HEALTH EDUCATION — IMPORTANCE TO COMMUNITY.
Education on Health
One way for conducting health promotion and illness prevention programs is through health education. Health education provides opportunities to learn about many health subjects. Health education techniques are adapted to the demographics of the people who will benefit from them. In an appropriate setting, health education gives information to target audiences on specific health subjects, including the health advantages and hazards they face, as well as tools to build capacity and support behavior change.
The following are some examples of health education activities:
Health education strategies have the following characteristics:
The target population’s participation.
To identify community capacity, resources, priorities, and needs, a community needs assessment must be completed.
Learning activities that are designed to improve participants’ knowledge and abilities.
Implementation of programs with well-planned, integrated curricula and resources in a convenient location
At least three types of health education exist. The primary and most prevalent method is to educate people about their bodies and how to care for them. For each new generation, it is critical to provide information and advice on human biology and hygiene. The second is about health services, namely knowledge about available services and “judicious” utilization of health-care resources. However, the third point, which concerns the larger context in which health decisions are made, is often overlooked. It is concerned with health-related education regarding national, regional, and municipal policies, which are frequently established and executed without regard for their health repercussions. This third category is rooted in the now-defunct public health tradition.
Healthy living should be a part of your daily routine. Chronic diseases and long-term illnesses can be avoided by leading a healthy lifestyle. Self-esteem and self-image are aided by feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by following your body’s instructions.