HA405 Unit 5 Discussion PU Global Healthcare Advocacy Plan

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I will be attaching my paper on the advocacy group but I need more detailed work and make it three pages in summary. Fine tuning in detail of how this group will be. Think of how this group will be in the future? Medical marjunia introduction to these population as well providing one to one client based, etc...

In this unit, you will communicate a healthcare advocacy plan. You will contact either a local healthcare agency (i.e., County Health Department, etc.) or healthcare facility (i.e., clinic, hospital, or nursing home) to research two to three healthcare issues affecting the local community.

Explain the issues facing your community, possible methods to alleviate the concern, and how you would ethically advocate for the respective population. You are required to research the specific issues presented with credible sources (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, Census Bureau, etc.). In a 3-page paper, present a healthcare advocacy plan that addresses your research findings. Provide a summary of your findings, including at least three (3) credible references to support your advocacy plan in APA format.


  • Research two to three healthcare issues affecting your local community.
  • Propose a healthcare advocacy plan that addresses your research findings.
  • Include three (3) academic references.

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Running head: ISSUES FACING THE POPULATION OF THE GENERAL COMMUNITY 1 Issues facing the population of the general community Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation ISSUES FACING THE POPULATION OF THE GENERAL COMMUNITY 2 Issues facing the population of the general community Every community or its patient population is faced with unique challenges which can require coming up with advocacy ideas in resolving the issues. The Health Department of Washington County, Hagerstown, Maryland, Waynesboro PA, was visited to inquire information regarding the issues that affect the population of the general community or the patient population. During this visit, two issues emerged; opioids and lack of knowledge among the senior citizens regarding the Medicare programs. These issues were found to affect the population of the general community significantly. Therefore, the County Department of Health has a crucial role to play in ensuring that appropriate measures are taken against the issues. Opioids are a class of drugs that are available both legally and illegally. The drug is legally prescribed in relieving pain while the illegal category of this drug includes and synthetic opioids like fentanyl. The illegal use of opioids has affected the population because of its addictive effect and increased dependency on their use. Even the prolonged use of opioids as pain relievers may lessen their use, making the pain to worsen. Continued use of the drugs makes the body to become dependent, where failure to use the drugs will cause withdrawal symptoms among users. A person becomes addicted and craves for their use, despite their implications on the user. Similarly, lack of knowledge by the senior citizens on the Medicare service hinders them from benefiting from the program. The government enacted the Medicare program to provide healthcare insurance to American citizens who are not younger than 65 years old. Lacking the relevant knowledge by the senior citizens denies them the opportunity to service or even use their Medicare services for their health needs. The County Department of Health undertakes advocacy measures to address these problems for the affected community. ISSUES FACING THE POPULATION OF THE GENERAL COMMUNITY The advocacy measure against opioids drugs should include setting up friendly knowledge center resources. These resources will be used to sensitize the community on the health consequences of the prolonged use of opioid drugs. The programs will also educate the community members already affected by the drugs on the most efficient ways of discontinuing their use and assist them with recovery from withdrawal symptoms. The elderly population should also be educated and sensitized on Medicare programs. The elderly citizens will be informed on the benefits of using the programs and how they can seek assistance in the event they encounter problems with the program. These measures will help in addressing the issues that are common with the population in the general community. References 3 ISSUES FACING THE POPULATION OF THE GENERAL COMMUNITY 4 Hibbard, J. H., Jewett, J. J., Engelmann, S., & Tusler, M. (2018). Can Medicare Beneficiaries Make Informed Choices? Older Americans face a bewildering array of options for health care coverage and have little understanding of their choices. Health Affairs, 17(6), 181193. Manchikanti, L., Manchukonda, R., Pampati, V., & Damron, K. S. (2015). Evaluation of abuse of prescription and illicit drugs in chronic pain patients receiving short-acting (hydrocodone) or long-acting (methadone) opioids. Pain Physician, 8(3), 257-261. ...
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Healthcare Advocacy Plan




Healthcare Advocacy Plan
Communities have been exposed to dangers without their knowledge on how to deal with
the challenges they are exposed to. Medical challenges are of great number whereby the society
is vulnerable of losing their family members if solutions are not provided. Cases of opioids and
lack of knowledge among the senior citizens regarding the Medicare programs have been a great
threat in United States of America for individuals have not yet being exposed to much
knowledge on the consequences accompanied by the above mentioned risks. Moreover, opioids
are painkillers that are used to relieve severe pain while Medicare programs are insurance covers
that are issued by American government to reduce bills for the elderly who are sixty five years
and above or those who are below sixty five years and are disabled.
Issue Description
Opioids are drugs that are used to relieve the body from severe pain and as well as
making someone to relax by deviating from all pressuring issues accumulated in their head
(Manchikanti et al, 2015). The importance of this drug is that, once used as it is prescribed by the
doctor; an individual...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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