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Concepts of Population Health, Primary Health Care and Health Promotion
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Due to the prevalent situation around the Alberta rural area, I have decided to develop a proposal in order to help address the issue of poverty and health of the community. As a community nurse in the region, I closely monitored the health and poverty situation of the community members, and it is inferentially deteriorating.
The rate of unemployment has shot over 20% and theft incidences in the grocery store have markedly increased in the past year. As a community nurse, I also noted multiple signs of anemia, fatigue, and a high level of susceptibility to respiratory infections among members of families of various ages. Smoking is also prevalent in this community, which requires an urgent intervention. There are also concerns about diet adequacy and insufficient funding from the Social Services unable to meet their basic food needs. This requires sensitization and financial support to be accorded to the community. It is also certain that due to the distant urban center where large stores are located, the families cannot make it there to do their shopping and end up purchasing food items in the local stores where food prices are significantly higher. However, such families have accumulated huge debts in those stores and the owners, though sympathetic, cannot extend their customer’s credit lines. The community has also grown pessimistic about both the economic and unemployment situation in the community; however, some parents are still expecting things to turn around. ...
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