This supplement was undertaken to examine in more detail the differences in mental health that affect racial and ethnic minorities. Based on the scientific knowledge of a wide range of empirical research, the supplement has three objectives: The four main groups covered by this supplement accounted for about 30 percent of the U.S. population in 2000. By 2025, they are expected to account for almost 40%. 7 Figure 1-1 shows population growth in different races and ethnic groups. Population growth over the next two decades is expected to be accompanied by persistent economic disparities between rich and poor. These differences gradually narrowed between 1947 and 1968, but then reversed course: income inequality increased over a 25-year period, from 1968 to 1993 (U.S. Population Census, 2000). These trends have inflated the ranks of the rich and poor and reduced the size of the middle class. From 1993 to 1998, changes in income inequality flattened, but considerable differences remain. 8 Income status is relevant to mental health, as incomes and higher rates of mental health problems and disorders are significant (Chapter 2) and health insurance and ability to pay for psychiatric benefits are linked (Brown et al., 2000). As with work on other sources of resources, this process should bring together federal authorities, national professional organizations and foundations, in conjunction with public and local health authorities and other community stakeholders.
Individuals and organizations with health expertise (for example. B, injuries, reproductive health, the environment and occupational health) could play a leading role in the development of performance measures for these health issues. The indicators proposed by the Committee (see Chapter 5 and Appendix A) should be seen as a first step in a broader process of indicator development. Financial components of your business plan Depending on the definition of product, market and operations, the three financial statements that form the backbone of your business plan are the next area you need to look at: the profit and loss account, the cash flow account and the balance sheet. You should also describe your positioning strategy. How you distinguish your product or service from that of your competitors and then determine the market niche you fill is called “positioning.” Positioning helps determine the identity of your product or service in the eyes of the buyer. A positioning statement for a business plan should not be long or expensive, but it should indicate who your arrival market is, how to reach it, what they actually buy from you, who your competitors are and what your USP (single selling argument) is. Spirituality and religion are growing because of their possible link to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness.