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Health Promotion Among Black or African American Population
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Grand Canyon University: Family-Centered Health Promotion(NRS-429V)
January 10, 2016

Health Promotion Among Black or African American Population

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
(2015) notes that “Starting in 1997, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to use a minimum of five race categories: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.” Each minority group differs in health status and disparities and health promotion. In this paper the writer will focus on a specific minority group, the Black or African Americans, and will …show more content…

After studying and analyzing the Black or African American population the writer came to a decision of an approach for health promotion and prevention of disease i.e., Health wellness promotion fairs at local High Schools and Churches. Communication is the key to health education of promotion of health and prevention of disease. Due to a high rate of illiteracy with completion of High school being the highest education level and unawareness of basic education on disease causes, prevention and treatment, the writer sought out to deliver this approach by applying the primary prevention method and educate the community on risk factor reduction which is the core culprit of health disparities e.g., smoking cessation, vaccination, sanitation and clean environment and safe sexual practices at an location where this minority community can be reached. The African American Registry notes that “The Black Church has historically been a source of hope and strength for the African American community”. Church on Sunday is practiced widely among the African American population due to it’s significant role in the Black history. Secondary and Tertiary levels of prevention can be taught to the community by health wellness promotion fairs on Sundays at the church by targeting the older community who have been showing pre-clinical pathological changes but are unaware of their meaning and relation to health, causing them to miss

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