Health Campaign - Part I

Diabetes Health Campaign - Part I
Miriam Timera
October 9, 2014
Professor: Janella Dodson

Diabetes Health Campaign - Part I
Health care objectives are designed to set the foundation for addressing health care issues prevalent across the nation. Diabetes is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It has affected millions of people around the world. According to the Healthy people 2020, diabetes has affected approximately 23.6 million people in the in the United States making it the 7th leading cause of death (Healthy People 2020, 2012). Diabetes has many complications that often go along with it, because of those complications, public health policies are implemented to clarify issues that will improve the health of individuals. As presented in the health campaign part one, there are many government agencies, which exploit health information on federal, state, and local levels to develop policies and allocate resources to programs and necessary organizations. Many models and systems are used to manage diabetes and bring forth the long-term health impacts. The importance of these models and systems are significant to determine the prevalence of diabetes and in providing vital statistics and data associated with the disease.   Defining and describing   the epidemiologic surveillance systems used for monitoring diabetes and the communities targeted and identified such as women and children is very significant to this campaign.
Diabetes is a disease that results in the body either not producing or not using insulin properly. Complications from uncontrolled diabetes can result in devastating effects on almost every system in the body. Diabetes is so prevalent that the disease has become a national health objective in the Healthy People 2020 agenda. In 2010 North Carolina had approximately 700,000 adults with a diagnosis of diabetes (North Carolina Division of Public Health, 2011). The unfortunate reality is that approximately one-third of the...