Evaluation of Community-Based Program on Health Indicators in Food Insecure Population

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621461
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
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Title:
Evaluation of Community-Based Program on Health Indicators in Food Insecure Population
Author(s):
Wilkinson, Mark
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Mark Wilkinson, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: I have worked as an RN for 15 years in community health nursing. I worked as a volunteer coordinator for 6 years for HOPE worldwide in San Diego, California working with the homeless population and across the border in Tijuana, Mexico with orphanages. For the past 3 years I have been a professor teaching community health in the undergraduate program at Lubbock Christian University. Author Summary: Mark Wilkinson has a passion for helping the underserved population. He has served in the community for over 15 years as a community health nurse, For the last two years he has directed a health screening and health promotion clinic in partnership with the Dream Center of Lubbock and the South Plains food bank.
Abstract:

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to improve the health outcomes of a food insecure population through health interventions of health screenings, health education, dietary education, and increased physical activity.

Methods: The intervention of health screenings of weight, BMI, dyastolic/systolic blood pressure, and blood glucose readings in conjuction with health education and increased physical activity will be initiated within a food insecure population.

Results: The research is ongoing.

Conclusion: The research is ongoing

The evaluation of a community based program on health indicators in a food insecure population

Food insecurity is defined as not having enough quantity or quality of food for all household members to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity is a risk factor for diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. 1in 6 Americans are food insecure. Hispanic and African American poverty stricken adults are at a greater risk than non-Hispanic Whites. Food banks and pantries that were intended to be a temporary resource have become the primary food source for many in poverty. Food from food banks is often high in carbohydrates, salts, and processed foods. There is a need to address the health disparities in food insecure adults. Feeding America is a program initiated for food banks to address the health disparities of the people they serve. The Action family program is a community based effort to meet the need of food bank dependent population. Research has shown Community and faith-based programs aimed at increasing physical activity, screenings for health risks, and health education can have positive results in reducing the health disparities of the food insecure population. Pender's health promotion model (HPM) can be used to empower this population to make healthy lifetyle changes. HPM is rooted in the expectancy value theory that presents the idea that individuals engage or participate in activities to achieve goals they believe to be possible.

Keywords:
community based; Diabetes; food insecurity
Repository Posting Date:
8-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
8-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST450
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleEvaluation of Community-Based Program on Health Indicators in Food Insecure Populationen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Marken
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsMark Wilkinson, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: I have worked as an RN for 15 years in community health nursing. I worked as a volunteer coordinator for 6 years for HOPE worldwide in San Diego, California working with the homeless population and across the border in Tijuana, Mexico with orphanages. For the past 3 years I have been a professor teaching community health in the undergraduate program at Lubbock Christian University. Author Summary: Mark Wilkinson has a passion for helping the underserved population. He has served in the community for over 15 years as a community health nurse, For the last two years he has directed a health screening and health promotion clinic in partnership with the Dream Center of Lubbock and the South Plains food bank.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621461-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span>The purpose of this project is to improve the health outcomes of a food insecure population through health interventions of health screenings, health education, dietary education, and increased physical activity.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>The intervention of health screenings of weight, BMI, dyastolic/systolic blood pressure, and blood glucose readings in conjuction with health education and increased physical activity will be initiated within a food insecure population.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The research is ongoing.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The research is ongoing</p> <p>The evaluation of a community based program on health indicators in a food insecure population</p> <p>Food insecurity is defined as not having enough quantity or quality of food for all household members to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity is a risk factor for diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. 1in 6 Americans are food insecure. Hispanic and African American poverty stricken adults are at a greater risk than non-Hispanic Whites. Food banks and pantries that were intended to be a temporary resource have become the primary food source for many in poverty. Food from food banks is often high in carbohydrates, salts, and processed foods. There is a need to address the health disparities in food insecure adults. Feeding America is a program initiated for food banks to address the health disparities of the people they serve. The Action family program is a community based effort to meet the need of food bank dependent population. Research has shown Community and faith-based programs aimed at increasing physical activity, screenings for health risks, and health education can have positive results in reducing the health disparities of the food insecure population. Pender's health promotion model (HPM) can be used to empower this population to make healthy lifetyle changes. HPM is rooted in the expectancy value theory that presents the idea that individuals engage or participate in activities to achieve goals they believe to be possible.</p>en
dc.subjectcommunity baseden
dc.subjectDiabetesen
dc.subjectfood insecurityen
dc.date.available2017-06-08T13:23:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-08-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T13:23:43Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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