Online Program

An evaluation of the national prevention strategy and healthy people 2020 goals with targeted improvements for the disabled, enhanced by the patient protection and affordable care act

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Miranda Chung, MPH, DrPH, School of Health Science & Practice, Department of Health Policy & Management, NYMC, North Bethesda, MD
The National Prevention Strategy's (NPS) overarching goal is to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. NPS strategic direction focuses on: 1) healthy and safe community environments, 2) clinical and community preventive services, 3) empowered people, and 4) the elimination of health disparities. Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) goals to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities and promote good health for all are cornerstones for a more equitable society. The purpose of our study was to evaluate how the NPS with HP2020 Goals could reduce disparities for the disabled. We theorized that NPS and HP2020 have a better chance at improving the health of the disabled by access, quality healthcare, provider satisfaction and improved preventive services. Thereby, potentially reducing delays in receiving primary and periodic preventive care due to specific barriers. We assessed whether specific provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) have the potential to advance NPS strategies and HP2020 targets of 10% improvement in prevention and reduction of chronic diseases for the disabled. This triangulation with PPACA provisions led us to conclude that high-risk pools for pre-existing conditions and insurance rescission bans should have the most potential to reduce disparities among the disabled. Additional provisions for women, minorities and older Americans will also improve health care and outcomes for the disabled. The PPACA supports the NPS and HP2020 goals, achieving patient satisfaction and strengthening equality to protect our most precious and vulnerable populations.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate how the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy People Goals would reduce disparities in care of the disabled thru the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); Analyze how the National Prevention Strategy would reduce delays in primary and periodic preventive care due to specific barriers thru the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); Discuss how the Healthy People 2020 Goals would improve the quality of healthcare thru the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Keyword(s): Disability, Access to Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: N/A

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: With a Masters degree in public health (2010) concentrated on international health, I am a doctoral candidate at New York Medical College (Health Policy and Management). I am also mentored and supervised by Dr. Deborah Viola, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Doctoral Program. My research interests include health disparities, the disabled population, the aging population, maternal and child health, health policy and cancer research.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.