There are several ways in promoting the positive behaviors. One should have a solid ground of the support team that can guide them all throughout such as families, friends, and social groups. Aside from those, these healthcare programs such as Every Woman Matters Program, Black Corals' Project, and National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program are also great help, to promote the positive behavior. Since, they are most expose to cancer incidence, so they come up with different techniques to motivate an individual. Providing supports that can certainly affect the behavior such as self-efficacy, social support, and problem-solving. But before anything else, the intervention of these institutions in the community are somewhat foreign in themselves. Therefore, not all health programs are effective in promoting good concepts.
The common of these three programs is the eagerness to promote total health awareness in the community. They give supports by supplying health facilities, examinations, and various screening tests to communities that they are connected. Featuring the free of charge services and reduced option payment that one can benefit. They also provide free education, counseling, and other precautions for prevention. So the reason for the study is to evaluate the valuable characteristics of healthcare programs that made them succesful. What style of strategies they applied to become effective and efficient. Third is the kind of services they are willing to offered to a certain individual. Lastly, is to emphasize the reason of ineffectiveness of a particular health program.
The “Every Woman Matters Program (EWM)” is one of the most popular healthcare programs in Nebraska. Generally, the strategies are based on the GAPS method. They set goals to seven different communities they are connected. Mainly the goals are related to care accessibility in the form of charts. They make sure that the patient has access to any branches that lead the program; however, it is used for timely record. Apart from that, they also pre-qualified the candidates for cancer screening, so everyone will be catered accordingly. After setting all goals, they set plan to deploy their services to the community. Out from the results, they are able to analyze the need and efficiency of their services. They are also able to evaluate the feedbacks and results of each community (Backer, Geske, McIlvain, Dodendorf, & Minier, 2005).
Based on the result, they find out that the services they offered are very useful and in demand. However, there are certain circumstances that affect the quality of the services they are rendered. In Practice, # 2, the goals are not met because no one takes responsibility to initiate “public awareness” and the approval of paper works is too slow, so it’s difficult to step up. While, in practice, # 1, the goals are all accomplished despite the lack of leadership physicians that guide the staff.
Third is in practice # 3, which involves in a high volume establishment. The results are impeccable. However, the divisions of work are not equally divided, so goal #3 was not accomplished and so as practice # 4 to down #7. The overall impact of the practice-based program in the community is not successful because they are not able to disseminate the risk awareness. Although, it shows they promote positive behavior by looking at the results of screening tests and examinations (Backer, Geske, McIlvain, Dodendorf, & Minier, 2005).
On the other hand, there are cancer advocacies that are successful in disseminating the risk awareness. These are the Black Corals project and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program or NBCCEDP. The two health care prevention programs have similar goals, but different approach applied. First is the Black Corals project. They are mainly focused on the cervical and breast cancer screenings in the rural part of South Carolina. They cater the “many African American women” that don’t have access to healthcare services. In order, to reach them out, the project has to collaborate to clinics, so they organize the task force concept. This is to intervene the community and at the same hand to disseminate the awareness. This is also used to collect feedbacks from the community. The results of screenings, examinations, and other tests are significantly high. Therefore, the Black Corals project is successful in meeting the goals. They give hope, support and help to the community. In that way, their positive outlook in life are change (Pinckey, 2012).
Second is the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program or NBCCEDP. This is a renown program that focus on a variety of cancer prevention. They are connected to almost 50 states in Columbia, five U.S. states, and other tribal communities. The reason for them to extend widely is the used of population approach. They set strict guidelines to meet the goals and competitive team supports around them. Apart from those, the easy accessibility of vast health services they offered and the promptness of taking action on feedbacks. They have organized departments and knowledgeable teams with equal divisions of work. The NBCCED program is successful because they set the plan carefully, strictly meet the goals; and the consistency pace of the services they offered to the community. Therefore, there are many people that are enlightened to have a positive outlook in life (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013).
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