Prevention

Meeting Notes, May 28, 2014

Session #1

 

  1. Wellness starts in schools, hospitals
    •  Perhaps an incentive
    •  Awareness to define wellness
    •  Child nutrition and diet
  2. Tap into expert resources
    •  Too many restrictions
    •  Use nurse practitioners
  3. Who is the focus?
    •  Those with health care
    •  Those without
  4. Target those with no funds
    •  Turning points working – needs funding
  5. Cultural change
    •  Desire to access care
  6. Prevention affects everyone
    •  Keep from worsening condition
  7. Opportunity to those who need care
  8. Initiatives need to return to non-profits and churches
  9. Health Exchange


Session #2
 

  1. Employers need to use a model to provide coverage
    •  Change mindset
  2. Accountability by patient
    •  Show up for appointments
  3. Create awareness of places to get healthy exercise – council for bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  4. Promotion of healthy lifestyle
  5. Access expertise to execute and administer health programs


Session #3
 

  1.  Early detection vital
  2.  Maintenance plans not always followed
  3.  Health education starts with children
  4.  Mental health key part
    • Positive financial impact
    • Financial incentives to change where care obtained to less expensive choices
    • Obstacles to change
    • Increase use of prevention to depression-recognize symptoms


Session #4

 

  1.  Private companies can address health care issues
  2.  Untreated health issues impact the community
  3.  Prevention changes at different stages of life
     

Meeting Notes, June 3, 2014

SESSION #1
 

  • Access to  information  - multiple methods
  • Offer to everyone
  • Family foundation should be focus
  • Aggressive education  campaign
  • Multi-lingual resources needed
  • Access information (health care access)
  • Schools poor nutrition
  • Steer away from ER as primary care
  • Identify 1 or 2 money wasters
  • No evidence government-based program work

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
 

  • No consequences for non-compliance


PRIME AREAS
 

  • Behavioral Health
  • Youth care
  • Mental Health
  • Primary care – physicals annually
  • Diabetes care/prevention
  • Involve schools
  • Train teachers to motivate youth to self-care
  • Substance abuse – harmful  effects
  • Sugar  over-usage


SESSION #2


HEALTH CARE VS. SICK CARE
 

  • Define ideal community of what health is
  • Use community sources to obtain information
  • Preventative care through ages begins with education
  • Early education key
  • Reduce stigma on mental health – improve willingness to access care
  • Reaching people without internet access
  • Use Public Health Department
  • Communicate via cell phones

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
 

  • Incentives to do right thing for health  i.e. discount
  • People value what they have to pay for
  • Financial consequences
  • Prevention starts at home


PRIME AREAS
 

  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Mental
  • Oral health
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Physical activity/exercise
  • Family planning
  • Healthy habits
  • Resources, links, etc.
  • Social connections


SESSION#3

HEALTH CARE VS. SICK CARE
 

  • Difficult to achieve
  • Proper role of Government
  • Wellness exams needed once per year
  • Identify issues
  • Reach teens
  • Initiate health care education
  • Bring back health care education at school
  • Mental health evaluations in school

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
 

  • Challenge
  • Non-compliance cost more
  • Where to draw line
  • Teen pregnancy  - tolerated in schools
  • Make it harder to get government assistance
  • Wellness incentives
  • Credit towards cost of insurance

PRIME AREAS
 

  • Obesity
  • School recess has been replaced by reading
  • Female well care
  • Mammogram
  • Colonoscopy before Medicare eligible
  • Preventative wellness and screening exams
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Produce available through   community gardens
  • Mental Health - - use disease management model