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What is Health Education and Promotion?

Elaborates on what HEP is, where Health Educators work, and how HEP is affecting the world today.
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Hayden Hill

on 10 May 2013

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Transcript of What is Health Education and Promotion?

by: Hayden Hill WHAT IS HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION? PURPOSE IS
IT
IMPORTANT? WHO
DOES
IT
AFFECT? WHAT
IS
THE
GOAL? HOW
DO
WE
LEARN
MORE? AN EMERGING PROFESSION Health education/promotion "is eclectic in nature. As in applied science, it derives its body of knowledge from a variety or disciplines." (Galli, 1976, p. 158) NOT
JUST
A JOB... A LIFELONG COMMITTMENT TO
SERVING A SIGNIFICANT
SOCIAL VALUE IN SOCIETY COMMUNITY HEALTH Acting to protect and improve the health of the community Disease Prevention Public Health GLOBAL HEALTH POPULATION HEALTH MORE IN DEPTH: Reducing risks, promoting, preserving, and minimizing sufferng and distress. Promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention Health problems
issues, and concerns at a national
level The
health
outcomes of a
group of individuals THE GOAL IS TO ULTIMATELY
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE
OF OTHERS. Health
Promotion
and Education
and social media! THE HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST 1. Catalyzing Change 2. Leadership 3. Assessment 5. Implementation 6. Evaluation 7. Advocacy 8. Partnerships Enabling change and empowering
individuals to improve their health Taking direction in developing healthy public policy Assessment of needs and assets in communities 4. Planning Developing measurable goals and objectives Carrying out effective strategies to ensure the greatest improvements in heatlh Determining the reach, effectiveness, and impact of health promotion programs and policies. Advocating with and on behalf of individuals and communities to improve their health and well-being Working collaboratively across disciplines, sectors, and partners to enhance sustainability Where does a Health Education Specialist work? Schools Hospitals Gyms Women's
Centers AND
MORE! HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITIES Smoking censation
Stress Management


Weight loss
Exercise/Physical fitness

Nutrition
Safety

First Aid & CPR
Mammography screenings
Cancer risk awareness Cardiovascular risk awareness


Skin cancer screenings
Flu shots

Health fairs
Bulletin boards

Newsletters
Lending libraries
Physical examinations Smoke-free policies
Counseling hotlines


Hypertension screenings

HIV/AIDS prevention

Paycheck stuffers
Website development REFERENCES: Cottrell, Randall R., James T. Girvan, and James F. McKenzie. Principles & Foundations of Health Promotion and Education. 5th ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2002. Print. www. Health.utah.edu www.surry.com www.esdhd.org http://neo.articlealley.com/concept-aim-and-objectives-of-health-education-993228.html http://labspace.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=450655 THE END! By: Hayden Hill
KINES 240
Boise State University
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