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1 Health Promotion University of Maryland University College Health Promotion Paper NURS 362-6388 March 8, 2020 Professor Tish Dorman
2 Health Promotion Demographics Ms. Jones is a 28-year-old African American female. Ms. Jones recently graduate with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. According to National Network of Libraries of Medicine Health literacy is described as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriated health decisions.” Ms. Jones is a studied woman that knows how to read and follow instructions. She has the ability to find health care providers and access health care locations if needed like she did when she got injured after a fall 6 months ago with a injure in her right foot. Ms. Jones has a car, telephone and a computer. Insurance/Financial status In the past Ms. Jones has been able to afford her medications like the albuterol for her asthma, her metformin for her diabetes, Yaz for her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and over the counter medication like Advil for cramps and headaches. She has also started to change her diet intake eating healthier. Ms. Jones today has a new job at Smith, Stevens, Stewart, Silver & Company that she will be starting soon, has a new health insurance and other benefits. Health insurance via companies helps promote healthier employees and save more money to company and employees. With Ms. Jones keeping a healthy life will decrease the visits to doctors, hospital and medications and saves more money in copays and out of pocket expenses. Screening/Risk Assessment Risk assessment and screening is a very important step in staying healthy. Personal and family screening help you identify diseases at early ages and the predisposition for certain conditions. Health maintenance, social, and mental health screenings shown that Ms. Jones is sleeping better, her stress
3 Health Promotion level is less and her coping abilities are better. Ms. Jones is in a heterosexual relationship. She does not smoke and only drinks alcohol occasionally. With all the risk factors that Ms. Jones has she has taken the

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