Healthy People 2020 I think is one of the most important move that the state should make in order to make the vision of having healthy Americans, including all migrants, ethnic and minority groups, by the year 2020. Though free service is not always the key to have access to quality healthcare the state can definitely find ways such as moving funds to have an affordable medical insurance to cover all Americans so that everyone in America can avail of healthcare services as the need arises to have better chances of improving health by making it available and accessible to ever individual at once.
A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, has been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. These objective areas include: Clinical preventive services, environmental quality, Injury and violence, maternal, Infant, and child health, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity, oral health, reproductive and sexual health, social determinants, substance abuse and tobacco. To achieve the goal of achieving healthy American people by the year 2020, Healthy People 2020 have formulated a step in gradually bringing about change in the health status of the community by Mobilizing partners, assessing the needs of the community, creating and implementing a plan to reach the goal set and tracking the plan’s progress along the process (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). So as we the nurses, we can help to reach these goals by providing education to people. Education is such a big deal in nursing. It’s empowering. We need to ensure health care providers are educated. This can be accomplished a number of ways, from office visits, advertisement, to hosting an in-service. Additionally, the population needs to be educated to achieve the goal of Healthy People 2020.
US Department of Health and Human Services (2012) Healthy People 2020...