Course ProjectHealth Promotion Program Plan to Address Health Issue
In Week 1, you selected and analyzed a health issue and described the population most affected by it, using the PRECEDE-PROCEED health promotion program planning model. In Week 2, you learned how to conduct a needs assessment and how the results of the needs assessments are used in health promotion program planning and design. In Week 3, you analyzed the predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling behavioral risk factors for your selected health issue, using the PRECEDE-PROCEED health promotion program planning model. In Week 4, you selected and evaluated the strategies of two social marketing campaigns.
This week you will address your selected health issue based on the individual project components you have completed throughout this course. Compile the relevant ideas from the papers developed from Week 1 through Week 4 to create a complete health promotion program plan. Write a 15 to 20 page, double-spaced, research paper. Use the eight (8) phases of PRECEDE-PROCEED health promotion planning model, to create a health promotion plan for your selected health issue.
Please include the following in your paper:
Write a 1 to 2-page executive summary about the health promotion program plan. The executive summary should be written keeping a lay audience in mind.
Create one or more graphic organizers for the planning model, following the framework of the PRECEDE-PROCEED model.
Please remember to also:
Identify a working group for implementation of your selected strategies (Phase 4)
Explain how strategies would be adopted, implemented, and maintained in the community (Phase 5)
Write an introduction, a summary, and include a separate title page and a page for references.
Be sure to use a minimum of five scholarly references and support your statements with appropriate examples.
Peoples health is the focus of health promotion and disease prevention programs.
Individuals and communities are encouraged to choose healthy behaviors and make changes that minimize the likelihood of developing chronic diseases and other morbidities through health promotion programs.
The World Health Organization defines health promotion as follows:
allows individuals to gain more control over their own health.
It encompasses a wide range of social and environmental interventions aimed at improving and protecting peoples health and quality of life by addressing and avoiding the core causes of illness, rather than only treating and curing symptoms.
Disease prevention varies from health promotion in that it focuses on targeted efforts to prevent the onset and progression of chronic diseases and other morbidities.
Wellness is linked to disease prevention and health promotion.
Wellness is defined as an individuals attitudes and active decisions that lead to positive health habits and outcomes.
Social determinants of health, which influence modifiable risk behaviors, are frequently addressed in health promotion and disease prevention programs.
The economic, social, cultural, and political conditions in which people are born, grow, and live are all social determinants of health.
Tobacco use, poor dietary habits, and a lack of physical activity are examples of modifiable risk behaviors that contribute to the development of chronic disease.
The following are examples of typical activities for health promotion, disease prevention, and wellness programs:
Raising public awareness about healthy practices through communication.
Public service announcements, health fairs, mass media campaigns, and newsletters are all examples of communication tactics.
Education: Increasing knowledge to empower behavior change and actions.
Courses, trainings, and support groups are examples of health education strategies.
Policy, Systems, and Environment: Making systematic adjustments to encourage, make available, and enable healthy choices through improved laws, rules, and regulations (policy), functional organizational components (systems), and the economic, social, or physical environment.
Module 2 contains models for health promotion and illness prevention programs.