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Community health assessment and health improvement

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Community health assessment and health improvement plans. Retrieved from Healthy People 2020 (Internet). (2019). Washington, dc: department of health and human services, office of disease prevention and health promotion. Retrieved from https:// - Resources
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Kelley, A. (2019). Obesity and environmental interventions in tribal nations. American Journal of Public Health, 109(1), 21. 2) My health concern is smoking prevention among the young adults in my community. According to Song and Ling (2011), the incidence of smoking among young adults is very high. The authors report that most young adults usually begin the habit of smoking before the age of 18 years. During the period of adolescence, peer group influence is very common as these individuals try to find their identity. This behavior continues into young adulthood and the addictive property of nicotine make the habit difficult to avoid even if persons want to stop smoking. Fortunately, young adults who quit smoking before the age of 30 have a good chance of reducing the long-term effects of smoking (Song & Ling, 2011). In addition, the authors found that young adults are more likely to quit smoking than adults. Reading this article gave me some encouraging for my project. Finding the right strategies might be helpful in curtailing the habit of smoking in my
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target group of young adults. I will be using three nursing intervention strategies to address the problem of smoking. They are health teaching, social marketing, and collaboration. Health teaching is an effective strategy because it provides information that can be effective in behavior change. Different methods can be used in health teaching. These include video presentations, Power Point presentations, lectures, question and answer forums, and charades. Many times, persons practice certain behaviors because they become habits for them; smoking is one such behavior. Health teaching can therefore help young adults to
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