Community Health Improvement Plans: The Prevention of Breast Cancer

Introduction

The problem of women’s health is one of the major challenges to public health because women may develop serious health problems, if they are unexamined and if their health problems are not diagnosed in time. In this regard, such risks as breast cancer, affect women population and refer to women’s health. The prevention of breast cancer is important and such health programs as Women’s health month conducted by community health program of Berkshire County is the community health program that needs improvement because the program focuses on the promotion of women’s health, but fails to reach the target population in terms of the effective prevention of breast cancer.

Thesis statement: The enhancement of the breast cancer prevention should become an integral part of the Women’s health month conducted by community health program of Berkshire County because breast cancer is one of the major risks to the life and health of women in the community that have to be addressed by the community health program.

Literature review

The major health needs of the community vary but the problem of breast cancer is one of the most important issues in the Berkshire County community at the moment because this health issue is life threatening, while the prevention of breast cancer has been ineffective so far (CHP, 2017).

The analysis of the local community reveals the higher level of breast cancer to the national health care market. This is why the local community needs effective health care programs to develop effective preventive policies to reduce the risk of breast cancer (Beral 2004). In this regard, Women’s health month conducted by community health program of Berkshire County is one of such programs, which though needs improvement because the program fails to address the problem of breast cancer since the program may promote the prevention strategy more effectively.

 Methodology

The study focuses on the female population of Berkshire County because the problem of breast cancer is a serious condition that is life threatening, if not diagnosed in time. At the same time, the regular examination helps to diagnose the health issue early and prevent it. In this regard, Women’s health month conducted by community health program of Berkshire County may be helpful if it involves breast cancer as an integral part of the program. The cultural background of the community leads to the conservative attitude of women to their health and such important issues as breast cancer are not always discussed with health care professionals.

The target population involved in the study consists of women at the age of 30 and above because the risk of breast cancer increases after women turn 40. The selection of the target population is determined by risk factors associated with breast cancer. The study will involve interviews and questionnaires that will involve women and health care professionals in Berkshire County to determine the awareness of women about breast cancer and how local community health programs help to address the issue.

Conclusion and recommendations

Thus, the problem of breast cancer has a considerable impact on the community of Berkshire County and such programs as Women’s health month conducted by community health program could have helped to prevent cases of breast cancer among women. Such programs have to address the issue and inform women about the risk of breast cancer and the importance of regular examinations to diagnose breast cancer at the early stage of its development. The study will focus on the evaluation of the awareness of women in the local community about breast cancer to determine possible ways of rise of their awareness about the health issue.

References:

Beral V, et al. (27 March 2004). “Breast cancer and abortion: collaborative reanalysis of data from 53 epidemiological studies, including 83?000 women with breast cancer from 16 countries.”. Lancet. 363 (9414), 1007–16. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)15835-2

CHP. (2017). Official Website. Retrieved from http://chpberkshires.org/

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