Important Determinants of Health

As local communities continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the population and resource availability becomes increasingly important. Accessibility and affordability of healthcare are crucial during these times, as the virus does not discriminate against whom it affects. While the pandemic has caused changes in everyone’s lives, individuals without health insurance, access to transportation, and access to mental health services are a part of the population that is being particularly negatively affected.

To focus on the specific challenges faced by a local community during this pandemic, this blog will focus on the Albany, New York area and its population (1).

Health Insurance

In the U.S., there are over 28 million uninsured individuals (2). It can be incredibly expensive to try and afford basic care without health insurance, and patients without health insurance are limited in the providers they can see and make appointments with. Uninsured people are therefore far less likely to get medical care, which means they are not receiving yearly checkups and don’t have access to preventative measures, such as cancer screenings or blood pressure tests. In many cases, medical care is only sought in emergencies.

While the uninsured rate in New York has decreased in recent years, there are few options for those that are uninsured in Albany. One of these options is Surya Immediate Medical Care– while not currently accepting any ill patients due to the pandemic, the center accepts patients without insurance and allows self-payments. A new visit costs $150, while an established visit costs $100. Charges for additional services like strep tests and x-rays are listed on their website. For dental health, Aspen Dental in Albany is a practice that provides free exams and x-rays on the first visit, without insurance.

Access to Transportation

Being able to make an appointment is one thing, but actually getting to the doctor’s office is another– access to transportation is something that can often prevent patients from receiving the healthcare they need. One of the COVID-19 testing sites in Albany is at SUNY Albany. However, to be tested, individuals need transportation to the testing site and must be in a vehicle when they are being tested. Some resources that provide transportation include UberHealth, Medanswering services for individuals with Medicaid, and CDTA transit for Albany county resident seniors over the age of 60.

More recently, some mobile testing sites have become available and are listed here, which can allow some individuals to have access to testing without needing transportation, depending on where they live.

Mental Health Services

Mental health is an equally large component and contributor to overall health and wellbeing as physical health. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are experiencing loneliness, anxiety, and other mental health issues as daily lifestyles have changed due to quarantine and social interaction is limited. To try and support individuals at home, some hotlines have become available 24/7 or throughout the week to provide help. A COVID-19 support line is available at (518) 269-6634, from 8 am to 8 pm every day. Additional hotlines and mental health resources in Albany are listed here.

While the Albany area has begun to respond to changes in healthcare availability and accessibility due to the pandemic, there are still some areas that can be improved upon, such as increased access to basic care and preventative services for people who are uninsured. Additionally, access to health insurance, transportation, and mental health services are only a few of the determinants of health and wellbeing– what do you think your local community can improve upon when it comes to the health of its population?

146,313 thoughts on “Important Determinants of Health

  1. دندانپزشکی اقساطیداشتن دندانهای سالم علاوه بر اینکه شما را صاحب لبخند زیبا و جذاب میکند بر سلامت شما نیز تاثیر زیادی دارد.نداشتن دندانهای سالم باعث خوب جویده نشدن غذا شده و علاوه بر لذت نبردن از عذایی که میخورید باعث مشگلات گوارشی میشود.

    Reply

  2. سررسید تبلیغاتی

    چاپ ایرانیان با ارائه امکان خرید اینترنتی تقویم رومیزی یاری گر مشتریان گرامی خود در حوزه تبلیغات و برندینگ کسب و کارها است| 09128050971

    Reply

  3. بیمه دندانپزشکیداشتن دندانهای سالم علاوه بر اینکه شما را صاحب لبخند زیبا و جذاب میکند بر سلامت شما نیز تاثیر زیادی دارد.نداشتن دندانهای سالم باعث خوب جویده نشدن غذا شده و علاوه بر لذت نبردن از عذایی که میخورید باعث مشگلات گوارشی میشود.

    Reply

  4. دندانپزشکی ارزانداشتن دندانهای سالم علاوه بر اینکه شما را صاحب لبخند زیبا و جذاب میکند بر سلامت شما نیز تاثیر زیادی دارد.نداشتن دندانهای سالم باعث خوب جویده نشدن غذا شده و علاوه بر لذت نبردن از عذایی که میخورید باعث مشگلات گوارشی میشود.

