A next generation assets-based public health intervention development model: the public as innovators

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Please add to the discussion in your peer responses with informative responses, instead of posts similar to “great idea! I really agree with you.”

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POST 1 (Kristen)

The asset-based approach helps identify factors that need improvement to support quality of health. “An asset-based approach is a process of exploring and responding to the needs and strengths of a population or group” (Pearson, n.d.). The participation of the community is significant to help identify improvements needed and also the strengths already achieved. A popular example of how positive resources available to individuals enables them to have more control is many people in a certain community do not seek health treatment such as annual visits  so many of their health issues go unnoticed but, our local hospital offers free health screening twice a year to try to get people to come out and have test complete such as having their blood pressure taken in hopes to bring awareness to the importance of having annual visits with  a primary doctor.

One implication for nursing practice is being cultural component. It is important to provide every patient with quality care but, it is also important to “embrace the differences of each patient and effectively combine knowledge of their cultural background and respectful behavior” (Pearson, n.d.). Another implication is religion/ beliefs. We must try to avoid treatment plans that may cause conflict with a patient’s religious beliefs. It is important as a nurse to know certain health practices that people a certain religions practice to have successful plan of care.

Reference:

Pearson. (n.d.). TOPIC 01: The Asset Based Approach. Retrieved January 13, 2020, from https://media.pearsoncmg.com/pls/us/edaff/1323455930/nur370_lps/nur370_cdn_06_01_01.html.

 

Pearson. (n.d.). TOPIC 03: Race and Ethnicity Characteristics. Retrieved January 13, 2020, from https://media.pearsoncmg.com/pls/us/edaff/1323455930/nur370_lps/nur370_cdn_06_03_03.html

 

POST 2 (Judy)

An asset-based approach to health improvement refers to attempts to improve the quality of life and the health of a community by focusing on the skills and the “assets” of the individuals in that community, rather than focusing on the deficits (von Hippel, 2018, p. 1).  One example of how an asset-based approach can assist in health improvement is the use of mobile health units.  Every several months in my community, for example, there is a mobile health unit that spends an entire day providing free health exams to anyone in the community that wishes to receive it.  This encourages the individual, and community alike, to receive care they would normally decline due to cost or inconvenience. There is no appointment needed to participate in this program. The truck is stationed in the community for a good portion of the day, allowing patients to freely utilize the services at their leisure. Access to these services allow for better health outcomes, such as a decrease in spreading diseases, infection, and eventually lower costs of healthcare overall.

To be successful in this approach, nurses must consider the culture and skill sets the community contains and tailor the goals and interventions to fit that community. For example, a nurse recognizes the prevalence of diabetes in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood. The nurse is planning a wellness event using the asset of the community’s local church to educate the population on better food choices and healthier lifestyle. He/she must consider the language, food preferences and overall culture of the community and ensure that the event adapts to those needs.  It can seem like a struggle, but when all things are considered, there can be tremendous outcomes.

 

Reference:

von Hippel, C. (2018). A next generation assets-based public health intervention development model: the public as innovators. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131659/

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