Public Health Care Policy


PublicHealth Care Policy


PublicHealth Policy is the regulation procedure with an administrativeaction by the government and institutions which makes it a law. Agood public health policy is expected to address a number of issues.This include, a vision for the future, priorities and expected rolesof various groups involved, and build a consensus as well as informpeople about the policy through awareness(Brailsford, S. 1998).

Diabeteshas been a challenge to many countries especially in the developingcountries. Many of these countries have been working around the clockto ensure the control of this disease for years. The primaryobjective is to advance the lives of the people diagnosed withdiabetes and work on the diabetic free future. It is statisticallyproved that the diabetes can lead to life-threatening complicationsespecially if diagnosed late or poorly treated(Gepts, W. 1965).This has led to the instructing of a policy towards early diagnosisof diabetes and treatment of the disease.

Thishealth policy is aimed to address a combination of health policydrivers i.e. cost, quality and access. The policy ensures increasedawareness of the lifestyle instigated disease. This is with an aim tounderstand the effects of the diabetes. The policy also is to ensureearly diagnosis of diabetes, promotion of healthy lifestyle andpartnership and local engagement in ensuring the manufacturingindustries and other stakeholders in the health external environmentare involved.

Thediabetes health policy positively affects the nursing department incarrying out the diagnosis procedures for the disease. This has ledto improved research on the disease and also other related infectionsas a result of the high number of people tested(Mendis, S. 2011).Due to the number of patients coming out for testing and treatmentprocedures it has led to an interest in researching on good lifestyleskills that would ensure a diabetic free nation.

TheKingdon Model towards achieving of a diabetic free living involvesthe following major inputs

  • Creation of awareness

  • Early diagnosis of diabetes

  • Diabetes control framework

  • Propose government intervention on the law amendments

  • Partnership with related institutions and organizations

  • Local engagements on the public of different ages

  • Reports and documentation for future research


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