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  1. Adolescent Health and Education

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  2. Content in Health Education.

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    Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985

    1985-01-01

    Six articles from health journals since 1898 discuss content in health education: (1) "Mental Health and the Schools" (Cromwell); (2) "You Must Relax--But How?" (Nash); (3) "School Hygiene and the Teaching of Hygiene in the Public Schools" (Egbert); (4) "A Sex Education Program" (Leibee); (5) "Sexual Education" (McCurdy); and (6) "Sex Education"…

  3. Priorities for Health Education.

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    Duncan, David F.

    Twelve priority areas for health education in the 1980s are identified, based on the magnitude and seriousness of the problems addressed; the solidity of the research base; and the likelihood that health education may facilitate improvement in the area. The twelve areas are: (1) cigarette smoking; (2) aging and the aged; (3) mental health; (4)…

  4. Health Education in a Women's Prision.

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    Lechich, Maria Lagudis

    1984-01-01

    An interdisciplinary health education group program that was introduced into a women's prision offered a series of workshops on various health related topics. Discussion and conclusions from evaluation of the program are presented. (DF)

  5. [Health education, prevention, health promotion].

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    Modolo, Maria Antonia

    2006-10-01

    Concepts, methodology and health education activities can only be undertaken in the context of a public health promotion strategy. This framework favours actions involving many sectors and institutions responsible for promoting well-being in the 'community and environment of life and work', in which preventive and educational programmes must also be collocated. This implies a widened and redefined vision of health, involving individual and collective responsibility within a social context. Punctuating various periods of history, this concept of collective responsibility emerged above those of the individuals and particular groups. The focus and the action must be set in the appropriate context: e.g. the work place, the school, the family and those places where the policy and promotion of well-being must be developed. Under the same perspective the health services, especially of the local area, must also be re-oriented. A capillary development and diffusion of a user participatory 'health culture' is also indispendable. However, whilst these concepts represent the basis of the Italian Health Service legislation, they are not always favoured. PMID:17263044

  6. Health Inclusive Education

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    Corcoran, Tim

    2012-01-01

    When considering the relevance of contemporary learning theories to health education and promotion work in schools, it is necessary to inspect the kinds of discourses used therein for how they understand and thereby constitute people and their worlds. For instance, contemporary educational practices, teaching and learning included, are dominated…

  7. Psychoneuroimmunology in Health Education.

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    Hanson, Carl

    1992-01-01

    Studies suggest that stress, emotions, personality, and cognition can affect the immune system's response to disease. This paper argues the need for psychoneuroimmunology to be taught in health education courses and provides a brief overview of research showing the link between the mind and the immune system. (GLR)

  8. Roadmap: School Health Education -Health and Physical Education -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: School Health Education - Health and Physical Education - Bachelor of Science in Education 11570 Personal Health 3 C PEP 15010 Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport 3 C PEP Offered in spring only #12;Roadmap: School Health Education - Health and Physical Education - Bachelor

  9. [Health education at school].

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    Aron, E

    1992-11-01

    The major health problems of our time cannot be solved only by the physicians. Despite important scientific advances, the number of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, bronchopathies and drug addictions increases. Prevention is a way of improving this alarming situation. Actually, the health of our contemporaries largely depends on themselves. For example, in a world without tobacco, one third of cancers and ninety per cent of lung and larynx tumors would not occur. Thus, the protections of human being's and nature's health are equally essential. Both are the State responsibility. Including hygiene in school education is a critical necessity in view of teaching young French students good health practices by which they will be impressed all their life. School has not only to teach but also to educate. This wish is in agreement with the Declaration of Child Rights voted by the General Assembly of United Nations on November 20, 1959. Unfortunately, the signatory nations do not put in practice this resolution which states that children must be protected against social risks. Descartes believed that "if the human species can be improved the means must be searched in medicine". This essential mission belong today to the educative system from home to school. At the dawn of the third millennium this "children institution", as Montaigne said, may provide health to future generations. PMID:1300223

  10. Health Education Lesson Plans Health Education Lesson Plans

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Health Education Lesson Plans Health Education Lesson Plans (Healthy Kids Resource Center; no lesson plans to download, but library of health curriculum http://www.hkresources.org/ Dairy Council://www.epa.gov/teachers For Lesson Plans http://www.forlessonplans.com Health Lessons Plans Web Quest http://www.edhelper.com/cat55

  11. Health education telecommunications experiment

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    Whalen, A. A.

    1975-01-01

    The Health/Education Telecommunications Experiment (HET) was conducted jointly by NASA and HEW on NASA's ATS-6 communications satellite. This experiment actually consisted of six experiments testing health and education applications of a communication spacecraft producing a broadcast of color television directly from space to over 120 low-cost receivers located in remote rural areas throughout the U.S. (including Alaska). The experiments were conducted over the period from 2 July 1974 to 20 May 1975 and operated on an almost daily basis. The overall telecommunications system to support these experiments consisted of many elements: The ATS-6 spacecraft; five different types of earth stations consisting of 120 video receive terminals, 51 telephony tranceivers and eight video originating terminals of three different types. Actual performance of the equipment as measured in the field was shown to equal or exceed predicted values.

  12. Roadmap: School Health Education -Health and Physical Education -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: School Health Education - Health and Physical Education - Bachelor of Science in Education 11570 Personal Health 3 C PEP 15010 Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport 3 C PEP of Motor Skills 3 C Offered in spring only #12;Roadmap: School Health Education - Health and Physical

  13. A Health Education Program for Underserved Community Youth Led by Health Professions Students

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    Haddad, Ann Ryan; Christensen, Carla; Lust, Elaine

    2009-01-01

    Objectives To develop and implement a health fair and educational sessions for elementary school children led by health professions students. Design The structure and process were developed with elementary school administration to determine the health topics to be covered. Students and faculty members created a “hands-on,” youth-oriented health fair and interactive health educational sessions. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected on learning outcomes from the underserved child population and health professions students. Assessment The health fair and educational sessions increased awareness of underserved youth in the areas of critical health behaviors, purposeful education on health issues facing their community, and exposure to careers in various health professions. The activities provided meaningful learning experiences for the health professions students. Conclusion The health education program model is an excellent way to teach health education, communication and critical thinking skills, and service learning to health professions students. PMID:19885067

  14. Why Review Articles on the Health Effects of Passive Smoking Reach Different Conclusions

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    Deborah E. Barnes; Lisa A. Bero

    1998-01-01

    Objective.— To determine whether the conclusions of review articles on the health effects of passive smoking are associated with article quality, the affiliations of their authors, or other article characteristics. Data Sources.— Review articles published from 1980 to 1995 were identified through electronic searches of MEDLINE and EMBASE and from a database of symposium proceedings on passive smoking. Article Selection.—

  15. Critical Pedagogy in Health Education

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    Matthews, Catherine

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This review investigated how the three-phase model of critical pedagogy, based on the writings of Paulo Freire, can be put into practice in health education. Design: The study considers literature related to the fields of health education, health promotion and critical pedagogy. Setting: The study is a scholarly review completed as part…

  16. Decision Making and Health Education.

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    Duryea, Elias J.

    1983-01-01

    A position statement is offered that clarifies the function, role, and emphasis of decision making within the field of health education, and a rationale that proposes that health decision-making efforts be limited to areas where evidence links a health behavior (i.e., smoking) to a health problem (i.e., lung cancer) is presented. (Author/CJ)

  17. Health Education Telecommunications Experiment

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    Whalen, A. A.

    1975-01-01

    The Health/Education Telecommunications Experiment carried out with Applications Technology Satellite-6 is described. The experiment tested the effectiveness of color television broadcasts to over 120 low-cost receivers in rural areas. Five types of earth stations were involved: receive-only terminals (ROT), an intensive terminal consisting of the ROT plus a VHF transmitter and receiver; comprehensive S and C-band terminals having the capability of transmitting the video signal plus four audio channels; and the main originating stations. Additional supporting elements comprise 120 video receive terminals, 51 telephony transceivers, and 8 video originating terminals of 3 different parts. Technical parameters were measured to within 1 dB of the calculated values.

  18. Health education: concepts and strategies.

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    Singh, T

    1996-03-01

    Physicians have a responsibility to educate people about their health as well as to treat them. In fact, achievement of "Health for All" requires that people become educated about immunization, nutrition, family planning, and environmental sanitation. The goal of health education is to change behavior by changing attitudes. Health education encourages self-reliance and motivates people to make their own health-related decisions. In order to reach patients, physicians must bridge the social gap created by the gulf between technical priorities and what is really possible for people to achieve. The process of health education moves from the sender to the message to the channel to the receivers to the effects. Appropriate methods can be used for individual or group communication and methods can focus on information provision and/or behavior change. Participatory methods are effective in changing behavior and include group analysis of a situation, group dialogue, persuasion, and educational games. An effective strategy for individual instruction is woman-to-woman or child-to-child communication, which depends upon the identification of "key" women and children. Development of a community-based health education strategy relies on community participation and the involvement of influential members of the community. After a message has been transmitted, innovators will begin the new practice, early adopters will follow, and slow adopters will wait and watch. The innovators and early adopters can help reduce resistance to the innovation. While it is a slow process, health education can improve attitudes and behavior. PMID:8810211

  19. Imperative - Redesign for Health Education.

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    Nyquist, Ewald B.

    Drug addiction, alcoholism, malnutrition, lung cancer, venereal disease, and emphysema represent not medical failures but educational failures, since people suffering from them are either beyond help or already seriously damaged by the time they see a physician. School programs are students must begin early. Moreover, for health education to be…

  20. Description: Health Educator/Graduate Assistant

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Description: Health Educator/Graduate Assistant Name: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program cultural competency programs for health and human service providers/ educators/ pre-service professionals health, schools, legal issues, etc.) Responsible for developing, maintaining, and updating Directory

  1. Credit Courses HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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    Fork, Richard

    Credit Courses HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Non-ProfitOrg. U.S.Postage PAID Huntsville,AL 35899,suchasleading,following,etiquette,and partnerdancing. HEaltH & PHYsical EDUcation 256.824.6007 · www.uah.edu/HPE Health&PhysicalEducation Spragins.824.6007. Health & Physical Education HEaltH anD PHYsical EDUcation crEDit coUrsEs #12;

  2. Determinants of physician empathy during medical education: hypothetical conclusions from an exploratory qualitative survey of practicing physicians

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    2014-01-01

    Background Empathy is an outcome-relevant physician characteristic and thus a crucial component of high-quality communication in health care. However, the factors that promote and inhibit the development of empathy during medical education have not been extensively researched. Also, currently there is no explicit research on the perspective of practicing physicians on the subject. Therefore the aim of our study was to explore physicians’ views of the positive and negative influences on the development of empathy during their medical education, as well as in their everyday work as physicians. Method We administered a written Qualitative Short Survey to 63 physicians in seven specialties. They were able to respond anonymously. Our open-ended question was: “What educational content in the course of your studies and/or your specialist training had a positive or negative effect on your empathy?” We analyzed the data using thematic content analysis following Mayring’s approach. Results Forty-two physicians took part in our survey. All together, they mentioned 68 specific factors (37 positive, 29 negative, 2 neutral) from which six themes emerged: 1. In general, medical education does not promote the development of empathy. 2. Recognizing the psycho-social dimensions of care fosters empathy. 3. Interactions with patients in medical practice promote empathy. 4. Physicians’ active self-development through reflective practice helps the development of empathy. 5. Interactions with colleagues can both promote and inhibit empathy through their role modeling of empathic and non-empathic behavior. 6. Stress, time pressure, and adverse working conditions are detrimental to empathy development. Conclusions Our results provide an overview of what might influence the development of clinical empathy, as well as hypothetical conclusions about how to promote it. Reflective practice seems to be lacking in current medical curricula and could be incorporated. Raising physicians’ awareness of the psycho-social dimension of disease, and of the impact of peer influence and role modeling, seems promising in this regard, too. Stress and well-being seem to be closely related to physician empathy, and their modulation must take into account individual, social, and organizational factors. Further research should investigate whether or how these hypothetical conclusions can deepen our understanding of the determinants of physician empathy in order to help its promotion. PMID:24952736

  3. Childhood Diabesity: International Applications for Health Education and Health Policy

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    Pinzon-Perez, Helda; Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne; Perez, Miguel A.

    2010-01-01

    Health policy has a direct impact on health education initiatives, health care delivery, resource allocation, and quality of life. Increasing rates in the epidemics of obesity and obesity-dependent diabetes mellitus (aka diabesity) suggest that health policy changes should be included in health education and disease prevention strategies. Health

  4. HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS ONLY NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATOR COMPETENCIES

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    Gering, Jon C.

    APPENDIX HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS ONLY NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATOR COMPETENCIES UPDATE PROJECT (CUP): CUP COMPETENCY-BASED HIERARCHICAL MODEL #12;National Health Educator Competencies Update Project (CUP): CUP Competency-Based Hierarchical Model Area I: Assess Individual and Community Needs for Health Education A

  5. Roadmap: Physical Education -Health and Physical Education Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    PEP 15016 Development and Analysis of Target Games and Fielding Games 3 C HED 21030 Introduction to Health Educational Psychology 3 C HED 20000 Health Education for Early Childhood 3 C PEB Electives 2 C See note 1Roadmap: Physical Education - Health and Physical Education ­ Bachelor of Science [EH

  6. Health education practice and the literature.

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    Kling, B W

    1984-01-01

    A body of meaningful research on the effectiveness of some health education interventions is developing. The emerging health education literature changes the value of innovation for health educators. The growing availability of well-researched methods requires that health educators favor tested programs over innovation in most circumstances. But it is largely up to leaders in the field of health education to assure that, as the literature becomes more meaningful, health educators have access to that meaning. This could be accomplished in part by an ongoing program of small conferences among leading health educators designed to produce clear statements on the practice implications of new research findings. The availability and promotion of these perspectives on health education practice would help health educators deliver research-based programs despite the demand for trivia they frequently face. PMID:6396274

  7. My Career: Health Educator

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    Green, Kathleen

    2012-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Thuy Vu, Research Coordinator at the University of Washington and Project Director at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. In this interview, Vu talks about what she does, how she got these jobs, how her education ties in, and her first job out of college. The interview concludes…

  8. A model for health education.

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    el-Katsha, S; Watts, S

    1994-01-01

    A model for health education has been devised in Egypt on the basis of studies made in two villages. Its purpose is to contribute to the solution of environmental health problems by using locally available resources. Present indications are that the model will be applicable not only to the different sectors of the population, e.g., women and children, but also to many other villages throughout the country. PMID:7511384

  9. The School Health Education Program (SHEP): medical students as health educators

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    Naguwa, Gwen S

    2010-01-01

    Background The School Health Education Program (SHEP) is a collaboration of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education that was founded to improve the health of Hawai‘i's youth. This program allows premedical and medical students (collectively referred to as “medical students” from here on) to serve as health educators for high school students in six priority areas of health education. Objectives To confirm the efficacy of this community health partnership program and to determine the factors resulting in its success. Methods A total of 1714 students from seven of Hawai‘i's public high schools were surveyed for improvement in their content knowledge and decision-making confidence after participating in SHEP presentations. A sub-group of 235 high school students were asked about their comfort level and trust in their interactions with medical students as compared to their health teachers. Results The knowledge content and confidence in decision making increased significantly after participation in SHEP activities (p<.0001). High school students were found to be more comfortable and more trusting in learning about health topics from medical students as compared to health teachers (p<.0001). Reasons given included the medical students' content knowledge as well as their presentation methods and positive attitude. Conclusions The unique dual role of medical students as future physicians and as students allowed them to retain their credibility as health educators while developing a strong rapport with the high school students. Through SHEP, medical students can gain valuable experience through researching and teaching health topics while high school students receive additional health knowledge through this teaching. PMID:20397504

  10. New Developments in Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Implications for Health Education and Health Promotion

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    Barnes, Michael D.; Wykoff, Randy; King, Laura Rasar; Petersen, Donna J.

    2012-01-01

    The article provides an overview of efforts to improve public health and health education training and on the potential use of Critical Component Elements (CCEs) for undergraduate health education programs toward more consistent quality assurance across programs. Considered in the context of the Galway Consensus Conference, the authors discuss the…

  11. Moving from Health Education to Health Promotion: Developing the Health Education Curriculum in Cyprus

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    Ioannou, Soula; Kouta, Christiana; Charalambous, Neofytos

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This paper seeks to discuss the rationale of the newly reformed health education curriculum in Cyprus, which aspires to enable not only teachers, but also all the school personnel, to work from the perspective of health promotion. It is a curriculum which moves from the traditional approach of health education focusing on individual…

  12. A Study of Alternatives in American Education, Vol. VII: Conclusions and Policy Implications.

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    Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Education and Human Resources Program.

    An educational voucher demonstration program begun in 1972 developed into an experiment in alternative education within a public school framework and served as a springboard for a study of the nature and effectiveness of alternative programs generally. By the time the data gathering was completed in 1977, four middle- to large-sized school…

  13. The Most Important Influences in Worksite Health Promotion: Conclusion of the Panel Discussion.

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    Chen, Moon S.,Jr.

    1989-01-01

    Health care cost inflation has been the most significant influence on worksite health promotion in the past. Perception of program impact on business-relevant variables currently has the greatest influence, and increased corporate attention to competitiveness and productivity will be the most influential factor in the 1990s. (IAH)

  14. NHLBI: A Partner in School Health Education.

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    Jacobs, Jane A.

    1982-01-01

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a federal biomedical research agency, contributes to school health education by means of information dissemination and cooperation with schools and other agencies to apply research findings to health education programs. (CJ)

  15. Health Education in Higher Education: What Is the Future?

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    McCormack-Brown, Kelli R.

    2013-01-01

    This article presents the reflections of Kelli R. McCormack-Brown, recognized as the 2011 American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Scholar at the American Association for Health Education conference in 2013. Recognition of peers is the highest honor a health educator can receive and is the culmination of many years of challenges and…

  16. Roadmap: Physical Education -Health and Physical Education Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Development and Analysis of Target and Fielding Games 3 C HED 21030 Introduction to Health Education 3 C Psychology 3 C HED 20000 Health Education for Early Childhood 3 C PEB Electives 2 C See note 1 on page 3 See note 2 on page 3 HED 21050 Health Education Theories 3 C PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development 3 C

  17. Family Life Education. Grade 7. An Optional Health Education Unit.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

    The Family Life Education optional unit of the Manitoba (Canada) Health Education curriculum reflects the current emphasis in health education on preventive medicine, total well-being, and the assumption of individual responsibility for health. The unit as a whole consists of four components: an overview and three grade level guides designed for…

  18. Heart Health Education in the Young

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    Sunseri, Albert J.; Kruc, Joan E.

