Prepare a 6-8 minute academic poster presentation of a health promotion/improvement//health
protection intervention, campaign or policy in a setting of your choice, which has a health inequalities
component and which YOU yourself will have developed. This cannot be an existing health
improvement intervention, campaign or policy.
You should cover the public health burden of the chosen topic (using epidemiological data).
You should cover the relevant health promotion/improvement theory, theories or models that your
intervention, campaign or policy makes use of.
You should present a set of health promotion/health protection activities you would recommend to
address both the health impacts and the health inequalities.
Make sure to also address how your intervention, campaign or policy will be evaluated.
A poster presentation is ONE slide only and has all the information on this single slide.
You will present your presentation live in no less than 6 minutes, and not more than 8 minutes.
Title: Reducing Health Inequalities in Low-Income Communities through a Multi-Component Health Promotion Intervention
Health inequalities are differences in health outcomes that are avoidable and unfair, often caused by social, economic, and environmental factors. Low-income communities are disproportionately affected by health inequalities. This poster presents a multi-component health promotion intervention designed to address health inequalities in a low-income community.
Public Health Burden:
The target community has high rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, as well as high levels of mental health disorders. This is due to various social determinants of health such as poverty, food insecurity, and lack of access to healthcare.
Health Promotion/Improvement Theory:
The intervention will use the socio-ecological model, which recognizes that health behaviors and outcomes are influenced by individual, interpersonal, community, and societal factors. This model guides the development of interventions that target multiple levels to bring about behavior change and promote health.
Individual Level: Providing education on healthy eating and physical activity through workshops and one-on-one counseling with health professionals.
Interpersonal Level: Establishing peer support groups for individuals with chronic diseases to share experiences and provide emotional support.
Community Level: Creating a community garden and farmers market to increase access to fresh and affordable produce.
Societal Level: Advocating for policies that promote healthy food options in corner stores and restaurants.
The intervention will be evaluated using both process and outcome measures. Process measures will assess the implementation and reach of the intervention components, while outcome measures will assess changes in health behaviors and health outcomes in the target community. Data will be collected through surveys, health screenings, and medical records.
The multi-component health promotion intervention presented in this poster has the potential to reduce health inequalities in the target community by addressing the social determinants of health and promoting healthy behaviors. The use of the socio-ecological model ensures that the intervention targets multiple levels, which is critical for sustainable behavior change and improved health outcomes.