Teaching Experience Paper Module 5 Assignment
Chantarakhan Patnakha Neal
Grand Canyon University:
NRS-427V | Concepts in Community and Public Health
February 23, 2014
Summary of Teaching Plan
The primary prevention and health promotion for cardiovascular disease or heart disease are necessary for the Isabella County, Michigan because of the high rate of this disease. Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart, and the blood vessels including arteries, capillaries, and veins. Cardiovascular disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and ...view middle of the document...
The role play for measuring blood pressure with each other at the second session of the presentation was the most fascinating part. The group seemed extremely attentive and focused; and about 90 percent were able to verify systolic/diastolic within normal limit correctly. A couple said it was the first time for them to have a chance to check their blood pressure because they normally will have it done at the annual physical check up. When it comes to the diet, they all did well on a simple survey “ Yes/No” questions about diet for cardiovascular disease, 15 percent still preferred to consume unhealthy foods because most of the healthy foods do not taste good.
Epidemiological Rationale for the Topic
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Michigan. In 2006, CVD was responsible for 36.1 percent of Michigan deaths; of that, 78 percent were due to heart disease and 15.3 percent were caused by stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third causes of death in Michigan, with cancer the second leading cause of death. Michigan death rate from heart disease for the nation is 190/100,000, in Michigan 221/100,000, and in the Isabella County 215/100,000 (CDC, 2010). Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. Diseases of the heart include coronary heart disease, heart failure, sudden cardiac death and hypertensive heart disease, whereas stroke, atherosclerosis and hypertension are diseases of the blood vessels (Healthy People 2020).
The program “Together We Can” initiative in 2010 was to improve the quality of health of more than 196,000 people within its health district which includes the central Michigan counties of Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon (MDCH, 2008).
Cardiovascular disease is widespread, with one in three Americans reporting that they have one or more types of the disease. In 2008, cardiovascular disease would cost the United States an estimated $448.5 billion due to health expenditures and lost productivity from morbidity and mortality. Monitoring the burden of heart disease and stroke is crucial to address this problem. Local public health also focuses on promoting health and preventing disease. They provide health information and often serve the most vulnerable populations. They continue to be strong partners in applying service to practice, policy and environmental changes to enhance healthy lifestyle options. Many local health departments perform community assessments to identify priority health issues that drive local program interventions (MDCH, 2008).
Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) is a cardiovascular disease risk factor screening program funded by Center for Disease Control (CDC). The WISEWOMAN program provides women with knowledge, skills and opportunities to improve diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle behaviors to prevent, delay and control...