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Based on the health indicators of Healthy People 2010, how would you evaluate the outcomes of community health promotion interventions in your area? Provide 1-2 examples of interventions that have focused on health promotion. Use at least one reference.

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1. Based on the health indicators of Healthy People 2010, how would you evaluate the outcomes of community health promotion interventions in your area? Provide 1-2 examples of interventions that have focused on health promotion. Use one reference.

Based on the health indicators of Healthy People 2010, how would you evaluate the outcomes of community health promotion interventions in your area? Provide 1-2 examples of interventions that have focused on health promotion. Use one reference.
Based on the health indicators below, a community health promotion intervention would develop objective goals that were measurable, such as: The goal is to reduce the number of Delawareans who use tobacco and promote smoke-free environments. Therefore, the measures of success (or failure) of the programs would be a reduction in the number of Delawareans who use tobacco and in the number of smoke-free environments. Measures would be taken before the interventions and then compared to a measure taken at a later date to determine if there is a significant difference in the two measures. Are fewer people smoking? Are there more smoke-free environments? If the answer is yes, then the intervention is successful.

The Leading Health Indicators of Healthy People 2010 are:

a. Physical Activity
b. Overweight and Obesity
c. Tobacco Use
d. Substance Abuse
e. Responsible Sexual Behavior
f. Mental Health
g. Injury and Violence
h. Environmental Quality
i. Immunization
j. Access to Health Care (http://www.healthypeople.gov/LHI/lhiwhat.htm)

Other examples of other focus area goals that can be used as outcome indicators are:

Cancer:
a. Reduce the number of new cancer cases as well as the illness, disability, and death caused by cancer.
b. ?6. Disability and Secondary Conditions:
c. Promote the health of people with disabilities, prevent secondary conditions, and eliminate disparities between people with and without disabilities in the U.S. population.
d. ?10. Food Safety: Reduce foodborne illnesses. (http://www.healthypeople.gov/About/goals.htm)

Let's look at three intervention examples in Delaware for you to consider:

EXAMPLE: (excerpt)

Healthy Delaware 2010 Goals &d Examples of Interventions in the area of Infant health:

Public Health experts estimate that half of all U.S. deaths are preventable and can be attributed to just nine "actual" causes of death, which may be personal behaviors or lifestyle related, such as tobacco use, diet, inactivity and alcohol use -- together these behaviors account for almost 40% of all deaths. The motto of the HD 2010 plan is prevention. If we can influence behavior change, then we can reduce deaths.

The Healthy Delaware 2010 Plan focuses on four broad-based goals containing 13 specific focus areas. The goals are: a) promoting healthy behaviors, b) promoting healthy communities, c) preventing and reducing diseases and disorders, and d) improving health systems.

The Plan concentrates on 13 indicators and risk factors for disease, disability, and death. Our efforts to reduce deaths in Delaware and improve quality of life will be tracked and measured. Our success and failure to achieve these goals will reveal a snapshot of the state of health in Delaware. LEADING GOALS AND INDICATORS::

1. Physical Activity: The goal is to improve the health, fitness, and quality of life for Delawareans through regular physical activity.
2. Nutrition: The goal is to promote healthy eating habits to decrease risk of chronic disease.
3. Tobacco Use: The goal is to reduce the number of Delawareans who use tobacco and promote smoke-free environments.
4. Alcohol & Drug Use: The goal is to reduce alcohol and substance abuse among all Delawareans through prevention and treatment.
5. Responsible Sexual Behavior: The goal is to promote responsible sexual behavior to prevent pregnancy among teens; unintended pregnancy among young adults; and to decrease the risk of sexually transmitted ...

Solution Summary

Based on the health indicators of Healthy People 2010, this solution examines how to evaluate the outcomes of community health promotion interventions in one area. It also provide examples of interventions that have focused on health promotion. Reference provided.

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