    1978-01-01

    The focus of this article is to examine selected approaches to heart health education, to describe a program the Heart Attack Prevention Program of the Chicago Heart Association is designing and implementing in heart health education, and to make recommendations concerning future development of health education programs by other agencies. (Author)

  19. Papers on Theoretical Issues in Health Education.

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    California Univ., Berkeley. School of Public Health.

    This document is a collection of 17 papers on theoretical issues in health education presented at the Dorothy Nyswander International Symposium. The introduction, entitled "Theory and Practice in Health Education: A Synthesis," attempts to highlight some of the features of these papers and their relevance for health education practice. The papers…

  20. Introducing HEAL: The Health Education Assets Library.

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    Candler, Chris S.; Uijtdehaage, Sebastian H. J.; Dennis, Sharon E.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the development of a new Health Education Assets Library (HEAL), a freely accessible, national library of high-quality digital multimedia to support all levels of health sciences education. HEAL's primary mission is to provide educators with high-quality and free multimedia materials (such as images and videos) to augment health science…

  1. College of Health Sciences HSE Health Sciences Education

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Health Sciences HSE Health Sciences Education KEY: # = new course * = course changed and topical problems and issues regarding the roles, trends and research for allied health educators. May = course dropped University of Kentucky 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 1 HSE 101 SURVEY OF HEALTH

  2. Master of Public Health Curriculum Health Behavior and Education Concentration

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    Materials Management in Health Services Organizations HMPD 318 Policy and Decision Making in Health Care HMPD 319 Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations HMPD 320 Governance in Health Care HMPD 325Master of Public Health Curriculum Health Behavior and Education Concentration HBED 310 Social

  3. Integrated management of childhood illness: conclusions. WHO Division of Child Health and Development.

    PubMed Central

    1997-01-01

    The studies presented in this Supplement of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization have helped to improve the guidelines for integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and the WHO/UNICEF training course for teaching these guidelines to health workers in first-level health facilities. The findings of these studies and the lessons learned from early use of the training course in selected countries are being used to guide the adaptation of these guidelines to particular country circumstances. A broader IMCI strategy has been defined and is currently being implemented. The objectives of this strategy are to reduce child morbidity and mortality in developing countries, and to enhance child growth and development. IMCI activities in countries are therefore organized to improve health workers' skills, as described in the articles in this Supplement, improve the health system, and improve family and community practices. This concluding article on the IMCI guidelines draws together the results of field studies on their effectiveness, and identifies key issues that need to be addressed. It also describes the process for adapting the guidelines to specific country situations, and presents the broader IMCI strategy and the status of its implementation in several countries (as of May 1997). PMID:9529725

  4. Putting Health Education on the Public Health Map in Canada--The Role of Higher Education

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    Vamos, Sandra; Hayos, Julia

    2010-01-01

    The health education profession has developed over recent years garnering national and international attention. Canada's evolving health education perspective emphasizing the concept of health literacy within the broader public health system reflects the need for trained, competent and skilled health educators designing, implementing and…

  5. Program of Studies, Health Education K-6.

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    Fairfax County Schools, VA.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades K-6. SUBJECT MATTER: Health Education--including a) interpersonal relationships, b) health habits, c) safety and first aid, d) nutrition, e) body systems and functions, f) dental health, g) consumer health, h) drugs, i) mental health, j) environmental and public health. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The first section…

  6. School of Health Sciences College of Education

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    Hickman, Mark

    School of Health Sciences College of Education Prevention and early treatment of health conditions health, chronic health problems and other conditions. The University of Canterbury offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Early Intervention) and Master of Health Sciences (Early Intervention

  7. Education and Training for Health Professionals

    Cancer.gov

    The Cancer Classroom Series is a collection of webinars that highlights topics that provide the educational content, tools, and resources necessary for health professionals, especially those working in public health, to address cancer as a public health problem.

  8. Federal Data Bases for Health Education Research.

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    Wilson, Ronald; Iverson, Donald

    1982-01-01

    Described are some of the national health related databases which are useful in conducting health education research. Among areas covered by the projects are hypertension, myocardial infarction, neighborhood health centers, alcoholism, and over the counter drugs. (CJ)

  9. Conclusion to Higher Education's Role in Public School Reform and Community Engagement

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    Kronick, Robert F.; Lester, Jessica Nina; Luter, D. Gavin

    2013-01-01

    When this issue of "Peabody Journal of Education" was originally conceived, the authors of this article had several questions: What are universities doing to assist urban schools to meet their potential? How are universities leveraging human resources in service to schools, particularly as many such schools undergo restructuring? Do…

  10. Educational Survey of Elizabeth City North Carolina: Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations. Bulletin, 1921, No. 26

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    Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1921

    1921-01-01

    On July 20, 1920, the board of school trustees invited the Commissioner of Education to undertake a survey of the schools of Elizabeth City, with the understanding that the cost would not exceed $1,500, and that the cost of the survey would be underwritten by the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce. On July 24-25 Commissioner Claxton and two…

  11. Educating the public health workforce: Issues and challenges

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    Fleming, Mary Louise; Parker, Elizabeth; Gould, Trish; Service, Melinda

    2009-01-01

    Background In public health, as well as other health education contexts, there is increasing recognition of the transformation in public health practice and the necessity for educational providers to keep pace. Traditionally, public health education has been at the postgraduate level; however, over the past decade an upsurge in the growth of undergraduate public health degrees has taken place. Discussion This article explores the impact of these changes on the traditional sphere of Master of Public Health programs, the range of competencies required at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the relevance of these changes to the public health workforce. It raises questions about the complexity of educational issues facing tertiary institutions and discusses the implications of these issues on undergraduate and postgraduate programs in public health. Conclusion The planning and provisioning of education in public health must differentiate between the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students – while also addressing the changing needs of the health workforce. Within Australia, although significant research has been undertaken regarding the competencies required by postgraduate public health students, the approach is still somewhat piecemeal, and does not address undergraduate public health. This paper argues for a consistent approach to competencies that describe and differentiate entry-level and advanced practice. PMID:19358714

  12. Professional Standards for Health Education Teacher Preparation

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    Frauenknecht, Marianne

    2005-01-01

    One of the most recent waves of reform in public education began in 1989 when the governors and legislators identified eight goals for the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act" (U.S. Department of Education, 1994). This legislation promulgated the need for standards-based education and impacted health education in several ways. "Goals 2000"…

  13. Electronic Health Information Literacy: An Investigation of the Electronic Health Information Knowledge and Skills of Health Education Majors 

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    Hanik, Bruce Walter

    2012-07-16

    Health educators are expected to serve as resource of health knowledge and being e-health literate enable health educators to perform that function. However, the e-health literacy level of health education undergraduate students is rarely explored...

  14. Health education, recent and future trends.

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    Giordan, A

    2000-01-01

    During the past, Health Education has been taking place in a variety of ways: prevention, monitoring and control of potentially epidemic diseases. New trends have been arising (such as 'health corners', interdisciplinary activities, exhibit, 'mini-university' for children, etc.). But it is important to discuss what 'Health Education' means, and define 'health' and rethink educational strategies. Several evaluations have highlighted the limited impact that communication activities, or one-off awareness campaigns, may have. PMID:11142726

  15. The contribution of school health education to community health promotion: what can we reasonably expect?

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    Bartlett, E E

    1981-01-01

    Evaluative studies of outcomes of traditional school health education programs have shown that they are very effective in increasing knowledge, somewhat effective in improving attitudes, and, with few notable exceptions, generally ineffective in changing health practices. This paper discusses the previous reviews of the literature of outcomes of school health education programs, and discusses the constraints inherent in school-based activities; an emphasis on cognitive learning, lecture-oriented teaching methods, inadequate pupil assessment procedures, a captive audience, competing subject areas, competing behavioral influences, behavior change attempts directed at ingrained health habits, inadequate coordination with community resources, and lack of consensus regarding educational goals. The paper then examines several recent successful school health education programs emphasizing non-traditional approaches in self-initiated care, pregnancy prevention, smoking prevention, and nutrition. It is concluded that school-based health education programs have three important roles in community health promotion: 1. the provision of a fundamental understanding of health and disease concepts to large segments of the population; 2. the reinforcement of positive health attitudes; and 3. the alteration of concurrent health behaviors for significant health problems. Although school health education may be helpful in enhancing decision-making and social interaction skills, little empirical evidence exists at this time to support this conclusion. PMID:7032324

  16. Master of Public Health Curriculum Health Behavior and Education Concentration

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    316 Marketing in Healthcare 2 HMPD 317 Materials Management in Health Services Organizations 2 HMPD Organizations 2 HMPD 320 Governance in Health Care 2 HMPD 325 Quality Management and Accreditation in HealthMaster of Public Health Curriculum Health Behavior and Education Concentration CR HBED 310 Social

  17. The sociality-health-fitness nexus: synthesis, conclusions and future directions.

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    Nunn, Charles L; Craft, Meggan E; Gillespie, Thomas R; Schaller, Mark; Kappeler, Peter M

    2015-05-26

    This theme issue has highlighted the links between sociality, health and fitness in a broad range of organisms, and with approaches that include field and captive studies of animals, comparative and meta-analyses, theoretical modelling and clinical and psychological studies of humans. In this concluding chapter, we synthesize the results of these diverse studies into some of the key concepts discussed in this issue, focusing on risks of infectious disease through social contact, the effects of competition in groups on susceptibility to disease, and the integration of sociality into research on life-history trade-offs. Interestingly, the studies in this issue both support pre-existing hypotheses, and in other ways challenge those hypotheses. We focus on unexpected results, including a lack of association between ectoparasites and fitness and weak results from a meta-analysis of the links between dominance rank and immune function, and place these results in a broader context. We also review relevant topics that were not covered fully in this theme issue, including self-medication and sickness behaviours, society-level defences against infectious disease, sexual selection, evolutionary medicine, implications for conservation biology and selective pressures on parasite traits. We conclude by identifying general open questions to stimulate and guide future research on the links between sociality, health and fitness. PMID:25870401

  18. Characteristics of Health Education among Secondary Schools: School Health Education Profiles, 1996.

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    Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Kann, Laura; Williams, Barbara I.; Kinchen, Steven A.; Collins, Janet L.; Kolbe, Lloyd J.

    1998-01-01

    The School Health Education Profiles monitor characteristics of health education in secondary schools nationwide, using school-based surveys conducted by state and local education agencies. This report summarizes results from 35 state surveys and 13 local surveys conducted among representative samples of school principals and lead health education

  19. Education, mental health, and education-labor market misfit.

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    Bracke, Piet; van de Straat, Vera; Missinne, Sarah

    2014-12-01

    Higher-educated people experience enhanced mental health. We ponder whether the mental health benefits of educational attainment are limitless. At the individual level, we look at the impact of job-education mismatch. At the societal level, we hypothesize that diminishing economic returns on education limit its mental health benefits. Using a subsample of individuals aged 20 to 65 years (N = 28,288) from 21 countries in the European Social Survey (ESS 2006), we estimate the impact on depressive symptoms of characteristics at both the employee level (years of education and job-education mismatch) and the labor market/country level (the gap between the nontertiary and tertiary educated in terms of unemployment risks and earnings). The results show that educational attainment produces mental health benefits in most European countries. However, in some of the countries, these benefits are limited or even completely eliminated by education-labor market misfit. PMID:25413804

  20. Graduate Professional Preparation in Health Education.

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    Bensley, Loren B., Ed.; Drolet, Judy C., Ed.

    This monograph presents selected perspectives on the status of graduate studies in health education and related issues of interest to graduate students and the professionals who prepare them. The publication is in 13 chapters: (1) "Graduate Education in Health Education: Keeping Perspective, Building Momentum" (A. C. Henderson); (2) "The Evolving…

  1. Health Occupations Education. Health Services Careers.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    Twenty-four units on health service careers are presented in this teacher's guide. The units are organized into four sections as follow: Section A--Orientation (health careers, career success, Health Occupations Students of America); Section B--Health and First Aid (personal health, community health, and first aid); Section C--Body Structure and…

  2. Area Health Education Center (AHEC) outreach librarian

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    Diana McDuffee

    2004-01-01

    Area Health Education Center (AHEC) librarians are first, and foremost, outreach librarians. Improving health care and the distribution of health-care professionals in rural and under-served areas is the origin of the AHEC program. AHEC librarians play an important role in clinical education and patient care. Their role has characteristics of both academic medical center and hospital librarians. Their primary clientele

  3. The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.

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    Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.

    This collection offers strategies for making health education culturally relevant. The volume is organized into five sections. The first section, "Foundations for Multicultural Health Education," includes chapters: (1) "Who Are the Children and How Is Their Health?" (Iris M. Tropp, Marie J. Montrose); (2) "The Acculturation Process and…

  4. Health Education & Behavior 2012 Society for Public

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    van Geen, Alexander

    Health Education & Behavior XX(X) 1­8 © 2012 Society for Public Health Education Reprints Health Orga- nization guideline for arsenic of 10 µg/L because of naturally occurring arsenic has been associated with cancers of the skin, bladder, and lung (Chen & Ahsan 2004; Marshall et al

  5. The West Virginia Health Education Assessment Project

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    Tompkins, Nancy O'Hara; Kamal, Khalid M.; Chapman, Don

    2005-01-01

    Well-designed school health education should provide students with the knowledge and skills to prevent the health risk behaviors most responsible for the major causes of morbidity and mortality. This paper reports the methodology and findings of a West Virginia statewide health education assessment initiative and describes how the findings are…

  6. Current Awareness in Health Education. Experimental Issue No. 1.

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    Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.

    This annotated bibliography on health education contains citations of current journal articles, monographs, conference proceedings, reports, and nonpublished items. The following topics are covered: community health education; health education methodology; health education policy issues; health education training and development; health promotion/…

  7. Health/education telecommunications experiment

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    Whalen, A. A.

    1973-01-01

    The use of ATS 6 spacecraft in a general telecommunication link for the health/education experiment demonstrates the feasibility of the small receiver-only terminal consisting of a ten foot diameter antenna located on a three-legged mount. The terminal is capable of 0 to 70 degrees elevation, course adjustment, and a plus or minus 5 degree elevation vernier adjustment. Its tuned radio frequency receiver utilizes a cavity back dipole feed and a preamplifier. The indoor unit provides further RF gain and drives a wideband limiter-discriminator.

  8. Education and health care in developing countries

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    Nguyen, Trang V

    2008-01-01

    This thesis is a collection of three essays on education and health in developing countries. Chapter 1 shows that increasing perceived returns to education strengthens incentives for schooling when agents underestimate the ...

  9. Health Educator Believability and College Student Self-Rated Health

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    Zullig, Keith J.; Reger-Nash, Bill; Valois, Robert F.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the self-rated health (SRH) status among college students who reported receiving the majority of their health-related information from health educators. Participants: Students (n = 49,921) who completed the 2006 National College Health Association survey. Methods: Bivariate associations between SRH and the believability of…

  10. Discrepancies between Students' Health Education Knowledge and Health Practice.

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    Afaga, Lorna; And Others

    Although most health education programs have focused on knowledge as the major outcome, there is conflicting information about the impact of knowledge-based programs on health behaviors. This study compared student health knowledge and health practices by administering tests and questionnaires to 1,371 students in grades three and six, and junior…

  11. School Health Education: A Foundation for School Health Programs.

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    Lohrmann, David K.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    This article describes the present status of health instruction and suggests ways to improve its effectiveness as one component of a comprehensive school health promotion program. The complexity of health education is demonstrated, and the need for thoroughly prepared teachers who are certified in health instruction is addressed. (Author/MT)

  12. Environmental Health Education in Underserved Hispanic Communities 

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    Ross, Jennifer Ann

    2013-12-12

    The focus of this study was to use environmental health education to improve topic-specific health literacy in two underserved Hispanic communities, Webb County and San Antonio. Hispanic communities may have disparities ...

  13. Healthy Noles Peer Health Educator The Health Promotion Department at University Health Services Health and Wellness Center

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    Ronquist, Fredrik

    Healthy Noles Peer Health Educator The Health Promotion Department at University Health Services to strengthen your understanding of Health Education/Health Promotion. Application Full Name? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 3. We hope to provide opportunities to you as Healthy Noles Peer Health Educator to sharpen your

  14. Science & Health Education Partnership Lessons

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created and maintained by the fine folks at the University of California-San Francisco, the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Lessons deserve to be well known by all science educators. The SEP was started in 1987, and represents a novel partnership between the university and the San Francisco Unified School District. The resources here are intended for use by K-12 students, but many of them can also be used in introductory college courses. First-time visitors should browse the About area and then move on to the Active Learning Lesson Plan Database. Here they can look for materials listed by grade level, subject, and type. To get a flavor for the materials here, visitors can look through the Recently Viewed area. Here they might find thoughtful lesson plans like "What factors affect the oxidation of apples?" and "Understanding Air Pressure." Finally, interested educators can reach out to the project leaders to learn about submitting their own lesson plans and materials for possible inclusion here.

