The health condition of a person is a critical element that is often characterized by several challenges that must be overcome to live a vibrant life. Many of the diseases people suffer from are sometimes a calamity of their creation thus, can be avoided. Mostly, the greatest contributor to the undesired health status is behavior. Behavior defines lifestyles and social relationships which in turn determine whether an individual remains safe from communicable diseases and other dangerous diseases in the community (Jonnes, 2010).
Discussion 1- The use of social networking can also be employed as an intervention strategy to help reach those who spend much of their time on social networks. Such networks like Facebook and Twitter can form an excellent platform to create awareness of the dangers of whooping cough and potential remedies to the disease. Print media like newspapers and magazines will be used to sensitize the community on healthy living and ways of avoiding whooping cough (Michael, 2009).
Discussion 2- The scarcity and ignorance about asthma act as a serious impediment to effectuating the necessary changes to ensure the community is well informed of what causes asthma and behavioral changes that can be observed to ensure an asthma free community (Riley, 2015). It may necessitate the intervention of the local government planners to restructure the housing situation to ensure every part of the community is easily accessible to the program implementers.
Discussion 3- Social Network Theory offers an intuitive approach to social affairs since the theory fronts the idea of existence that is clustered around social networks whose behavior influences the endeavors in their spheres of influence. The social classes in the community will be handled in separate programs to incorporate all social networks in the community such ego-centric, socio-centric, and open system networks (Lieberman, 2009).
Discussion 4- Since communication is aimed at conveying information to the right and largest possible audience, banners and posters were additionally used to convey the message of good lifestyle that guarantees a healthy living. As an additional intervention strategy, health magazines were distributed to the community to pass the message of the lifestyle change for a longer life (Thackeray et al, 2013).
Discussion 5- Health Promotion Program requires a robust understanding of the population in question before rolling out the program. It is thus important to make the right choice of undertakings to ensure the desired results are achieved at the end of the program. It is only possible when a clear understanding of the social theories is brought into perspective and properly understood (Mckenzie et al. 2008).
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