Ealth Promotion : Diabetes Control Program

The assignment is divided into two sections, each of 1500 words.

Part One (1500 words):

Imagine that you have returned to your place of work (if you are not intending to return to your place of work, select a setting in which you are likely to work in the future).

You and your colleagues have been asked to develop a health promotion approach to address a particular health issue :: DIABETES
Your colleagues are experienced in their field, but are new to health promotion. Therefore, your manager has requested you to prepare a document for your colleagues, which demonstrates how you would take a health promotion approach to this issue.

In this document, you should begin by critically discussing factors influencing your chosen health issue. In identifying the factors that are influencing your chosen health issue, you should utilise an existing definition of what health promotion consists of. However, at a minimum, you should consider the contribution of public policy, health services and human behaviours. Make sure that you use relevant literature to support your discussion. This should include literature on the scope of health promotion, and, if available, literature referring to the health issue that you have chosen in its context (750 words).

Then discuss and justify priorities for a health promotion programme that is designed to address the health issue. You may refer back to the definition of health promotion that you have selected. Again, at a minimum, you should consider whether to prioritise policy change, health service improvement and health education and what to prioritise within these areas. Note that you should select actions that make sense in relation to your analysis of the factors influencing the issue. For example, if your analysis of the issue has shown that there is a very good policy environment but that health services are under-developed and human behaviours are contributing to the problem, then you will need to prioritise accordingly. Make sure that you consider core values, such as participation, empowerment, equity, sustainability, partnership (note, you do not have to consider them all, but should select what is appropriate to your chosen health issue), within health promotion when justifying your priorities. Make sure that you use relevant literature to support your discussion. This should include literature on health promotion and its core values (750 words).

Criteria Weighting
1 Factors influencing the health issue
Evidence of selecting an appropriate definition of health promotion and linking this to the factors influencing the health issue.
Evidence of understanding the impact of public policy, health services and human behaviours on the chosen health issue. 30%
2 Developing priorities for a health promotion programme
Evidence of the ability to appropriately prioritise actions within public policy, improvements in health services and health education. 20%
3 Understanding of the core values of health promotion
Evidence of understanding of the core values (such as participation, empowerment, equity, sustainability, partnership) that underpin health promotion and the ability to link them appropriately to the chosen health issue. 20%
4 Reading
Evidence of appropriate reading around the subject, including literature on the scope of health promotion, its core values, and, if available, literature referring to the health issue that you have chosen in its context 20%
5 Presentation
Language (spelling and grammar)
Structure (headings and sub-headings; link passages)
Tables and Figures
Referencing 10%

Part Two (1500 words):

Your manager has now asked you to prepare a document in which you explore in more detail one of two approaches to a health promotion programme. She intends to use this document to assess whether or not she will adopt a health promotion approach to this issue. Remember, you should choose an approach that fits properly with your analysis of the health issue from part one.

Either

(1) Develop a health education intervention for a named target group within your programme. First, specify what the aims of your intervention are. Then select and justify a health education method to achieve the aims. This could, for example, be mass media, peer education, community health clubs or drama etc. You can use any method of your choice, which is appropriate to your target group and aims. Make sure that you draw on relevant literature to justify your choice of method and how it will enable you to achieve your aims.

Briefly describe how you would develop, implement and evaluate your intervention. Ensure that you consider some of the core values of health promotion, such as participation, empowerment, equity, sustainability, partnership (note, you do not have to consider them all, but should select what is appropriate to your chosen health issue, target group and method), when designing your intervention.

OR

(2) You want to address one (or more) of your health promotion priorities from Part 1 through the use of a a?health promoting settingsa strategy. Specify what the aims of your settings programme are.
Select and justify one health promoting setting. Make sure you draw on relevant literature to justify your decision to use a settings approach and how it will enable you to achieve your aims.

Briefly describe how you would develop, implement and evaluate your strategy. Ensure that you consider some of the core values of health promotion such as participation, empowerment, equity, sustainability, partnership (note, you do not have to consider them all, but should select what is appropriate to your chosen health issue, target group and strategy), when designing your intervention.

Criteria Weighting
1 Aims
Evidence of setting feasible aims 10%
2 Selection and justification of method or setting
Evidence of selecting and justifying a method or a setting that is appropriate for achieving the specified aims. 10%
3 Programme Development, Implementation and Evaluation
Evidence of understanding of methods of developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion programmes. 30%
4 Core Values
Evidence that the student has considered the core values of health promotion (such as participation, empowerment, equity, sustainability, partnership), and the ability to link them appropriately to the chosen method or strategy and to planning, implementing and evaluating the programme. 20%
5 Reading
Evidence of appropriate reading around the subject, including literature relevant to the method or approach selected. 20%
6 Presentation
Language (spelling and grammar)
Structure (headings and sub-headings; link passages)
Tables and Figures
Referencing 10%