  15. Sexual and reproductive health and rights in public health education.

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    Allotey, Pascale A; Diniz, Simone; Dejong, Jocelyn; Delvaux, Thérèse; Gruskin, Sofia; Fonn, Sharon

    2011-11-01

    This paper addresses the challenges faced in mainstreaming the teaching of sexual and reproductive health and rights into public health education. For this paper, we define sexual and reproductive health and rights education as including not only its biomedical aspects but also an understanding of its history, values and politics, grounded in gender politics and social justice, addressing sexuality, and placed within a broader context of health systems and global health. Using a case study approach with an opportunistically selected sample of schools of public health within our regional contexts, we examine the status of sexual and reproductive health and rights education and some of the drivers and obstacles to the development and delivery of sexual and reproductive health and rights curricula. Despite diverse national and institutional contexts, there are many commonalities. Teaching of sexual and reproductive health and rights is not fully integrated into core curricula. Existing initiatives rely on personal faculty interest or short-term courses, neither of which are truly sustainable or replicable. We call for a multidisciplinary and more comprehensive integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights in public health education. The education of tomorrow's public health leaders is critical, and a strategy is needed to ensure that they understand and are prepared to engage with the range of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues within their historical and political contexts. PMID:22118142

  16. Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions

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    National Academies Press, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Today in the United States, the professional health workforce is not consistently prepared to provide high quality health care and assure patient safety, even as the nation spends more per capita on health care than any other country. The absence of a comprehensive and well-integrated system of continuing education (CE) in the health professions…

  17. Protecting Health and Safety in Education Abroad

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    Protecting Health and Safety in Education Abroad Faculty and Staff Handbook #12;1 Office of people on campus and beyond CSU to ensure your health and safety. This CSU team serves you before, during . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 In-Country Health and Safety Health and Safety Issues

  18. Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education Assessments

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    Golbeck, Amanda L.; Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R.; Paschal, Angelia M.

    2005-01-01

    Adult basic education (ABE) is an ideal venue for developing health literacy skills. Literacy and numeracy assessments used in ABE were identified and the most common were examined for health components. Only the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) included health. The two most common health literacy assessments used in general…

  19. The Specific Competencies of Bachelor Level Community Health Educators as Perceived by Maine Practicing Health Educators.

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    Sutherland, Mary

    The importance of specific competencies and knowledge areas needed by bachelor level community health educators was examined through a survey of 67 practicing health educators in Maine who were members of public health educator associations. Respondents ranked 99 competencies in order of their perceived importance to professional practice. Results…

  20. From the School Health Education Study to the National Health Education Standards: Concepts Endure

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    Nobiling, Brandye D.; Lyde, Adrian R.

    2015-01-01

    Background: The landmark School Health Education Study (SHES) project influenced by the conceptual approach to teaching and learning provides perspective on modern school health instruction. Conceptual education, the cornerstone of the SHES curriculum framework (CF), "Health Education: A Conceptual Approach to Curriculum Design," fosters…

  1. What about Health Educators? Nutrition Education for Allied Health Professionals: A Review of the Literature

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    Ettienne-Gittens, Reynolette; Lisako, E.; McKyer, J.; Goodson, Patricia; Guidry, Jeffrey; Outley, Corliss

    2012-01-01

    Background: Health educators are critical members of the health care team who may be called upon to provide nutrition education. However, are health educators prepared for this task? What have scholars concluded regarding this pertinent topic? Purpose: This study has three purposes: (1) to determine the definition of and criteria for nutrition…

  2. The Ethics of Health Education as Public Health Policy

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    Ruth R. Faden; Alan I. Faden

    1978-01-01

    The concept of voluntariness is central to an understanding of ethical considerations in two aspects of public health education practice: (1) the selection of appropriate interventions, and (2) the selection of appro priate targets for such interventions. Theposition is taken that most mass communications programs in public health education are persuasive as well as informative in intent. It is argued

  3. Mental Health: The next Frontier of Health Education

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    Kutcher, Stan; Venn, David; Szumilas, Magdalena

    2009-01-01

    Promoting student health and well-being in school has long been a component of education. Traditionally, sports and physical education programs have stressed the importance of staying physically healthy through exercise. More recently, school-based sexual education and nutrition programs have informed young people about the importance of sexual…

  4. Interpersonal Skills for Health Occupations Education.

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    Bradley, Curtis H.; Sandiford, Janice

    These materials for a workshop, designed to help health occupations education teachers develop the interpersonal skills necessary to improve their teaching, consist of two conference reports, a minilecture, and a workshop exercise. The first report, which is entitled "Interaction Analysis for Health Occupations Education Teachers," contains an…

  5. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality

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    Greiner, Ann C., Ed.; Knebel, Elisa, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across…

  6. Wisconsin School Health Education Profile Report, 2002.

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    Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    This report provides statewide data on Wisconsin middle and high school health education curriculum and policy. All regular public secondary schools were included in the school sampling frame. Data were collected via surveys of principals and lead health teachers regarding tobacco, physical education and activity, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, violence,…

  7. Health Professions Education for Year 2001.

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    Ebert, Robert H.

    1991-01-01

    Economic, demographic, technological, and practice factors outside the health professions that will influence education and practice in the future are outlined, and critical educational components (sciences, epidemiology, public health, quantitative skills, literacy, information retrieval and use) and elements in the academic and clinical…

  8. Character Education: A Relationship with Building Health

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    Crider, Robert B.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between the use of character education programming and school health. Measuring and improving school health is a process that supports social, emotional, ethical and civic education. Hoy, Tarter, and Kottkamp define this concept as a healthy school is one in which the institutional,…

  9. Vocational Education State Instructional Materials for Health Occupations Education.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.

    This annotated listing of curriculum materials is provided to inform planners, administrators, vocational educators, and others interested in vocational education programs of the available curriculum materials in health occupations education developed by the various States. The materials have been identified with the instructional titles and codes…

  10. Community Health: FCS Extension Educators Deliver Diabetes Education in PA

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    Cox, Jill N.; Corbin, Marilyn

    2011-01-01

    For decades, family and consumer sciences (FCS) Extension educators have provided health related education to consumers through Cooperative Extension programming at land grant universities. However, offering diabetes education can be extra challenging due to the complicated nature of the disease and the multi-faceted treatment required. Faced with…

  11. Health Education Community Health Teaching Supports. Grade 8.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

    This handbook contains suggested teaching activities, student worksheets, background information, and a list of basic resources for teachers of health education. Topics covered are mortality rate, health promotion, the circulatory system, heart disease, majors dimensions of health, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Included in the…

  12. [Migrant related health education : Concept and measures of the Federal Centre for Health Education, Germany].

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    Blümel, Stephan

    2015-06-01

    The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) regards migrants as an important target group in nationwide health education programmes because they make up a large part of the population in Germany. The elements of the health education strategy are described and illustrated by examples of sex education and family planning. This includes concept development, migrant related mass communication, addressing target groups with special needs by personal communication, and cooperation with partners from migration work. PMID:25896497

  13. Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information*

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    Cleveland, Ana D

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This lecture discusses a philosophy of educating health information professionals in a rapidly changing health care and information environment. Discussion: Education for health information professionals must be based upon a solid foundation of the changing paradigms and trends in health care and health information, as well as technological advances, to produce a well-prepared information workforce to meet the demands of health-related environments. Educational programs should begin with the core principles of library and information sciences and expand in interdisciplinary collaborations. A model of the health care environment is presented to serve as a framework for developing educational programs for health information professionals. Conclusion: Interdisciplinary and collaborative relationships—which merge health care, library and information sciences, and other information-related disciplines—should form the basis of education for health information professionals. PMID:21243057

  14. Health Literacy Education Initiative (HLEI): improving patient health literacy while enhancing physician assistant education skills

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    Lisa Smith; Patti Pagels

    2008-01-01

    Title: Health Literacy Education Initiative (HLEI): improving patient health literacy while enhancing physician assistant patient education skills\\u000aAuthors: Lisa Smith, MLS and Patti Pagels, MPAS, PA-C\\u000aSummary \\/ Objective The Health Science Library in conjunction with the University Physician Assistant Studies program sought to increase the health literacy of caregivers of pediatric patients while increasing Physician Assistant student patient education

  15. Migrant Education Health Program, 1985. Final Report.

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    Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.

    During 1985 the Colorado Migrant Education Program and the Colorado Migrant Health Program provided a comprehensive health program for students enrolled in migrant summer schools. A total of 1,889 migrant children through age 21 (60% between 5 and 10 years of age) received health screening and physical assessment, referral for diagnosis and…

  16. Mental Health Promotion Education in Multicultural Settings.

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    Khanlou, Nazilla

    2003-01-01

    A mental health promotion perspective provides a system-based understanding of relationships between culture and health. Educating nurses for multicultural practice should adopt an interdisciplinary approach that fosters critical awareness of diverse influences on mental health and their intersections. (Contains 38 references.) (SK)

  17. Assessment of the Training Needs of Kentucky Public Health Educators

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    Lisa L. Lindley; Richard W. Wilson; J. David Dunn

    2005-01-01

    A survey to identify the training needs of Kentucky public health educators was conducted during the spring of 2001. Questionnaire items assessed respondents’ job title, years of experience in public health education, percentage of work time doing public health education, and educational background. Respondents were asked to rate their perceived level of mastery of 50 public health educator competencies and

  18. Health Instruction Packages: Health Education for Consumers.

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    Edgerly, Gisele; And Others

    Text, illustrations and exercises are utilized in this set of six learning modules dealing with health topics of interest to the general public. The first module, "Do You Know Your Rights as a Patient?" by Gisele Edgerly, details the personal and financial rights of hospital patients. The second module, "The Consumer's Guide to Hearing Health Care…

  19. FIELD EXPERIENCE MANUAL/GUIDE Field Experience in Health Education

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    Gering, Jon C.

    FIELD EXPERIENCE MANUAL/GUIDE HLTH 460 Field Experience in Health Education (6.0 hours credit: HLTH 460, Field Experience in Health Education HLTH 460, Field Experience in Health Education (6 credit to apply the responsibilities and competencies of the entry-level health educator in an off-campus health

  20. Reflections: The Philosophies of Health Educators of the 1990s.

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    Beyrer, Mary K., Ed.; Nolte, Ann E., Ed.

    1993-01-01

    The chapters of this "monograph" reflect the philosophies of 14 health educators who represent a variety of work settings: (1) "This I Believe: A Philosophy of Health Education" (Loren B. Bensley, Jr.); (2) "Educating about Health" (William B. Cissell); (3) "Some Guiding Principles on Health and Health Education: A Philosophical Statement"…

  1. Health education: historic windows of opportunity.

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    Grant, J P

    1992-01-01

    In 1991, the Executive Director of UNICEF addressed the World Conference on Health Education in Helsinki, Finland which centered on international cooperation in improving health. Health educators should convince world leaders to apply the money available after reductions in military spending due to the end of the Cold War toward revitalizing health and education systems and alleviating poverty. Another opportunity that they should not let slip away is that more countries are choosing democracy. The international consensus is now leaning toward human centered development. At least 71 national leaders and representatives from 88 other countries have supported the World Summit Plan of Action which emphasizes health education efforts leading toward child survival. This global, political endorsement also presents a plan for social mobilization. Health educators have already contributed greatly to the success of achieving universal child immunization (80%) by the end of 1990. They communicated health education messages via the mass media and traditional channels to motivate individuals and society to immunize their children. UNICEF has 27 goals for the 1990s such as eradication of polio and guinea worm disease. In 1989, UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, and about 100 other agencies began the Facts for Life initiative by 1st publishing a book. Lay and professional health educators have incorporated its messages into various media: street theater, radio, comics, soap operas, billboards, T-shirts, and bumper stickers. Medical research has shown that individual responsibility for one's own health adds years to life expectancy, e.g., individuals should not smoke. Health educators face the challenge of reaching adolescents, especially since most behavior patterns are established during adolescence. Other challenges include developing effective messages to curb the AIDS pandemic, to motivate hospitals to promote breast feeding, and to encourage world leaders to place children's needs at the top of society's priorities. PMID:1618524

  2. Community Health Education In the College of Health and Human Services OFFICE: Hardy Tower 119

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    174 Community Health Education In the College of Health and Human Services OFFICE: Hardy Tower 119 health education. Minor in health science. The Major Health education is becoming increasingly accepted Science major with an emphasis in Community Health Education trains students to develop, implement

  3. Community Health Education OFFICE: Hardy Tower 119 In the College of Health and Human Services

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    179 Community Health Education OFFICE: Hardy Tower 119 In the College of Health and Human Services health education. Minor in health science. The Major Health education is becoming increasingly accepted Science major with an emphasis in Community Health Education trains students to develop, implement

  4. Nuclear education in public health and nursing

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    Winder, A.E.; Stanitis, M.A.

    1988-08-01

    Twenty-three public health schools and 492 university schools of nursing were surveyed to gather specific information on educational programs related to nuclear war. Twenty public health schools and 240 nursing schools responded. Nuclear war-related content was most likely to appear in disaster nursing and in environmental health courses. Three schools of public health report that they currently offer elective courses on nuclear war. Innovative curricula included political action projects for nuclear war prevention.

  5. Cocaine Smoking and Its Implications for Health and Health Education.

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    Duncan, David F.

    1987-01-01

    The introduction of cocaine smoking in the l970s revolutionized cocaine use patterns in the United States. The history of cocaine freebase is described. The importance of health educators addressing the myths regarding cocaine smoking is emphasized. (MT)

  6. Translational health research: perspectives from health education specialists

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    2012-01-01

    The phrase “from bench to bedside to curbside” is a common definition of translational research among health disparities researchers. Health Education Specialists can make important contributions to the field of clinical translational medicine, particularly in light of U.S. health care reform and a renewed emphasis on medical home or health care home models. Health Education Specialists have the training and experience to engage in and facilitate translational research, as well as the opportunity to learn from the translational efforts of other professions and enhance our research, practice, and community partnerships through translational efforts. In this paper, a Translational Health Education Research framework for health education researchers is suggested to foster increased translational efforts within our profession as well as to promote interdisciplinary collaborations to translate a variety of health-related research. A conceptual framework adapted from translational health disparities research that highlights the level and scope of translational research necessary for changes in practice and policy is also provided. PMID:23369249

  7. Health and educational performance among young migrants.

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    Kirkcaldy, Bruce David; Furnham, Adrian; Siefen, Rainer Georg

    2013-01-01

    This study is a part replication of an earlier study by on health efficacy, educational attainment and well-being among 30 nations. It includes, however, data from these nations, as well as the latest Pisa results and update socioeconomic data and sociological variables which include divorce rate, number of persons/household, employment rates, and measures of physical and mental health (including new scales of well-being, e.g., mental health index, life satisfaction, suicide rates). More importantly, it includes measures of migrant rates among children and adults in each country, the focus of attention of this article. New material on health and educational expenditure are provided. PMID:23446938

  8. Strategic Teleconference Planning in Rural Health Education.

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    Nagel, Liza; Boswell, Judy

    1997-01-01

    An introduction to planning interactive health education teleconferences via satellite discusses participant recruitment, satellite transmission coordination, scheduling considerations, format design, and use of site facilitators. Teleconference training of community service providers and community leaders should combine passive delivery of…

  9. NATIONAL EYE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM (NEHEP)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Public and professional education programs that encourage early detection and timely treatment of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease and the appropriate treatment for low vision. NEHEP provides referrals to vision professionals and other health resources....

  10. Health Science Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Applied Tech., Adult, and Community Education.

    This document contains vocational education program course standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary and postsecondary level as part of the health science education component of Florida's comprehensive vocational…

  11. [Secondary Career Education Activities: Health and Physical Education.

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    Radford City Schools, VA.

    The guide is one of a series developed in a pilot project to integrate career education concepts with subject matter in secondary grades. The units are designed to reveal career orientation aspects of traditional topics within five major subject areas: English, social studies, mathematics, science, and health and physical education. The lesson…

  12. Advancing Public Health through Continuing Education of Health Care Professionals

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    Hudmon, Karen Suchanek; Addleton, Robert L.; Vitale, Frank M.; Christiansen, Bruce A.; Mejicano, George C.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes how the CS2day (Cease Smoking Today) initiative positioned continuing education (CE) in the intersection between medicine and public health. The authors suggest that most CE activities address the medical challenges that clinicians confront, often to the neglect of the public health issues that are key risk factors for the…

  13. Drawing Conclusions

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    Michael P. Klentschy

    2008-04-01

    Drawing conclusions involves comparing initial ideas with new evidence and then deciding whether the ideas fit or need to be changed. It is the key to the investigation, where mental and practical activity comes together. This is how scientists approach i

  14. Experimental Conclusions

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    Das, Suman

    ) Objective Results Experimental Conclusions 1000°C 600°C 4s 30s A major advantage of Biomass Gasification is that any type of biomass (including low cost feedstocks like agricultural residues, forest waste, etc) can be converted to syngas. Pyrolysis and Char gasification proceed sequentially

  15. Health Education in the Field of Adult Education

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    Wallace, J. MacDonald

    1974-01-01

    The real demand for health education lies in learning about stress and tension, facing up to anxiety, and understanding one's own behavior, according to the author, who has taught psychological aspects of health successfully to adults for several years, with neuromuscular relaxation techniques the matirx unifying and integrating his course. (AJ)

  16. Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona CPH 350: Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion

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    Arizona, University of

    and profession of health education. Students will examine the concepts of health and wellness, the determinants of health behavior, national health status, the history of health education and health promotion. The student will recognize health education as an important foundation for population-based healthcare. Course

  17. Program of Studies, Health Education 7-12.

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    Fairfax County Schools, VA.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades 7-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Health Education--including a) personality development, b) disease control, c) tobacco, d) alcohol, e) drug education, f) consumer health education, g) physical fitness and conditioning, h) environmental health, i) health careers, j) safety and first aid, and k) driver education. ORGANIZATION AND…

  18. [Health education and environmental education: an integrated experience].

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    Grynszpan, D

    1999-11-01

    This paper reports on work with elementary school teachers from different types of Brazilian municipalities, from the coast to the interior and from capitals to small towns. With the larger purpose of facilitating teachers' perception of the identity between environmental education and health education, the study focuses on local issues related to quality of life, as well as local teachers' concepts concerning health and the environment. Finally, the study analyzes the importance of intersectorial cooperative programs facilitating long-term educational projects. PMID:10578084

  19. Health and education: service providers in partnership to improve mental health

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    2012-01-01

    Background Children and adolescents from complex or disadvantaged backgrounds and multiple needs often are reluctant to seek help and this is particularly relevant in the context of mental health difficulties. Further, the complexity of the health system can be overwhelming to the family who are likely to be chaotic and less able to seek help. The current project piloted an integrated service delivery model involving a child psychiatry service and the department of education to promote access to mental health assessment and intervention to young people attending special education schools in Sydney, Australia. Findings and conclusion The project allowed improved access to mental health services for a group of young people who would otherwise not have sought help through traditional referral pathways. Our findings support strategies to promote the social milieu of schools as a way of achieving better mental health and learning outcomes. PMID:22992435

  20. Clark County Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Clark County area of Nevada, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general population…

  1. Sheridan County Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Sheridan County area of Wyoming, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general population…

  2. Treasure Valley Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Treasure Valley area of Idaho, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general population…

  3. Missoula County Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Missoula County area of Montana, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general population…

  4. Yellowstone County Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Yellowstone County area of Montana, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general population…

  5. Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education

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    Riegelman, Richard K.; Albertine, Susan

    2008-01-01

    This curriculum guide serves to assist faculty who are developing undergraduate courses in public health as well as educational administrators and faculty curriculum committees who are designing undergraduate public health curricula. The approach outlined in these recommendations focuses on the development of three core courses, each of which is…

  6. Migrant Education Health Program, 1982. Final Report.

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    Stout, Charles L.; Swanson, Terri M.

