Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Peruse the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) https://health.gov/about-us/ including HP2020 and HealthFinder to gain a better understanding of their role in health promotion and disease prevention.

Then answer the following questions from Option 1 or Option 2 in your initial post. 

 

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Option 1:

From the ODPHP website link above, choose one of the topics listed on the tab under “Our Work” (Food and Nutrition, Physical Activity, or Health Literacy). Present a summary of the initiatives and guidelines presented for that topic.

How can this information be used to educate the public on health promotion/disease prevention?

Based on your response, which individual theory or model would be most useful to change behavior? Explain.

Option 2:

What role does health literacy and cultural competence play in health promotion and disease prevention?

What strategies and resources can be utilized by a nurse to assist vulnerable populations in self-care and self-management opportunities for better health?

Based on your response, which individual theory or model would be most useful to change behavior? Explain.