· Define health promotion in your own words.

Health promotion week1 peers response


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1st peers post


Emilee Harper


· Define health promotion in your own words.

Health promotion, in my own words, is the process of empowering individuals, communities, and societies to enhance their overall well-being and achieve their highest level of physical, mental, and social health. It involves dedicated efforts to prevent illness, promote healthy behaviors, and address the encouragement of health to achieve optimal quality of life.

· Discuss the differences in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

1. Primary Prevention: This focuses on preventing the onset of health issues. It aims to reduce the risk of disease or injury before they occur. Examples include vaccinations, health education, and lifestyle interventions to promote healthy habits.

2. Secondary Prevention: Secondary prevention is about early detection and intervention to prevent the progression of a health issue. It includes activities like regular screenings, diagnostic tests, and prompt treatment to control a disease or injury in its early stages.

3. Tertiary Prevention: Tertiary prevention is geared towards minimizing the impact of established diseases or injuries and preventing their complications. It involves rehabilitation, disease management, and strategies to improve the patient’s quality of life.


· Identify two patient-focused topics of interest from the Healthy People 2030 website that interest you. For each topic, identify an objective from the Healthy People 2030 website on which you would like to focus. Why are these topics of interest to you? Provide a rationale for your selections.

1. Topic 1: Mental Health and Mental Disorders

· Objective: “Increase the proportion of children, adolescents, and adults who receive treatment for a major depressive episode.”

· Rationale: Mental health is a critical but often stigmatized aspect of overall well-being. Focusing on increasing access to treatment for depression aligns with the goal of promoting mental health and reducing the burden of mental disorders.

2. Topic 2: Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol Use)


· Objective: “Reduce the proportion of people who misuse prescription drugs in the past year.”

· Rationale: The misuse of prescription drugs is a growing public health concern. Reducing this misuse can reduce the associated health risks, addiction, and adverse consequences on individuals and communities.


Increase the proportion of children and adolescents who get appropriate treatment for anxiety or depression – EMCD04. Increase the proportion of children and adolescents who get appropriate treatment for anxiety or depression – EMCD04 – Healthy People 2030. (n.d.). https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/browse-objectives/children/increase-proportion-children-and-adolescents-who-get-appropriate-treatment-anxiety-or-depression-emc-d04

Prevention strategies – STATPEARLS – NCBI bookshelf. (n.d.). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537222/ Kisling LA, M Das J. Prevention Strategies. [Updated 2023 Aug 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-.

Reduce the proportion of people who misused prescription drugs in the past year – su12. Reduce the proportion of people who misused prescription drugs in the past year – SU12 – Healthy People 2030. (n.d.). https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/browse-objectives/drug-and-alcohol-use/reduce-proportion-people-who-misused-prescription-drugs-past-year-su-12



2nd peer post


Melinda Goebel

Health Promotion is a huge factor in health care. It is about taking care of your health and preventing or treating disease and illness. Primary prevention is mostly about preventing damage to your health before it can occur. Secondary prevention is about preventing the illness from progressing and further damaging health. Tertiary prevention helps manage long term, complex health problems to improve life with the disease as much as a possible.


I chose to focus on Heart Disease and Stoke from the Health People 2030 website. I chose this because it relates so closely to my practice at work on a Heart and Vascular Unit. Another reasoning I had behind researching this topic is because it is so relevant in health promotion and heart disease effects so many Americans, when it could be prevented.


Part of the Heart Disease and Stroke topic included screening for atrial fibrillation. This objective caught my interest because it is so much more common than people realize and often people live with atrial fibrillation without knowing until a larger event, such as heart attack or stroke occur. It could do so much for Secondary Prevention if the general population had more of an understanding of atrial fibrillation and a way to screen.


Diabetes is a huge problem in the population of the United States and effects so many of all ages. As a nurse I about half of my patient will come in with type 2 diabetes. This is another disease that has so many other effects on the body and health that could be prevented or controlled.


Type 2 diabetes is occurring in children and young adults more often. This could be prevented with education on a balanced diet and the risk of being diabetic. There is also ways to control blood sugars and lower A1C in these younger generations that are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2021). Healthy People 2030. Health.gov. https://health.gov/healthypeople

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