    During 1982 the Colorado Migrant Health Program, together with the Colorado Migrant Education Program, provided students enrolled in migrant summer schools with a continuum of care which included screening and physical assessment for detection of existing and potential health problems, referral for diagnosis and treatment of identified…

  7. Migrant Education Health Program, 1983. Final Report.

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    Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.

    During 1983 the Colorado Migrant Health Program, together with the Colorado Migrant Education Program, provided students enrolled in migrant summer schools with a continuum of care which included screening and physical assessment for detection of existing and potential health problems, referral for diagnosis and treatment of identified…

  8. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality.

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    Greiner, Ann C., Ed.; Knebel, Elisa, Ed.

    The 2001 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century" recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to develop next steps for reform of health professions education in order to enhance patient care quality and safety. In June 2002, the IOM convened this summit, which included 150…

  9. Practice Notes: Strategies in Health Education

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    Health Education & Behavior, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This article features two exemplary programs in health education practice: (1) Project L.E.A.P (Learning Effective and Applicable Parenting); and (2) A program that uses a pedestrian count tool to measure environmental and health promotion efforts. Project L.E.A.P. was developed by the Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities to promote…

  10. Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations.

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    Johnson, Donald W.; Holz, Frank M.

    Detailed statistics on education are provided for a number of health occupations. Data are given as far back as 1950-1951 for medical and dental schools, while for schools of public health, the data begin in 1975-1976. Complete 1980 data are provided only for dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Statistical tables are included on the…

  11. Understanding Differences in Health Behaviors by Education

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    Cutler, David M.; Lleras-Muney, Adriana

    2009-01-01

    Using a variety of data sets from two countries, we examine possible explanations for the relationship between education and health behaviors, known as the education gradient. We show that income, health insurance, and family background can account for about 30 percent of the gradient. Knowledge and measures of cognitive ability explain an additional 30 percent. Social networks account for another 10 percent. Our proxies for discounting, risk aversion, or the value of future do not account for any of the education gradient, and neither do personality factors such as a sense of control of oneself or over one’s life. PMID:19963292

  12. Educating the public health workforce: Issues and challenges

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    Mary Fleming; Elizabeth Parker; Trish Gould; Melinda Service

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In public health, as well as other health education contexts, there is increasing recognition of the transformation in public health practice and the necessity for educational providers to keep pace. Traditionally, public health education has been at the postgraduate level; however, over the past decade an upsurge in the growth of undergraduate public health degrees has taken place. DISCUSSION:

  13. President's List College of Education, Health and Human Development

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    President's List College of Education, Health and Human Development Fall 2013 EDUCATION Bandow Kara Elementary Education HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Adams Taylor Health and Human Performance Allen Forrest Drew Health and Human Performance Piel Nichole Early Childhood Ed & Child Services Polson Trevor Health

  14. Area Health Education Center of the Navajo Health Authority to Establish the Navajo Center for Health Professions Education.

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    Navajo Health Authority, Window Rock, AZ.

    The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is designed to provide educational opportunities in health and allied fields and to improve health care for the Navajo people and other Indians in the region that includes and immediately surrounds the Navajo Indian Reservation. As prime contractor, the University of New Meixco School of Medicine will…

  15. Roadmap: Public Health -Health Promotion and Education Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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    Sheridan, Scott

    30033 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making 3 See note 1 on page 2 Kent Core Requirement 3 See KentRoadmap: Public Health - Health Promotion and Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Public Health [PH-BSPH-PH-HPED] College of Public Health Catalog Year: 2013-2014 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 24-Apr-13/LNHD This roadmap

  16. Roadmap: Public Health -Health Promotion and Education Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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    Sheridan, Scott

    30033 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 See Kent Core Summary on pageRoadmap: Public Health - Health Promotion and Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Public Health [PH-BSPH-PH-HPED] College of Public Health Catalog Year: 2012­2013 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 10-Apr-12/LNHD This roadmap

  17. The Role of Health Education Specialists in Supporting Global Health and the Millennium Development Goals

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    Geiger, Brian F.; Davis, Thomas M.; Beric, Bojana; Devlin, Michele K.

    2011-01-01

    Knowledge and skills for global health program design, implementation and monitoring is an expectation for practicing public health professionals. Major health education professional organizations including American Association for Health Education (AAHE), Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) and International Union for Health Promotion and…

  18. Understanding of the Application of Advanced-Practice Health Educator Subcompetencies by Certified Health Education Specialists

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    Gambescia, Stephen; Paravattil, Blossom; Perko, Mike; Edmonds, Ellen; Lysoby, Linda; McClellan, C. Suzette

    2013-01-01

    In May 2009, the Board of Commissioners of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) established policies to award the Master Certified Health Education Specialist certification. As with any new licensure, registration, or certification in a profession, policy makers need to consider how to provide quality assurance…

  19. Health Education Curriculum Guide, Grades 1-12.

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    Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    This health education curriculum guide has been developed to assist local school districts develop stronger, more effective, school health programs. The guide is organized into four broad areas of health education: physical health, mental and social health, consumer and environmental health, and safe living. Each of these areas is divided into…

  20. HealthDoc: Customizing patient information and health education by medical condition and personal characteristics

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    DiMarco, Chrysanne

    HealthDoc: Customizing patient information and health education by medical condition and personal a comprehensive approach to the customization of patient-information and health-education materials through of ontological and linguistic knowledge sources. 1 Customizing patient-education material Present-day health-education

  1. Health economics education in undergraduate medical training: introducing the health economics education (HEe) website.

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    Oppong, Raymond; Mistry, Hema; Frew, Emma

    2013-01-01

    In the UK, the General Medical Council clearly stipulates that upon completion of training, medical students should be able to discuss the principles underlying the development of health and health service policy, including issues relating to health economics. In response, researchers from the UK and other countries have called for a need to incorporate health economics training into the undergraduate medical curricula. The Health Economics education website was developed to encourage and support teaching and learning in health economics for medical students. It was designed to function both as a forum for teachers of health economics to communicate and to share resources and also to provide instantaneous access to supporting literature and teaching materials on health economics. The website provides a range of free online material that can be used by both health economists and non-health economists to teach the basic principles of the discipline. The Health Economics education website is the only online education resource that exists for teaching health economics to medical undergraduate students and it provides teachers of health economics with a range of comprehensive basic and advanced teaching materials that are freely available. This article presents the website as a tool to encourage the incorporation of health economics training into the undergraduate medical curricula. PMID:24034906

  2. The Current Status of Health Informatics Higher Education in China

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    M. X. Wu; P Yu; J Soar

    2003-01-01

    There are likely to be many opportunities and challenges for health informatics and health informatics higher education in China following her acceptance as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The purpose of the article is to review the current status and consider future directions for health informatics and health informatics higher education in China. Today, China’s educators are

  3. Roadmap: School Health Education -Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-SHED

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: School Health Education - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-SHED] College of Education, Health, and Human Services School of Health Sciences Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Page 1 of 3 | Last 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Additional HED 11590 Community Health Education 3 C US 10097 Destination

  4. Child Health, Education and Development.

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    Chandler, William U.

    1986-01-01

    Bristling with facts, this article argues that what is needed today is a strategy of integrated development to meet basic needs all across the Third World. Stop-gap techniques such as oral rehydration programs that prevent death are good, but must be augmented by policies which promote food production, clean water, education, family planning, and…

  5. Extending Pre-Service Teacher Education through an Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Health, and Technology Approach.

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    Extending Pre-Service Teacher Education through an Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Health in mathematics education and health education in Nipissing University's teacher education program have engaged years faculty members in mathematics education and health education in Nipissing University's one year

  6. Wisconsin Health Careers Awareness Curriculum: A Curriculum Unit for Health Education.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

    Intended for health educators, this five-unit curriculum on health careers is developed to aid health educators teaching the required instruction in health education for the State of Wisconsin graduation requirements. The units are designed to be taught in one segment or interspersed throughout a 1-semester health course. The units include a…

  7. Strategic Plan Health Education and Promotion (HEP) UC Davis, Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

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    Ullrich, Paul

    Strategic Plan ­ Health Education and Promotion (HEP) UC Davis, Student Health and Counseling, college health promotion professionals will need to address a triad of young adult health issues Health Education and Promotion (HEP) is a campus leader in providing student-centered education

  8. Adult Learning, Community Education, and Public Health: Making the Connection through Community Health Advisors

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    Mayfield-Johnson, Susan

    2011-01-01

    Community health education does more than educate communities about health. In the most basic form, community health education seeks to enable citizens to assume responsibility for their own and their community's health through an understanding of their community's health problems and the societal influences that act upon them. Many community…

  9. Do Mental Health Counselors Require Training in the Treatment of Mentally Disordered Clients? A Challenge to the Conclusions of Vacc, Loesch, and Gilbert.

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    Hansen, James T.

    1998-01-01

    Vacc, Loesch, and Gilbert (1997) argued that mental-health counselors do not require training in the treatment of mentally disordered clients for the majority of their work. This article argues that the authors' conclusion is not supported by the research evidence. Discusses reasons why mental-health counselors should receive training. (Author/MKA)

  10. Higher Education and Health Care at a Crossroads

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    Kirch, Darrell G.

    2011-01-01

    As major providers and consumers of health care, higher-education institutions have an important role to play in improving health and the nation's health-care system. Health care is a complex issue for colleges and universities. Not only do institutions of higher education provide health insurance to faculty members, staff members, and students,…

  11. Adolescent Exposure to School Health Education: Factors and Consequences.

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    Kingery, Paul M.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Factors related to distribution of adolescent health education were assessed. National Adolescent Student Health Survey data indicated that health education was widespread but inadequate regarding sexually transmitted diseases, suicide, and consumer health. Health curriculum varied by grade and was less related to gender needs. (SM)

  12. Advances in health informatics education: educating students at the intersection of health care and information technology.

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    Kushniruk, Andre; Borycki, Elizabeth; Armstrong, Brian; Kuo, Mu-Hsing

    2012-01-01

    The paper describes the authors' work in the area of health informatics (HI) education involving emerging health information technologies. A range of information technologies promise to modernize health care. Foremost among these are electronic health records (EHRs), which are expected to significantly improve and streamline health care practice. Major national and international efforts are currently underway to increase EHR adoption. However, there have been numerous issues affecting the widespread use of such information technology, ranging from a complex array of technical problems to social issues. This paper describes work in the integration of information technologies directly into the education and training of HI students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This has included work in (a) the development of Web-based computer tools and platforms to allow students to have hands-on access to the latest technologies and (b) development of interdisciplinary educational models that can be used to guide integrating information technologies into HI education. The paper describes approaches that allow for remote hands-on access by HI students to a range of EHRs and related technology. To date, this work has been applied in HI education in a variety of ways. Several approaches for integration of this essential technology into HI education and training are discussed, along with future directions for the integration of EHR technology into improving and informing the education of future health and HI professionals. PMID:22910506

  13. Education: A Missed Opportunity for Public Health Intervention

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    Syme, S. Leonard

    2013-01-01

    Educational attainment is a well-established social determinant of health. It affects health through many mechanisms such as neural development, biological aging, health literacy and health behaviors, sense of control and empowerment, and life chances. Education—from preschool to beyond college—is also one of the social determinants of health for which there are clear policy pathways for intervention. We reviewed evidence from studies of early childhood, kindergarten through 12th grade, and higher education to identify which components of educational policies and programs are essential for good health outcomes. We have discussed implications for public health interventions and health equity. PMID:23597373

  14. Chapter Oral Health Advocates: A Nationwide Model for Pediatrician Peer Education and Advocacy about Oral Health

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    Lewis, Charlotte W.; Barone, Lauren; Quinonez, Rocio B.; Boulter, Suzanne; Mouradian, Wendy E.

    2013-01-01

    Objective. (1) To describe an innovative program training US pediatricians to be Chapter Oral Health Advocates (COHAs). (2) To provide insight into COHAs' experiences disseminating oral health knowledge to fellow pediatricians. Patients and Methods. Interviews with 40 COHAs who responded to an email request, from a total of 64 (62% response). Transcripts were analyzed for common themes about COHA activities, facilitators, and barriers. Results. COHAs reported positive experiences at the AAP oral health training program. A subset of academic COHAs focused on legislative activity and another on resident education about oral health. Residents had an easier time adopting oral health activities while practicing pediatricians cited time constraints. COHAs provided insights into policy, barriers, and facilitators for incorporating oral health into practice. Conclusions. This report identifies factors influencing pediatricians' adoption of oral health care into practice. COHAs reported successes in training peers on integrating oral health into pediatric practice, identified opportunities and challenges to oral health implementation in primary care, and reported issues about the state of children's oral health in their communities. With ongoing support, the COHA program has a potential to improve access to preventive oral health services in the Medical Home and to increase referrals to a Dental Home. PMID:24228032

  15. Hypertension Education: Impact on Parent Health Behaviors.

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    Walker, Peter; Portnoy, Barry

    This study sought to determine the effects of a high blood pressure education program for sixth graders on the preventive hypertension health attitudes and behaviors of their parents. Attention was focused on the role of students ("significant others") in affecting parental attitude and behavior changes relating to the three risk factors of…

  16. Numeracy in Health and Physical Education

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    Peters, Colleen; Geiger, Vince; Goos, Merrilyn; Dole, Shelley

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a teacher's Maths lesson that focuses on numeracy in health and physical education learning area. In the lesson, the students were learning about Directed Numbers, something they often struggle with and a topic where the teacher finds it hard to explain using real life situations when using addition and subtraction. The…

  17. School Ethos and Personal, Social, Health Education

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    Brown, Jackie; Busfield, Robert; O'Shea, Alison; Sibthorpe, Joanne

    2011-01-01

    This paper will discuss research undertaken within a London borough in 2009 that aimed to examine how Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) was perceived and delivered. The ethos of schools was incorporated into the enquiry as a key determinate of both perception and delivery of PSHE. The findings are presented with particular…

  18. Occupational Health Content in Baccalaureate Nursing Education.

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    Keller, Marjorie J.; May, W. Theodore

    A 4-year project was conducted at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing to identify occupational health nursing content essential in baccalaureate education for professional nursing. In the process of determining content, a review of relevant literature was made, and a theoretical framework was developed which consisted of an integration…

  19. Health Occupations Education I. Instructor's Manual. [Revised].

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    Kinsey, Patricia E., Ed.; And Others

    This instructor's guide consists of materials for use in teaching the first year of a two-year course in health occupations education that is designed for high school students. Included in the volume are an introduction, a list of modules, a list of tools and supplies, instructional references, a list of suggested instructional filmstrips, an…

  20. Medical Terminology: Prefixes. Health Occupations Education Module.

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    Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This module on medical terminology (prefixes) is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module consists of an introduction to prefixes, a list of resources needed, and three learning experiences. Each learning experience contains an…

  1. Medical Terminology: Suffixes. Health Occupations Education Module.

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    Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This module on medical terminology (suffixes) is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module consists of an introduction to the module topic, a list of resources needed, and three learning experiences. The first two learning…

  2. Acknowledging Educational Perspectives on Health Promoting Schools

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    Mohammadi, Nastaran Keshavarz; Rowling, Louise; Nutbeam, Don

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore educational perspectives towards the concept of health promoting schools and its potential benefits for schools in more depth. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents the results of a qualitative study based on interviews with school staff including principals, and teachers with…

  3. ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS.

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    Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.

    THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS PERSONNEL ACT OF 1966 AUTHORIZES THE SURGEON GENERAL TO MAKE GRANTS TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING PROGRAMS WHICH QUALIFY STUDENTS (1) FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE OR ITS EQUIVALENT OR THE MASTER'S DEGREE TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED FOR BASIC PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR LICENSURE…

  4. Health Education, Grades 7-12.

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    Buffalo Public Schools, NY. Div. of Curriculum Evaluation and Development.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades 7-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Health Education. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The introductory material for both junior and senior high suggests a time schedule for the major units and presents a program overview. The text is divided into four columns: basic concepts, learning experiences, expected outcomes, and references.…

  5. Steps for Strengthening the Health Education Profession

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    Perales, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Since its founding in 1950, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has evolved in response to the changing needs of both the public and the profession. This SOPHE Presidential Address provides a brief review of SOPHE's history and the legacy of its achievements over some 60 years. It also describes how new challenges being created by the…

  6. Early Childhood Health, Nutrition and Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matthew Jukes

    Before children reach school age they must negotiate threats from a number of diseases. More than 50% of child deaths are caused by pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles, malnutrition and HIV. Health and nutrition can affect education in many ways. In resource-poor countries, physical and mental disability can be a major barrier to schooling. This can result from iodine or folate

  7. The Great Job Hunt: Health Educators' Dilemma.

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    Johnson, Geraldine; Banks, Rebecca

    1981-01-01

    The difficulty in getting a job has become a dilemma for health education graduates. The preparation of the curriculum vitae, methods of personal interviewing, and ideas for evaluating the potential employer are discussed. Sample questions which might be asked of the potential employer are included. (JN)

  8. Health Occupations Education--A Curriculum Guide.

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    Clanton, Kaye Reames

    Developed to provide curriculum materials that secondary Health Occupations Education (HOE) teachers/coordinators can use in organizing their individual programs, this curriculum guide contains performance-based units covering the majority of a four-semester program of study in HOE. The following topics are covered: medical ethics, law, and…

  9. Health Status, Intention to Seek Health Examination, and Participation in Health Education Among Taxi Drivers in Jinan, China

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    Yang, Yan; Fan, Xiao-sheng; Tian, Cui-huan; Zhang, Wei; Li, Jie; Li, Shu-qing

    2014-01-01

    Background: Taxi drivers are exposed to various risk factors such as work overload, stress, an irregular diet, and a sedentary lifestyle, which make these individuals vulnerable to many diseases. This study was designed to assess the health status of this occupational group. Objectives: The objective was to explore the health status, the intention to seek health examination, and participation in health education among taxi drivers in Jinan, China. Patients and Methods: The sample-size was determined scientifically. The systematic sampling procedure was used for selecting the sample. Four hundred taxi drivers were randomly selected from several taxi companies in Jinan. In total, 396 valid questionnaires (from 370 males and 26 females) were returned. Health status, intention to seek health examination, and participation in health education were assessed by a self-designed questionnaire. Other personal information including sex, age, ethnicity, marital status, years of employment as a taxi driver, education level, and habits were also collected. Results: This survey revealed that 54.8% of taxi drivers reported illness in the last two weeks and 44.7% of participants reported chronic diseases. The prevalence rates of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, gastroenteritis, arthritis, and heart disease were 18.2%, 8.8%, 26%, 18.4%, and 4.8% of questioned taxi drivers, respectively. Significant self-reported symptoms included fatigue, waist and back pain, headache, dyspepsia, and dry throat affecting 49.7%, 26.2%, 23.5%, 26%, and 27% of participants, respectively. In total, 90.1% of subjects thought that it was necessary to receive a regular health examination. Only 17.9% of subjects had been given information about health education, and significantly, more than 87% of subjects who had been given information about health education reported that the information had been helpful. Conclusions: Taxi drivers’ health was poor in our survey. Thus, using health education interventions to improve knowledge and change in behaviors are necessary and effective programs that improve the health of individuals in this special occupational group are needed. PMID:24910797

  10. Advocating for School Health Education in New York.

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    Lohrmann, David K.; Zimmerli, William H.

