Attributed to a swarm of factors including, but not limited to, social determinants of health and human rights ethical concerns, disparities in health and health care are a systemic and deeply challenging problem in the United States that need urgent attention. There is growing scientific evidence associating decrease in morbidity and mortality and improvement in healthcare outcomes to interventions targeting social, economic, and environmental factors, explaining why healthcare payers and policy-makers are increasingly aiming to tie these nonmedical interventions to new models of healthcare delivery (Teitelbaum & Wilensky, 2020).
Your state representative, who sits on the Health Care and Public Health Innovation Standing Committee, has asked you to help develop an executive summary on minimizing negative impacts of the prevalent human rights ethical concerns and socioeconomic discrepancies on individual and public health outcomes in your state so it can be included on the policy agenda for consideration.
Write an executive summary that outlines the government’s impact on health reform in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Additionally, your executive summary should highlight:
- the necessity of human rights in health care improvement initiatives,
- the role of the law in perpetuating and ameliorating health-harming social conditions at both individual and population levels, and
- an analysis of the ethical principles and human rights requirements in innovative interventions that must be addressed within health reform in order to create a more equitable healthcare system.
Your assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length. You must use a minimum of three sources to support your assignment, one of which must be a peer-reviewed article that is academic in nature from the CSU Online Library.