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Diploma in Health and Social Care
Unit Number and Title
Unit 29 Health Promotion
The entire assignment is based on the case study of a youth project named EXCEL. This project provides the support and services to the young people who are in the age group of 12-25 years. This project aims to encourage these people to live independently and excel in their lives in spite of living in the deprived sections of the society. These people are given a wide range of information on pregnancy, alcohol and mental heath etc. There would be 4 Tasks in the entire assignment. Task 1 will discuss on the socio-economic influences like: employment, housing and income etc. It will also discuss on the various factors that affect the accessing of the information. Task 2 will give an insight on the various models of the health promotion. The role of the staff and the routines in promoting the healthy living and quitting of the smoking or any other addiction. Task 3 will help in understanding the factors that influence health promotion. Task 4 will be helping in developing a health campaign. The tasks will make us aware of the importance of the health promotions and the campaigns that are being organized for the various evenst in support with the case study and Graham’s contribution to make these events a great success in future for the community.
There is a great influence of the socio and economic condition of a person on the health of the community and that individual. For example in case a person would be unemployed, he may lack income to take measures or buy of the medicines to attend himself or see the doctor. Similarly we may take the example of a person who is educated; this person would explore on the various benefits and then take action on the health of him. In the deprived locations especially when the people were earlier not exposed to the health promotions campaigns, they lack the knowledge or the know-how in order to attend the queries or health related information. The social and economic conditions of a person will determine the kind and the level of benefit he may utilize for his health and even for the understanding of the health promotions campaigns that are organized for the health and safety of the individuals. The factors are discussed as under:
Excel Project helps in explaining the people to become independent and promote their health and safety themselves so that they do not have to remain dependant on others. This project is making the people in between age group of 12-25 to realize the action plan that they need to immediately follow.
Government of each and every country has been playing a very important role in assessing the level of health and planning activities that has to be organized for a specific community of people (Prochaska & Velicer, 1997). It is the government and its representatives who are making the right decision in terms of organizing the campaigns based on the need of a community for the health campaigns. The sources through which the information on the health inequalities could be collected are:
The factors that affect the accessing of the information are:
The barriers that are present that inhibit the correct and updated information to be available are:
These factors and the barriers in the health promotion give us the direction in moving towards specified objectives of health promotion in the Excel Program and opportunities that are generated out of it.
The health promotion model that could be chosen for the community would depend on the various factors like demography of the community, kind of people, level of technological development and behavioural outcomes. The model of health promotion in the case study is firstly finding out the need for the locality in terms of the health benefits and the issues that exist among the people in terms of the various illnesses and health aspects. This model will help in determining the health and safety aspects of the individuals so that individuals can survive and play a key role in the health and promotion of hygienic culture within the community. In the above case, the deprived section of the society has to be provided with the health benefits and programs that could be adopted. The models are mentioned in brief:
In the Graham’s health promotion campaign, it is important that all the health related professionals play a key role and support the health promotion campaigns in the community for the revival of the people in terms of their deteriorating health. For examples doctors if will not volunteer or nominate for the activities then surely the community will not get their support and the suffering people will not get proper treatment. Similarly in case the nurses and the other medical representatives who support the doctors will not come in front to support the doctor then surely they will not have or bear the high level of performance.
Therefore adequate number and quality of the personnel or staff in the health profession makes a lot of impact in health and improving the conditions of health and safety of the various individuals. The role played is in terms of:
The role of the staff could be to find out the data and accordingly access the database for the health promotion activities. The health professionals involved are doctors, nurses, diagnostic people and management of the health and social care organizations. Excel Project or the program would only be successful when the full staff would be contributing for the promotion, growth, development and excel of the health of the people in the entire community.
Routines play a very important role in the promotion of healthy living and quitting of smoking as per the Graham’s project. It has been seen that certain addictions or the habits can not be removed or eliminated within a day’s time like Smoking. This requires a routine to be set up for an individual who wants to quit smoking. There are certain rehabilitation centres which have a schedule that they develop for the smokers and they are not allowed to smoke rather in case they feel like smoking then they can surely follow the guidelines and routines for their daily lives and thereby concentrate on the activities that help them in quitting smoking. The routines once set will help in the following ways:
Routines are formed with the help of exercises, and lifestyle and personal hygiene changes in the daily routines and accordingly the health could be promoted for the individuals. Complete Excel Program, its objectives and the program regulations will define the importance and benefit of the routines that are set for the people and that helping in the promotion of the health of the people.