    1987-01-01

    The development and progress of health education curricula for New York state public schools are discussed, and the need for further work and more collaboration among health educators is suggested. (CB)

  11. Educational pamphlets on health: a reception study.

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    Nascimento, Évelyn Aparecida; Tarcia, Rita Maria Lino; Magalhães, Lidiane Pereira; Soares, Mariângela Abate de Lara; Suriano, Maria Lucia Fernandez; Domenico, Edvane Birelo Lopes De

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Identifying the socioeconomic and cultural profile of users/readers of educational pamphlets, characterizing the context of the reading material and people involved; describing the user/reader evaluation on language and style used, as well as content range or limitations, and its characterization as an educational material in assisting users for meeting homecare demands. METHOD A reception, cross-sectional, qualitative study. 27 respondents who had received five educational pamphlets were interviewed on Oncology signs and symptoms during primary care consultations. RESULTS Study participants were adults, with average schooling of more than 10 years and low income. Pamphlets were assessed as appropriate for consistent language, quantity and quality of content, and especially in relation to the capacity of helping in the homecare decision making process. The importance of receiving pamphlets at the initial stage of the disease was verified. CONCLUSION Users acceptance was positive and the study revealed aspects that should be reinforced in the creation of educational pamphlets. PMID:26107704

  12. 'Seaside'-- A Model for School Health Education Inservice.

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    Drolet, Judy C.; Davis, Lorraine G.

    1984-01-01

    The Seaside Health Education Conference, held each June in Seaside, Oregon, offers resources and a model for wellness-oriented health education. Emphasis is on developing agent skills while sharing in a health education communication network. An evaluation of different aspects of the Seaside conference is presented. (DF)

  13. Connotations of Health Education Related Journals: A Factor Analytic Study.

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    Frazer, Gregory H.; Gold, Robert S.

    A study measured the connotations of selected health education related journals to their professional readers. The subjects were 250 randomly selected, college-affiliated health educators listed in "A National Directory of College and University Health Education Programs and Facilities 1981." Journals evaluated included: (1) "American College…

  14. Executive Director South Central Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Inc.

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Executive Director South Central Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Inc. South Central Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Inc. (SCAHEC) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization serving a 13 on education activities: · enrichment programs for high school students interested in health careers

  15. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HEALTH PROFESSIONS

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    Huang, Haiying

    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HEALTH PROFESSIONS Focus on Research Spring and Health Professions Center for Bilingual Education, along with Carla Amaro-Jiménez, assistant professor of Education and Health Professions, said the funds would strengthen the University's expertise in a critical

  16. Our unique collaboration of research, education and health

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    Doctors Our unique collaboration of research, education and health care creates partnerships both researchers, educators and clinicians working together in a symbiotic relationship to turn science into health. This leads to the creation of a national model for education and care devoted to the continuum of health

  17. GENDER AND HEALTH EDUCATION INITIATIVE Call for Proposals 2011

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    Haykin, Simon

    GENDER AND HEALTH EDUCATION INITIATIVE Call for Proposals 2011 Award Announcement Dr. Rebecca Initiatives Cultural competence has been incorporated into the continuum of health education. Little work has to the education of our health professionals. This requires a focused literature search and information gathering

  18. The National Health Educator Job Analysis 2010: Process and Outcomes

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    Doyle, Eva I.; Caro, Carla M.; Lysoby, Linda; Auld, M. Elaine; Smith, Becky J.; Muenzen, Patricia M.

    2012-01-01

    The National Health Educator Job Analysis 2010 was conducted to update the competencies model for entry- and advanced-level health educators. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used. Structured interviews, focus groups, and a modified Delphi technique were implemented to engage 59 health educators from diverse work settings and experience…

  19. DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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    Calgary, University of

    DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION The Department of Psychiatry for the position of Director of the Mental Health Centre for Research and Education and Tier I Canada Research health care, education and research. Candidates should possess a personal record of distinction in mental

  20. Electronic Health Care Resource List 1. Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Electronic Health Care Resource List 1. Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) a. Website,466. 3. North Central Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) a. Website: http counties with a population of 145,383. 4. South Central Montana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) a

  1. Kristin Juliar, Director Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    AHEC Host Kristin Juliar, Director Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at Montana State University in Bozeman. She is the Chair Dean for Regional Affairs, Dr. Allen helps with the WWAMI program and Area Health Education Centers

  2. College of Education KHP Kinesiology and Health Promotion

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Education KHP Kinesiology and Health Promotion KEY: # = new course * = course changed SOCCER. (1) Designed to familiarize the professional physical education student with the skills, KINE majors only. KHP 153 VOLLEYBALL. (1) Designed to familiarize the professional physical education

  3. UK HealthCare HIPAA Education Page 1 September 1, 2009 HIPAA Education Level One

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    MacAdam, Keith

    UK HealthCare HIPAA Education Page 1 September 1, 2009 HIPAA Education ­ Level of an individual's health information Ensures physical and technical security of an individual's health HealthCare HIPAA Education Page 2 September 1, 2009 ~ Who is required to comply

  4. Health Education Teacher Resource Handbook: A Practical Guide for K-12 Health Education.

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    Mahoney, Beverly Saxton, Ed.; Olsen, Larry K., Ed.

    This handbook provides background information on the health curriculum, as well as current, comprehensive information on publications, standards, and special materials for K-12 health education. The manual begins with an introduction, by P. Bruce Uhrmacher, which provides an overview of the ideologies and philosophies that have affected curriculum…

  5. The Uses of Time for Teaching and Learning. [Volume I: Findings and Conclusions.] Studies of Education Reform.

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    Adelman, Nancy E.; And Others

    This study examines three aspects of educational time: (1) quantity of time in school; (2) quality of time in school; and (3) students' uses of out-of-school time. The study identified two types of strategies that altered school uses of time--multiage groupings, and flexible school schedules. It concludes that the decision to increase the quantity…

  6. Paving Pathways: shaping the Public Health workforce through tertiary education

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    Catherine M Bennett; Kathleen Lilley; Heather Yeatman; Elizabeth Parker; Elizabeth Geelhoed; Elizabeth G Hanna; Priscilla Robinson

    2010-01-01

    Public health educational pathways in Australia have traditionally been the province of Universities, with the Master of Public Health (MPH) recognised as the flagship professional entry program. Public health education also occurs within the fellowship training of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, but within Australia this remains confined to medical graduates. In recent years, however, we have seen a

  7. Role of Education Social Determinants of Health Symposium

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    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Role of Education Social Determinants of Health Symposium May 9, 2012 Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph and infant, child and adolescent health · Own education and adult health 2 #12;Meara, Richards and Cutler multiple risks 4 #12;Eccles and Gootman 2002 · Children need assets ­ Physical health, cognitive

  8. Surveillance for Characteristics of Health Education among Secondary Schools: School Health Education Profiles, 1998. CDC Surveillance Summaries.

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    Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Kann, Laura; Williams, Barbara I.; Kinchen, Steven A.; Collins, Janet L.; Baumler, Elizabeth R.; Kolbe, Lloyd J.

    2000-01-01

    This study investigated characteristics of secondary school health education, examining 36 state surveys and 10 local surveys conducted among representative samples of school principals and lead health educators. From February-May 1998, most schools in participating states and cities required health education in grades 6-12. Of these, a median of…

  9. Health Education Curriculum Guide for Alabama Schools. Bulletin 16.

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    Means, Richard K., Ed.

    This curriculum guide for health education from kindergarten through high school contains course objectives, content outlines, resource suggestions, and classroom activities appropriate for each grade level. The following units of study are included: 1) consumer health, 2) dental health, 3) environmental health, 4) family health, 5) mental health,…

  10. A Public Health Approach to Pediatric Residency Education: Responding to Social Determinants of Health

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    Kuo, Alice A.; Shetgiri, Rashmi; Guerrero, Alma D.; Barreto, Patricia M.; Perez, Victor H.; Fond, Karen; Slusser, Wendelin

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the impact of a public health approach to pediatric residency education on learner knowledge, skills, attitudes, beliefs, and career choice. Background Incorporating public health principles into traditional residency education can give pediatricians the population-oriented perspective to address social determinants of health. Methods The Community Health and Advocacy Training (CHAT) program is an educational intervention with a public health framework. From 2001–2007, 215 categorical pediatric residents and 37 residents in the CHAT program were evaluated by using an annual survey of community pediatrics exposure, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) examination passage rates for both groups were also examined, as was career choice after graduation. Results While interns in both the categorical and CHAT programs scored similarly on attitudes, beliefs, skills, and knowledge of community pediatrics, the postgraduate level-3 (PL-3) year CHAT residents scored higher in attitudes (P < .001) and skills (P < .05). Exposure to both didactic (P < .05) and practical (P < .001) community pediatrics curricular experiences were higher for CHAT residents than for categorical residents. No significant differences between ABP examination scores were found for the 2 groups, although 100% of CHAT graduates passed on the first try compared to 91% of categorical graduates during this time period. A greater percentage of CHAT graduates (82%) than categorical graduates (53%) reported pursuing careers in primary care. Conclusion With a public health approach to residency education, residents gain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to address child health problems from a population perspective. Participation in such a curriculum still resulted in high passage rates on the ABP examination. PMID:22655145

  11. Undergraduate public health education: past, present, and future.

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    Riegelman, Richard K

    2008-09-01

    The IOM's 2003 report Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? recommended that "...all undergraduates should have access to education in public health." They justified their recommendations stating that "public health is an essential part of the training of citizens." The IOM recommendations have catalyzed a movement linking undergraduate public health education with arts and sciences' Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), an initiative designed to produce an educated citizenry. Schools and programs in public health rapidly adopted the IOM recommendations and efforts to reach the other 1900 4-year colleges and universities are now underway. A November 2006 Consensus Conference on Undergraduate Public Health Education brought together public health, arts and science, and clinical health professions educators. The recommendations of the Consensus Conference supported the development of core undergraduate public health curricula designed to fulfill general education requirement in institutions with and without graduate public health education. Minors built upon required core curricula, utilizing faculty and institution strengths, and providing opportunities for experiential learning such as service-learning were encouraged. A curriculum guide, faculty development program, and multiple presentations, websites, and publications have sought to implement these recommendations. The IOM has recently approved a multi-year Roundtable on Undergraduate Public Health Education to help develop the strategies and collaboration needed to bring these efforts to fruition. Enduring understandings for three core courses-Public Health 101, Epidemiology 101, and Global Health 101-are included to help guide the development of undergraduate public health education. PMID:18692739

  12. [Sleep health education for elderly people].

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    Miyazaki, Soichiro; Nishiyama, Akiko

    2015-06-01

    Successful aging is characterized by minimal age-associated loss of the physiological functions of sleep and circadian clock. Sleep health education is necessary to have normal, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness. Elderly people show changes of sleep parameters, accompanied by increased napping. Many studies have reported that daytime sleepiness or napping in elderly people could have potentially serious effects such as dementia and life-style related diseases. The main topics of sleep health education for elderly people are as follows: Right knowledge of sleep mechanism, understanding the bad influence of excessive napping, the effects of light on the circadian rhythm and negative effects of caffeine, alcohol and television. PMID:26065130

  13. Predicting recidivism in juvenile delinquents: the role of mental health diagnoses and the qualification of conclusions by race

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    Michelle Wierson; Rex Forehand

    1995-01-01

    Seventy-five male youths were evaluated while incarcerated in a juvenile facility in the state of Georgia. Twenty-one to 32 months following discharge, criminal files were examined for records of reincarceration. The recidivism rate was approximately one-third of the initial sample. Crime-related and mental health variables were entered into discriminant function analyses to determine models for predicting recidivism. For the total

  14. College of Health, Education and Human Development Admission Requirements

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    College of Health, Education and Human Development Admission Requirements For admission Level II--ED L 810 or 950, and 815 Level III--ED L 830, 839, 840, 851 COUNSELOR EDUCATION Master of Education The Master in Education in Counselor Education prepares students in one of the following specialty

  15. College of Health, Education and Human Development Admission Requirements

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    College of Health, Education and Human Development Admission Requirements For admission, 850 Level II--ED L 810 or 950, and 815 Level III--ED L 830, 839, 840, 851 COUNSELOR EDUCATION Master of Education The Master in Education in Counselor Education, a CACREP-accredited program, prepares students

  16. College of Health, Education, and Human Development ADMINISTRATION AND

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    67 College of Health, Education, and Human Development ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION Master, and prepares training and development specialists for business and industry. The School of Education embraces for the preparation of educational personnel in South Carolina in Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education;

  17. Continuing education needs of health care professionals.

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    Manning, P R

    1990-01-01

    Formal continuing education for health professionals continues to grow around the base of courses, conferences, and general reading. These formats serve the indispensable function of keeping health professionals abreast of the state of medicine. Since most formal continuing education activities are planned for groups, they cannot address the specific information needed in the care of individual patients. Furthermore, the knowledge gained is memory-based, and it is misguided to believe that facts learned in lectures will be remembered accurately enough for patient-care applications. A recent study has demonstrated that physicians often want additional knowledge when they are caring for patients and that access to knowledge is often difficult and time consuming. Advances in computer and telecommunications technology may ultimately permit immediate short answers to specific questions that arise during medical practice. It is time to expand the activities of the National Library of Medicine and the libraries within the Regional Medical Library (RML) network that provide valuable information for health professionals by developing methods to answer specific questions on the spot while health professionals are caring for patients. PMID:2183903

  18. Medical students as sexual health peer educators: who benefits more?

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    2014-01-01

    Background A prospective study was conducted to evaluate the impact of an educational reproductive health program on medical student peer educators and the secondary school pupils whom they taught. Methods The Marseille School of Medicine and ten public secondary schools participated in the study. Medical students were recruited and trained as peer educators to promote sexual health in the secondary schools. The medical students and secondary school pupils were evaluated before and after education program. The main outcome measure was the sexual health knowledge score on a 20-item questionnaire (maximum score 20). Results A total of 3350 students attended the peer-led course conducted by 107 medical students. The medical students’ score increased significantly before and after the course (from 15.2?±?1.8 to 18.3?±?0.9; p??0.05). Conclusions The program was effective in increasing the knowledge of medical students as well as secondary school pupils. Male sexual health knowledge should be reinforced. PMID:25099947

  19. The health hazards posed by chromium-contaminated soils in residential and industrial areas: conclusions of an expert panel.

