Culture of Health

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Culture of Health by Mind Map: Culture of Health

1. Health Care

1.1. Affordable Health Insurance

1.1.1. Allows people to seek the care that they need without worrying about cost.

1.2. Knowledgeable and approachable doctors

1.2.1. People are more likely to be open and honest with their physicians if they have a close relationship with them. Patients are more likely to trust doctors who genuinely care about them and quality care.

1.3. Easily access to healthcare facilities

1.3.1. Having a doctor's office/hospital/healthcare facility nearby makes people more likely to seek care. Someone may not want to or have the ability drive hours to be seen by a doctor.

2. Personal Health Practices

2.1. Exercise

2.1.1. It is recommended that all people get 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. Ways to reach this goal include walking instead of driving, taking the stairs, or taking a workout class after class/work.

2.2. Diet

2.2.1. Having a balanced diet is important in creating a good foundation for health. Creating a healthy diet while also having treats is important to create a good relationship with food.

2.3. Limit Stress

2.3.1. Limiting stressors allows us to focus on personal health. This can include not over committing oneself and taking time in each day to de-stress.

3. Medication Practices

3.1. Look to non-pharmacologic options first

3.1.1. Not immediately jumping to medications as a "quick fix" is important in responsible medication use. For example, if you have a headache try drinking water or having a snack before taking a pain reliever.

3.2. Take medication as prescribed

3.2.1. It is important to take medication as prescribed and finish the prescription, even when symptoms subside. Not doing so can lead to antibiotic resistance and makes it easier for others to get access to your prescription.

3.3. Safe storage and disposal of medications

3.3.1. Knowing how to safely and properly store and get rid of medications prevents medication abuse. Keep medications in child proof containers and in places they cannot be easily found. Dispose of medications properly when they are expired or you no longer need them.

4. Disease Prevention

4.1. Get vaccinated

4.1.1. Being up to date on vaccinations prevents you from being infected with and spreading preventable illnesses. It also protects those who are unable to receive vaccinations for legitimate reasons.

4.2. Stay in when you're sick

4.2.1. This prevents others from being infected while allowing you to rest and recover more quickly.

4.3. Use protection

4.3.1. Practicing safe sex is important in preventing STIs. Safe sex practices include using condoms, dental dams, or female condoms.

5. Mental Health

5.1. De-stigmatize Mental Health

5.1.1. Make people feel comfortable talking about their mental health. Do not label people struggling with mental health as "crazy" or "unmotivated".

5.2. Seek Help if Needed

5.2.1. Do not be afraid to seek help for mental health issues. This can include seeing a therapist or taking medication. Be open and honest about what you are experiencing.

5.3. Medications

5.3.1. Be open about how your medication effects you. Having conversations with your doctor is your treatment is ineffective or the side effects are unbearable. Be understanding of those with chronic medication use.