Faculty Mentor

Rosalee Allan

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 6-9-2020


Health Services Administration


Throughout the evolution of U.S. healthcare, the inclusivity of minorities has been a discussion amongst many communities. With healthcare being unaffordable and inaccessible to many, including minorities, it can influence their responses towards it. From research and in-depth observations, it has been revealed that certain ethnicities carry a trend of disabling illnesses and infectious diseases. This paper intends to identify the patterns that occur amongst ethnic communities that increase the risk of obtaining these conditions. Social determinants govern the health and lifestyle that have led to life-threatening illnesses. It has been found that factors such as eating habits, social environments, financial restraints, and traditional practices have been a part of reoccurring illnesses amongst minorities. However, studies have revealed that they do not seek treatment as much as white Americans do. A common reason for this is that many minorities are likely to not possess health insurance due to their financial restraints. Under the circumstances, options to seek insurance and treatment are limited. The inability to afford coverage and proper care can influence their attitudes towards healthcare. This paper will explore obstacles that ethnic communities are confronted with and create a plan to overcome them for the benefit of their health.

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