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    Paustenbach, D J; Rinehart, W E; Sheehan, P J

    1991-04-01

    Between 1905 and 1971, over 2 million tons of residue from chromite ore processing was generated in Hudson County, New Jersey, of which substantial amounts were used as fill and tank diking. A panel of medical, toxicology, and risk assessment experts was convened in early 1990 to evaluate the potential health hazards posed by the resulting chromium contaminated soil. The Panel concluded that soils containing concentrations of 75 ppm hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] and 1000 ppm total chromium compounds (about 95% was trivalent chromium [Cr(III)]) did not pose a significant health hazard to nearby residents and workers. They also determined that exposure to chromium from Hudson County sites posed a negligible cancer hazard to residents. Using risk assessment methods, the Panel estimated that the plausible incremental cancer risk to individuals at residential sites would be substantially less than 1 in 1,000,000. The average measured levels of airborne Cr(VI) at typical industrial sites were more than 1000-fold lower than the current OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). The maximum plausible increased cancer risk for an average worker at a dusty industrial site was estimated to be less than 1 in 100,000. The Panel also concluded that chromium-containing crystals, which have occasionally been found in Hudson County buildings, do not pose a significant hazard. However, they suggested that were the concentration to exceed 5000 ppm Cr(VI) in the crystals, site-specific health risk assessments would be conducted and remediation considered. The Panel evaluated the dermal hazard posed by chromium-contaminated soil and acknowledged that there is a small group of persons (approximately 0.1% of the United States population) who currently have a dermal sensitization to Cr(VI) primarily through occupational exposure. Based on published studies of human volunteers, the Panel concluded that a small percentage (less than 5%) of persons already sensitized may respond to Cr(VI) in solution at concentrations above 35 ppm. They decided that a much higher concentration in soil, perhaps 350 ppm Cr(VI), would be necessary to elicit dermatitis because only a fraction of the chromium in soil is soluble. The Panel concluded that it was highly unlikely (if not impossible) for a person to become dermally sensitized to Cr(VI) or Cr(III) at the soil concentrations found in most areas in Hudson County.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:1852930

  20. Does more education always lead to better health? Evidence from rural malaysia.

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    Leeves, Gareth; Soyiri, Ireneous

    2015-01-01

    Background. Education is usually associated with improvement in health; there is evidence that this may not be the case if education is not fully utilised at work. This study examines the relationship between education level, occupation, and health outcomes of individuals in rural Malaysia. Results. The study finds that the incidence of chronic diseases and high blood pressure are higher for tertiary educated individuals in agriculture and construction occupations. This brings these individuals into more frequent contact with the health system. These occupations are marked with generally lower levels of education and contain fewer individuals with higher levels of education. Conclusions. Education is not always associated with better health outcomes. In certain occupations, greater education seems related to increased chronic disease and contact with the health system, which is the case for workers in agriculture in rural Malaysia. Agriculture is the largest sector of employment in rural Malaysia but with relatively few educated individuals. For the maintenance and sustainability of productivity in this key rural industry, health monitoring and job enrichment policies should be encouraged by government agencies to be part of the agenda for employers in these sectors. PMID:25685796

  1. Gaps in studies of global health education: an empirical literature review

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    Liu, Yan; Zhang, Ying; Liu, Zhaolan; Wang, JianLi

    2015-01-01

    Background Global health has stimulated a lot of students and has attracted the interest of many faculties, thereby initiating the establishment of many academic programs on global health research and education. global health education reflects the increasing attention toward social accountability in medical education. Objective This study aims to identify gaps in the studies on global health education. Design A critical literature review of empirical studies was conducted using Boolean search techniques. Results A total of 238 articles, including 16 reviews, were identified. There had been a boom in the numbers of studies on global health education since 2010. Four gaps were summarized. First, 94.6% of all studies on global health education were conducted in North American and European countries, of which 65.6% were carried out in the United States, followed by Canada (14.3%) and the United Kingdom (9.2%). Only seven studies (2.9%) were conducted in Asian countries, five (2.1%) in Oceania, and two (0.8%) in South American/Caribbean countries. A total of 154 studies (64.4%) were qualitative studies and 64 studies (26.8%) were quantitative studies. Second, elective courses and training or programs were the most frequently used approach for global health education. Third, there was a gap in the standardization of global health education. Finally, it was mainly targeted at medical students, residents, and doctors. It had not granted the demands for global health education of all students majoring in medicine-related studies. Conclusions Global health education would be a potentially influential tool for achieving health equity, reducing health disparities, and also for future professional careers. It is the time to build and expand education in global health, especially among developing countries. Global health education should be integrated into primary medical education. Interdisciplinary approaches and interprofessional collaboration were recommended. Collaboration and support from developed countries in global health education should be advocated to narrow the gap and to create further mutual benefits. PMID:25906768

  2. The Impact of the Seaside Health Education Conference on Middle School Health Programs in Oregon.

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    Girvan, James T.

    This paper presents an evaluation of the Seaside Health Education Conference (SHEC) that, for ten years, has been held yearly for the purpose of promoting health education in Oregon schools by providing in-service programs for teachers. Each school district attending the SHEC comes as a team composed of health educators, other teachers,…

  3. Evaluating educational preparation for a health education role in practice: the case of medication education.

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    Latter, S; Rycroft-Malone, J; Yerrell, P; Shaw, D

    2000-11-01

    Current health care policy and practice contexts in the UK point to the importance of nurses' ability to make an effective contribution to educating patients about medication, as part of their role in health education and health promotion. Nurses' potential contribution to this important activity will inevitably be dependent on knowledge and skills acquired during preregistration and postregistration programmes of education. Against this backdrop, changes in pre and postregistration nurse education in the UK in the past decade highlight the importance and timeliness of evaluating the adequacy of educational preparation for a medication role. This paper reports on the findings from an evaluation of UK educational preparation for a medication education role in practice. A case study design was used to investigate current educational preparation at three education institutions. Multiple methods of data collection at each site involved focus group discussions with lecturers and practitioners, individual interviews with key personnel, nonparticipant observation of teaching sessions, postobservation interviews with students and curriculum analysis. Findings highlighted the importance of a number of dimensions of preparation for practice of such a role: the need for sufficient taught pharmacology; opportunities for application and integration of prerequisite knowledge and skills; the importance of practice-based learning; the need for an evidence-based curriculum, and the importance of clarifying outcomes and competencies required for a medication education role within pre and postregistration curricula. The paper concludes with a discussion and implications of the findings. PMID:11115014

  4. Urban Health Educators' Perspectives and Practices regarding School Nutrition Education Policies

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    McCaughtry, Nate; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Fahlman, Mariane; Shen, Bo

    2012-01-01

    Although nutrition-related health education policies exist at national, state and local levels, the degree to which those policies affect the everyday practices of health education teachers who are charged with executing them in schools is often unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the nutrition-related health education policy matrix…

  5. Education for Rural Development - A Portfolio of Studies. Volume 3: Health and Nutrition Education.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.

    Volume 3 of a five-volume portfolio of studies reflecting different facets of the concept of education for rural development contains three studies on health and nutrition. The first study, "Health Education in Rural Development," by K. D. Ariyadasa (Sri Lanka), discusses the role of education in the transmission of health and integrated rural…

  6. A Model for Health Professional Education in South Texas

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    Ramirez, Amelie; Vela, Leonel; Cigarroa, Francisco G.

    2008-01-01

    In 1997, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio established the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) for the Lower Rio Grande Valley in south Texas. Through medical education programs, research facilities, and partnerships with health-care providers, the RAHC aims to improve the health status and access to health services…

  7. What Can We Expect from School Health Education?

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    Kolbe, Lloyd J.

    1982-01-01

    School health education programs should fulfill five expectations: (1) increase understanding about individual and societal health; (2) increase individuals' decision-making skills about health behaviors; (3) increase individuals' abilities to engage in conducive health behaviors; (4) help individuals in their efforts to change health behavior;…

  8. Health Promotion Education Politics and Schooling: The Greek Case

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    Ifanti, Amalia A.; Argyriou, Andreas A.; Kalofonos, Haralabos P.

    2011-01-01

    This paper seeks to explore the politics of health promotion as a continual process of public health globally and locally. Our main objective in this study is to present the health promotion education initiatives taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) at an international level and also to examine the politics of health promotion in Greece,…

  9. Four Characteristics for Regional Continuing Education in Medical Allied Health

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    Koewing, J. Robert; And Others

    1976-01-01

    The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program (created under the Comprehensive Health Manpower Act of 1971) is briefly described followed by a discussion of the University of North Carolina's regional planning efforts for continuing education. Major planning problems--aggregate numbers, continuing education suppliers, geographic distribution,…

  10. School Health Education about Human Sexuality. Position Statement. Revised

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    Bradley, Beverly J.; Mancuso, Patty; Cagginello, Joan B.; Board, Connie; Clark, Sandra; Harvel, Robin; Kelts, Susan

    2012-01-01

    It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that age-appropriate health education about human sexuality should be included as part of a comprehensive school health education program and be accessible to all students in schools. NASN recognizes the role of parents and families as the primary source of education about…

  11. Mental Health and Teacher Education. Forty-Sixth Yearbook, 1967.

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    Association for Student Teaching, Washington, DC.

    Ten papers constitute the major portion of this book: "The Classroom Teacher, Mental Health, and Learning," Robert E. Bills; "The Development of Selected Aspects of the Mental Health Movement in Teacher Education," Ralph H. Ojemann; "What Psychology Has To Offer to Teacher Education," Carl R. Rogers; "Conceptual Framework for Teacher Education,"…

  12. Clinical Education in the Health Professions: An Annotated Bibliography.

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    Moore, Margaret L., Ed.; And Others

    The content of this bibliography is drawn from a broad range of health and education literature. The sole criterion for inclusion was the applicability of the subject material, directly or indirectly, to clinical education. The literature reflects contemporary trends in education in the health professions: it deals with manpower distribution and…

  13. The Holmes Group and Health Education: Oil and Water?

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    Hjelm, John R.

    The Holmes Group recommends that teacher education be extended and restructured to produce highly competent teachers. This study was conducted to determine the impact of the Holmes Group recommendations on preservice preparation of health education teachers. Health education department chairs at nine universities belonging to the Holmes Group were…

  14. Complexity or Meaning in Health Professional Education and Practice?

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    Lowe, Wendy Anne

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: Discourses of complexity have entered health professional education. This paper explores the meaning of complexity by asking how health professionals are educated and some of the consequences of that education. Design: A qualitative study was carried out drawing on reflexivity, discourse analysis and grounded methodology. Setting: Two…

  15. The University of Tennessee --Knoxville College of Education, Health,

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    The University of Tennessee -- Knoxville College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences a Department in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee 2012 The Department of tudies olicy eadership ducational 2012-2013 Graduate Handbook #12;Educational Leadership

  16. When and What if Microcomputers Invaded School Health Education?

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    Chen, Moon S., Jr.

    1983-01-01

    Microcomputers presently have many technical capabilities that can be used in health education, but computer technology cannot be fully applied in the health classroom until: (1) software becomes more widely available; and (2) health educators write the needed software programs. Future computer applications are discussed. (Author/PP)

  17. The Role of the School in Consumer Health Education.

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    Corry, James M.; Galli, Nicholas

    1985-01-01

    Ethical consumer health education is noncoercive and facilitates an individual's voluntary adoption of health improving behaviors. School-based consumer health education is necessary to prepare current and future consumers to safely and efficiently use the medical marketplace. (Author/CB)

  18. Partnering with an Aboriginal Community for Health and Education

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    Carter, Lorraine; Rukholm, Ellen

    2009-01-01

    Cultural awareness is a concept that is gaining much attention in health and education settings across North America. This article describes how the concepts of cultural awareness shaped the process and the curriculum of an online health education project called Interprofessional Collaboration: Culturally-informed Aboriginal Health Care. The…

  19. 2011 2012 Student Assistants Health Education and Promotion

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    strategies and interventions to promote condom usage among sexually active UC Davis students. In addition2011 ­ 2012 Student Assistants Health Education and Promotion Student Health Services Health Education and Promotion (HEP) is currently recruiting for nine student assistants for the 2011-2012 academic

  20. A Comparison of Randomised Controlled Trials in Health and Education

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    Torgerson, Carole J.; Torgerson, David J.; Birks, Yvonne F.; Porthouse, Jill

    2005-01-01

    Health care and educational trials face similar methodological challenges. Methodological reviews of health care trials have shown that a significant proportion have methodological flaws. Whether or not educational trials have a similar proportion of poor-quality trials is unknown. The authors undertook a methodological comparison between health

  1. HEP:Health Ed Admin:Recruitment:2012:Volunteers:Volunteer Job Desc and App 2012.doc 2012-2013 Health Education & Promotion Volunteers

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    -2013 Health Education & Promotion Volunteers Health Education & Promotion, Student Health & Counseling Services Volunteer Opportunities Health Education and Promotion (HEP) is a campus leader in providing student-centered education and advocating for health promoting environments to improve students

  2. A snapshot of global health education at North American universities.

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    Lencucha, Raphael; Mohindra, Katia

    2014-03-01

    Global health education is becoming increasingly prominent in North America. It is widely agreed upon that global health is an important aspect of an education in the health sciences and increasingly in other disciplines such as law, economics and political science. There is currently a paucity of studies examining the content of global health courses at the post-secondary level. The purpose of our research is to identify the content areas being covered in global health curricula in North American universities, as a first step in mapping global health curricula across North America. We collected 67 course syllabi from 31 universities and analyzed the topics covered in the course. This snapshot of global health education will aid students searching for global health content, as well as educators and university administrators who are developing or expanding global health programs in Canada and the United States. PMID:24458005

  3. Humanising illness: presenting health information in educational comics.

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    McNicol, Sarah

    2014-06-01

    Research into the effectiveness of comic books as health education tools overwhelmingly consists of studies evaluating the information learnt as a result of reading the comic, for example using preintervention and postintervention questionnaires. In essence, these studies evaluate comics in the same way in which a patient information leaflet might be evaluated, but they fail to evaluate the narrative element of comics. Health information comics have the potential to do much more than simply convey facts about an illness; they can also support patients in dealing with the social and psychological aspects of a condition. This article discusses how some common elements of educational comics are handled in a selection of comics about diabetes, focusing on the more personal or social aspects of the condition as well as the presentation of factual information. The elements examined include: fears and anxieties; reactions of friends and family; interactions with medical professionals; self-management; and prevention. In conclusion, the article argues that comics, potentially, have many advantages over patient information leaflets, particularly in the way in which they can offer 'companionship', helping patients to address fears and negative feelings. However, empirical studies are required to evaluate educational comics in a way which takes account of their potential role in supporting patients in coming to terms with their condition, as well as becoming better informed. PMID:24398159

  4. Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Department of Allied Dental Education

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    Cheng, Mei-Fang

    , and faculty who cares. All our resources go toward supporting a health care educational environment Allied Dental Concentration includes preparation in allied health, management, education and research of either health services management or health professions education. Advanced technology and distance

  5. Policy #5101 -Education Abroad Health Insurance Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

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    Policy #5101 - Education Abroad Health Insurance Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy #5101 EDUCATION ABROAD HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY Responsible Oversight Executive: Provost and Vice · Mental Health Coverage #12;Policy #5101 - Education Abroad Health Insurance Policy 2 · Dental Repairs

  6. Effectiveness of Health Education on Toxoplasma-Related Knowledge, Behavior, and Risk of Seroconversion in Pregnancy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effectiveness of Health Education on Toxoplasma-Related Knowledge, Behavior, and Risk Appendix Key Words: congenital toxoplasmosis, prenatal care, health education, health promotion Word count the effectiveness of health education on toxoplasma-related knowledge, behavior, and risk of seroconversion

  7. Health among Swedish employees and financial situation, education, and managerial responsibility: A longitudinal study

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    Vingård, Eva; Lampa, Erik; Wahlstedt, Kurt

    2012-01-01

    Background. The present study is part of a 3-year longitudinal study on work and health among employees in the public sector in Sweden. The aim was to study associations between self-rated health (SRH) and financial situation, education, and managerial responsibility. Methods. Of the 9003 employees, 7533 answered the baseline questionnaires (84%). Altogether 9373 subjects received the follow-up questionnaire, and 6617 subjects responded (71%). In total 4240 completed the questionnaire on both occasions, and this group comprised the study population. SRH consisted of the response to a single question: ‘In general, would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, poor, or very poor?' The health was investigated in terms of the development of health status in the 3-year follow-up. The exposure factors were: financial situation, education, and managerial responsibility. Odds ratios were analysed using logistic regressions. Results. Good financial situation and further education were predictors in maintaining good health and in avoiding poor health. The analysis also indicated the following determinants of sustained good SRH: having a good financial situation (OR 1.99 at baseline and OR 1.87 at follow-up), having a further education compared to lower education (OR 1.17 at baseline), and not having a worsening financial situation between baseline and follow-up (OR 0.53). Conclusion. Financial situation and educational level were important factors that influence the subjective perception of health. PMID:22862746

  8. Access to Educational Opportunity in Rural Communities: Alternative Patterns of Delivering Vocational Education in Sparsely Populated Areas. Volume 1: Problem, Study Design and Procedures, Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations.

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    Thomas, Ruth G.; Peterson, Roland L.

    The report details the description, analysis, and understanding phase of a study to provide local and state educational planners with information that would enable them to compare and evaluate alternative forms of inter-school district cooperation as a means of providing rural students with access to quality vocational education. Chapter I…

  9. College of Health, Education, and Human Development ADMINISTRATION AND

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    42 College of Health, Education, and Human Development 42 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION Master, and prepares training and development specialists for business and industry. The School of Education embraces for the preparation of educational personnel in South Carolina in Early Childhood Education; Elementary Educati

  10. Physical Activity and Health: Does Physical Education Matter?

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    Pate, Russell R.; O'Neill, Jennifer R.; McIver, Kerry L.

    2011-01-01

    Physical education has been an institution in American schools since the late 19th century, and today almost all American children are exposed to physical education classes. It has often been claimed that physical education provides important benefits to public health. The purpose of this paper is to determine if physical education increases…

  11. Physical Activity and Health: Does Physical Education Matter?

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    Russell R. Pate; Jennifer R. ONeill; Kerry L. McIver

    2011-01-01

    Physical education has been an institution in American schools since the late 19th century, and today almost all American children are exposed to physical education classes. It has often been claimed that physical education provides important benefits to public health. The purpose of this paper is to determine if physical education increases students' physical activity levels, in the short and

  12. Mail Survey Return Rates Published in Health Education Journals: An Issue of External Validity

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    Price, James H.; Murnan, Judy; Dake, Joseph A.; Dimmig, Jaime; Hayes, Mary

    2004-01-01

    This study assessed mail survey return rates published in seven general health education journals for the 13-year period, 1990-2002: "American Journal of Health Behavior," "American Journal of Health Education," "American Journal of Health Promotion," "Health Education & Behavior," "Health Education Research," "Journal of American College Health,"…

  13. Comprehensive school health education: suggested guidelines for action.

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    1992-01-01

    This document is an outcome of the WHO/UNESCO/UNICEF Consultation on Strategies for Implementing Comprehensive School Health Education/Promotion Programmes held in WHO, Geneva from 25 to 29 November 1991. Twenty-five experts attended from the health education sectors of sixteen countries, as well as six NGOs together with the three cosponsors WHO, UNESCO and UNICEF plus UNFPA. The Consultation arrived at a consensus on a comprehensive approach to school health education and guiding principles for action. PMID:1398680

  14. Understanding Links Between Adolescent Health and Educational Attainment

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    JACKSON, MARGOT I.

