Objective: At the end of the NUR 201 course, students will be able to outline and analyze the implication of societal directions and social determinants of health on the health of unique, families, groups, and communities (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015).
The Healthy People initiative is a health promotion and disease prevention effort that has an overall goal of a healthier nation. It is a set of goals and objectives that aims at eliminating health diseases and disparities while trying to improve the health over the course of ten years. The Healthy People Initiative has been going on since 1979. Over the course of the ten year increments, there are targets and objectives that are monitored to measure the progress. A main goal for this initiative is to empower individuals to make informed and smart health decisions and measure the impact of prevention activities. Overall, Healthy People 2020 is striving for success by hoping for nationwide health improvement and increasing the public awareness
‘Health promotion means to have a positive attitude in the setting to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.’ One way children’s well-being can be supported by health promotion in the setting is by snack time. During snack time and lunch in my setting they have health foods which they encourage all children to eat. The setting provides balanced and healthy meals for the children. By giving children healthy meals and snacks it sets a good example and teaches children what they should be eating. Research from the national diet survey shows that ‘92% of children consume more saturated fat than recommended, 86% consume too much sugar, 72% consume to much salt and 96% of children don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables.’ This shows that some parents
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” (Hardy, 2006). The Greeks followed this idea by the philosopher Hippocrates, but today’s society does not take the message seriously. A majority of people eat harmful foods and do not receive the nutrition they need to stay healthy. There are a number of reasons why nutrition is lacking. A lot of teens and college students eat snacks that are not healthy such as chips, pop, candy, etc. The majority of people might only eat one meal that contains the nutritional foods because they are on the go or just simply do not care. There are three major reasons as to why people are lacking in nutrition: nutrition is not taught in school, marketing persuades public opinion about food, and
The national initiative stimulates disease prevention and health promotion by creating goals and objectives once they obtain these goals they coordinate them with the preventative health service as well as educational activities in order to help support the public to improve their overall health.
Health Promotion and Health Prevention are important factors in health care and therefore health care policy, politics and management.
"Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) provides a comprehensive set of 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans" ("Healthy People 2020", 2015, p. 2). It monitors and evaluates whether the goals of
Healthy People 2020 regard obesity in America as a very serious problem especially among children. It is such a major issue because childhood obesity easily leads to obesity in adulthood that increases the risks for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer (Nutrition). Therefore an objective of Healthy People 2020 is to decrease the risks of chronic diseases by increasing the rate of those with healthy body weights. The main focus of achieving this is by encouraging healthy eating behaviors. Another goal of Healthy People 2020 is to improve health through physical activity, which has a major effect on obesity. They have new objectives now focusing on increasing
As a Manager it is important to keep your skills, knowledge and practice up to date at all times and this can be achieved by using findings from research, critical reviews and enquiries regards social care. The care we provide must be safe and effective. By looking at the evidence, making a professional judgement, then applying the knowledge when making decisions regards your own practice, we can ensure the care we deliver is done so in a safe way and in a way we are able to account for our actions. It is important that you are able to pass any knowledge gained to your staff to ensure their work is also carried out in a safe and accountable way. It is important for all who work in social care to be able to apply their knowledge. As Manager it is important that you ensure and encourage staff to embrace the idea of evidence based practice.
The Healthy People 2020 mission statement outlines how the program hopes to improve health through strengthening policies and enhancing practice across the United States. The program identified 26 objectives to focus on as important health issues. As of 2014, data shows that 14 out of the 26 indicators have met their target or shown improvement (Healthy People, 2017). The four objectives that were shown to met or exceed the target set are listed below.
I like that you mentioned that “prevention is better than cure”. Recent statistics reveal that too many people in this country do not have access to preventative health care required to remain healthy and avoid or delay the onset of diseases. A healthy life style helps us to leave a healthy life, reduce the cost of health care, as well as helping to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The key to success for wellness and prevention programs is to make the resources for achieving a healthy lifestyle affordable and accessible to the general population. (Rose, M. 2014).
I would think that the passage of CLIA would be very important to patients. CLIA is just one guarantee that their labs are accurate and reliable. “Congress passed CLIA in 1988 to establish quality standards for all non-research laboratory testing.” Knowing that CLIAs regulation have ten different standards would and should be important to the patient. These standard are guarantees that when the patient has test done in the doctor’s office that they will be done correctly and efficiently. Those ten standards are as follows. 1. Having a system in place for monitoring and evaluating the procedures, 2. Quality control, 3. Proficiency testing, 4. A comparison of test results, 5. Involves
Creating Heart Healthy Towns is a great program sponsored by the Heart Foundation. A program that funds the community to engage on a healthy lifestyle. This program was initiated to encourage communities to be active, eat and be healthy, whilst at the same time having fun. This was organized to raise awareness about the alarming amount of deaths due to heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease. This has become one of the major death causes in Australia. Through this program, risks can be reduced and make Australian lives much healthier and better.
There is within this area an Aboriginal health care centre called, Geraldton Region Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS). This service provides primary healthcare to the Yamaji people as well as other indigenous groups within the Geraldton, the Midwest and Murchison areas of Western Australia. The care they provide are Maternal and child health, Adolescent health, Men’s and women’s health, Sexual health, Chronic disease prevention, intervention and self-management, Mental health, Prison health, Ear, eye and oral health, Communicable diseases. (Coffin.Julie, 2015) This service fit in with the WA government’s strategic intentions plan which is firstly to Support the Western Australian community to become healthier. Focus on promoting healthy
Health promotion entails methods by enabling individuals to gain control over the determinants of their overall health. The prerequisites of health are addressed by developing healthy public policies. Health promotion is not a field of