First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Morgan RogersFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Gillespie Dr. Stiltner

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Health inequalities and inequities adversely impact minoritized groups. These inequalities and inequities are apparent when examining the healthcare system, specifically amputation rates among minoritized groups. For example, African Americans comprise 13% of the United States population; however, they account for 25% of those who suffer from limb loss in the United States (Bush & Girijala, 2018). More than half of amputations can be avoided with preventative care, but unfortunately, high healthcare costs deter minoritized groups from seeking this care. Due to the lack of health insurance combined with the high costs of prosthetics devices, many individuals within the minoritized population find prosthetic devices out of reach. This negatively affects their quality of life. Many steps need to be taken to prevent these disproportionate rates of amputations while increasing access to prosthetic devices.

College and Major available

Health Science

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-E: Honors Capstone, Dr. Gillespie and Dr. Stiltner

Location

Session H: West Campus West Building W112

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 12:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

Students' Information

Morgan Rogers

Health Science Major with Concentration in Public Health

Nutrition and Psychology Minors

Honors Student

Graduating May 2023

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Apr 29th, 12:00 PM Apr 29th, 1:00 PM

Health Inequalities and Inequities and the Relation to Amputations and Prosthetic Devices

Session H: West Campus West Building W112

Health inequalities and inequities adversely impact minoritized groups. These inequalities and inequities are apparent when examining the healthcare system, specifically amputation rates among minoritized groups. For example, African Americans comprise 13% of the United States population; however, they account for 25% of those who suffer from limb loss in the United States (Bush & Girijala, 2018). More than half of amputations can be avoided with preventative care, but unfortunately, high healthcare costs deter minoritized groups from seeking this care. Due to the lack of health insurance combined with the high costs of prosthetics devices, many individuals within the minoritized population find prosthetic devices out of reach. This negatively affects their quality of life. Many steps need to be taken to prevent these disproportionate rates of amputations while increasing access to prosthetic devices.

 

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