Leading Health Promotion for Populations
DNP scholars play a significant role in advocating for improved health outcomes for the community. One evidence-based strategy that enhances the attainment of optimal health outcomes is health education aiming to create awareness and impart knowledge on risk factors to promote a healthy population (Paterick et al., 2017). Health education targets to educate community members on healthy living to embrace a healthy lifestyle that makes them less vulnerable to diseases. While it may not be possible to prevent diseases totally, education lessens the severity of diseases by making individuals empowered to manage the diseases and health conditions.
DNP scholars should also foster a respectful and healthy working environment to enhance healthcare reforms. The evidence-based strategy focuses on the need to create an environment that promotes productivity among healthcare providers. Experts reveal gaps in the relationship between hospital management and healthcare providers, leading to a lack of job satisfaction among healthcare providers (Bokhour et al., 2018). Creating a good working environment calls for competitive salaries and benefits, organizational learning, job stability, moral satisfaction, and ethical organizational cultures. When the working environment is good for healthcare workers, they will be productive, resulting in positive patient outcomes.
Several programs are designed to improve populations’ health at local, state, and national levels. Holmes County Chronic Disease Program focuses on providing assistance and education to encourage healthy living within Holmes county in Florida. The program addresses several aspects such as physical activity, nutrition, and disease management (Smith et al., 2018). The program emphasizes the need for clean eating for a healthy lifestyle. The program has helped the community in formulating a healthy meal plan to prevent lifestyle diseases. It also facilitates the drafting of fitness plans which has been resourceful to promote the quality of life in the county.
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- Any potential barriers you would anticipate encountering during implementation? Any negative effects on the population at large?
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