HSC4021 Health Promotion and Wellness WK4 Discussion

Public Health Care Problems Theleading public health care problems in the U.S. are:

Mental disorders
Consumption of alcohol, nicotine, OTC drugs, and prescription drugs

Thecount for people suffering from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given yearis on the rise. This figure translates to approximately 57.7 million peoplecurrently (National Institute of Mental Disorder, 2008).
Inrelation to problems regarding drugs, consumption of alcohol is considered asthe leading problem. In addition, the consumption of Nicotine, OTC drugs, andprescription drugs are other prominent issues (McKenzie, Pinger, & Kotecki,2008).
Basedon these statements, create a report in a Microsoft Word document, discussingthe following:

Is the diagnosis of mental illnesses still viewed with a negative attitude as was done several years ago? Why or why not?
Are the local and national health care providers adequately responding to the needs of people suffering from mental disorders?
Should the local health care communities be held responsible for mandating specific care and treatment for the affected population? Why or why not?
What are the two major types of abused drugs and the age groups most likely to use them? Why is drug usage prevalent among these populations?
What roles should the state governments’ or private health agencies or organizations play in order to prevent and control drug abuse?

National Institute of Mental Disorder. (2008). The numbers count:  Mental disorders in America.Retrieved from
McKenzie, J. F., Pinger, R. R., & Kotecki, J. E.(2008).An introduction tocommunity health(6th ed.). Sadbury,MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Grading Ruberic
Quality of Initial Posting– The information provided is accurate, providing an in-depth, wellthought-out understanding of the topic(s) covered. An in-depth understandingprovides an analysis of the information, synthesizing what is learned from thecourse/assigned readings.
Writing Mechanics (Spelling, Grammar, Citation Style) andInformation Literacy–
Minor to no errors existin grammar, mechanics, or spelling in both the initial post and comments toothers. Formatting of citations and references is correct. If required for theassignment, utilizes sources to support work for both the initial post and thecomments to other students. Sources include course and text readings as well asoutside sources (when relevant) that are academic and authoritative (e.g.,journal articles, other text books, .gov Web sites, professional organizationWeb sites, cases, statutes, or administrative rules).