Investigate a specific health disparity. As stated from the National Cancer Institute, “Health disparities refer to how frequently a disease affects a group, how many people get sick, or how often the disease causes death.” Another definition from the NIH Working Group on Health Disparities states the following: “…the difference in the incidence (number of new cases) and the prevalence (total number of cases), mortality (death rate), and burden of disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific groups in the United States.” Many different populations are affected by disparities.
When investigating this specific health disparity, answer the following questions:
Why is it important to understand this health disparity? Provide a strong case for this research paper. Why is this health disparity a significant consideration? Once you have made a case and found research and data to support the health disparity, look for solutions. Answer the following question:
What are some current solutions to minimizing this health disparity? To answer this question, look for a specific program, community service, non-profit or government agency, specific grant or private funding, etc. that is working to eliminate this specific health disparity.
Finally, you will summarize by re-stating the issue, possible solutions, and future considerations.
Ideally, the health disparity you choose to investigate will be linked with your service learning experience. Investigating an alternate health disparity, unrelated to your Service Learning experience is also acceptable.
HLSC 300 UMKC Breast Cancer among Hispanic Women in United States Research Paper. Include scientific resources to explain why this is an important issue to understand. In your references, provide a minimum of 3 different sources. Please use sources that are scientifically sound (peer reviewed journal articles, recent books, expert interviews, agency publications). Sources should not be more than 10 years old, unless a historical reference is required.
HLSC 300 Diversity in Health
Research paper outline
|Student first and last name:|
|Specify the health disparity (in the United States). |
Must provide this data: incidence, prevalence morbidity, and mortality rates. (3 points)
|The health disparity: Breast Cancer among Hispanic women in the United States.|
Incidence: The Incidence of Breast cancer among Hispanic women in
United States is 91.9 per 100,000 women.
Prevalence: Breast cancer prevalence among US Hispanic women is 106.1 per 100,000 women.
Morbidity: Breast cancer morbidity among US Hispanic women approximately is 1.03%
Mortality: The breast cancer mortality rate for Hispanics overall is 14.2 per 100,000 women.
|Describe the specific population affected. (3 points)||Hispanic women it the United States are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer compared to non-Hispanic women. Furthermore, most common cause of death among Hispanic women is breast cancer. In 2015, there was an estimated 2,800 deaths from breast cancer among this population.|
|Describe ONE specific program, community service, non-profit or government agency, specific grant or private funding, etc. that is working to eliminate this specific health disparity. (3 points)|
Do not use CDC or NIH.
|American Cancer Society: It is a voluntary health organization in the United States dedicated to eliminating cancer. Their mission is to rid the world from the different types of cancer including breast cancer. They are funding and conducting research. Also, they are sharing the expert information, support the cancer patients and spread the word about prevention. All so the people can live longer and better life.|
|Provide the complete reference in APA format for at least one of the three sources you intend to use. (1 point)|
Use scholarly journal articles, NOT websites.
|Hunt, B. R. (2016). Breast cancer prevalence and mortality among|
Hispanic subgroups in the United states, 2009–2013. Journal of
Cancer Epidemiology, 2016, 1-5. doi:10.1155/2016/8784040
HLSC 300 UMKC Breast Cancer among Hispanic Women in United States Research Paper