Prevention Essays

Global Hiv Prevention

HIV has moved from being an ordinary disease to a pandemic that is affecting people world wide. Strategies have been developed and are still being formulated on the way forward to combat this menace and preventing further spread of the disease. Unfortunately Africa is the hardest hit producing the first twenty countries with the highest prevalence rates. More than 60% of the adult population is living positively with the virus. In the US the story is different with decline of…

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Pollution Prevention

In the article written by Chris Wiant entitled “What is the P2 trend all about, and how are environmental health professionals involved? ,” discussed the history, objectives and significance of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pollution prevention (P2) program to the environment and public health. In the early 70s, there was already a conscious effort in protecting the nation’s vital natural resources which was pioneered by Congress. But EPA wanted to expand their strategy in environmental protection which resulted…

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Health Promotion

The World Health Organization delineated health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1946). Scientists define health promotion as the course of action taken to facilitate people to have power over and to enhance their health generally. To carry on and augment wellbeing some practices such as restraining from smoking, exercising at least three times a week to sustain fitness, reducing contact to radiation and toxic components,…

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Fire Prevention and the Federal Government

Many government agencies make fire prevention as part of their mission. America has the highest fire death rate is the highest in the world. Fires kill 3,700 and injure over 20,000 people each year. Property loss is about $11 billion per year. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has helped to reduce fire deaths by half. They have contributed to fire prevention and suppression more than any other government agency. In 1974, Congress established the United States Fire Administration ….

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Removal and Prevention of Invasive Plants in Multnomah County

Oregon’s natural, agricultural and horticultural environments are threatened by undesirable, non-native species. Invasive species are a particularly dangerous type of pollution, biological pollution. Once established in new environments, invasive species crowd out native plants and animals. It is clear that Oregonians already spend millions of dollars annually on controlling invasive species and lose even more millions to lost productivity from damaged habitats. Simple steps involving prevention and removal of these invasive species will benefit all Oregonians. (How will they benefit…

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Health Promotion in Nursing Practice

Health promotion is defined by the world health organization as the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. The purpose of health promotion is to empower people to improve their health and delay disease, disability, and death. The nurses plays an important role in health-promoting activities which include educating people in making important life changing decision such…

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