142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Utilizing the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model and Healthy People 2020 in the development of an asthma health promotion program

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the United States, and a leading cause of absenteeism from school.  Higher rates of asthma are especially prevalent among children, women, African Americans, Puerto Ricans, people living in the Northeast United States and people living below the Federal poverty level. Educating today’s youth about the significance of managing asthma may help to improve quality of life and encourage healthier lifestyles.  A health promotion program, established at a local charter school in Philadelphia, PA 19104, is developed utilizing guidelines from Healthy People 2020.  This is a predominantly African American school in a predominantly African American neighborhood.  Most of the students that attend this school live in low-income housing, and are the product of young, non-married family households.  There is a need within this community to develop a health promotion program geared towards asthma.  The need for a thorough community assessment model is essential when developing a health promotion program.  The PRECEDE-PROCEED Model (PPM) is used as the framework and basis for developing this program.  This program is aimed at the parents, teachers, students, coaches, and school administrators within this local charter school.  This program’s implementation and details will be provided through this presentation.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Assess the health needs of an under served population and its access to resources available to improving quality of life. Demonstrate the utilization of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model as the framework and guidelines for developing a health promotion program.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I completed this initiative as part of my graduate student capstone project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.