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Nurses’ influence on prevention-based policy safeguards the quality of care via access to needed opportunities and resources. Evaluating the present condition of preventative-based health policy creates several fundamental research questions that could solve vital gaps (Crowley et al., 2018). Additionally, evidence suggests that certain health promotion interventions and disease prevention, when cautiously developed, well assessed, systematically executed, and intended at a particular health problem could create a difference. There is global evidence that organizational patterns of concerns influence the creation of prevention-linked health policy (Crowley et al., 2018).
Further, the endeavors of the nurse leaders and public health structure should receive good political will. Besides, the public health system should also identify and explore the full potential of new strategies and options for prevention-based policy and action. The socioeconomic situation of clients perpetuates, creates, and influences most health challenges. Consequently, socioeconomic status is a major determinant in the development of health prevention-centered policies. For instance, studies suggest that the most efficient programs for young people and children are made at the national level, aided by the general society, and advance national policies to reduce poverty and improve social equality (Champoux et al., 2020).To be most effective public health interventions should cater for all the indirect and direct influences on the affected population.
Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Role in Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
Population health has emerged as a leading epidemiological strategy that summarizes both health promotion and public health (Bryant-Lukosius et al., 2017). With their experience and knowledge received in the work environment, APN nurses enjoy better positions in the
health team that facilities their involvement in health policies by allowing effective plans. The nurses can promote health by recognizing policymakers’ major pressing requirements and enabling collaboration with researchers to create policy ideas that could aid the utilization of policy research. Additionally, the nurses’ leaders may pay more attention and become more politically shrewd to political determinants of health at the national level. Health disparities are widening worldwide and the most vulnerable populations face difficulties receiving patient-focused care and accessing the health system. Nurse leaders may, therefore, work together to address health issues at both national and global levels by collaborating with nurse leaders from other nations.
Bryant-Lukosius, D., Valaitis, R., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Peña, L. M., & Brousseau, L. (2017). Advanced practice nursing: a strategy for achieving universal health coverage and universal access to health. Revista latino-americana de enfermagem, 25.
Champoux, E., Price, R., Cowdery, J. E., Dinh, M., Meurer, W. J., Rehman, N., … & Skolarus, L. E. (2020). Reach Out Emergency Department: Partnering With an Economically Disadvantaged Community in the Development of a Text-Messaging Intervention to Address High Blood Pressure. Health promotion practice, 21(5), 791-801.
Crowley, M., Scott, J. T. B., & Fishbein, D. (2018). Translating prevention research for evidence-based policymaking: results from the research-to-policy collaboration pilot. Prevention Science, 19(2), 260-270.