According to HealthyPeople.gov, access to comprehensive quality healthcare services is important for the achievement of health equity and for increasing the quality of a healthy life for everyone. Healthy People 2020 focuses on four components of access to care: coverage, services, timeliness, and workforce.
Healthy People 2020 components of access to care
Create a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document that addresses the following:
- Explain the Healthy People 2020 components of access to care pertaining to
- Identify at least one consequence that a lack of access to healthcare has on women and girls.
- Explain why access to care issues will need to be monitored even more closely within the U.S. healthcare system beginning 2014.
- Find at least two scholarly journal articles that discuss all or at least one of the topic areas related to access to care as defined by Healthy People 2020. Provide a synopsis of each article.
- Explain what type of barrier(s) (structural, financial, or socio-cultural) each article examines? Describe at least two policies or strategies that can be implemented to improve access to healthcare services as they relate to the articles you reviewed.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.