What Is Your Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the U.S. Health Care System in the Context of Delivery, Finance, Management, and/or Sustainability? What Are the Issues That Prompted a Need for Health Care Reform

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Health Promotions: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Beth Fleming
Grand Canyon University April 03, 2014

For many years, health promotions and prevention has been the focus for healthcare providers, especially nurses. Health promotion seeks to improve a person or population’s health by teaching about and helps people become more aware of risky behaviors associated with different diseases. It encourages individuals to take preventative measures to prevent onset or worsening of a disease or illness. It encourages a healthier lifestyle (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The strategy is to help people make health improvements or prevention before illness occurs.
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Health programs are implemented to improve the health of the individual and the community. Implementation is both strategy and intervention which includes health related programs, policies, benefits, and environmental support. Multiple interventions should be used because this would be more effective than one intervention alone. Nurses are more educated and more experienced today so they can help provide guidance to patients, families and the community.
Primary prevention starts at a young age. Prevention needs to be started in the family. Obesity for example needs to be addressed from childhood. Families need to be taught about nutritious meals and healthy snacks. This needs to be incorporated at home, day cares and at school. Families are essential when it comes to promoting the health of their children. They have a big influence over the food and physical activity choices children are exposed to. Strong family engagement will help ensure successful implementation ((Reynolds, Cotwright, Pohamas, Rosenberg & Chang, 2013). Primary prevention can begin at your family physician. They can provide information to encourage and start a health regimen. Children can be given chores and not be allowed to sit and play video games or watch television all day. Daily activity, good nutrition and encouragement from parents can help to prevent childhood obesity. Childcare providers can get assistance from state and government agencies to