Healthy People 2020
In today’s generation, many individuals don’t live a healthy lifestyle. Health promotion focuses on achieving maximum functioning in each potential area of health. Healthy People 2020, goal is to embrace higher quality of life, an individual being free of a preventable disease. Focusing on making lifestyle changes, by setting goals to stop smoking, practice safe sex, maintain body weight, limit alcohol intake, and follow a regular exercise program as well as a healthy diet regimen. Setting goals to provide measurable ideas that are relevant at the national, state, and local levels (Berman, Snyder, 2008).
The Healthy People 2020 Mission:
The Healthy People 2020 aims to generally increase the longevity of lives of people across the globe through the availability and access to excellent medical and dental services. In less than a decade, the Healthy People 2020 will pioneer in creating new healthcare systems that will render equal but excellent care and service for everyone across the globe.
The Healthy People 2020 Vision:
We envision Healthy People 2020 as the ground breaking health care systems renovator that will change the imperfections and loopholes of health care systems of many hospitals and health care institutions in the United States and around the globe. The program will be pioneering in new, innovative and transformative health care practices that will benefit everyone and will place all people in equal footing thus eradicating a person’s race, wealth, age or gender.
Reducing Emergency Room Wait Time
The ability for the health care system to deliver care in a timely fashion has always been a concern. According to the article by Shapiro (2010), emergency departments are the test of efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy and overall health care systems. Hence, the Healthy People 2020 program will be able to reduce emergency visits and provide more quality health service to those who actually need one. This specific goal will lessen...