The purpose of my health assessment is to access ways to get the DHOH people involved in their health finding solutions. In the need to address communication barriers and reduce CVD through the implementations of future public health policies with the help of various stakeholders in making permanent social changes (Minkler, & Wallerstein, 2008). Health Assessment Questions Question 1: What social changes are you trying to achieve from the dataset proposed in your premise? Question 2: Who are your target stakeholders that the dataset is of interest too? Question 3: Will your dataset help address or explain the main frustrations with the health care system in treating DHOH people with CVD-related diseases?
Armed with this new focus of the CDC, the healthcare industry strives to achieve and promote preventative measure that supports a healthier lifestyle for their patients. “Key strategies to accomplish this are: (1) Increasing healthy behaviors, (2) reducing the prevalence of hazards and risk factors leading to injury and disabilities, (3&4) increasing the delivery of clinical preventive services: immunizations and preventative screenings, and (5) increasing the use of effective self-management techniques for those who have chronic diseases.” (Healthy Aging: Priorities and Programs of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention; Lang, Jason E., Moore, Margaret J., Harris, Andree C. and Anderson, Lynda A., Generations; Summer 2005) Even the pharmacy community is embracing this new philosophy. In an article published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, authors Audra S. Anderson, PharmD and Jean-Venable R. Goode, PharmD from the School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University state that “Community practitioners should prepare for teaching wellness and disease prevention by building a basic foundation. Ideally, students should be involved in a range of activities and discussions about wellness and disease prevention throughout an advanced practice experience.” The importance of prevention is a unifying approach supported at all levels of the medical
Salud y Bienestar is a national program which helps to provide vital information to older Hispanics, as well as families, and their caregivers; about the best way to keep this condition under control and avoid further complications. It was originally founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Partnering up with other groups provides a much better program with lots of resources. The program has a goal of lowering complications due to diabetes by providing better care among Hispanic older adults; delaying the start of diabetes. In order to achieve these goals they must partner with organizations who focus on the community as well as health professionals.
The Health Affordable Act has had a major impact on my practice, in relations to, providing holistic care to the community that seeks health care. Hence, the policy allows low income individuals to have access to health care and a form of health care insurance security. As nurses our obligation is to provide care to the sick and promote wellness. Ultimately, the Affordable Care Act not only permits us as nurses to provide care to a designated population, but to the totality,
They proposed that health fairs warrant a certain degree of scrutiny to make sure they benefit the public and do not cause harm. When evaluating the outcomes of a fair, the organizers of that fair, can be sure that the fair goals have been met. Most fairs are conducted to improve the health of the community in which they are conducted. If the desire of a fair is to improve the health of their target population, they might consider providing following with the patient seen at the fair. However, the pros for following up are: individualized attention, improves disease outcomes by providing referrals to appropriate care, reinforces what was taught at the fair (Bramante & Song, 2012).
The CDC works around the clock to monitor and prevent disease epidemics, develop disease prevention policies, and nurture safe environments. The CDC also leads public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases and environmental health coercions. The agency focuses on reinforcement surveillance and epidemiology, improving health globally, providing aid to local and state health departments, decreasing causes of death, and improving health procedures. The CDC 's disease prevention efforts comprise of making the public aware on how to identify and avoid getting infectious diseases, like a cold or strep throat. The CDC also screens chronic diseases outbreaks, including Ebola.
Vaccination against influenza is the most important intervention used by public health to prevent unnecessary hospitalization and death among high risk populations. In order to create a program one must understand the target group. Therefore, the study would be conducted on the group of people who are particularly at high risk of getting the flu or those who are less likely to receive medical care. Questions would be asked to determine their greatest needs and what can be done to improve the health of the community. To understand the needs of these individuals, a discussion will take place with community and social service staff that work directly with the high risk populations.
One of the most concerning health burden for the public health department is health disparities in the population. The public health goal is to improve health and prevent diseases among the population and in the individuals to create a healthy population. To achieve this goal, it important to involve the individual and the population needs. The need to develop and establish a program that can benefit everyone. In this view, it is important to identify the social and environmental factors that greatly influence the health of the individuals and the population.
Public health is the prevention of disease and in the process, promoting health and safety living by the input of the society (Carr et al., 2007). Beaglehole and Bonita (2004) revealed that public health is a group of action that has come together for the same purpose of sustaining the health of a population (cited in Carr et al., 2007). The social determinants of health are not only the cause of illness but also the cause of inequalities (BMA, 2011). The first statement to define health is the (Lalonde, 1994) which states the status of health is not just only affected by biology and services of the healthcare system but also involves the collective behaviour that occurs in a society (Wilson and Mabhala, 2009). This was developed in the Ottawa
“Quality in public health is the degree to which policies, programs, services, and research for the population increase desired health outcomes and conditions in which the population can be healthy” ("Quality Improvement in Public Health: Lessons Learned from the Multi-State Learning Collaborative"). After the terrorist attack of 2011 and the events that followed put a spot light on the abandonment groundwork that was laid for public health. The major concepts within the article regarding quality improvement in public health are what ways can we implement QI to improve our healthcare. The three major initiatives for improving healthcare through quality improvement and what studies have been done to show the success of the use of QI to improve public health care. The three major initiatives for improving healthcare through QI are Public Health Quality Forum (PHQF), Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and Multi-State Learning Collaborative (MLC).
In order to improve the health of the population research must be put into action. Research and practice are the reasons for successful programs that have helped improve the help of numerous situations in the world. In order to improve and other concerns there must be improvement of the evidence-based approach. Evidence-based public health is defined as the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective programs and policies in public health through application of principles of scientific reasoning, including systematic uses of data and information systems, and appropriate use of science theory and program planning models.1 Evidence-based public health is important because it provides evidence in making decisions about the care
Tracking of the health promotion implementation and evaluating its effectiveness is critical for the public health nurse. Assessing the data from the population that was affected with the norovirus outbreak and investigating whether the health promotion practices lessened the changes or prevented others in the communities from getting sick would mean that the goal and mission was met. Overtime, evaluation of the statistics could inform the public health nurse