Introduction and background
Health is an extremely important element of a successful economy. In case of California, there are several diseases or ailments which are demographic specific. Obesity in children, Cancer in certain areas and flu or several such ailments are a part of this. Demographics form an extremely important element of health care and can be a reason for several chronic diseases. As the lifestyle of California is filled with luxury, higher purchasing power due to credit cards and high influence of fast food, these conditions along with higher consumption of tobacco and such products is leading to higher risk of heart diseases (Roberts, 1994). Smoking is a vice that does cause illness in the society. Yet, as an industry it is one of the biggest contributors to several economies and this is leading to a rise in the threat caused by tobacco (Roberts, 1994). The findings of this paper are based on an interview conducted with Ms. Rose, who is a doctor working with several health institutes in California including the NHA in order to resolve the issues related to increased risks of heart diseases due to tobacco consumption in California.
Smoking is dangerous. Smoking leads to diseases as chronic as cancer, Alzheimer's and breathing disorders. Smokers include addicts, chain smokers, casual smokers and several others. The main objective is to ensure that smokers are aware of the harm that they are causing to themselves as well as to others in the process of smoking. This can help reduce the risks caused due to smoking of tobacco and can help reduce the number of heart attacks in Alameda (Pierce, 1999).
Analysis of demographics in California, Alameda country
The reason to choose this topic is that there has been an increase in childhood obesity rates and consumption of tobacco in California and it is very important for this social issue to be considered seriously. Both of these lead to heart diseases and should be controlled (Pierce, 1999). It requires the support of the government, teachers, health care officials and others in the society for the purpose of encouraging awareness programs related to childhood obesity and for this purpose it is extremely important to provide them with a concise study or research that offers them the required understanding about the several circumstances and causes behind childhood obesity as well as provides sufficient solutions and methods to resolve this problem. One of the best ways that have been discovered to curb smoking is through spreading awareness about the diseases and ill effects that smoking causes in smokers as well as in children and non smokers. An anti smoking campaign or program becomes essential(Pierce, 1999).
Impact of Californian culture on intensifying heart diseases
As per Dr. Rose, "The fact that smoking is injurious to health is a known fact all over the world. Yet the number of smokers in the world is growing at an alarming rate. Moreover they also need to be aware of passive smoking". The fact that smoking is injurious to health is a known fact all over the world. Yet the number of smokers in the world is growing at an alarming rate. Moreover they also need to be aware of passive smoking. The fact that the society faces several problems like cancer and breathing allergies, complications in pregnancies, higher levels of stress and growing levels of pollution and addiction has led to it having become extremely important that social organizations come forward to the rescue of smokers and ensure that they are able to not only curb smoking but are also able to spread awareness and help inform people about rehabilitation and giving up of smoking (Dwyer, et al., 1986). All of this is possible only though the effective usage of awareness programs that explain how smoking is harmful and through rehabilitation programs that can help ensure a reduction in hear diseases. Moreover a post treatment for heart diseases are less successful than precautions and avoiding smoking as well as having a healthy lifestyle (Roberts, 1994).
In the current era of fast moving lives, subsequent change in the life style can help us in dealing and overcoming the problem of obesity in children in California as it is causing a deterioration of the health of the individuals. It is the growing epidemic which has tripled in the past three decades. According to CDC, 17% of the total children in US are considered obese that is 12.5 million of teens and children which has affected the health of the child in long term and short term. Smoking along with obesity and unhealthy ways of life results in further intensification of these problems.
Health institute of California - Cultural competence
As drawn from the interview, the health institutes in California are globally competent and can handle patients from all cultures. They also have employees from several places in the world. The health institutes in California are globally competent and can handle patients from all cultures. They also have employees from several places in the world. Moreover their health facilities are quite advanced, yet not competent enough to reverse the effects or reduce the severity of the impact of tobacco smoking over a longer duration. Culture is an extremely important factor that affects the business environment of an international health care. It is important for present day organizations, especially multinational organizations to reform their policies in order to suit the present day need of these organizations.
Cultural adaptation is possible only when there is a balance between values and work methods which help form synchronized teams. Moreover it is also required that there be effective management and leadership that can help create a higher level of commitment to change and ensure that it remains sustainable. It is also required that there be focus on creation of trust and well organized communication within the organization. Only then it is possible to form a better level of change and cultural management in the organization. In case of Health Institute of California, these elements do exist and make it possible for the creation of a culturally competent work environment.
The largest concern for mental and emotional health would be with relation to stress and performance under pressure. Too much of work load can lead to a lot of stress and tiredness to the employees resulting in undue fatigue as well as negative impact on health. It is extremely essential that there be appropriate levels of counselling as well as stress management techniques be brought in order to give better balancing capability to the employees in order to manage cultural diversity.
Adaptation to culture is possible through the usage of change management strategies as this can help organizations focus on managing cultural diversity as well as create a globally compatible work culture. In case of the management of an international business, it is important that there be appropriate management of change in order to create an effective business strategy. In this way it is possible to earn an effective cultural diversity management. This should be adapted by the organization in order to intensify the process of cultural adaptation and competency. It can then benefit out of a global approach for the process of improving several health facilities in California.
Summarization of findings
The main findings of this research is that smoking rates in California re increasing and this is resulting in higher rates of heart diseases. Another extremely important finding is that the health institutes in California are culturally competent. Taxes helps increase the price of cigarettes and other Tobacco products. A significant increase in the prices of cigarettes makes them unaffordable and thus leads to a reduction in the demand for cigarettes. There are several barriers to the audience in adopting the desired behaviour as attitude and behaviour are psychological concepts.
A step like increasing taxes on tobacco can help ensure that the money earned from these taxes is further utilized on reducing or rectifying the ill effects of smoking which include pollution and illnesses. The money earned from these taxes can be utilized for creating awareness and other programs that curb smoking. In this way it is extremely important to increase the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in order to discourage smoking (Pierce, et al., 1996).
Culture is an extremely important element that organizations need to ensure that is well balanced and also helps create an effective work environment. It is important that there be an effective utilization of several change management strategies in the organization. In case of the cultural differences being converged it becomes easier to bring teams together. Multiculturalism is an important element of present times and seamless communication and technology promote it and the same can be observed in various cultural texts as well.
In case of multiculturalism, the biggest disadvantage is the loss of originality and values of a culture. So, it is essential that a complete drive be arranged for spreading higher levels of awareness and also facilitating better amount of improvement in the health care system. This helps focus on the quality of service and providing higher value to the people and the society. Moreover it is possible through the usage of a model where in the control is centred at the strategic level and the co ordination is centred at the managerial level. It is only the operations that are focused on at the operational level. This does benefit the organization obtain several benefits for the business empire and the organization can develop in multiple respects.
It is recommended that the taxes on cigarettes be increased significantly in order to discourage smoking. Smokers, even if they wish to smoke would not be able to get rid of this addiction easily and so need help. Yet there are several new smokers that get into smoking every day. High taxes helps reduce this significantly. Information can help them overcome the barrier of ignorance.
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