The Importance Of Environmental Health

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Brief description of the readings The first article focuses on a strategy of development of individual behaviour patterns and enactment of effective policies that aim at reducing environmental exposures and stressors that impact the health of a community negatively. The authors propose that the reduction of factors influence exposure to environmental health hazards can be effectively addressed through a change of behaviour of an individual or change of policies that aim at reducing the exposure to such hazards (Parker, Baldwin, Israel, & Salinas, 2004). The article presents health theories and models that guide individuals to lead healthy lives through the change of personal behaviour. It focuses on integration of the various models and theories …show more content…
The main focus is on the factors affecting social structures as well as physical environment that relate to community health. In conclusion, the authors recommend focusing further than environmental remediation approaches towards the promotion of environmental health, which are maintainable and are explicitly developed to minimize or eliminate environmental, social, and health disparities (Schulz & Northridge, …show more content…
This is addressed through ethnic change process where all the stakeholders have an opportunity to contribute to the health promotion efforts. Democratic governance also ensures equitability is achieved. Holistic health paradigm is another value that addresses the entire well-being of an individual from their physical, spiritual, social, and mental health as well as their general welfare. Salutogenic focus is a value that centres on developing factors that lead to happiness, good health, and a meaningful life. The system level evaluation values facilitate changes in the health policies and systems to empower the people further to gain more control of their health management and exposure to health risks. The community health care provision is also evidence based, timely, culturally efficient, and appropriate, and is offered by highly competent workforce who are valued, accountable, and

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