Population Health in Saudi Arabia
Leaders must stay abreast of healthcare trends in order to best serve the population they are supporting. In recent decades, disease threats in Saudi Arabia have shifted from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases. The high prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles and cardiovascular disease risk factors in the adult Saudi population support the need for enhanced CQI programs in the population health arena. Saudi Vision 2030 has a major focus on healthcare such as primary disease prevention and improving lifestyles.
Using the Saudi Digital Library, locate and read three scholarly journal articles on the role of utilizing CQI initiatives to improve population health in Saudi Arabia.
Based on your readings, prepare a PowerPoint presentation describing your approach to implementing CQI for a specific population health need, such as hypertension, diabetes, preventative screenings, etc. Explain how as a leader you would engage key stakeholders. Analyze how the key objectives of the Health Sector Transformation Program within the Vision Realization Program of Saudi Vision 2030 supports population health.
Your PowerPoint should meet the following requirements:
Be 10-12 slides in length, not including the title or reference slides.
Be formatted according to Saudi Electronic University and APA writing guidelines.
Provide support for your statements with citations from a minimum of six scholarly articles. These citations should be listed in the Notes section of the slide in which they appear. Two of these sources may be from the class readings, textbook, or lectures, but four must be external.
Each slide must provide detailed speaker’s notes to support the slide content. These should be a minimum of 100 words long (per slide) and must be a part of the presentation. The presentation cannot be submitted in PDF format, which does not make notes visible to the instructor. Notes must draw from and cite relevant reference materials.
Saudi Arabia is a country located in the Middle East with a population of over 34 million people. In recent years, the country has experienced a shift in disease trends from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), non-communicable diseases account for 67% of all deaths in Saudi Arabia. Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, lack of physical activity, and unhealthy diets are major risk factors contributing to the high prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the country.
To address these health challenges, Saudi Vision 2030 has put a major focus on healthcare, with a particular emphasis on primary disease prevention and improving lifestyles. The Health Sector Transformation Program is a key initiative within the Vision Realization Program of Saudi Vision 2030 that aims to improve healthcare services and outcomes in the country.
In recent years, there has been an increased interest in utilizing continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives to improve population health in Saudi Arabia. CQI initiatives are designed to identify and address gaps in healthcare delivery, improve health outcomes, and enhance patient satisfaction.
Some examples of CQI initiatives in Saudi Arabia include the National Accreditation Program for Primary Healthcare Centers, which aims to improve the quality of primary healthcare services, and the Saudi National Diabetes Registry, which collects and analyzes data on diabetes in the country to inform prevention and treatment strategies.
Population health in Saudi Arabia faces significant challenges related to non-communicable diseases and unhealthy lifestyle habits. However, the country’s focus on healthcare reform and CQI initiatives offer promising avenues for improving health outcomes and enhancing the overall well-being of the population.