Instructions-
 Engage peers by asking questions, and offering new insights, applications, perspectives, information, or implications for practice:

a. Communicate using respectful, collegial language and terminology appropriate to advanced nursing practice. Communicate with minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. Use current APA format to format citations and references and is free of errors. Cite all references and provide references for all citations. Include intext citations with 2 APA references within 5years. BELOW IS WHAT YOU ARE TO READ AND RESPOND TO.

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– Briefly define the determinant and describe how it impacts healthcare outcomes.

Healthcare access and quality exemplify the convenience of health care, access to primary care, health insurance coverage, and health literacy. These factors determine a community’s readiness to respond to emergencies and preparedness to offer timely high-quality health care. According to Cole and Nguyen (2020), 33% of adults have inadequate money to afford balanced meals, contributing to unmet social needs and healthcare quality. Living in communities with poor social drivers of health significantly augments healthcare disparities. As population trends diversify, clinicians and lawmakers should adapt and restructure healthcare access to cater to every person’s needs. Therefore, unique social circumstances influence limited access to healthcare and lower positive health outcomes.

2. Select an objective related to your assigned social determinant from the Healthy People website linked above. Identify the status of the objective

One of the objectives of Healthy People 2030 is to increase the proportion of adults who get recommended evidence-based preventive health care. Preventive healthcare helps alleviate the spreading of disease and early deaths. Cole and Nguyen (2020) state food insecurity and financial stress lead to adverse health outcomes. Such factors influence the number of people accessing preventive healthcare services and delineate unmet social needs. The status of this objective is deteriorating since the proportion remains low. To increase the number of adults getting preventive healthcare services, availing team-based care and lowering copays will help mitigate disease spreading and high mortality. 

3. The population to whom the objective applies?

People who are prone to unfavorable social and financial conditions experience low healthcare standards and limited access, increasing premature mortality. The U.S. Department of Health Services targets adults aged 35 years and over to receive the recommended preventive healthcare and increase life expectancy (Bundy et al., 2023). Preventive healthcare emphasizes screening cancers, STIs, and chronic conditions to detect these diseases early and initiate timely intervention. Thus, it improves health outcomes and makes services convenient to adults regardless of financial constraints. 

4. Provide at least three appropriate questions related to the chosen objective that the NP could incorporate into health history and interview to assess the client and family.

5. Please describe your current routine for preventive health screenings and check-ups. Have you had any recent visits to medical practitioners?

6. Do you know about preventive health measures recommended for your age group?

7. Have you faced any challenges when accessing preventive healthcare services, such as getting insurance coverage or scheduling appointments?

8. Do you have concerns about preventive healthcare you want us to discuss during today’s session?

9. Identify at least two online, national, or local resources and explain how the resources could help meet the chosen objective for at-risk clients or families.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website offers information on screenings, vaccinations, and health promotion activities based on age, gender, and medical history. One can access resources tailored to at-risk populations, such as those with chronic conditions or particular demographic features, and understand recommended preventive health measures and proactive steps to adhere to them. The Lancet Public Health provides scholarly articles that give data from conducted research, intended for healthcare professionals and scholars. These findings help track progress in achieving the objective for at-risk persons.