Public health programs: Implementing them
The 10 leading causes of death in the United States are: cancer, heart disease, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD), stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), influenza/pneumonia, suicide and kidney disease.
My research is focused on cancer. The cancer group is made up of diseases which involve an abnormal growth of cells and have the ability to spread or invade other areas of the body. Lung cancer, colorectal carcinoma, breast cancer and prostrate cancer are the most common.
Proposal of Public Health Program I would like to propose a public program aimed at increasing awareness and early detection for cancers within my community. This program will focus on educating people about the risk factors that can lead to certain cancers like smoking or obesity, encouraging them to have regular screenings for medical conditions and providing affordable treatments. It will also raise awareness of available services and emphasize healthy lifestyles through programs such as nutrition counseling and physical exercise.
Evaluation of Program I intend to conduct surveys in my community both before and after the implementation of this program. It will enable me to compare how many people were aware of different risks for cancer before and after the program. I’ll also assess if there is an increase in the number of screenings performed by those who participated in the program.
The evaluation design will ensure that accurate results are obtained from the surveys. Both qualitative and quantitative data from participants will be collected for several months, or even years, depending on available resources. For qualitative data collection methods like interviews , focus groups , questionnaires , etc will be used . To collect quantitative data, methods such as regressions analysis and correlation studies will be used.
Data Collection & Methodology: To evaluate my proposed public health program I plan on collecting data using both primary sources (interviews with participants) as well as secondary sources (existing databases). Social networks and other digital outlets can also be used to help me reach more people while saving money compared with the traditional methods of conducting interviews face-to-face or mailing surveys.
Conclusions & Justifications: Finally based on all relevant information obtained through primary & secondary sourced data collection techniques along with evaluation designs formulated prior conclusions could then be drawn regarding impact o fthe proposed public health point & interventions implemented can justified effectively against collected evidence