial or ethnic minority in the USA. In the USA, race and ethnicity have recently been an issue in health concerns. However, this was not a paramount issue during earlier times until when detailed data on health were collected. This included ethnicity of the whole population. Earlier, just white and black race were taken into regard. This put out the possibility of learning different health challenges faced by diverse races in the USA.

Women of color were treated unequally compared to whites thus were getting fewer privileges. These include health issues given minor precedence to them. In dissimilar populations, health equity refers to the study of variation in quality of health and health care. These consist of disease presence, health issues, and access to health care by different races or ethnic groups. In the US, racial discrimination is directed towards minor populations like the African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos. These groups have a higher prevalence to chronic diseases, mortality, and poor health conditions.

Much of the known information on racial and ethnic disparities is taken from the national information sources. It though hides a fortune in the state fiscal policies and demographics that define the healthcare programs. Women of color in the US though resilient face socioeconomic and health challenges. Late or no prenatal care, higher number of HIV cases than in whites, discrimination, lack of insurance and lows or no education were a few among other major problems facing them. However, in some states such as Virginia all disparities were trivial since both groups were inclined to similar problems. Comparisons usually between white and black women’s health services show that blacks are more likely of dying from pregnancy complications. Their born babies have less chances of survival compared to whites’.

Countering these loopholes in the health sector and avoiding unnecessary topics on inequality, the health plan has included a series of solutions. The “Healthy People 2020,” a common structure aims to give proper health services to all Americans. Rehabilitated approaches to address health disparity determined from social determinants such as education, ethnicity, and access to services and culture, have come up.

Argument in objective in the goals of public health can be clearly seen from the “Healthy People 2020”launched in December 2010. The agenda has been expounded  to allow inclusion of matters arising. It is a national framework aiming at making Americans healthier, perk up prevention efforts, and tackle stern medical issues building   new findings to bring up better solutions. Thirteen areas have been added that will deal with innovative issues such as Adolescent Health and Sleep Health among others.

Nationwide program execution is taking place in areas such as schools, hospitals, state and local government agencies. Public health officials and similar providers are also taking part in the activity that will confirm preventive care, access to health service to all no matter the race and insurance cover.

Sensitization of the community on gender prejudice is an often spoken about issue in the community at this time. However, the implementation of the same does not go in hand with claims that come with it. National organizations like the National Organization for Women, which is the largest feminist group in the USA, fights for equal rights among all female with no concern on the color. The African Women Development Fund (AWDF-USA), which looks at, economic, social, and cultural rights, ensures that all black women get their fair share in the US.

Women of color comprise of a mounting percentage of all women in the US, therefore, they have a considerable say in the nation. If the implementation of the agenda goes through and disparities expelled, then they can be heard.


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