Health Promotion Health Promotion Amanda Sutton MHA 630 Global and Population Health: Comparative Catherine Kisavi-Atatah April 22, 2019 1
Health Promotion Abstracts Health promotion is the process of promoting, controlling, and improving the health of the individual. It focuses on individual behavior in promoting health. It focuses on the promotion of health and prevention of diseases by specific actions. It supports the health and well-being of the community and the school children. Nurses focus on health promoting activities and changing the behavior of school children and disease prevention. This paper will focus on the steps on how to educate individuals about health risk while promoting the importance of making changes to reduce health factors. 2
Health Promotion Health Promotion and Impact on the Nation and World Poverty is one of the essential factors that contribute to poor health living. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (2014) “Residents of impoverished neighborhoods or communities are at increased risk for mental illness, chronic disease, higher mortality, and lower life expectancy. Some population groups living in poverty may have more adverse health outcomes than others (2014)”. Health promotional programs are critical in promoting individual and community health. Many times the individuals are not aware that certain practices and resources that contribute to them being considered as unhealthy. There are also times when individuals are not aware of the steps that they need to take in case they are infected, or they are living in an unhealthy environment. This is where health promotions come in effect, by education communities and providing resources that can benefit generations to come. If the community and the surroundings are clean and healthy, it can prevent the outbreak and spread of a lot of diseases — for example the outbreak of Ebola which first hit poor communities. The explosion of Ebola virus is one of the most widespread epidemics in recent
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