Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing - Multilevel policies

Burke, Lora E., Thompson, David R., Roos, Sabine, van Rijssen, Annemieke, Verdouw, H. C. L. (Lenneke) and Troe, Eva (2011) Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing - Multilevel policies. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26 Suppl. 4: S15-S21. doi:10.1097/JCN.0b013e318213efb3

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Author Burke, Lora E.
Thompson, David R.
Roos, Sabine
van Rijssen, Annemieke
Verdouw, H. C. L. (Lenneke)
Troe, Eva
Title Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing - Multilevel policies
Journal name Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-4655
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318213efb3
Volume 26
Issue Suppl. 4
Start page S15
End page S21
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This section, multilevel policies, reviews the impact that has been and can be made by health policy changes at multiple levels, strategies and resources for increasing adherence to population prevention recommendations, and how changes at the microlevel and macrolevel of the environment can provide opportunities and rewards for healthy behaviors and disincentives for unhealthy behaviors. Policies that support primary prevention of cardiovascular disease require the participation of numerous stakeholders at multiple levels, such as governmental and regulatory agencies. Such policy changes support a healthy lifestyle, as in designated smoke-free areas; laws that mandate that food purveyors reduce sodium and fat content or, eliminate trans-fats; and availability of safe parks and bike and walking trails; and also provide a supportive environment that in turn reinforces adherence to primary prevention. Health-related policies have a major impact at the societal level in both developed and developing countries; thus, it is important to understand the role that policy plays in promoting a healthier lifestyle and the prevention of cardiovascular disease. This section discusses how health policies can impact primary prevention and adherence to healthful recommendations, with examples focused on physical activity and diet.
Keyword Multilevel policies
Policy change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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