Community Health in Miami: Vision and System

The importance of the health system increases since the health of the population is a resource that affects the characteristics of the development of the entire socio-economic system. Regional health systems form a certain level and quality of health capital in the region and affect the region’s socio-economic development by reducing direct and indirect losses of the population. The presence of significant dysfunctions in the area’s health system negatively affects the state of the entire regional socio-economic system. In particular, this increases the loss of the labor potential of the region, reduces the labor and social activity of its residents.

All of the above makes it necessary to study the specific manifestations of the dysfunctionality of the community health system. Taking into account the theoretical basis of the structure of Gordon’s functional health models, an attempt will be made to form a vision of community health in Miami.

The resources that affect health care in Miami are the totality of economic, medical, and organizational norms and rules, cultural patterns, and social relationships of the community’s leading members. For example, they include ensuring the availability and access to the benefits necessary for maintaining health and promoting improved daily living conditions that promote better health (Das et al., 2021).

In addition, the resources also include ensuring safe working conditions and occupational safety, conducting a special assessment of working conditions, conducting medical examinations, etc. Resources such as providing appropriate volume and quality of medical care and evidence-based health care, reducing the risk of harm to patients’ health, play an essential role. They are all part of Gordon’s functional health models and will complete the community assessment and present a summary of the findings.

Medicine in Miami is at the highest level: good medical equipment, the atmosphere of the resort, and a healthy climate contribute to the excellent health of the community members. Since this is a tourist area, interagency cooperation is taking place, key leaders are interested in health promotion, and numerous clinics are operating for children. There are many family planning services in Miami, and members of the community have access to the fluoridated water system (Prüss-Ustün et al., 2019).

Adequate kitchen, plumbing facilities, and open communication are also available for them. Miami is famous not only as a resort to the beautiful life of rich people but also as a city of LGBT society. Therefore, in schools in Miami, the sexual education of students is carried out. The only weakness of the community is the unavailability of the Feeding program to older adults.

A potential barrier to implementing public health plans in Miami may be that the region’s amenities are designed for young people and visitors. Older residents of the coast do not always have access to modern technology and medicine; several ways can eliminate this barrier. It is worth opening a government program where pensioners can improve their existing qualifications for free or retrain and get another profession (De Garine-Wichatitsky et al., 2021).

In this way, they will be able to meet all their needs. In addition, it is necessary to launch a program that includes medical organizations to provide medical and social assistance to older people. By helping the elderly, it will be possible to remove the barrier to implementing public health plans.

The climate that promotes good health, the attention of the government, and the open-minded mentality of the residents make a positive impact on the health of the community in Miami. In addition, the government’s attention to this resort region makes the leaders interested in providing suitable housing conditions and ecology. Except for the single barrier, which is an environment for the elderly, all factors contribute to Miami’s health.


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