CDC Trends and Analysis
The health of Americans requires improvement in various areas and Healthy People 2020 focuses on improving the Health of Americans by:
- Identifying and prioritizing health improvement opportunities through research and evaluation - Bringing together all relevant stakeholders including communities for a collaborative effort - Empowering people for informed decision making (Healthy People 2012)
Cultural and linguistic competency among healthcare providers is highlighted as one key factor affecting the health of a population (Perez and Luquis, 2008). Consequently, Healthy People should list cultural and linguistic competency among healthcare providers as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) that will help improve the nation’s health through reduction of health disparity. This should be followed by continued effort to increase ...