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What is Health Education and Promotion?
Transcript of What is Health Education and Promotion?
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
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
outcomes of a
group of individuals THE GOAL IS TO ULTIMATELY
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE
OF OTHERS. Health
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
MORE! HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITIES Smoking censation
First Aid & CPR
Cancer risk awareness Cardiovascular risk awareness
Skin cancer screenings
Physical examinations Smoke-free policies
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
Boise State University