Unit 3 Health Notes Essay

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NHPA | Summary | Why selected (all selected for similar reasons; finical impact on health care system) | Determinants as risk factors | Health promotion Program | CardiovascularHealth | Refers to maintaining healthy functioning of the heart and blood vessels. CVD encompasses all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels (including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease) caused mainly by blood supply to the heart, brain and legs. | -To improve cardiovascular health by reducing CVD.-CVD is leading cause of premature death and second leading cause of burden of disease.- CVD is also largely preventable and places a large economic burden on the health care system. | 1. biological: cholesterol levels, …show more content…
They do this by advising to swap big for small portion sizes, fried for fresh (nutritional quality), sitting for moving (physical activity). | Cancer control | Cancer control is about attempting to control or stop the growth of a group of diseases in which the cells become defective and behave abnormally. Eight priority cancers have been identified; lung cancer, melanoma, non-melanocytic skin cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, non-hodgkins lymphoma, cervical and breast cancer. | - Because it’s the leading cause of disease burden in Australia- Because of the potential for the prevention of many cases of cancer.- Due to the large economic burden it places on the health care system. | - Biological: sex and genetics- Behavioural: diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity and sun exposure-Social: occupation- Physical environment: pollution, geographic location | National bowel cancer screening program medicare Australia and the department of health and ageing are working together to implement this program. Currently 40% of bowel cancers in Australia are detected early. Bowel cancer screening involves testing for bowel cancer in people who do not have obvious symptoms of the disease. The goals for this program are to reduce incidence and mortality rate

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