The purpose of the health promotion program started in Cambria is to guide the residents to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Our aim is to help every member of the community reduce the risk of serious health problems. There are several agencies and resources available to the community. We would like to raise the level of awareness as well as raise the level of services available.
One in five people dies of complications of cardiovascular disease and one in twenty five women dies of breast cancer. There are 15 million diabetics in this country and one third don't even know that they have the disease. Heart attack survival is the lowest between 6.00 PM to 6.00 AM. There is increased risk of having a heart attack in December and January. Two third of sudden deaths from coronary artery disease occur out of the hospital. Many of these deaths are preventable.
Our program will attempt to educate the residents of Cambria to identify the risk factors and to seek proper care. Along with educational programs for smoking cessation, exercise and proper nutrition. Home visits by volunteers will be arranged. An emergency hot line telephone number will be established. Guidance will be given to all volunteers to follow a standard pathway for providing instructions. Arrangements are being made to teach several residents to check blood pressure. There will be several sites in Cambria where residents can go and get a quick read of their blood pressure. Information on seasonal protection will be part of the program.
One in eight children under the age of 12 are hungry in the US. Headache, irritability or school absence are some of the end results of hunger in school children. Childrens ability to learn is affected by their physical or emotional health. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should not be missed. We plan to educate school children on the importance of good nutrition.
Our aim is to have at least one person in each household learn CPR. Residents will be taught how to react to an emergency and know when to call for help and how to reduce unnecessary doctor visits. Each volunteer will be asked to identify three problems for discussion at the next meeting. A news letter will be started. If anyone is interested to be a volunteer please contact Dr. Ayaz Samadani 920 348-5114
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