Week 3 Wold.docx - Running head HEALTH PROMOTION Health Promotion Crystal G Wold University of Maryland University College 1 FAMILY WELLNESS 2 Health

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Running head: HEALTH PROMOTION Health Promotion Crystal G. Wold University of Maryland University College 1
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FAMILY WELLNESS Health Promotion In a few short years, around 2030, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in United States history. As our population continues to age it becomes increasingly important to start and incorporate more health promotion programs. It is especially important to emphasize these programs for older adults because by 2030, every 1 in 5 people will be in the retirement age and there will be more need for independence among older people. (Iriondo and Jordan, 2018) Health promotion programs should begin at conception with new parents and through the duration of one’s life. There are several that incorporate family wellness into the health promotion model that build on that concept. These programs can have a more lasting effect when implemented for whole family units instead of just focusing on individuals. When attempting to implement new health promotion policies, it’s imperative to consider what limitations a community has such as location and resources. A remote village in Alaska, Hoonah, is only accessible by ferry or small plane. Despite the limited amount of external help, they are attempting to address major health problems, starting with obesity. Obesity increases
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