What Are The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Healthy Health

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Strengths and Weakness
I am using the Mobilize, Analyze, Assess, Plan, Implement and Tract (MAPIT) intervention tool from Healthy People 2020 (People, 2014). I am analyzing and describe the strengths and weakness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) in adults living in Baker County Florida. Baker County ranks second in the state of Florida for COPD death rates (Cox, 2015). Baker County is in a rural area and there are not enough health care providers or services for this community. The majority of emergencies that occur in Baker County, approximately 97% have to go to another county for medical care. Baker County is the only Northeast Florida County the federal government has designated as medically underserved (Cox, 2015).
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In Baker County there is a high rate of smoking at 28% and high rate of obesity at 35% (Health F. D., 2012). The air pollutions ozone days is zero, with daily fine particulate matter @ 9.4% and limited healthy food is only 13% (Health F. D., 2012).
In this county, there is an 11.9% of families living below the poverty level. These families cannot afford health insurance or access to the health care facilities that are in the surrounding towns, due to lack of transportation or funds. There is only one small hospital in the community, the local health department sees many patients due to their lack of insurance.
The family lives in a small community on the riverfront on several acres of land. They have their own well and septic tank, they do not receive city water. The county health department came in and tested the water content for safety, prior to the family moving into their home. The water is received from their own well and they have an additional water softener added to the home. The home is well insulated, has central heat and air
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Baker County has come up with a community health improvement plan to address the issues. The plan includes three major steps one; prevent chronic diseases, two; protect people and places and three; promote health and prosperity. The health department has set up many programs to help with this plan. The department has set up educational and awareness classes, mental health services’ substance abused, fitness, nutrition and smoking cessation classes. The county has set up tobacco free spaces, green spaces, water testing, health literacy, emergency preparedness scenarios and injury and accident education. Lastly, they are promoting farmers markets, gardens, easier access to healthcare and many service projects for the community (Health D. o.,

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