Florida has always been a mekka for vacation and leisure activity. It is a diverse city that has a large multicultural and very fast pace living. According to the Florida Health ranking and roadmap, Florida’s STD rankings are getting worse every year. According to the ranking Florida’s rank hast skyrocketed from 2007 being 214% in Miami-Dade alone and is now skyrocketed to 410% in 2014. This statistic is very alarming and indicated our sexual reproduction system needs attention if we want to decrease the amount of people with STDs (County Health Rankings, 2014)
In Miami Dade county the amount of uninsured has improved and has decreased from 31% in 2007 to 26 in 2014. This indicated that more of the population has access to primary care. As providers we are responsible for educating our patients each visit. I believe that sexual health screening should be part of each visit and a topic of conversation. The statistics do indicate that there is no education and no discussion going on about sexual health and practices. The promotion of safe sex ie: use of condoms and birth control should be a topic and sexual health screening should be done annually for those at risk and sexually active. The health policy that should be enforced is the screening of STD and sexually transmittable diseases. This is crucial in the stop of spread of STDs (Mahajan, Stemple, Shapiro., King, Cunningham, 2009).
County health ranking and roadmaps (2014) Electronic source retrieved from:
Mahajan, A. P., Stemple, L., Shapiro, M. F., King, J. B., & Cunningham, W. E. (2009).
Consistency of state statutes with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV testing recommendations for health care settings. Annals of internal Medicine, 150(4), 263-269.