Essay Community Conceptual Model

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Community Conceptual Model
Leonie Taylor-Brown, Kellie Durner, Diane Nims, Jessica O’ Hara
August 25, 2014
Amy Weaver FNP

Community Conceptual Model Milio's framework for prevention was created as a complement to health belief model (HBM). HBM is based on individuals avoiding disease, but has limitations, such as placing the burden of action on the patient (Nies and McEwen, 2011). While Milio recognized these limitations, she continued the development of her framework for prevention. She focused on opportunities for nurses to make changes at the population level. Milio also noted that health care deficits resulted in an imbalance between health needs and health resources, and therefore believed that health
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There are at least three concepts within Milio’s framework for prevention model. They are: (1) Health status of populations as the result of the availability or absence of crucial health-related resources. This concept asserts that if healthy options are readily available to the public for use and consumption they will utilize them rather than forgoing healthy choices for less healthy or health damaging options. For example, if there was a community where health care was affordable and accessible, healthy food was abundant and inexpensive, health and wellness education was provided, and there were many opportunities for physical activity for people of all ages; people would use these resources and everyone in this community would have optimal health, (2) Government and organizations dictate the range of options available to individuals through policies and laws. While this concept seems restrictive, it rings true in every aspect of human existence. There is an entity governing how we do everything we do, everywhere we go, every choice we make, what we must pay, etc. Health care is no different; where we receive health care is often determined by our insurance companies, as is who our providers are, whether or not we will receive services, how much we will pay for those services and so on, and (3) Health education and learning health-supporting information cannot have a meaningful impact on the choices of a community without new (or seemingly new) options