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.

Access to Health Services

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.

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
    • Coverage
    • Services
    • Timeliness
    • Workforce
  • 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.

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