Public Health Evaluation & Implementation
This is Master level, please read. I have a Public Health Program FINAL PROJ.Proposal (15 pages) On High Blood Pressure (HTN) to fill in. The outlines are already created ( TOPIC is HTN, Objectives are determined, Community is chosen). I need someone with Health care experience what has done previous Assignments on HTN and it an exert on how to address the problem on different levels: INTRApersonal, INTERpersonal, COMMUNITY level, SOCIETY levels.
1)TOPIC: High blood pressure (hypertension)
2)OBJECTIVES: My health promotion program proposal will focus on optimization of hypertension management in rural communities; 50% reduction in cases of HTN in West Virginia rural community Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
3)This project focuses on PROGRAM PLANNING MODELS: planning model I have selected for my proposal is the Intervention Mapping Model.
My Health promotion program proposal will focus on optimization of delivery of rural health care through development of an INTERVENTION PROGRAM that increase hypertension awareness and self-management by using community volunteers as health coaches. YOU will fill in with more details in here.
With HIV/AIDS, communication is the key preventive measure, which is very important in influencing behaviors of an individual and the society. Since many varying contexts determine behaviors, it is important therefore to reevaluate the communication approaches used in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The above should be applied to areas in the world that the spread of HIV/AIDS infection is very high. Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
In this case, therefore, many of the theoretical frameworks in the prevention of HIV/AIDS was adopted from the sociological and communication theories, and some of them have been borrowed from activities such as family planning which has successfully used Information, Education, and Communication in fulfilling their strategies. Owing to the case above, this proposal will use the same approach as a method of trying to understand the community and at the same time get into the core of the affected community in the quest of reducing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this regard, therefore, this proposal will place its emphasis on the AIDS Reduction Model and the Health Belief Theory. Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
The Health Belief Model was a health communication theory adopted in the 1950s. Its main aim it predicts a person’s response to, use of, screening and other preventive measures in health services. The theory will be helpful to a wide range of behavior and the community at large due to its vast knowledge in sexual education. The above is due to the emphasis that the theory puts on individuals when it comes to sexuality such as using protection when doing sex. In this manner, the theory focuses on primary prevention strategies such as those which help in reducing the spread of the virus. The theory also focuses on secondary prevention by having programs that increase early detection of the HIV/AIDS virus among individuals. This theory was successfully applied in to determine the use of condoms in female students in Cameroon, and therefore it is one of the best frameworks to use when addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS in Dallas (Zotor and Tarkang, 2015).
Zotor B., F. and Tarkang E., E. (2015). Application of the Health Belief Model (HBM) in HIV Prevention: A Literature Review. Online < http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/html/10.11648.j.cajph.20150101.11.html>
PROF. feedback RESPONSE to BRIAN, Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
I think the Health Belief Model is a good choice for your topic and target population. Are you thinking of using health communication and health education intervention strategies?
Do remember to be very careful about using the specific public health terms used in the textbook. Health Belief Theory is not the name of the theory, it has to be Health Belief Model. I realize this is confusing since sometimes we use the term “model” and other times “theory.”
CHUKUMA HEALH PROGRAM PRPOSAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE:
Discussion: Project Support Area (Health Promotion Program Proposal)
For this week’s discussion update on my Health Promotion Program Proposal-The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in my community of Saint Joseph County, Indiana State. Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
I chose to focus on the Intrapersonal level of intervention for my target population. This choice is based on the fact that the decision of the individual to make healthy lifestyle changes that would positively impact his/her health and prevent cardiovascular disease is personal. The Intrapersonal or Individual level of intervention focuses primarily on the individual’s health behavior (McKenzie, Nieger, & Thackeray, 2017).
The Intrapersonal level of intervention focuses on the individual’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, self-concept feelings, motivation, skills, and behavior (McKenzie, et al., 2017).
The objective of the Health Promotion Program Proposal is to get individuals to change behaviors that predispose to Heart Disease and embrace those behaviors that prevent heart disease, such as physical activities/exercises to reduce weight and regular blood pressure checks to avoid high blood pressure which are risk factors for heart disease (American Heart Association, 2017). Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
THE HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY:
The Health Behavior Theory I have chosen to address heart disease prevention in my community is Health Believe Model (HBM) which is based on the simultaneous occurrence of three classes of factors, 1) The existence of enough health concerns to make heart disease relevant. 2) The belief that many people in the community are vulnerable to the development of CVD because of physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, and high blood pressure (Passives Threat). 3) The belief that following the recommended health promotion program proposal would reduce the prevalence and high mortality rate of heart disease-related deaths in the community, which is the highest in the State of Indiana at a reduced cost-financial and lack of self-efficacy (Perceived Barriers) (McKenzie, et al., 2017).
These perceived barriers must be overcome by the individuals before they can follow the health promotion recommendation. Self-efficacy is very crucial to the success of the health promotion program proposal for the prevention of CVD. It is essential for the target population that needs a lifestyle behavior change over a long-term should develop self-efficacy (McKenzie, et al., 2017). Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
For the priority population to embrace behavioral change, they must feel threatened and susceptible by their present behavioral pattern of physical inactivity that has resulted in overweight/obesity and high blood pressure (Passive Susceptibility), which if not addressed by the health promotion program proposal would lead to CVD (American Heart Association, 2017). Public Health Evaluation &Implementation
The target population must also believe that the behavior change to embark on physical activity/exercises will result in a valued outcome (reduction in the risk and prevalence of heart disease and the resultant mortality) (McKenzie, et al., 2017) Also, the knowledge of the target population that CVD results in death or morbidity (Perceived Seriousness/Severity) or having seen friends and family members who died from CVD would make the individuals think seriously about embracing the health promotion program proposal (McKenzie, 2017).
Physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, and high blood pressure are risk factors that would make individuals become concerned about heart disease (Perceived Threats). Public Health/ Health Evaluation &Implementation
The health promotion program proposal would empower the people to know that physical activities/exercises would postpone the onset of heart disease and would increase the possibility of survival if a heart attack occurs (Perceived Benefits) (McKenzie, et al., 2017).
The confidence of the person to overcome the perceived barriers (weather, lack of self-efficacy, finance) and exercise regularly would determine the success of the health promotion program proposal among the population (McKenzie, et al., 2017) Public Health Evaluation &Implementation.