    Reply

  5. Welcome to Real Pills Shop – The online pharmacy store that helps people buy pills online and deal with sleeplessness, anxiety, and pain relief in a safe and convenient manner. Insomnia is a common health problem. It is estimated that every one in three people in the UK USA and CANADA users from insomnia buy pills online. Depending on the intensity of the condition, insomnia may limit an individual from performing day-to-day activities and affect work performance as well. To help you treat insomnia and get a good night’s sleep, Real Pills Shop offers the best quality sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medicines for sale without the need for a prescription online. Depending on your medical condition and the recommendation of your doctor, you can choose to buy pills online from us

    Reply

  6. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Many thanks!
    메이저사이트

    Reply

  7. گاستروبک

    فروشگاه گاستروبک جرمنی با سابقه درخشان چندين ساله در ارائه و عرضه لوازم خانگي به هموطنان گرامي افتخار دارد ، تا گامي نو در عرصه ي لوازم آشپزخانه و معرفي محصولات جديد با کيفيتي متفاوت در طراحي و ساخت را با تجربه ي شما بياميزد و انتخاب شما را سر لوحه اين حرکت قرار دهد

    Reply

  8. Thanks for sharing this thought, programming assignments can be challenging, but with the help of this programming assignment help service, I feel more confident and capable. They provide unique content at affordable prices.

    Reply

  9. سررسید تبلیغاتی

    چاپ ایرانیان با ارائه امکان خرید اینترنتی تقویم رومیزی یاری گر مشتریان گرامی خود در حوزه تبلیغات و برندینگ کسب و کارها است| 09128050971

    Reply

  10. فروشگاه گاستروبک

    فروشگاه گاستروبک جرمنی با سابقه درخشان چندين ساله در ارائه و عرضه لوازم خانگي به هموطنان گرامي افتخار دارد ، تا گامي نو در عرصه ي لوازم آشپزخانه و معرفي محصولات جديد با کيفيتي متفاوت در طراحي و ساخت را با تجربه ي شما بياميزد و انتخاب شما را سر لوحه اين حرکت قرار دهد

    Reply

  11. نکات مهم سفر به دبیتوجه به نکات مهم قبل از سفر به دبی از مهمترین مواردی است که باید بدانید ما در ادامه سعی می کنیم به آنها به طور کامل بپردازیم

    Reply

  12. سررسید تبلیغاتی

    چاپ ایرانیان با ارائه امکان خرید اینترنتی تقویم رومیزی یاری گر مشتریان گرامی خود در حوزه تبلیغات و برندینگ کسب و کارها است| 09128050971

    Reply

  13. کنسانتره میوه

    شرکت شهد فرداد زرناب تولید کننده موفق و برتر انواع کنسانتره و پوره میوه در کشور . برای اطلاعات بیشتر در مورد محصولات با ما تماس بگیرید.

    Reply

  14. کنسانتره میوه

    شرکت شهد فرداد زرناب تولید کننده موفق و برتر انواع کنسانتره و پوره میوه در کشور . برای اطلاعات بیشتر در مورد محصولات با ما تماس بگیرید.

    Reply

  15. نکات سفر به دبیتوجه به نکات مهم قبل از سفر به دبی از مهمترین مواردی است که باید بدانید ما در ادامه سعی می کنیم به آنها به طور کامل بپردازیم

    Reply

  16. Thanks for this great post, I find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together.
    토토사이트넷
    I like what you guys are usually up too. This type of clever work and coverage!

    Reply

  17. The post I was looking for! I am so happy to finally read this post. Thank you very much. Can I refer to your post on my website? Your post really touched me and helped me a lot. If you have any questions please visit my site and read what kind of posts I post. I’m sure it will be interesting. 紹介ボーナス

    Reply

  18. Amiclear is the top-ranked, powerful blood sugar supplement formulated with cutting-edge research findings and an optimal mix of ingredients that work together to naturally balance glucose levels while promoting healthy weight loss. Amiclear Drops Supplement

    Reply

  19. دانستنی های دبیتوجه به نکات مهم قبل از سفر به دبی از مهمترین مواردی است که باید بدانید ما در ادامه سعی می کنیم به آنها به طور کامل بپردازیم

    Reply

  20. I enjoyed reading your essay! I’m excited to hear more from you. We will neither let your internet-usage experience nor your money go to drain. In this article, we have discussed some troubleshooting hacks. If you follow them carefully, you will definitely be able to resolve the Victony WiFi extender setup issues. Read on.

