Case Study on Effects of Socio- economic Influences on Health

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HEALTHPROMOTION
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK-1...........................................................................................................................................11.1 The effects of socio-economic influences on health............................................................11.2 The relevance of government sources...................................................................................21.3 Barriers to access healthcare.................................................................................................3TASK-2............................................................................................................................................42.1 The link between government strategies and smoking cessation program...........................42.2 The role of health professional in meeting the targets..........................................................52.3 Routines need to be carried out............................................................................................6TASK-3...........................................................................................................................................63.1 Health beliefs related to health behavior theories................................................................63.2 Potential conflict with the local industry.............................................................................83.3 Proving health related information to public........................................................................9TASK-4............................................................................................................................................94.1 The promotional campaign..................................................................................................94.2 Health promotion strategies................................................................................................10CONCLUSION.............................................................................................................................11REFERENCES.............................................................................................................................12
INTRODUCTIONHealth promotion will enable people to increase the control over their own health. Inorder to protect the health and quality of life of an individual health promotion covers a widerange of social and environmental interventions (Korda and Itani, 2013). Across all governmentdepartment health promotion need policy makers in order to make health a central line ofgovernment policy. To make healthy choices people need to acquire knowledge, skills andinformation. For an instance about the food that is being consumed by the people they ned tomake healthy choices. A key role is also being played by the cities in promoting good health.In this report as per the give case study the effects of socio-economic influences on healthwill be explained. This report will also discuss the reasons for barriers to access health care. Theroutines that need to be followed by the smokers in order to give up smoking will also bediscussed in this report. Further more this report will also explain the health belief that is relatedto the theories of health behaviour. This report will also plan a health promotional campaign onsmoking and pregnancy.TASK-1Case study– It is being shown in scenario that a study was done by national network of smokingprevention and poverty and they found that in order to deal with boredom, to relieve stress and asa companion to alcohol and caffeine cigarettes serves as a tool. It is also being shown that thesepeople do not relate smoking as a deadly illness or consider it as health risks. The homelessnessis one of the cause that makes people exceedingly susceptible to smoking1.1 The effects of socio-economic influences on healthOn the health of the community and that individual there is a great influence of social andeconomic condition of a person. For an instance it is being shown in this case that since thepeople are homeless so they are unemployed and do not have much income. This may lead tostress which can be one of the cause while they are addicted to smoking. In order to cope withthe mental illness and high stress these people think that smoking is a way that can help them todeal with it. When the people are not earlier exposed to the health promotion campaignsespecially in the deprived location then they lack the knowledge on the health relatedinformation. By the social and economic condition the people will determine the kind of benefitthey may utilize for their health. The following are some factors-:1
Employment – The health promotions are taken seriously and actively by the people who areeducated (Lewis, 2015.). However on the other side the people who are less educated considerthese promotions as water of their time and also they do not want to waste their time with thehealth queries.Housing – The middle-class people comes in the category of people who have their own houseand also they can afford their own home and for their health and safety they will be concernedand will make sure that healthy lifestyle is being adopted by them. However on the other side asper the case it is being shown that people in that particular area are homeless and they do nothave their own home and such people are also not much concern about their health.Education – If the people are well-educated then the appropriate decisions will be made by themregarding their health. However, as per the case it is shown that these people are not so well-educated and so the health promotions are not taken seriously buy them.Income – As per the case it is shown that these people are homeless and do not have muchincome so this may develop stress among them. So in order to deal with this stress the only hatthey consider which can help them is smoking.1.2 The relevance of government sourcesIn order assess the level of health and planning activities government in each and everycountry has been played an essential role. For the specific community the activities are beingplanned by the government. In terms of organizing the campaign it is the government who makethe accurate decisions based on the requirement of the community for the health campaigns(McCreanor and Hutton, 2013). There are various sources through which the information abouthealth inequality can be gathered. They are as follows-:Community health research functional and agencies – The public research are being by thesefoundations and agencies. On the various aspects of health and safety these agencies keepcomparing the data of the entire community.Under the government the public health and administration department – It is a special divisionof the department that is formed or develop under the government. In the community thisdepartment determines the health and safety of the people.Public hospital and medical services – A record is also being kept by these hospitals and medicalservices centers. On the health and safety of individual these records are being kept by thismedical services.2
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