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Barriers to health promotion & primary prevention

Describe three barriers to health promotion in your own community.

What are some social, political and financial barriers in our current health care system that impede primary prevention?

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1. Describe three barriers to health promotion in your own community.

Health promotion is "about looking at what determines health and taking action on these determinants to reduce risk factors and ultimately increasing health in a whole community. It is a socio-environmental approach confronting root causes of illness. It means creating environments for people where primary prevention can be achieved through a population or community-based approach." (http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/type2-diabetes-prevention)

Three barriers could be a lack of financial funding from the government, social barriers COULD INCLUDE limited access for certain minority groups (poverty, etc.) and/or a lack of coordinating efforts from the health community to have programs necessary for success, such as NOT developing personal skills so people have greater control over their lives; reorienting health services so people take more control over their health OR by NOT strengthening community action by:

- developing needed skills

- helping people learn how to access resources

- building effective infrastructure

- developing strong social ...

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This solution describes three barriers to health promotion in a community. It specifically describes some social, political and financial barriers in the current health care system that impede primary prevention. References are provided.

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