primary prevention and wellness program

The topic must be about opioid addiction. Design a primary prevention and wellness program for use in primary or mental health care with a specific population and write a paper that addresses the points below. Choose a wellness program topic by reviewing health data (e.g., review city, county, or state health data to determine health condition rates) or thinking about your professional interests(e.g., imagine whatmight benefit your future client/patient base) Common wellness programs include but are not limited to: stress reduction, weight loss, smoking cessation, health risk assessment (specific or general), health screenings (specific or general), exercise programs and activities, nutrition education, vaccination clinics, and risk reduction for specific health conditions. For this assignment, consider the population to be a group of people (i.e., Hispanic women) within an agency (i.e., clinic) within a community (i.e., state, county, town). For example, a nurse practitioner in a Wyoming town with a high percentage of Hispanic women with cardiovascular disease might create a group program that assists participants with risk reduction.Review the course schedule,textbooks/articles,or contact the instructor for wellness program or population ideas.Course content should be reflected in all aspects of the plan. Consider how the development of your wellness program can be informed by: epidemiologic principles, population health, health disparities, vulnerable populations, social determinants of health, role of lifestyle and behavior change activities, relationship between lifestyle and behavior change activities and health problems, and issues related to adherence. Therefore, use course concepts and professional sources to justify and support your choices. 1. Program goals and objectives. Creating goals and objectives are important for translating a wellness program idea into specific, measureable tasks and targets. Program goals are statements of broad, long-term accomplishments expected from the program related to a health topic or condition. Each goal should have one or more objectives to ensure that the goal will be successfully accomplished. Objectives should be clear, time-limited and stated in such a way that it is easy to determine whether they have been achieved. Describe the wellness program goals and objectives. 2. Program development. The wellness program design should be based on the goals and objectives. Describe the structure of the wellness program in enough detail so that you or another professional can conduct the program in the future. Use sources to support program activities and details (some program details may not be known but you can discuss ideas and possibilities). One approach to this section might include creating an outline and order of topics and activities, then adding the details. Another approach might include basing your program on a similar/relevant program or intervention found in the literature. Consider the following: a) Who is the population? State the population group for the wellness program. The population group can be broad or very specific. Determine how to recruit or refer participants for the program. Determine if the program will be conducted in an individual or group setting. b) What and how will participants learn? State the wellness program type (i.e., handouts, video, posters, group, class, event, etc.). Provide details about the topics, techniques, and/or activities. If applicable: determine the order in which topics, techniques, and activities will occur; determine potential community resources, collaborators, and/or referral sources; determine health education and teaching methods (i.e., handouts, lecture, role play, expert panel, small group activities, experiential exercises, guest speaker, etc.). Be sure the program activities are connected to the goals and objectives. c) When and how will the program be delivered? State the wellness program delivery method. Determine the length and time frame of the program (perhaps even the time spent on each topic, technique, and/or activity). Provide details about the potential location of the program; determine if physical space, online, virtual, etc. 3. Program evaluation. Evaluating effectiveness is important for sustaining or revising the wellness program. Programs should have established metrics and baselines before the program begins (i.e., measure participation rates, program completion rates, reduction in health care costs, percentage of participants who quit smoking or lost weight). Describe your approach to program evaluation. Be sure the evaluation addresses the program goals and objectives. 4. Needs assessment. Obtaining information about the health of the population is important for developing an effective and beneficial wellness program. After determining the wellness program design and population, create a plan for conducting a needs assessment and describe (this may be speculative). A needs assessment will allow you to refine and tailor the wellness program in your future practice. Needs assessment processes may include: review of available community wellness services, patient/client surveys, health risk assessments, health insurance utilization rates, or evaluation of community/patient/client health perceptions, assumptions, and traditions. 5. Application to future practice. Provide a summary of ideas regarding how you might implement the program. Be specific by referring to your future career goals. Discuss potential opportunities, benefits, challenges, and barriers. Be creative and innovative!