Implementation of the HEAL Program to Reduce Obesity among the non-Hispanic Black Population in Louisiana

Abstract This is a summary of a program manager’s interview with a delegate from the non-Hispanic black community on how he intends to roll out the program given the fact that obesity continues to loom despite intense awareness on the issue. Interventions have been implemented in Mississippi for example, but still the prevalence of obesity, among the non-Hispanic black adults, is alarming. As a result, this program targets this population using a unique approach to community involvement to enhance sustainability, which is lacking. Apparently, the programs developed do not devise strategies of dealing with emerging hurdles. Literature indicates that the best way of ensuring that this sustainability...

OSHA

OSHA Name Institution OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor mandated with the responsibility of promoting healthy and safe conditions for all employees. Its mission is to ensure that the workplace is free of hazards that could potentially lead to injuries, illnesses and deaths; thereby, promotes workers’ safety and safeguards their health. OSHA had reduced occupational deaths by 62% and injuries by 42%, by 2009, since its inception in 1971 (McCauley-Bush, 2012). OSHA achieves its mission through formulation and emphasis on standards, providing training, education, and outreach services to both employers and employees. Nursing homes...

Should the religious beliefs of healthcare providers effect the way care, treatment or advice is given to patients

Title Medical professionals should not let their religious beliefs affect the health care outcomes in their patients. Religion in healthcare has become a big issue in today’s society. Various studies have indicated that physicians and other care providers are driven by their religious feelings while providing care for their patients. People have been refused treatment/care because of the healthcare workers religious beliefs. The discrimination of treatment and deviance of care has been noted on the issues of abortion, denial of appropriate treatment to transgender couples and overall a woman’s right to access care has been suppressed. This is an alarming situation, and under the context of...

A community based drug abuse rehabilitation center

A community-based drug abuses rehabilitation center Student Institution Statement of Need An Indonesian anti-narcotic agency reported that the challenge of drug trafficking and drug abuse is affecting the youth and subsequently putting the nation's future at a loss end. The national narcotic agency 2011 reported that about 2 percent of Indonesian population about 4 million persons, used drugs and 22 percent of this population were university students or other schooling students. It also reported that in that year for every 100 students 4 were drugged abusers as shown in (‘Drug Abuse Jeopardizes…..”, 2011 and Pisani, 2006).). Youths resorted to drug use and abuse for reasons like peer...

Research Benefits of Health Coaching with Veterans that have had Uncontrolled Diabetes

Research Benefits of Health Coaching with Veterans that have had Uncontrolled Diabetes Student’s Name Institution affiliations Introduction The numbers of people with diabetes and weight has been on a rapid increase. Kehle,(2011) suggest that unlike the past where the most common form of the disease was type one, each day more people are graduating to type 2 and an increasing number of people are prevalent to diabetes. Health coaching has however helped to incorporate physical health care to curb the need the complicated comorbid condition. There is not only need to create a strong health coaching system but also to bring in interventions to cater for patient’s diseases by finding practical...

Caring for the Elder with Impairments in Hearing and Vision

Hearing and vision impairments’ care for the elderly Name Institution Hearing and vision impairments’ care for the elderly Introduction Nursing assessment is the collection of information about a patient, including their basic data such as age, weight, height, and place of birth, and physiological, sociological, psychological, and spiritual data. This information helps the nurses to come up with an effective care plan for the patient. Nursing assessment is important for all suspected conditions, including those that come with the old age, for example, hearing and vision-related problems. Such an evaluation requires the use of specific screening tools and diagnostic procedures, which are...

Childhood obesity

Name of the Student Professor’s Name Biology 27th November, 2015 Childhood Obesity Background Childhood obesity is defined as a clinical condition, where excess deposition of body fat, leads to negative health outcomes in a child. Percentage of body fat or presence of total body fat within the body may be predicted from regression equations, estimated from various skin-fold measurements. However, the popular and most common way of assessing excess body fat is done by estimating Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI can be estimated from the weight and height of a child. A BMI which is less than the specified limits as pertinent to the specific population indicates the child to be...

Drug use during pregnancy

Drug Use During Pregnancy Name Institution Abstract Drug use during pregnancy is an issue of concern due to the associated effects of the drugs. Drug use during pregnancy ranges from the usual medical drugs to illicit/illegal drugs. The illicit drugs have a higher potential to interfere with the developmental process due to its nature and behavioral traits of the abusers. All in all, the use of non-monitored and unprescribed drugs results in various detrimental effects to both the woman and the fetus. The effects of drug use can be manifested immediately upon exposure or manifested at a later point in life. These effects range from functional impairment to carcinogenic outcomes....

a health problem or disease to explore in detail by using a descriptive epidemiologic approach

Descriptive Epidemiology on cancer Student’s name Institution affiliation Descriptive epidemiology is an approach that normally analyzes a health problem or disease pattern by summarizing conditions based on persons, place and time. However, the activity of analyzing is conducted through data collection whereby the epidemiologists are able to comprehend the health status of a given population. Therefore, a hypothesis about the causes of the disease or disorder is generated that inform the relevant bodies which involves planning and evaluation. However, this research paper develops an insight on the descriptive epidemiology of cancer disease which...

Elder Fraud and Exploitation

Elder Fraud and Exploitation Name: Institution: Elder Fraud and Exploitation The rising incidents of elder fraud are putting several elderly citizens in harm's way. The events threaten to strip the older adults of all their independence, trust and assets. The word “scammed” is one that no family member of an elderly person wants to hear (Canamedia et al., 2011). Sweetheart scam is one very common scam against the old. However, it is very tough to punish by law (Canamedia et al., 2011).This paper talks about two possible ways through which family members, caregivers, and aging experts can help prevent these scams. One way to protect the elderly from the fast increasing scams is through the...