Explain the principles and concepts of disease prevention and health promotion for diverse and vulnerable populations.

Develop a proposal for a wellness education program for a specific population. Integrate aspects of culture, CAM and spirituality, and linguistics into the program. Explain how to market the program to the population, and explain the ethical, legal, and economic factors that can affect the health of the population.

Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.

Health care initiatives focus on changing demographics and emerging health problems. Among the challenges faced by health care professionals are cultural and linguistic competence and the role they play in the ability to provide effective care. Health care professionals need to develop skills in conducting gap analyses within their own communities, design effective health education and wellness programs to address those gaps, and remain mindful that effective care depends on the ability to build trust within the community being served.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

· Competency 1: Explain the principles and concepts of disease prevention and health promotion for diverse and vulnerable populations.

. Explain how educating a population about health promotion and disease prevention benefits the health and wellness for a population.

· Competency 2: Develop evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention initiatives for diverse and vulnerable populations.

. Integrate linguistic and cultural considerations, CAM, traditional medicine, holistic health, and spirituality into an evidence-based wellness plan for a population.