Healthy People 2020, Long-Term Goals, Short-Term Goals,

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Healthy People 2020, Long-term Goals, Short-term Goals, and Interventions We all know someone who has suffered from heart disease. Whether it was from a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or stroke, some type of cardiovascular disease has taken the life of someone we loved way too soon. This epidemic of heart disease must be stopped through the collaboration of physicians, nurses, law makers, and concerned citizens. The purpose of this paper is to examine cardiovascular disease, the risks associated with heart disease and obesity per Milo’s framework, comparison of obesity and Healthy People 2020 national goals, and finally the long-term and short-term goals and interventions selected for this paper. Introduction to the Diagnosis of…show more content…
Individuals are more likely to develop CVD if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, are obese, use tobacco, eat a poor diet, or are not physically active. Most clinical risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease can be modified by practicing healthy lifestyle and behavior choices (Yu, Rimm, Lu, Rexrode, Albert, Qi, Willet, Hu, & Manson 2016). Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease in Relation to Obesity Using Milo’s Framework As previously determined, multiple risk factors contribute to a person developing cardiovascular disease. For further discussion, obesity will be the primary risk factor discussed due to the high obesity rate in the county I currently reside in. Guernsey County, Ohio, boasts an alarming high rate of residents who lack sufficient physical activity at 83.3%. This is an alarming finding but one that arguably contributes to the obesity rate of Guernsey County’s population at 30.2% which is just above the national percentage of 28.1% in America (city-data.com, 2014). Per Nies and McEwen (2014), Milo’s framework is a source that nurses may utilize to identify interventions that can be used to improve healthful behaviors in their patients. Nancy Milo’s vision was that many health deficits often occur because of an imbalance between a person’s health needs and the resources available to promote a healthy lifestyle. Behavioral patterns of populations and individuals result in most part, of
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