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Nt1310 Unit 1

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There are many key factors to understanding prevention such as identifying the disease, monitoring the prevalence of a disease, and developing new drug's or vaccine's for that disease. In unit 3, we learn about primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention as the new healthcare model. "Primary prevention means averting the occurrence of the disease" (Williams & Torrens, 2008, pp. 143). The primary prevention is meant to be the first line of defense against any disease. They want to eradicate the disease before it even appears in primary prevention. "Secondary prevention is a means to halt the progression of the disease before it becomes serve" (Williams & Torrens, 2008, pp. 143). In secondary prevention, the disease has…show more content…
Over the year's, our health organization's have grown to better serve our communities globally through CDC. "CDC has 23 programs designated as WHO global collaborating centers, providing our expertise and capabilities to protect Americans at home from threats abroad" (CDC, 2016). CDC continues to change their strategies against disease prevention to try to eradicate all diseases. "Many deaths in the United States are attributable to lifestyle and personal actions on the part of individuals, such as tobacco use, improper diet and activity patterns, overuse of alcohol and firearms, unsafe sexual behavior, and vehicular accidents while under the influence of alcohol" (Williams & Torrens, 2008, pp. 154). Most diseases are contributed to bad lifestyle choices, genetic's and also poor health insurance policies."Many of the health insurance plans issued at the present time do not include reimbursement for health promotion and disease prevention, and as a result, individuals who may actually have health insurance coverage of a general nature are not covered for health promotion and disease prevention services" (William & Torrens, 2008, pp.
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