Primary Secondary And Tertiary Prevention

1655 WordsJun 19, 20167 Pages
HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS ROBERT WEBER June 19, 2016 HA-430-BAP01 WRITING ASSIGNMENT #1 PROFESSOR LAUREN PETE SUMMER 2016 1. What is the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary prevention? The difference between primary, secondary and tertiary prevention is primary prevention focuses on keeping people healthy by using risk reduction strategies to prevent disease whereas secondary prevention includes the use of procedures that detect pre-clinical changes which can control disease progression. The tertiary phase of prevention seeks to manage the disease that is already present and lessen the impact caused by the disease so the person can maintain longevity and quality of life. There are many health care organizations locally, state wide and nationally that offer or provide funding for prevention activities. These include the New York State Department, National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Institute of Medicine, private physician practices and hospitals. Provide specific examples of each of those activities. Some of the primary prevention activities that are offered include the following: Health education programs to our non-speaking English citizens, nutritional programs, exercise programs, colon, breast and lung cancer prevention programs, and smoking cessation programs. Some of the secondary prevention activities that are offered include the following: Colorectal, lung, gynecologic, prostate, skin breast, head and neck
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