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DISCUSSION POST # 1 Reply to Janke

A national effort called Healthy People 2030 seeks to enhance the health and well-being of Americans. The project aims to promote healthy behaviors, prevent illnesses, and enhance health outcomes by setting ambitious targets for the country (CDC, 2020). By emphasizing novel and arising health challenges, such as the influence of social factors on health and the necessity of more focused treatments, Healthy People 2030 expands on the efficacy of its predecessors, Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2010.

Evaluation of Healthy People 2030 Goals

Healthy People 2030 has identified 355 measurable objectives across 42 topic areas. Minimizing health inequities, fostering psychological well-being, and dealing with the social factors of health are a few of the main areas of attention (CDC, 2020). The initiative also recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. It includes objectives related to vaccine distribution, COVID-19 testing, and mental health support.

In order to avert or treat persistent illnesses, the program also emphasizes the need for health checks and early intervention. Advanced practice nurses are critical in promoting health screenings and managing modifiable risk factors (CDC, 2020). There are two recommendations for health examinations or changeable risk factors that advanced practice nurses may make:

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

In the US, colon and rectum cancer is the third-most prevalent kind of cancer among both men and women. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends regular colon and rectum cancer tests for older adults between 50 and 75 (Davidson et al., 2021). Advanced practice nurses can encourage their patients to undergo screening and provide information about the different screening options, such as colonoscopy, fecal immunochemical testing, or stool DNA testing.

Managing Hypertension

Stroke and cardiovascular disease are both significantly impacted by high blood pressure. The American Heart Association advises that all people get their pressure levels checked periodically and that those with high blood pressure adjust their ways of life to include more exercise, less sodium, and weight loss if they are obese (Montaner et al., 2019). Through superior practices such as checking blood pressure, educating patients about lifestyle modifications, and, if required, giving medicines, nurses play a crucial part in treating hypertension.

In conclusion, a broad framework for enhancing people’s health and well-being is provided by Healthy People 2030. The initiative emphasizes the importance of health screenings and early intervention to prevent or manage chronic diseases, and advanced practice nurses play a critical role in promoting these objectives. By following guidelines for health screenings and managing modifiable risk factors, advanced practice nurses can help improve their patient’s health outcomes and contribute to achieving the Healthy People 2030 goals.


DISCUSSION POST # 2 Reply to Ash Lesha


Healthy People 2030 focuses on the prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment of a wide range of diseases and disorders, including infectious diseases, arthritis, blood disorders, cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic pain, dementia, diabetes, foodborne illness, health-care-associated infections, heart disease and stroke, mental health and mental disorders, oral conditions, osteoporosis, overweight and obesity, pregnancy and childbirth, respiratory diseases, and stroke. The goal is to achieve a population free of infectious diseases by 2030. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2022).

Healthy People 2030 aims to attain healthy, thriving lives and well-being free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death. Eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and gain health literacy to improve the health and well-being of all. Create social, physical, and economic environments that promote attaining the full potential for health and well-being for all. Promote healthy development, healthy behaviors, and well-being across all life stages. Engage leadership, key constituents, and the public across multiple sectors to act and design policies that improve the health and well-being of all.

An advanced practice nurse can recommend modifiable risk factors, Physical Inactivity.

Physical inactivity is a modifiable risk factor. The first guidelines for physical activity were released in 2008, then published a midcourse report in 2013, and the second edition in 2018.Recommendation developed by the federal government based on the latest evidence of a link between physical activity and the health of Children, adolescents, adults, elders, pregnant and postpartum women. Adults should do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75-150 minutes weekly for vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Adults should do muscle-strengthening activities of moderate or more significant muscle-strengthening activities to involve all major muscle groups two or more days a week. (U.S.D.H.H.S, 2018)


Over 16 million adults in the United States have a disease caused by smoking cigarettes, and smoking-related illnesses lead to half a million deaths yearly. Healthy People 2030 focuses on preventing people from using tobacco products and helping them quit. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and many types of cancer. Undeniably, second-hand smoke may cause lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke in susceptible individuals. It may also raise the chance of developing other forms of cancer and a deadly lung ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (U.S.D.H.H.S, 222)





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