As per the health belief system it is being said that the employees have certain pre-conceived notions, attributes and beliefs that cannot be impacted or changed as per the situations. Once a notion or the perceived aspect is developed then the person is bound or liable to act as per the notion that they have already developed (Stokols, 1992). These notions will sometimes result in benefit and other times may cause problems as well. Graham has to check out in terms that what the deprived section of the society is taking the situation. He has to accordingly bring about the change and act accordingly.
Health and belief system of the individuals are linked with the environment, society and the culture that he has been brought up in. In case the individual has grown in the joint family, there would be consideration of healthy eating habits as even if one of the parents are not there then only other family members would support and help the children to grow and develop. Excel Project will be progressive and successful when the health and belief system of the people comprised of it is linked for the promotion of the health of the entire community.
Excel Project has to be successful in promoting the health of the entire community and people. The conflicts that may arise with the local industry on Graham’s Health promotion project could be:
Excel Project would be successful in case all these constraints are taken care of and attended on priority. It will work as per the constraints and try converting them into opportunities.
There is a greater need for the spreading of awareness for the health related campaigns and information. This is due to the reason that more than half of the actions do not take place due to lack of information and awareness. In case health and awareness campaigns would be organized then surely the information has to be spread so that the people would get to know on the action plan they have to follow and improve upon their health and safety.
Health Education is the study or the programs that are being organized in regard to the health and safety of the people. For example in regard to the ebola virus and its spread, the people could be provided with the study material to study and even their doubts would be cleared on the subject. This is said to be health education. This may be a consistent program or the course that may be adopted by the people (Downie et al, 1996).
Health Promotion is the promotion, advertising or the spread of the information through road shows, distribution of the brochures and the health related newsletters to make people aware on the subject matter. This may be a one time activity and helps in spreading the information to the group of people or the community. Excel Program will help in spreading the Health Education and information among the various people. It will guide on the health related programs & beliefs that could be converted into an action plan leading to the promotion of the health of the complete community in which health education program is provided.
Excel Program will provide the guidance for meeting the benefits from the health promotions campaigns. Health Campaign has been planned for the community to quit smoking. This would be a week driven activity or the campaign that would be organized with the following resources:
The health campaign will allocate the funds and even procure the requirements from the governmental or other authorities. This would help them in fulfilling the requirements and availing all the resources. The agenda and the campaign requirements have to be planned and accordingly acted upon for the different situations. These will help in keeping track of the records and then presenting the situations well in the future.
Health promotions campaigns help in the health promotion of a community. They help in making the people aware of the pros and cons of the situations in case thehealth and safety of the people would not be taken care of. Sometimes even the hidden diseases or the problems are notified to the people. These promotional activities or the campaigns ensure that the legal regulations and legislations are being taken care of. It is important that these activities, events and campaigns are being organized and successfully implemented on regular intervals. Campaigns in case will not be evaluated then surely there would not be any success of utilization of these events. The health promotion strategies will be helpful and materialized only if the activities are planned and developed. There is a requirement of the activity and its implementation with proper support and coordination. Self evaluations also help in the assessing of the changes in the conditions and health of the people that have been brought about. This is beneficial as the changes are brought about in the system. Campaign has to be effectively plan so that all the participants are convinced for the kind of activities and the programs that are organized and immediately changes are brought about in the entire community. The quit smoking plan will help the users in understanding the side effects and the problems in case they will not quite smoking (Robertson & Minkler, 1994).
Presentation on QUIT ALCOHOL
Health and safety of the community is on priority for the entire community. Government of each and every country is getting actively involved in this regard. There are a lot of health campaigns and programs that are organized for the last 5 years in almost all the deprived sections of the society. It is usually said that health and its promotion helps in spreading the awareness among the people. When the people will have the information and relevant details then only they will take the relevant steps in this regard. It is important that specialized events, activities and programs are organized on regular intervals so that entire society and community is affected in a positive way. A campaign or a program could be organized based on the various socio-economic factors that have been impacting in the society. There is a necessity of the consideration of these factors so that the health campaign that is presented and organized proves to be beneficial for the community.
Therefore in the nutshell it could be said that health promotional campaigns are a way or the road map that may guide the society on the action that could be taken in a specific situation. They even guide and make the people aware on the information related to the health, safety and the hygiene that has to be maintained within the community where we live.
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