Thursday, January 9, 2020

Health Promotion Program Proposal On Lyme Disease Prevention

Health Promotion Program Proposal on Lyme disease Prevention My health promotion program will focus on Lyme disease. My state-Maryland is number one in the list of top ten states for Lyme disease in United States. According to Physicians Now (2016), Although there were fewer cases of Lyme disease reported in 2012 than in previous years, the illness is still more common in Maryland than in many other states. There were 1,113 confirmed cases and 538 suspected cases in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of one of several types of ticks. Borrelia burgdorferi (B burgdorferi) is the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. UMMC (2016) asserted that†¦show more content†¦According to EPA (2011), In order to garner support for local community IPM efforts and to promote prevention, communication and outreach with local citizens is imperative. People are less likely to be interested in preventive measures if they have limited understanding of the problem and risk involved. One question concerning communication and outreach in communities, posed by Karl Malamud-Roam, is who should educate whom? Against this backdrop, program stakeholders were identified by considering group that will be willing to learn, comprehend, and pass on the information on Lyme disease to the grass root level. Also considered are the issues of who is at risk, and community involvement. So stakeholders include Maryland Department of Health, K-8 schoo l children, school teachers, parents, and local community groups. On collaboration strategies, the local health department will provide the school teachers with all the information they need to educate the K-8 school children on Lyme disease prevention. The parents when the children go home will help them get acquainted with the

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