    Reply

  21. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts, have a nice day! Best Digital Marketing Courses in Bangalore

    Reply

  22. Amped WiFi range extenders are one of the best networking devices that are most preferred by many users. You can enjoy seamless internet in different parts of your home by getting the Amped wireless setup of the extender done in your home. This extender comes with various awesome features.

    Reply

  23. آموزش رایگان ارز دیجیتال

    بلاگ صرافی خرید و فروش ارز دیجیتال صرافکس – بهترین خدمات و اخبار کریپتوکارنسی از لحاظ آموزشی و تحلیل ارزدیجیتال برای شما کاربران عزیز – خبر فوری ارز‌های دیجیتال

    Reply

  24. It’s the same topic , but I was quite surprised to see the opinions I didn’t think of. My blog also has articles on these topics, so I look forward to your visit. totosite

    Reply

  25. ​Ikaria Lean Belly Juice is a weight loss solution that has been getting a lot of attention lately. This juice is made from a blend of natural ingredients that are known to help with weight loss. The ingredients in this juice include green tea, green coffee bean, garcinia cambogia, and chromium. These ingredients work together to help boost your metabolism and burn fat.

    This juice is a great option for those who are looking for a natural way to lose weight. It is also a great option for those who want to avoid the side effects that come with other weight loss solutions. The ingredients in this juice are all natural and have been proven to be effective at aiding in weight loss.

    If you are looking for a weight loss solution that is safe and effective, then you should definitely give Ikaria Lean Belly Juice a try. This juice has helped many people lose weight and keep it off for good. If you are ready to finally reach your weight loss goals, then give this juice a try. You won’t be disappointed.

    ​When it comes to weight loss, there are many products on the market that claim to help. But not all of them are backed by science. Some of them may even be dangerous. So, what about the Ikaria Lean Belly Juice? Is it a weight loss miracle, or is it too good to be true?

    https://www.outlookindia.com/outlook-spotlight/ikaria-lean-belly-juice-reviews-urgent-customer-update-should-you-buy-or-fake-claims-exposed–news-270521

    Reply

  26. Find Joint Health Fast specialists in Florida who specialize in fixing and restoring joint movement for chronic joint pain treatment. Our joint movement specialists can help you alleviate your joint pain and get back to your daily activities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

    Reply

  27. Our SQL training program in Hyderabad has a reputation for being the best in the industry. Our course is tailored to meet the demands of the market, and we focus on providing high-quality training in SQL. Our objective is to equip learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required to excel in SQL. The training is practical-oriented, which means that learners will acquire hands-on experience that will enhance their employability and broaden their career prospects in SQL. SQL course in Hyderabad

    Reply

  28. Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article. I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article.
    tharwani kalyan west

    Reply

  29. Are you working on plant breeding assignments and homework? The academic tasks based on this course are meticulous and need thorough knowledge and awareness to score high. There are a number of theories, findings, and studies that students have to learn and implement in their assessment jobs. Often the quality of the work degrades, due to irrelevant and improper information. But, you need not to be worried! Come on; ease up on your academic dilemmas by approaching towards Plant Breeding Assignment Help and witness remarkable grades!!

    Reply

  30. Toto Togel Bandar Togel Terpercaya & Terlengkap. Daftar dan Pasang Angka Keberuntunganmu Bersama Toto Togel Dan Dapatkan Beragam Bonus Menarik.

    Reply

  31. Our Basic VPS plans are designed to meet the needs of users who require reliable, high-performance VPS hosting at an affordable price. With our state-of-the-art infrastructure and powerful virtualization technology, you can expect lightning-fast load times, rock-solid stability, and unbeatable uptime.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *