Implementa plan of action
Thecommunity health program was implemented in Milwaukee area and itssurrounding areas. Its chief objective was to target all children whohad not visited a dental specialist in the past 6 to 12 months(Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 2008). Worksite wellness healtheducation program (Quit Smoking Now Program) incorporated variouseffective ways that help organizations, firms, and businesses developa heath workforce by availing tobacco sensation resources to allemployees (Birdman, 2010). For the program to be effective it had toensure the involvement of all employees in its development as well asthe incorporation of the needs of such employees. The school healtheducation program (Health Hoops Program) involved the participationof children aged between 7 and 15 years in various exercises and goodhealth intake of food in order to reduce cases of asthma amongst them(Amerihealthmercy,2008). This program created awareness of asthma trigger mechanisms,various problems associated with the disease, and how both parentsand children who were victim of these diseases could cope withit.Monitorimplementation of health education
Thecommunity health program monitored the implementation of healtheducation by offering various techniques to parents to ensure thattheir children retained the appropriate dental health care. Thesetechniques included monitoring a child’s brushing habit, ensuringthat a child took health snacks, and cut down on the intake of sugar.Quit Smoking Now Program monitored the implementation of heatheducation by providing various useful resources to companies thathelp their employees quit smoking in an effective manner (Birdman,2010). It also helped companies and organizations extend help totheir employees by giving them additional resources related totobacco use. Heath hoops program monitored the implementation ofheath education by educating the whole family on the importance ofappropriate medications use, monitored physical activities, as wellas treatment compliance. It also provided clinical screenings andindividualized medical expertise to many children.Trainindividuals involved in implementation of health education
Communitybased health education trained individuals involved in theimplementation of health education on the importance of visitingdental specialists regularly in order to treat any dental decay thatthey may develop (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 2008). It alsoexamined various ways that could help keep children’s teeth healthand fresh, like taking good care of their mouth by regular brushingof their teeth. Quit Smoking Now Program ensured that individualsinvolved in the implementation of health education help employeesidentify smoking triggers, enroll in nicotine replacement therapies,cope with withdraw of smoking, and relapse prevention of furthersmoking. Heath hoops program trained individuals involved in theimplementation of health education by showing them the importance ofencouraging their children to indulge in various physical activities,like playing basketball and athletics. It also taught parents on theimportance of taking their children to have screening tests in orderto determine whether they have any signs of asthma. This, in turn,helped children, who showed signs of asthma, to start takingmedication immediately (Amerihealthmercy, 2008).1.What were the identified health issues, and how were they addressed?
Dentaldecay was identified as a health issue by the community based healtheducation program. Health was addressed by carrying out a dental examon 18 percent of 100 children who had come out to be checked fordental decay, where 44 percent of them had untreated decay(Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 2008). The 44 percent wereoffered free medical treatment. Heath issues identified in the QuitSmoking Now Program were low productivity at work places and highlevels of health care expenses by employees who indulged in smoking.These issues were addressed by providing tobacco sensation resourcesto employees that helped them tackle psychological, physical andsocial barriers that they faced in their efforts to quit smoking.Heath hoops program identified asthma as a health issue since it ledto increased medical coverage amongst many children. The issue ofasthma was addressed by encouraging such children to take part inphysical exercise, eat heath food, and have regular clinicalscreenings to help identify any signs of asthma at early stages.2.What were the essential elements of the programs?
Communitybased health education program: testing children for dental decay andteaching various ways on how to avoid dental decay
QuitSmoking Now Program: composition of effective programs, benefits ofquitting smoking, steps in quitting smoking, and role of companies inhelping their employees quit smoking.
Heathhoops program: management of events for participants, condemnationbuilding for both private and public sector, and professionaldevelopment asthma education series.3.How were needs of the audience assessed?
Communitybased health education program assessed the need of the audience bytesting and treating those children who had dental decay as well asgiving advice on how to avoid further dental decay among children.
QuitSmoking Now program assessed the need of the audience by helpingcompanies establish the number of tobacco users in their list ofemployees, by having a large number of indicate that tobacco use is aproblem as well as helping them obtain help and support from themanagement.
Healthhoops program assessed the needs of audience by providing clinicalscreenings and individualized medical expertise.4.What types of planning strategies or models were used?
Communitybased education program: community mobilization and health-relatedcommunity service strategy.
QuitSmoking Now Program: health-related community service and healthpolicy and enforcement, health engineering strategies, and rationalmodel.
Healthhoops program: community mobilization strategy and activated healtheducation model5.Dideach program considers cultural competency or health literacy issuesin their implementation? If so, how?
Healthliteracy issues refer to issues that are related to the ability toobtain, process, and understand basic health services and informationin order to make appropriate and right decisions and followinstructions for treatment.
Thecommunity based health education program considered heath literacyissues by providing health information to parents on how to controltheir children dental decays. It also treated children who had dentaldecay hence, demonstrating to the parents that dental decay wastreatable and they should take their children to dental specialistson regular base (Amerihealthmercy, 2008). Stop Smoking Now programalso considered health literacy issue by providing tobacco sensationresources to workers as well as helping teaching them on the benefitsof quitting smoking. Likewise, health hoops program considered healthliteracy issues by creating awareness on the significance ofencouraging children to take part in physical exercise, and undergoesclinical screenings in order to detect any signs of asthma.6.Did the programs follow the five phases of the implementationprocess? If so, how?
Implementationprocess involves exploration, installation, initial implementation,full implementation, and program sustainability phases. Theseprograms followed some phases while ignoring others. For instance,the Quit Smoking Now program followed installation phase by providingtobacco sensation resources to employees at workplaces (Birdman,2010). Health hoops program also followed the installation program byproviding clinical screening services to children in order to testwhether they had asthma. However, not all phases were followed by thedifferent programs.
Implementation:act of converting the objectives, goals, and strategies of a programinto action.7.How effective do you think these programs are in promoting health andpreventing disease?
Allthe aforementioned health education programs play a key role inpromoting health and preventing disease in an enormous manner. Thecommunity based health education program help children have properdental health hence, preventing tooth decay, the Stop Smoking NowProgram also promote health and productivity in workplaces as well asprevent diseases related to smoking that increase that have a highlikelihood of increasing employees’ absenteeism in workplaces.Health hoops program also promote health in the society byidentifying symptoms and preventing further prevalent of asthma inchildren. This ensures future health and productivity of thesechildren in the community.8.If you were the Health Educator responsible for addressing theseissues, what you would you have done differently?
Beforeimplementing the community based health education program, I wouldhave first carried out a nationwide research in order to identifyareas with children who were immensely affected by dental decay. Thiswould have helped the program to be implemented in most parts of thecountry. In addition, it would have encouraged more children to comeout to be checked for dental decay and not just the 100 children thatshowed up for the check up.
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