    2009-01-01

    The educational and economic consequences of poor health during childhood and adolescence have become increasingly clear, with a resurgence of evidence leading researchers to reconsider the potentially significant contribution of early-life health to population welfare both within and across generations. Meaningful relationships between early-life health and educational attainment raise important questions about how health may influence educational success in young adulthood and beyond, as well as for whom its influence is strongest. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, I examine how adolescents’ health and social status act together to create educational disparities in young adulthood, focusing on two questions in particular. First, does the link between adolescent health and educational attainment vary across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups? Second, what academic factors explain the connection between adolescent health and educational attainment? The findings suggest that poorer health in adolescence is strongly negatively related to educational attainment, net of both observed confounders and unobserved, time-invariant characteristics within households. The reduction in attainment is particularly large for non-Hispanic white adolescents, suggesting that the negative educational consequences of poor health are not limited to only the most socially disadvantaged adolescents. Finally, I find that the link between adolescent health and educational attainment is explained by academic factors related to educational participation and, most importantly, academic performance, rather than by reduced educational expectations. These findings add complexity to our understanding of how the educational consequences of poor health apply across the social hierarchy, as well as why poor health may lead adolescents to complete less schooling. PMID:20084824

  15. Perceptions of Health Information Management Educational and Practice Experiences

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    Bates, Mari; Black, Clarence; Blair, Franchesica; Davis, Laquanda; Ingram, Steven; Lane, DaQuandra; McElderry, Alicia; Peagler, Bianca; Pickett, Jamie; Plettenberg, Cheryl; Hart-Hester, Susan

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Undergraduate students’ progress toward achievement of learning outcomes and entry-level competencies is an essential ingredient in efforts to meet the needs of the evolving national healthcare information infrastructure. Therefore, studies to evaluate variance in outcome assessment methods and perceived adequacy of educational curricula used by health information management (HIM) programs are vital. This study examined perceptions of HIM students, faculty, and individuals employed in healthcare regarding educational experiences and career preparation. Methods A convenience sample of attendees from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, was obtained. A survey was developed on the basis of a review of current literature related to the assessment of HIM educational programming. The authors used a prepared script to describe the study purpose and survey when approaching potential respondents. Completion of the survey was voluntary. Results Of the 100 surveys distributed, 58 were returned. Twenty-six respondents were employed in healthcare, 25 were students, and 7 were HIM faculty members; no respondents were HIM program directors. Ninety-six percent of the student respondents indicated that the programs’ HIM curriculum prepared them for an entry-level position, while 86 percent of the faculty respondents and 70 percent of the respondents employed in healthcare agreed with this statement. More than half (56 percent) of the respondents who were employed in healthcare indicated that they needed additional training when they entered their first entry-level position. The majority of the respondents indicated that they were not matched with a mentor during their educational experience. Conclusions This research supports the complementary roles that educational coursework and practical experiences provide individuals within the HIM field. However, additional research is needed to assess the potential impact of varied practical experiences and mentoring relationships on the students’ successful transition into the workforce. PMID:25214821

  16. Peer Helping: A Promising Strategy for Effective Health Education.

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    Sciacca, John; Appleton, Tina

    1996-01-01

    Reviews selected literature on involving adolescents in providing health education to their peers, providing examples of programs that have used adolescent peers to reduce health risks related to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, stress, eating behavior, and AIDS. (SM)

  17. The Role of Education in Health System Performance

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    Grignon, Michel

    2008-01-01

    I investigate the role of education on health, using country-level data and the production frontier framework suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess performances of health care systems. I find that the impact of human capital on health is much smaller than suggested by the WHO frontier model, and the relationship exhibits…

  18. [Health education in Brazil: from Paulo Freire to today].

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    Masselli, Maria Cecilia; Vieira, Carla Maria; Oliveira, Nayara L S; Smeke, Elizabeth L M

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines the experience of Brazil in the area of health education integrated in popular education movements. More specifically, the paper discusses the link between health education and popular education, focusing in particular on the work of Paulo Freire. Anti-slavery movements, protest movements against social inequalities and the reconstruction of democracy after the end of the military dictatorship (1965-1984) provided fertile ground for a dynamic process of change--a process illustrated by the creation of the Unified Health System. These developments occurred in a context of social change and unrest. Since then, other actors and other forms of action have emerged, though creativity and popular empowerment remain central to the process of change. However, in popular education, nothing is set in stone and new issues have emerged, as Paulo Freire had predicted. The point is to recognize that popular education applied to health, or rather integrating health, is constantly changing and developing. PMID:24313076

  19. Online Simulation of Health Care Reform: Helping Health Educators Learn and Participate

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    Jecklin, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Young and healthy undergraduates in health education were not predisposed to learn the complex sprawl of topics in a required course on U.S. Health Care. An online simulation of health care reform was used to encourage student learning about health care and participating in health care reform. Students applied their understanding of high costs,…

  20. Community Health Education In the College of Health and Human Services OFFICE: Hardy Tower 119

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Taggart, Sorochan Professors: Chang, Senn Associate Professor: Noto Lecturer: Gresham Offered by the Graduate School courses in community health education, communication, nutrition, psychology, sociology, zoology, chemistry Education Preparation for the Major. Community Health Education 101, 290, 292; Biology 210*, 212; Chemistry

  1. Kentucky Allied Health Project Final Report: A State System for Allied Health Education.

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    Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.

    The accomplishments of the Kentucky Allied Health Project, which implemented a model articulated system of allied health education, are described. The system included plans to promote transition from one education level to another and articulation in educational planning and resource utilization. The project has greatly increased…

  2. Global health competencies and approaches in medical education: a literature review

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    2010-01-01

    Background Physicians today are increasingly faced with healthcare challenges that require an understanding of global health trends and practices, yet little is known about what constitutes appropriate global health training. Methods A literature review was undertaken to identify competencies and educational approaches for teaching global health in medical schools. Results Using a pre-defined search strategy, 32 articles were identified; 11 articles describing 15 global health competencies for undergraduate medical training were found. The most frequently mentioned competencies included an understanding of: the global burden of disease, travel medicine, healthcare disparities between countries, immigrant health, primary care within diverse cultural settings and skills to better interface with different populations, cultures and healthcare systems. However, no consensus on global health competencies for medical students was apparent. Didactics and experiential learning were the most common educational methods used, mentioned in 12 and 13 articles respectively. Of the 11 articles discussing competencies, 8 linked competencies directly to educational approaches. Conclusions This review highlights the imperative to document global health educational competencies and approaches used in medical schools and the need to facilitate greater consensus amongst medical educators on appropriate global health training for future physicians. PMID:21176226

  3. Work-Related Violence, Lifestyle, and Health among Special Education Teachers Working in Finnish Basic Education

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    Ervasti, Jenni; Kivimaki, Mika; Pentti, Jaana; Salmi, Venla; Suominen, Sakari; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna

    2012-01-01

    Background: Studies have reported higher levels of absenteeism due to illness among special education teachers compared to other teachers, but it is not known which factors might contribute to this difference. We examined whether health, health behaviors, and exposure to violence at work differed between special education and general education

  4. A Media Literacy Education Approach to Teaching Adolescents Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

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    Scull, Tracy Marie; Malik, Christina V.; Kupersmidt, Janis Beth

    2014-01-01

    As states are moving toward comprehensive sexual health education, educators require engaging and effective curricula. This pre-post study (N = 64) examined the feasibility of a comprehensive, media literacy education program for influencing adolescents' sexual health and media literacy outcomes. After the program, participants were more…

  5. Health education on self-management and seeking health care in older adults: a randomised trial

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    Monique van Eijken; Michel Wensing; Marijke de Konink; Myrra Vernooy; Gerhard Zielhuis; Toine Lagro; Marcel Olde Rikkert; Richard Grol

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this randomised trial was to determine the effects of a health education strategy for older adults living at home on GP attendance. The health education comprised a written booklet on five frequently by GP unnoticed, highly prevalent and potentially treatable health problems: hearing impairment, visual impairment, urinary incontinence, depression and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). The information

  6. Characteristics of Health Educators Desired by Inner-City Health Clinic Patients: A Case Study

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    Price, James; Sidani, Jaime

    2007-01-01

    A group (n = 170) of inner-city, predominantly African American, health clinic patients were asked to identify the characteristics they desired in a new clinic health educator. A plurality (44%) of the patients perceived a bachelor's degree would be a sufficient level of education. The vast majority of patients claimed the sex of the health

  7. Mental Health Promotion through Supported Further Education: The Value of Antonovsky's Salutogenic Model of Health

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    Morrison, Ian; Clift, Stephen M.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to report on an evaluation of a programme of supported education in a Further Education context for students with long-term mental health problems, based on Antonovsky's Salutogenic model of health. The students are referred by the Community Mental Health Team. Design/methodology/approach: Three consecutive…

  8. Seventy Years of Sex Education in "Health Education Journal": A Critical Review

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    Iyer, Padmini; Aggleton, Peter

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines key debates and perspectives on sex education in "Health Education Journal" ("HEJ"), from the date of the journal's first publication in March 1943 to the present day. Matters relating to sexuality and sexual health are revealed to be integral to "HEJ'"s history. First published as Health

  9. Conclusions and future directions for periodic reporting on the use of adult clinical preventive services of public health priority--United States.

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    Coates, Ralph J; Ogden, Lydia; Monroe, Judith A; Buehler, James; Yoon, Paula W; Collins, Janet L

    2012-06-15

    The findings described in this supplement can help improve collaboration among public health and other stakeholders who influence population health, including employers, health plans, health professionals, and voluntary associations, to increase the use of a set of clinical preventive services that, with improved use, can substantially reduce morbidity and mortality in the U.S. adult population. This supplement highlighted that the use of the clinical preventive services in the U.S. adult population is not optimal and is quite variable, ranging from approximately 10% to 85%, depending on the particular service. Use was particularly low for tobacco cessation, aspirin use to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and influenza vaccination; however, ample opportunity exists to improve use of all of these services. Among the specific populations least likely to have used the recommended services, persons with no insurance, no usual source of care, or no recent use of the health-care system (if included in the analysis) were the groups least likely to have used the services. Use among the uninsured was generally 10 to 30 percentage points below the general population averages, suggesting that improvements in insurance coverage are likely to increase use of these clinical preventive services. A randomized, controlled trial of an expansion of Medicaid coverage by Oregon in 2008 supports this hypothesis by demonstrating improved use of clinical services with increased health insurance coverage. A recent survey among the uninsured found a low level of awareness of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as amended by the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act [ACA]). Therefore, improving opportunities for coverage might be insufficient, and focused efforts by governmental health agencies and other stakeholders are likely to be needed to enroll uninsured persons in health plans. In addition, although use of the preventive services in insured populations was greater than among the uninsured, use among the insured was generally <75%, and often much less. Therefore, having health insurance coverage might not itself be sufficient to optimize use of clinical preventive services, and additional measures to improve use are likely to be necessary. PMID:22695467

  10. Health and Physical Education, Grades 7-8. Teacher's Guide.

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    Fairfax County Schools, VA.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades 7-8. SUBJECT MATTER: Physical and health education. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into five main sections: 1) organization and administration, 2) content outline and timing, 3) health education program outline, 4) intramural sports, 5) sample units of instruction. Section 5 comprises one half of…

  11. Section 1--The Value of Psychology in Health Professional Education

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    Upton, Dominic

    2008-01-01

    The education of nurses, midwives and allied health care professionals in the UK is guided by professional bodies and the over arching Health Professionals Council (HPC)/Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Each of these professional bodies provides regulatory frameworks and guidance notes on the educational content of the degree level programmes…

  12. A Guide to Health Education in Ambulatory Care Settings.

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    Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.

    This report outlines ways in which health education strategies can be developed within an ambulatory care center and how they can be implemented to optimize their effectiveness and efficiency. Section 1 describes a program planning model for use in the development of health education programs. Sections 2 through 5 trace the consumer through four…

  13. Explaining Outsourcing in Health, Sport and Physical Education

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    Williams, Benjamin J.; Macdonald, Doune

    2015-01-01

    Outsourcing is a complex, controversial and pervasive practice that is increasingly becoming a matter of concern for educational researchers. This article contributes to this literature by examining outsourcing practices related to health, sport and physical education (HSPE). Specifically, it reports data on specialist health and physical…

  14. New Directions for Health Education Through Instructional Television

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    Fox, Robert; Owen, Kent

    1971-01-01

    The emergence of instructional television as an important and progressive force in the schools does indeed signal the advent of a new strategy in school health education. The National Instructional Television Center has begun the planning and development that should lead to a major television project in health education. (Author)

  15. Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine into the Health Education Curriculum.

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    Patterson, Sheila M.; Graf, Helen M.

    2000-01-01

    Reviews the popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches in health education, suggesting a proposed CAM course for health education professional preparation and offering a course outline which can be used as a self- standing course or integrated into existing courses. It includes a proposed course description and goals,…

  16. The Hemophilia Games: An Experiment in Health Education Planning.

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    National Heart and Lung Inst. (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.

    The Hemophilia Health Education Planning Project was designed to (1) create a set of tools useful in hemophilia planning and education, and (2) create a planning model for other diseases with similar factors. The project used the game-simulations technique which was felt to be particularly applicable to hemophilia health problems, since as a…

  17. Allied Health Manpower: Education and Training for New Demands.

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    Hatch, Thomas D.

    This speech, given by the director of the Federal Bureau of Health Manpower Education, reviews current major problems in education and training for the allied health manpower professions, possible solutions, and implications of these developments for training programs in these areas. Background information precedes a discussion of six specific…

  18. Thinking of a Change: Health Education for the 2020 Generation

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    Lohrmann, David K.

    2011-01-01

    In his March 2011 AAHE Scholar presentation, the author suggested several possible innovations in school health education that, if initiated, may better meet the needs and interests of two youngest generations--Millenials and 2020s. In this article, the author assesses the status of health education in schools, enumerates the characteristics of…

  19. Looking to the Future: Health Professions Education in Texas.

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    Rettig, Richard

    This report analyzes how the Texas higher education system will meet the needs of future health care professionals. The report examines: (1) medical education needs (physician supply, physician distribution, medical schools' responses to physician distribution, and distribution of medical schools and regional academic health centers); (2) national…

  20. A New Health Education Paradigm: Uncommon Thoughts about Common Matters

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    Glover, Elbert D.

    2004-01-01

    This article presents the text of the address delivered by Dr. Elbert Glover at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Health Education, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 2, 2004. In this address, the author reflects on his life, acknowledges the individuals that…

  1. Reframing Health Education in New Zealand/Aotearoa Schools

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    Sinkinson, Margaret; Burrows, Lisette

    2011-01-01

    Health education in New Zealand schools has a chequered history, peppered with controversy since its inclusion as a school subject in the early nineteenth century. In this paper we examine the trials and challenges faced by health education teachers over time, pointing to the particular components of this subject that are regarded as controversial…

  2. Health, Education and Economic Crisis : Protecting the Poor in Indonesia

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    R. A. Sparrow

    2006-01-01

    When an economic crisis hits, a primary policy concern in developing countries is how social services can be protected and, in particular, how access to health and education for the poor can be maintained. Using the Indonesian Social Safety Net (SSN) as case study, this dissertation investigates the effectiveness of targeted demand side interventions in health and education as a

  3. On Being Critical in Health and Physical Education

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    Fitzpatrick, Katie; Russell, Dan

    2015-01-01

    Background: This paper is a reflection on being a critical teacher of health and physical education. It is a conversation of sorts between the two authors: a critical educator and researcher, and a critical teacher. It is based on the shared experiences of one of the author's (Dan) high-school PE and health classes over the course of a year…

  4. The West Virginia Health and Physical Education Leadership Academy

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    Housner, Lynn; Chapman, Don; Childers, Sue; Deem, Rick; Elliott, Eloise; Klemick, Peggy; McCracken, Bane; Weikle, Mary; Workman, Gerald

    2008-01-01

    Health and physical education are expected to improve the wellness of children and youths. Unfortunately, many health and physical educators may not be fully prepared to meet the challenge of providing high quality, standards-based programs that produce tangible results. In view of the current standards and policies and the important role that…

  5. The Perceptual Domain: A Taxonomy for Allied Health Educators.

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    Hooker, Ellen Z.

    1981-01-01

    A modified version of the perceptual taxonomy applicable to allied health education is presented. Methods concerning application of the taxonomy are suggested. Use of the taxonomy of the perceptual domain is recommended to help allied health educators plan instruction and evaluate teaching. (CT)

  6. Physicians -The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute's CME program is accredited by the Accreditation

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of category 2-A credits. Pharmacy - CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited of credit will be awarded on-site at the conclusion of the two-day program and completion of program

  7. Health, hygiene and maternal education: evidence from The Gambia.

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    Barrett, H; Browne, A

    1996-12-01

    The paper explores the ways in which women's education influences domestic hygiene practices and use of health care services in a traditional agricultural village in The Gambia. The "environment of health" is one of poverty, high morbidity and low levels of female literacy. A detailed household survey was undertaken in the rainy season when agricultural work is demanding of people's time and energy and morbidity rates are high. Mothers with and without formal education and with at least one child under 5 were included in the study. Small differences were found between the educated and uneducated group in the knowledge and practice of household hygiene. The healthcare services in the village were utilised by all women regardless of whether or not they had been to school, but educated mothers appeared to have a better understanding of health education messages. The case study illustrates the synergy between health, hygiene and maternal education and discusses the implications of the findings. PMID:8961402

  8. Education and health: evidence on adults with diabetes.

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    Ayyagari, Padmaja; Grossman, Daniel; Sloan, Frank

    2011-03-01

    Although the education-health relationship is well documented, pathways through which education influences health are not well understood. This study uses data from a 2003-2004 cross sectional supplemental survey of respondents to the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study (HRS) who had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus to assess effects of education on health and mechanisms underlying the relationship. The supplemental survey provides rich detail on use of personal health care services (e.g., adherence to guidelines for diabetes care) and personal attributes which are plausibly largely time invariant and systematically related to years of schooling completed, including time preference, self-control, and self-confidence. Educational attainment, as measured by years of schooling completed, is systematically and positively related to time to onset of diabetes, and conditional on having been diagnosed with this disease on health outcomes, variables related to efficiency in health production, as well as use of diabetes specialists. However, the marginal effects of increasing educational attainment by a year are uniformly small. Accounting for other factors, including child health and child socioeconomic status which could affect years of schooling completed and adult health, adult cognition, income, and health insurance, and personal attributes from the supplemental survey, marginal effects of educational attainment tend to be lower than when these other factors are not included in the analysis, but they tend to remain statistically significant at conventional levels. PMID:21213044

  9. Childhood hearing health: educating for prevention of hearing loss.

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    Lacerda, Adriana Bender Moreira; Gonçalves, Claudia Giglio de Oliveira; Lacerda, Giselle; Lobato, Diolén Conceição Barros; Santos, Luciana; Moreira, Aline Carlezzo; Ribas, Angela

    2015-01-01

    Introduction?The presence of noise in our society has attracted the attention of health professionals, including speech-language pathologists, who have been charged along with educators with developing hearing conservation programs in schools. Objective?To describe the results of three strategies for awareness and hearing preservation in first to fourth grades in public elementary schools. Methods?The level of environmental noise in classrooms was assessed, and 638 elementary school students from first to fourth grades, 5 to 10 years of age, were audiologically evaluated. After the evaluations, educational activities were presented to children and educators. Results?The noise level in the classroom ranged from 71.8 to 94.8 A-weighted decibels. The environment of the classroom was found to promote sound reverberation, which hinders communication. Thirty-two students (5.1%) presented hearing alterations. Conclusion?The application of strategies for a hearing conservation program at the school showed that noise is present in the room, and hearing loss, sometimes silent, affects schoolchildren. Students and teachers were aware that hearing problems can be prevented. Avoiding exposure to noise and improving the acoustics in classrooms are essential. PMID:25992146

  10. Theatre and Pedagogy: using drama in mental health nurse education

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    Theodore Stickley

    2003-01-01

    Drama is a feature of all civilisations. It has long been used as an educative tool. In this paper, the authors advocate for the use of drama in mental health nurse education. An historical overview of the relationship between drama and education is offered. Through their own experiences the authors give examples of the use of drama in the classroom.

