Health Campaign on Diabetes

1812 words 8 pages
Health Campaign
Melanie Johnson
HCS 535
June 3, 2013
Beth Hale

Health Campaign
Health objectives and campaigns are designed to set the foundation for addressing health care issues prevalent across the nation. Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people. Due to the complications that can often go along with diabetes, public health policies are implemented to clarify issues that will improve the health of individuals. As presented in the health campaign part one, there are numerous government agencies, which exploit health information on federal, state, and local levels to develop policies and allocate resources to programs and necessary organizations. Many models and systems are used to manage diabetes and bring forth
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Maine General Health, a BCS project, was developed in 2001. Maine General Health
recognized diabetes as a health issue of priority for the area of Waterville, Maine. Partnering with the Planned Approach to Community Health (PATCH), Maine General Health was able to determine barriers to self-management of diabetes (Brownson, O’Toole, Shetty, & Fisher, 2007). As a community, strategies were implemented to increase physical activity for individuals. Lack of physical activity was focused upon since this had been found to be directly related to diabetes (Brownson, O’Toole, Shetty, & Fisher, 2007). The partnerships created within the BCS projects enabled communities to support diabetes care and patient self-management. The continued support of community leadership allowed individuals to receive the care they needed to enhance their quality of life, while living with diabetes (Brownson, O’Toole, Shetty, & Fisher, 2007).
Economic Factors and Intervention Strategies
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stresses the significance of evaluating interventional plans as an essential basis for the funding and implementation of diabetes management (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of important elements in the intervention plan allows policy makers, government agencies, and health


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