Health Prevention Plans

Health Prevention Plans

In 400 to 500 words, address the following:

1. Research a prevention program from a health plan. (You may use your own health insurance plan for your response.)

2. Criticize the selected health plan prevention program using TABLE 13-1 Components of a Strong Health Plan Prevention Program as the guideline.

TABLE 13-1 Components of a Strong Health Plan Prevention Program

-Component               *Examples

-Member benefits       > Immunization and screening included in benefit sets

>No copayments for preventive services or products

>Coverage for nicotine-cessation medications and weight-loss drugs

>Coverage for provider visits for tobacco use and weight management

-Services for members            > Health risk assessments

>Behavior change programs

>Membership discounts at fitness centers or weight-loss programs

-Contracts with providers >Pay-for-performance programs

>Performance feedback

>Increases in taxes on tobacco products

>Clean indoor air laws

-Public policies                >Complete Streets policies

3. Propose two recommendations for improving the weaknesses of the selected program.

Support your response with at least two scholarly sources published in APA Style within the last five years.