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Health Promotion and Wellness Programs

   

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Effects of socio-economic influences on health...............................................................11.2 Relevance of government sources in reporting on inequalities in health.........................21.3 Barriers to access Healthcare............................................................................................2TASK 2............................................................................................................................................32.1 Links between government strategies and smoking cessation programme......................32.2 My role as a professional in meeting government targets for reducing number of smokers................................................................................................................................................42.3 Routines to be followed in order to quit smoking............................................................4TASK 3............................................................................................................................................53.1 Health benefits related to theories of health behaviour....................................................53.2 Discussing the potential effects of conflicts with the local industry on health promotion63.3 Importance of providing relevant health related information to the public......................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
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INTRODUCTIONHealth promotion can be defined as a process through which people develop awarenessrelated to their well-being. In this context, there are many privates and government organizationswhich focus on providing information to the society so that they could take appropriate steps toimprove their health. It also focuses on individual behaviour towards the society andenvironmental interventions (Bauman and Nutbeam, 2013). Present report is about different casescenarios that covers the effort of socio-economic influences on health. Further, it includesdifferent models and various factors which are involved in health promotion. Lastly, it alsoincludes developing promotional campaign in order to meet specific objectives. TASK 11.1 Effects of socio-economic influences on healthSocio-economic can be determined as a board term which is used to determine variousfactors like education, income, occupation, etc. (Edelman, Mandle and Kudzma, 2013). In thiscontext, there are many other factors which affect the health such as unemployment, lifestylechoices, access to information and discrimination. When people will be unemployed, then theywill not be having enough money to take care of their well-being. When people get caught withany kind of diseases, then they will not be able to spend effectively on their diseases. Similarly,when people of the society do not possess proper information related to their health, then theywill not take precautions with the help of which they will be able to save themselves fromdiseases. Moreover, different people have different lifestyle. There will be people who would behaving hygienic food which includes fruits but on the other hand there would be people who maynot be having daily meals (Mendes, Plaza and Wallerstein, 2014). This kind of lifestyle affectsindividual health. Further, there will be people who would be discriminated for the others.Because of this kind of situation, these types of people fail in getting proper treatments and dueto lack of information; they fail to maintain their health. Income also plays vital role as peoplewith high earning take proper precautions and maintain their diet. This helps them to stay healthybut for the individuals who have comparatively less income fails in having proper cure for theirhealth and this affects the society negatively. 1
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1.2 Relevance of government sources in reporting on inequalities in healthThere are many regulations made by government which have to be followed by differentinstitutes. In this context, UK government make use of different hoardings, media andnewspapers with the help of which they develop aware about health (Street, Gold and Manning,2013). Government frequently publishes related to inequality of health. With this respect, it wasin the year 1980 when Skadon Mavron Report was published in which people were dividedamong different groups and according to the research the death rate in class fifth was twice thedeath rates in class first. In addition to this, the gap between the two was increasing. Similarly,Acheson Report which was published in 1998 demonstrated the existence of disparities related tohealth and relationship among different social classes. Further, this report stated that even themortality rate is low, upper social class may faces rapid mortality decline (Chavez, Perez andWilhite, 2015). Moreover, government conducts various surveys like census in which theycalculate the members in each family. In this context, according to a survey done by Census, itwas found that there are 169.3 million people around the world who died because of cancerevery year. It is very important to spread awareness among people regarding the issues whicharise because of smoking. Similarly, there are many other diseases which cause inequality inhealth. It is very important for schools to provide adequate information related to students so thatthey understand the proper way through which they can save themselves from diseases (Kordaand Itani, 2013). 1.3 Barriers to access HealthcareThere are many barriers in accessing healthcare, among which one of the main reasons islack of resources. Most of the individuals in their teenage lack in having proper guidancebecause of which they fall for wrong activities which affect their health. Lack of propercommunication is another reason which acts as a barrier in accessing healthcare (Horwath,Schembre and Nigg, 2013). Parents and guardians should have proper communication with theirchildren which will help in providing them proper knowledge related to health. Mostly, teenagepeople have many doubts and there are mainly related with the age in which they fall foraddictions. With proper communication, parents and guardians will be able to guide themthrough which they get aware regarding their health. There are cases in which people are scared of visiting doctors or seeking medical advices.This all happens; because of their wrong perception. It also happens because of news they watch2
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