Andrew Tannahill's Model Of Health Promotion

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Health Promotion Theory in Nursing Christopher Gonzales Samuel Merritt University The concept of health promotion is a key focus in today’s healthcare. It is utilized and supported by many pertinent organizations. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions” (2014). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) utilizes health promotion to address the risk factors that cause diseases. Such risk factors include tobacco use, obesity, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and alcohol abuse (2014). Healthy People 2020 supports many health promotion and disease prevention initiatives developed by the government (2014). Their vision is a society in which all people live long, healthy lives (2014). In addition, the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) responded to the need for health promotion by emphasizing disease prevention. Title IV of the ACA, Preventing of Chronic Diseases and Improving…show more content…
Developed in the 1980s, this model continues to provide value to our healthcare system (Tannahill, 2008). The model identifies the areas of prevention, health education, and health protection, as important areas of focus. Prevention refers to the initial occurrence of disease, the progression, and subsequent outcome. Health education is conveying knowledge, beliefs and attitudes to the individual as well as the community to enhance the well-being of the public. Health protection refers to developing policies and codes with the goal of preserving well-being. One example would be preventing smoking in certain public areas. This can also involve implementation of legislation (Downie,

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