The discussion board is aligned with the module objective “Discuss educational and community-based programs in Healthy People 2030.” For this discussion you will review the learning theories discussed in your textbook beginning on page 125. Choose 1 theory that you believe would best fit the target population who are experiencing or at risk for a health problem you identified in module one.
As part of the discussion you will:
Review learning theories, principles and health education models (p.125), select one theory and apply to your diagnosis.
Define the learning theory and describe its major components.
Discuss how you might apply it when addressing one of the health problem for a target population in your community. Narrow your population to a focused group, such as a classroom, church group or another reasonably sized group.
List 2 – 3 teaching strategies you could use for your aggregate.
For example, if you have chosen childhood obesity as your identified health problem in week one, describe the learning theory that would work best with children ages 8 – 10, and explain why you believe that learning theory would work best with it.
Risk for Cardiovascular disease among adults in Essex County, NJ related to elevated blood pressure, cigarette smoking, obesity, lifestyle practices, lack of knowledge regarding exercise, diet and healthcare screen, access to healthy food as evidenced by increase in hospitalization for stroke and cardiovascular diseases