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.
Health disparities is not only a Clayton County issue but a national issue as well. Consequently, Healthy People 2020 initiated a decisive goal to reduce health disparities among all Americans by the year 2020. One of this goals of Healthy People 2020 is the reduction of infant mortality rate among Americans to a target goal of 6.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.1 In 2015, infant mortality rates for black non-Hispanics were 2.2 times that of white non-Hispanics. As it relates to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) black non-Hispanics mothers were 2 times greater than that of white non-Hispanics mothers. Furthermore, black non-Hispanics mothers were 2.3 times more likely to beginning prenatal care in the 3rd trimester, or seek no care, than white
It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive. Through this program I hope to learn the fundamentals of community based research, how to advocate for health policy, a most importantly how to educate communities on health. I believe that is the most rewarding thing I can get out of this program. Having the ability, the power, to change someone’s life, by just giving him or her basic health care knowledge is so empowering. Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen.
11, 12 How¬ever, Post-natal depression (PND) is diagnosed in only 50% of the women with prominent symptoms during first year after delivery. On the contrary, untreated PND can cause chronic depression and interferes in mother child bonding and even to the extent of suicide as well as infanticide in rare cases.13 However, it is important to distinguish PND from the “baby blues” that occurs be¬tween three and 10 days after giving birth; and “Post¬natal psychosis” which affects one in 500 women in the first week or so after child birth.4 The present study was conducted with an objective to assess the burden of postpartum depression in a group of Indian women attending a tertiary care teaching hospital using EPDS
One important effect is that both of them inspired many organizations and people to make a difference to help those in need. Hepburn’s sons, Sean and Luca created Audrey Hepburn Children 's Fund to continue her work (Ferrer, 1994). Second, Kelly saved and changed countless lives and communities from suffering and death around the world. According to Carers Victoria (2013), Krishna Emmanuel, Ahmed Mustafa and the former conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna were all in orphanages and she became the legal guardian and mother for them, which made a difference to their lives. In the same way, Hepburn helped children with water, food and medical services in several countries (Karim, 2014).
It was reported that the African American uninsured health coverage rate decreased by 9.2%, therefore providing coverage for 2.3 million adults. The uninsured health coverage rate has declined as a whole for the country since Presidents Bush’s presidency from 16% to 11.9%, significantly impacting health care equality as a whole in American (NBC, 2015). President Obama has also worked to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities through The Affordable Care Act. This health reform advocated increased racial and ethnic diversity of professionals in health care through the HSS Action Plan to Reduce Health Disparities and the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equality (White House, 2015). United States being the number one superpower in the world was not able to provide its
Children at risk of dying every year due to zinc deficiency are about 450,000. Mild-to-moderate zinc deficiency may be relatively common worldwide, but the public health importance of this degree of zinc deficiency is not well defined. Zinc deficiency leaves the body incapable of fighting pneumonia and diarrhea. Child hood diarrhea especially is a key public health issue in many developing countries. Diarrhea claims the lives of approximately1.5 million children under the age of five every year– nearly one in five child deaths.
The prevalence of low birth weight is highest in the South Asian region. India, the most populous country in South Asia accounts for 40 percent of low birth weight babies in the overall developing world (UNICEF 2004). In most cases, the birth-weight of babies is not measured in India because majority of births taking place outside the
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
Furthermore, the literacy provided by a basic education allows individuals to take better care of themselves by doing research on their own. Education of adults on topics relative to their way of life can save lives as well. It is in this way that education reduces fertility rates and maternal deaths and combats HIV and AIDS (“Benefits of Education”). Another illustration lies in Zambia. Because of the education of health workers local to their communities, in the last six years, deaths from malaria dropped by sixty-six percent.
Finally they explain what steps they believe that should have been taken in order to help the citizens of New Orleans. They explain that the federal government non ability to handle the health care crisis especially when they had the chance to show the world the power of the United States. They first suggest that President Bush could have better distributed funds to the affected area and people by better supporting clinics running. Also they could have helped prevent the mental health care problems that would have followed the disaster through giving those in need access to mental health care. They also show how the 5 month period to get those in need as too long and the government should create an emergency Medicare system that can be called on incase of disaster.