Personal Health Promotion
State by-state Listing of How Data Are Used
According to the data collected by the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS), the state of Georgia applies the information acquired for the following purposes; Collection of baseline information on the prevalence of disease and screening in support of the state’s osteoporosis prevention initiative (CDC, 2016). Reporting the physical activity levels in all the 159 Georgia counties, and estimating the burden of inactive and irregularly active lifestyles that affect death and hospitalization levels; and the cost of care in relation to the medical conditions (CDC, 2016). The information provides a scientific baseline for the collaboration between the public and private care providers in reducing cancer related deaths and illnesses through; improved screening, detection, and behavioral change (CDC, 2016). The data enables data collection on behavioral risk factors in various health districts within the state. It has enabled the address of public health burden from arthritis, creation of disease awareness, and the comparison in quality of life for people with and without arthritis in relation to health status, employment, weight, and inactivity.
Three areas of focus:
The three main areas of focus of health in Georgia include; access to healthcare, maternal and childhood healthcare, and chronic disease prevention. The public health department has been able to address the issues through the implementation of the state health improvement plan. One area addressed was health disparity and equity. Some of the strategies applied included; improving access to marginalized communities such as the low income children, African-American women, and white males living in rural communities (Antia et al., 2020). Improvement of state and local policies has also significantly improved. New legislative actions have been implemented over a period of time covering areas of health concern such as; the Diabetes Action Plan, tobacco-free policy for all campuses that was adapted in 2014, the state funded Medicaid program, and improvement on models for payment reforms (Antia et al., 2020). According to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), health for the school going children would become relatively improved through enabling daily access to a registered professional school nurse.
Antia, N., Tabidze, D., & Gabunia, L. (2020). Health Promotion Strategies in Georgia. European Journal of Public Health, 30(Supplement_5), ckaa166-391.
CDC – BRFSS – State-by-State Listing of How Data Are Used. (2016, August 31). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/state_info/brfss_use_examples.htm
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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (Links to an external site.) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. For this discussion:
Access the Centers for Disease Control.
Access the State by-state Listing of How Data Are Used (Links to an external site.)tab.
Locate your state and identify the behavioral risk factor surveillance systems data specific to your state.
List three areas of focus for your state and identify what has been accomplished.
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