Service is one component to health promotion interventions

Discussion Topic 2: Service Delivery
Service is one component to health promotion interventions. Decisions on the service
delivery component of the intervention might involve improvements in effectiveness and
acceptability. Compose a main post in which you evaluate the decision making process
involved with health promotion interventions
Your initial response to each topic should be at least 200 words in length, Your
completed responses should follow the conventions of Standard American English
(correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and
unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content,
organization, style, and mechanics. When citing sources, please be sure to use APA style
guidelines

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As a process, health promotion aims at strengthening individual capabilities and
skills, as well as the capability of communities to act jointly in tackling the factors which
affect their health. The decision-makers initially seek to find out both the effectiveness and
cost-effectiveness of the interventions and this essentially encompasses cost-benefit and cost-
utility, and they take these 2 into consideration when deciding the right interventions. During
the decision-making process involved in the health promotion interventions, the following
key questions are asked: (i) is the intervention cost-effective in promoting and/or preventing
risk factor and/or disease, or; (ii) is the intervention effective in promoting and/or preventing
risk factor and/or disease, or (iii) what approaches work in the promotion and/or prevention
of risk factor and/or disease in population (Wallace, Brown & Hilton, 2014).
Moreover, the decisions on health promotion interventions take into account several
factors including availability of time, skilled personnel, availability of adequate funding, as
well as buy-in from elected officials and leadership. The wide-scale execution of health
promotion interventions calls for not only personnel that understands and have the capacity to

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implement efficiently, but also sustained support from policymakers, practitioners and health
department leaders (Wallace, Brown & Hilton, 2014). Additionally, the decision-making
process takes into account the potential for side-effects; impact on health inequalities;
sustainability of the intervention; acceptability of the intervention to stakeholders; feasibility
of the intervention; and reach. As such, head-to-head comparisons of intervention approaches
are often warranted in the decision-making process. In addition, the decision makers in the
decision-making process on the health promotion interventions usually consider the patient’s
economic, social, cultural and environmental living conditions, along with the personal and
social behaviors which are greatly influenced by these conditions. It is of note that health
promotion basically aims at empowering individuals to control their respective health by way
of gaining control over the fundamental factors which influence health (Wallace, Brown &
Hilton, 2014).

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Reference

Wallace, L. M., Brown, K. E., & Hilton, S. S. (2014). Planning for, implementing and
assessing the impact of health promotion and behaviour change interventions: a way
forward for health psychologists. Health Psychology Review, 8(1), 8-33.

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