Explore BrainMass

Community Health: Preventing and Managing Disease

If you were a health psychologist would you be more interested in preventing disease or managing it? Why? Describe how you might design a community health campaign. In your description, consider both risky behaviors and health promoting behaviors.

Solution Preview

If I were a health psychologist I would be very interested in preventing disease, because I feel it is better to stop or prevent something before it starts; however, because so many mental health diseases are genetic, this could be more difficult to do. By managing it, you could help those with mental health diseases be able to live a ...

Solution Summary

How do you start a campaign in your community for community health? Is it better to prevent disease or to manage it?