Secondary And Tertiary Levels Of Prevention

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Secondary and tertiary are the levels of prevention that this health plan would address. Secondary level would curtail and may even reverse some of the effects of the already progressing obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and other health related diseases by providing education and resources for the community. Tertiary level would provide a better quality of life for the people limited by these diseases. The Lake City Court residents would receive education over a ten-month time frame. What education is necessary would be determined by going door to door and talking with the residents about the issues they face daily. Speaking with food bank and emergency offices (at the same location) to find out their perspective on what is education is most needed would be an essential element for this program. Communicating with the Seattle Public Housing Authority is another important aspect of this health plan. Criteria for classes would be developed from this groundwork. Education could be classes on: how to stretch your dollar while cooking nutritiously, how to budget your food fund, foods that are empty calories, how to read a label, how to feed a family on a tight budget, growing your food, and so forth. The USDA publishes a booklet on Healthy Eating on a Budget that would be a resource for these classes (USDA, 2011). A sign up sheet would be posted at the main communication area and emergency offices with times, dates, class titles. Flyers in multiple languages would then
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