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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153721
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Habi-Health: A Prototype for Community Wellness
Abstract:
Habi-Health: A Prototype for Community Wellness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Brunk, Quincealea A., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Valdosta State University
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: During the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter Work Project blitz build in June 2003, several individuals noted the dramatic need for some type of health programs in the neighborhood. Extrapolating from these comments, faculty from the College of Nursing at Valdosta State University, the executive director of Partnership for Health, and the director of the local Habitat for Humanity office met during the early fall to lay the foundation for a collaborative project in this new community. Sample/Variables/Methods: This prototype intervention project is being offered to the 120 residents of the new Habitat neighborhood. Predominantly African-American, this population is generally disadvantaged and many are uninsured or significantly underinsured, with health screenings and health promotion activities presenting as low priorities within the group. Findings: Preliminary health risk assessment data obtained from the JCWP neighborhood indicate that cancer risk is 100% for this group; better nutrition and improved fitness were basic health needs for 92% of the sample. Weight management was recommended for 85% of the sample and coronary risk reduction accounted for 54% of the number participating. These data reflect modifiable factors that can be addressed through health promotion/disease prevention programs. Conclusions/Implications: While conclusions cannot be widely generalized, the outcomes of this project suggest that the collection of specific data for discrete neighborhoods allows “individualized” programs to be developed. Neighborhood residents benefit through developing healthier lifestyle patterns; student participants hone their health education and health promotion skills, while expanding their vision of the world and opportunities for nursing practice. The successful completion of the goals and objectives of this project provide the basis for a true community based effort to improve health status, forestall acute health problems through health promotion, and realistically combat chronic disease in our community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHabi-Health: A Prototype for Community Wellnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153721-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Habi-Health: A Prototype for Community Wellness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brunk, Quincealea A., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valdosta State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">qbrunk@valdosta.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: During the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter Work Project blitz build in June 2003, several individuals noted the dramatic need for some type of health programs in the neighborhood. Extrapolating from these comments, faculty from the College of Nursing at Valdosta State University, the executive director of Partnership for Health, and the director of the local Habitat for Humanity office met during the early fall to lay the foundation for a collaborative project in this new community. Sample/Variables/Methods: This prototype intervention project is being offered to the 120 residents of the new Habitat neighborhood. Predominantly African-American, this population is generally disadvantaged and many are uninsured or significantly underinsured, with health screenings and health promotion activities presenting as low priorities within the group. Findings: Preliminary health risk assessment data obtained from the JCWP neighborhood indicate that cancer risk is 100% for this group; better nutrition and improved fitness were basic health needs for 92% of the sample. Weight management was recommended for 85% of the sample and coronary risk reduction accounted for 54% of the number participating. These data reflect modifiable factors that can be addressed through health promotion/disease prevention programs. Conclusions/Implications: While conclusions cannot be widely generalized, the outcomes of this project suggest that the collection of specific data for discrete neighborhoods allows &ldquo;individualized&rdquo; programs to be developed. Neighborhood residents benefit through developing healthier lifestyle patterns; student participants hone their health education and health promotion skills, while expanding their vision of the world and opportunities for nursing practice. The successful completion of the goals and objectives of this project provide the basis for a true community based effort to improve health status, forestall acute health problems through health promotion, and realistically combat chronic disease in our community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:28:08Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:28:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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