PH30007: Assignment #1 – Levels of Prevention For this assignment, you should think about each disease/condition listed below, and then provide examples or strategies for what could be done for each level of prevention. I am asking you to focus on and come up with more examples for the earlier levels of prevention, as these are the HEART of public health!
Please really give some thought to examples for levels of prevention. I suggest reviewing the Zoom recording and readings for the week, and then simply thinking about possible examples, rather than looking things up on the internet or from other sources. I will give bonus points for original and creative ideas! I will not take off points if your answers are “incorrect,” but rather only if they do not demonstrate that you understand the levels of prevention. Please, please, please use your brain power skills, rather than your internet searching skills!
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Primordial Prevention (give 4 examples)
The risk factors are minimal or not present. How do we create better health for everyone and prevent the risk factors for the disease/condition?
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4
Primary Prevention (give 3 examples)
The disease is not yet present. How do we minimize the risk factors that people already have to prevent them from getting the disease?
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3
Secondary Prevention (give 2 examples)
The disease is present, but mostly asymptomatic. How do we catch the disease early, before it has done significant damage?
1 1 1 2 2 2
Tertiary Prevention (give 1 example)
The disease is already present and damaging. How do we reduce suffering, disability and death?
1 1 1
Example from Zoom session
COVID‐19 Primordial Prevention Reduced stress, reduced poverty, increased health insurance and health care access, paid sick leave, living wage, safe housing Primary Prevention Masking, social distancing, hand hygiene, isolation and quarantine practices Secondary Prevention Widespread asymptomatic testing, isolation and quarantine practices Tertiary Prevention Hospitalization, incubators