These leaders are respected in their communities, and usually have the people’s ear; they can bring community members together on a platform where they can participate in identifying problems /challenges and formulating solutions tailored to their sociocultural context. This process confers a sense of ownership and responsibility on the community, and makes acceptance of proposed solutions easy. The community can also advocate for change with respect to how health authorities communicate with the community, and performance of dignified
Public health worker can develop sustainable programs and build community capacity for health promotion by taking into account the ecological context of the community from an ethnographic assessment. Public health worker can incorporate findings from their assessment into program development by having lively discussions and distributing information to develop the tailored program in the community. Public health workers strategically utilized these partnerships to design and implement the program. These Community strategies were also utilized successfully to develop effective prevention and intervention programs (including both primary and secondary prevention programs) for Community dimensions of practice skills cardiovascular disease prevention. Focus on communication, collaboration, and linkages between public health workers and the many stakeholders in a community.
Two health campaigns were presented to elaborate on the importance of communication strategies to effectively send the right message to the right people. Lastly, guide for communication strategy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs was presented to better understand what works in promoting health-related
One of the main techniques suggested by the World Health Organisation to prevent TB is the Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation approach (WHO 2007:1). It is defined by three strategies: firstly, the call for advocacy by non-governmental agencies on individual governments to improve their work on TB prevention (rather than by treating TB once it has erupted). Advocacy aims to keep the issue of TB on the table of health departments. Secondly, it argues that communication is critical for how populations can be alerted to the issue of TB and educated about how transmission takes place. By educating the public through channels of communication that the public can access and understand, behaviour around TB can be changed.
A public health issue that I would be most interested in when it comes to developing a public health campaign is the cost and stigma that is associated with mental health. Mental health is best defined as the experiencing of any problems that is related to ones social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Throughout a person’s life different events and experiences such as trauma and genetics can alter how someone can go about living their life. Other factors that also come into play is gender, race, social economic class, and religious beliefs. The need for this campaging is to bring about awareness and to start more conversations in efforts to make people feel comfortable when it comes to seeking help.
These lines represent the collection of data from the assessment, which determines the health status of the community like injury and disease prevalence (Vollman, 2012). Then, the “lines of resistance (LRs)” (Vollman, 2012, p.215) are placed within the subsystems to defend the core in the model. These lines are identified as assets and strengths of the community, which protect the members from a stressor (Vollman, 2012). A stressor is “tension-producing stimuli that have the potential of causing disruption in the community” (Vollman, 2012, p. 216). Lastly, the other unbroken line surrounding the NLD is called “flexible line of defense (FLD” (Vollman, 2012, p.216).
Functionalism will relate to my field because I intend to work in mental health for social work. In my field, I will need to know why certain people behave the way they do in order to help them as well as understand their mental disorders and the processes that come with them. I will have to use the concept of functionalism to help the patients and people I work with to decide the best way to approach each person to their individual
Physicians must use evidence from clinical trials and studies as a recommendation to patient. Evidence of medical effectiveness has brought up creation of different public policies that include improving efficiency and outcomes. The Affordable Care Act showed support for the involvement in health research of patients. The article shows information from the Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration project. The participants of this study were given materials about medical research, evidence and comparative effectiveness research.
QUESTION 3B EXPLAIN WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND BY THE TERM SOCIAL MARKETING IN RELATION TO HEALTH Societies worldwide face an ever-increasing array of health challenges, heightening the importance of social change efforts. Among the many concepts used in health promotion is social marketing which according to Naidoo (2016) is the use of marketing concepts to design and implement programs to promote social beneficial changes in health. This uses lots of strategies in order to effect the desired change in health. Many writers have defined social marketing differently from their perspective. Social marketing is the use of marketing to design and implement programs which promote socially beneficial behaviour change, has
Health Care Disparities Health care disparities are unfortunate and being culturally competent is an essential step toward eliminating these inequalities. In this discussion, I will review what disparities are associated with the Appalachian culture and how they affect health status, employment, and education. I will also identify two nursing interventions that could be taken to help decrease the affect that health disparities have on the Appalachians and review what the biggest challenge would be when implementing the interventions. There are about 27 million people that live in the area defined as the Appalachian region, which spans 13 states.
During this session, we discussed cases that may require us to act against our conscience, and what medical providers can do when faced with such situation. Three cases that were presented were hymenoplasty in minor, providing birth control medication, and administration of medication that will hasten patient’s death in end-of-life care. One of the questions that I ran into while reflecting on this session was the distinction between conscience and morality. Some define conscience as innate quality that operates under one’s rule of moral beliefs and principles. Then how does one develop these beliefs and principles that guide conscience?
Developing a question that is answerable with research is the critical step in solving a primary problem (Davies, 2011, p. 77). The PICO is a mnemonic that helps address research questions: P – Patient or Population: Who is the patient? What are the most important characteristics of the patient? What is the primary problem, disease, or condition? I – Intervention: What is the intervention being considered?