Chronic diseases such as “coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and asthma are the nation’s leading cause of illness and death” (Jonas & Kovner, 2015, p. 120). These diseases pose serious burdens on the health systems and on society. Changing these figures will require that we engage patients, families, communities, and providers in order to impact behavior and health. According to Jonas & Kovner (2015) changing health-related behavior and provider-related behavior represents a prime target for improving national health goals and healthcare” (p. 142). Nursing needs to be engaged in helping to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases and illnesses.
If you were designing a mix of interventions to improve national health goals, what one behavior-related intervention and one provider-related intervention (described in the text-book) would you choose and explain your rationale(s) for choosing each. Describe what the impact or outcome of these interventions would be.