  11. Agenda for Continuing Education: A Challenge to Health Care Institutions.

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    Schechter, Daniel S.

    The book describes the Hospital Continuing Education Project, a nine-year endeavor concluded in 1972 which set up a communications network among universities, hospital associations, hospitals, and individual educators and trainees. The project's goal was the expansion of continuing education opportunities for personnel in health care institutions.…

  12. Health Education: Student Terminal Goals, Program Goals, and Behavioral Objectives.

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    Mesa Public Schools, AZ.

    GRADES OR AGES: Primary, intermediate, junior high, high school. SUBJECT MATTER: Health education (including nutrition, safety education, and consumer education). ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: Nine terminal goals are listed on page one. The guide consists of a breakdown of each terminal goal into program goals and, for each program goal,…

  13. Health education during antenatal care: the need for more

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    Al-Ateeq, Mohammed A; Al-Rusaiess, Amal A

    2015-01-01

    The aim of health education during antenatal is to provide advice, education, reassurance and support, to address and treat the minor problems of pregnancy, and to provide effective screening during the pregnancy. Exploring current practices in this regard revealed the need for more organized educational activities to ensure high quality and clients satisfaction. PMID:25733929

  14. Educating health professionals collaboratively for team-based primary care.

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    Schuetz, Brian; Mann, Erin; Everett, Wendy

    2010-08-01

    Team-based primary care offers the potential to dramatically improve the quality and efficiency of care, but its broader adoption is hindered by an education system that trains health professions in silos. Collaborative models that educate multiple practitioners together are needed to create a new generation of health professionals able to work in efficiently functioning teams. Changes in professional cultures, organizational structures, clinical partnerships, admissions, accreditation, and funding models will be required to support the expansion of collaborative education effectively. PMID:20679650

  15. BHSc 2014Education Bachelor of Health Sciences

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    Hickman, Mark

    and Indigenous Health 6 Physical Activity Promotion 6 Public Health 7 Society and Policy 7 Selecting Courses graduates to meet the New Zealand competencies in Public Health and in Health Promotion. In addition in health sciences, with detailed knowledge in specialist areas · Equip students majoring in public health

  16. BHSc 2013Education Bachelor of Health Sciences

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    Hickman, Mark

    and Indigenous Health 6 Physical Activity Promotion 6 Public Health 7 Society and Policy 7 Selecting Courses graduates to meet the New Zealand competencies in Public Health and in Health Promotion. In addition in health sciences, with detailed knowledge in specialist areas · Equip students majoring in public health

  17. Education for Community Participation in Health Decision Making: An Evaluation of Columbia University's Continuing Education Program for Health Consumers.

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    Beder, Harold W.; Darkenwald, Gordon G.

    The Health Consumer Education Program (CEP) was designed to foster "maximum feasible participation" of the people in planning, administering, and implementing community health care programs through adult education. This report, an analysis and evaluation of CEP, describes the program, presents data on intended and current practice, analyzes…

  18. Health literacy as a public health goal: a challenge for contemporary health education and communication strategies into the 21st century

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    DON NUTBEAM

    2006-01-01

    SUMMARY Health literacy is a relatively new concept in health pro- motion. It is a composite term to describe a range of out- comes to health education and communication activities. From this perspective, health education is directed towards improving health literacy. This paper identifies the failings of past educational programs to address social and eco- nomic determinants of health, and

  19. Education, age, and the cumulative advantage in health.

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    Ross, C E; Wu, C L

    1996-03-01

    The positive association between educational attainment and health is well established, but the way in which the education-based gap in health varies with age is not. Do the health advantages of high educational attainment and disadvantages of low educational attainment diverge or converge with age? The cumulative advantage perspective predicts a diverging SES gap in health with age, but past evidence does not allow us to accept or reject the hypothesis. We address this issue in two samples, cross-sectionally and over time, with three health measures. The first data set consists of a 1990 telephone interview of a national probability sample of U.S. households. There are 2,031 respondents, aged 18 to 90. The second is a national probability sample of U.S. households in which 2,436 respondents aged 20 to 64 were interviewed by telephone in 1979 and reinterviewed in 1980. We find that the gap in self-reported health, in physical functioning, and in physical well-being among people with high and low educational attainment increases with age. The health advantage of the well educated is larger in older age groups than in younger. Health advantages of high income and disadvantages of low income also diverge with age, but household income does not explain education's positive effect. PMID:8820314

  20. A Gradient in Education Due to Health? Evidence from the Study of Health Behavior in School-Aged Children

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    Saab, Hana; Klinger, Don A.

    2011-01-01

    Research exploring the relationship between education and health suggests that people with higher levels of schooling report better health. To emphasize health as a determinant of educational achievement, this article establishes a gradient in education by health among Canadian students. Using data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-aged…

  1. An audit of school oral health education program in a developing country

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    Lawal, Folake B.; Taiwo, Juliana O.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: The increasing prevalence of oral diseases in children in developing countries is a major public health concern and creates the need to review various preventive strategies put in place on oral health promotion. In the absence of formal national programs, tertiary health institutions have adopted low-budget school oral education programs targeted at improving oral health awareness and behavioral changes in school children. The aim of this study was to review the school oral health education programs conducted by the Community Dentistry Unit of a tertiary hospital in a major city in Nigeria. Materials and Methods: An evaluation of the school oral health education programs conducted in the city over a 5-year period was done. Data collected included: venue of the program, the number of students and teachers educated in each school, screening and referrals, adequacy of teaching aids, desire for revisit, and barriers noted in its conduct. Results: A total of 104 oral health education programs were conducted during this period involving 16,248 participants. The majority (80%) of the schools visited were primary schools and 54% were privately owned. Over half of the programs was conducted on assembly grounds, 21% in classrooms, and 13% in school halls. Challenges encountered included: lack of audiovisual aids, transportation problems, inadequacy of screening tools, and insufficient promotional materials. All the schools visited requested for (subsequent) regular visitation. Conclusion: The study showed the feasibility of low-budget oral health education and willingness of schools to benefit from such programs. There are barriers to effective communication, which can be mitigated in order to achieve an optimal school oral health education program in a low resource setting. PMID:25452928

  2. Mathematics (912) Date: __________ College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

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    Kunkle, Tom

    ) Date: __________ College of Charleston ­ School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Teacher education major in the main office of the School of Education, Health, & Human Performance. You Education Program Worksheet Name: ___________________________________ Mathematics Advisor

  3. Effectiveness of oral health education programs: A systematic review.

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    Nakre, Priya Devadas; Harikiran, A G

    2013-07-01

    In recent years, attention has been drawn toward assessing the effectiveness of oral health education programs. This is in line with demand for evidence based research and will help to inform policy makers on how to allocate resources. (1) Collect and collate all information on oral health education programs. (2) Assess the programs based on various coding criteria. (3) Assess effectiveness of oral health education programs on oral health status and knowledge, attitude and practice. A search of all published articles in Medline was done using the keywords "oral health education, dental health education, oral health promotion". The resulting titles and abstracts provided the basis for initial decisions and selection of articles. Out of the primary list of articles, a total number of 40 articles were selected as they fulfilled the following inclusion criteria: (1). Articles on oral health programs with an oral health education component (2). Articles published after the year 1990 (3). Articles published in English. The full text of the articles was then obtained from either the internet or libraries of dental research colleges and hospitals in and around Bangalore. A set of important variables were identified and grouped under five headings to make them amenable for coding. The coding variables were then described under various subheadings to allow us to compare the chosen articles. Oral health education is effective in improving the knowledge attitude and practice of oral health and in reducing plaque, bleeding on probing of the gingiva and caries increment. This study identifies a few important variables which contribute to the effectiveness of the programs. There is an indication in this review that the most successful oral health programs are labor intensive, involve significant others and has received funding and additional support. A balance between inputs and outputs and health care resources available will determine if the program can be recommended for general use. PMID:24778989

  4. Web-based Health Educational Program in Saudi Arabia.

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    Bahkali, Salwa; Almaiman, Ahmad; Alsaleh, Mahassen; Elmetwally, Ashraf; Househ, Mowafa

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this exploratory study is to provide an overview of a web-based health educational site created by the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Sources of data included two interviews with Saudi IT personnel, three health educators, and two medical consultants working at KFSH&RC. The interviews ranged between 45 minutes and 120 minutes. The KFSH&RC website was also searched for the type of health information content posted. Results show that the KFSH&RC web-based health educational site provides health information through a medical encyclopedia, a social networking platform, health educational links, and targeted health information for children, which includes tools such as games and coloring books. Further research is needed on the effectiveness of the KFSH&RC web-based health education site in terms of improving knowledge and changing behavior of Saudi patients. The study recommends that targeted web-based health education strategies should be developed to reach large rural populations which have inadequate computer skills and limited access to the internet. PMID:25000016

  5. Ethics and patient education: health literacy and cultural dilemmas.

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    Marks, Ray

    2009-07-01

    This article discusses health literacy and cultural factors that have implications for the ethical practice of health education. It specifically focuses on recent data that speaks to the challenges in carrying out patient education from the perspective of comprehension and equitable distribution of health-related information across diverse cultures and communities. It discusses strategies for reducing the negative impact of low health literacy among diverse groups and the importance of acknowledging this pervasive problem in the context of ensuring equity in the optimal delivery of health promotion messages. PMID:19574584

  6. Linking Health and Education in the Middle Grades.

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    Ambach, Gordon M.

    1993-01-01

    Health education and health promotion should involve all school personnel. Schools must provide reliable health information and offer special relationships for each student with at least one caring adult, particularly in middle school. Caring relationships provide examples of personal relationships that schools expect students to exhibit when they…

  7. Educational Needs of Mental Health Administrators Serving the Aged.

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    Tindel, Connie

    A review of the literature and personal interviews with mental health administrators and other informed persons revealed that multiple inservice and preservice educational needs exist among administrators serving the aged in hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, mental health centers, and mental health associations. Specific…

  8. Allied Health Education Programs in Junior Colleges/1970.

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    National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Allied Health Manpower.

    This directory of allied health programs in junior colleges was compiled to provide a comprehensive source of allied health training programs in two-year colleges and to provide data on which to establish national, regional, State, and local priorities for health manpower education. It may also serve as a supplementary reference for guidance…

  9. Outcome-Based Workforce Development and Education in Public Health

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    Denise Koo; Kathleen Miner

    2010-01-01

    The broad scope of the public health mission leads to an increasingly diverse workforce. Given the range of feeder disciplines and the reality that much of the workforce does not have formal training in public health science and practice, a pressing need exists for training and education throughout the workforce. Just as we in public health take a rigorous approach

  10. The Georgia Health Education Study: A Summary Report.

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    Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Health and Safety.

    This summary review of the Georgia Health Education Study is a statistical presentation of scores achieved by over four thousand freshman college students in the university system of Georgia to questions on health knowledge. Data compiled from the administration of the Fast-Tyson Health Knowledge Test (1975 revision) indicates that subject…

  11. Whither Education for Health Care Delivery. A Florida Approach.

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    Morgan, Margaret K., Ed.; Filson, Dolores, Ed.

    The conference summarized in this monograph grew out of two expressed concerns of health care personnel educators: their desire for more information about future trends in health care delivery, and their desire for better articulation of the various levels of programs preparing health related personnel. Papers presented include these: Future…

  12. Knowledge of Secondary School Pupils regarding Sexual Health Education

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    Westwood, Jo; Mullan, Barbara

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To assess the sexual health knowledge of secondary school pupils in order to ascertain whether the current government public health and education policies are having any impact on pupils' sexual health. Design: Results obtained from a questionnaire as part of a two-phase intervention study. Setting: Nineteen mixed-sex, state secondary…

  13. Education of the Health Professions in the Context of the Health Care System: The Ontario Experience.

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    Charron, K. C.

    The document examines the education of health professionals in Ontario within the context of changing patterns for health care. The first of four chapters contains background information on geographic and population characteristics, Federal health legislation requiring a provincial response, and Ontario health legislation. The second chapter deals…

  14. M-Health, New Prospect for School Health Education through Mobile Technologies at Lebanese School

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    Jabbour, Khayrazad Kari

    2013-01-01

    Supporting school health programs to improve the emotionally and physically health status of Lebanese students has never been more important. The use of mobile and wireless technologies to promote school health programs has the potential to transform the school health education and service delivery in Lebanon. This article explores the possibility…

  15. Official Master's of Public Health Community Health Education Program of Study Form

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Official Master's of Public Health ­ Community Health Education Program of Study Form Student enrollment is restricted to graduate students. REQUIRED PUBLIC HEALTH CORE COURSES ­ 18 credits Dept Course # Course Title Cr Hrs Sem/Yr Taken Grade PUBH 5520G INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 2

  16. Cardiovascular Health: Associations with Race-ethnicity, Nativity, and Education in a Diverse, Population-based Sample of Californians

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    Bostean, Georgiana; Roberts, Christian K.; Crespi, Catherine M.; Prelip, Michael; Peters, Anne; Belin, Thomas R.; McCarthy, William J.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose This study examined how race-ethnicity, nativity, and education interact to influence disparities in cardiovascular (CV) health, a new concept defined by the American Heart Association (AHA). We assessed whether race-ethnicity and nativity disparities in CV health vary by education, and whether the foreign-born differ in CV health from their US-born race-ethnic counterparts with comparable education. Methods We used data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey to determine the prevalence of optimal CV health metrics (based on selected AHA guidelines) among adults ages 25 and over (n = 42,014). We examined the interaction between education and ethnicity-nativity, comparing predicted probabilities of each CV health measure between US-born and foreign-born Whites, Asians, and Latinos. Results All groups were at high risk of suboptimal physical activity levels, fruit and vegetable and fast food consumption, and overweight/obesity. Those with higher education were generally better-off, except among Asians. Ethnicity-nativity differences were more pronounced among those with less than a college degree. The foreign-born exhibited both advantages and disadvantages in CV health compared to their US-born counterparts that varied by ethnicity-nativity. Conclusions Education influences ethnicity-nativity disparities in CV health, with most race-ethnic and nativity differences occurring among the less educated. Studies of nativity differences in CV health should stratify by education in order to adequately address SES differences. PMID:23726820

  17. Suitability assessment of health education brochures in Qassim province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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    Jahan, Saulat; Al-Saigul, Abdullah M.; Alharbi, Ali M.; Abdelgadir, Muzamil H.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Health education is the cornerstone of primary health care. Health education materials distributed to the community should, therefore, be suitable and effective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the health education brochures, designed and disseminated by Ministry of Health institutions in the Qassim province. Materials and Methods: The study was a cross-sectional review of health education brochures. We used a structured evaluation form, comprising general information on the brochures and a modified Suitability Assessment of Materials (SAM) score sheet. The SAM consisting of 22 criteria in six groups, includes content, literacy demands, graphics, layout/typography, learning stimulation/motivation, and cultural appropriateness. SAM criteria categorize written material into “superior,” “adequate” and “not suitable.” Two qualified consultant family physicians evaluated the brochures. Data were analyzed using Epi Info version 3.4 statistical package. Results: We evaluated 110 brochures, the majority of which addressed chronic health conditions such as mental health, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Seventy-four (67.3%) brochures were evaluated as “adequate,” 34 (30.9%) as “not suitable” and 2 (1.8%) as “superior.” “Cultural appropriateness” was the highest scoring factor, with 92 (83.6%) brochures falling into either the “superior” or “adequate” category. With regard to “content,” 88 (80.0%) brochures fell into either the “superior” or “adequate” category. This was the second highest scoring factor. Graphics was the factor that scored the least. Seventy-five (68.2%) brochures were rated in this factor as “not suitable.” Conclusions: Although two-thirds of our brochures were considered “adequate,” the majority needed improvement to their graphics and learning stimulation factors. We recommend that guidelines for designing health education brochures should be formulated to improve the quality of health education brochures. PMID:25374471

  18. Paving Pathways: shaping the Public Health workforce through tertiary education

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    2010-01-01

    Public health educational pathways in Australia have traditionally been the province of Universities, with the Master of Public Health (MPH) recognised as the flagship professional entry program. Public health education also occurs within the fellowship training of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, but within Australia this remains confined to medical graduates. In recent years, however, we have seen a proliferation of undergraduate degrees as well as an increasing public health presence in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Following the 2007 Australian Federal election, the new Labour government brought with it a refreshing commitment to a more inclusive and strategic style of government. An important example of this was the 2020 visioning process that identified key issues of public health concern, including an acknowledgment that it was unacceptable to allocate less than 2% of the health budget towards disease prevention. This led to the recommendation for the establishment of a national preventive health agency (Australia: the healthiest country by 2020 National Preventative Health Strategy, Prepared by the Preventative Health Taskforce 2009). The focus on disease prevention places a spotlight on the workforce that will be required to deliver the new investment in health prevention, and also on the role of public health education in developing and upskilling the workforce. It is therefore timely to reflect on trends, challenges and opportunities from a tertiary sector perspective. Is it more desirable to focus education efforts on selected lead issues such as the "obesity epidemic", climate change, Indigenous health and so on, or on the underlying theory and skills that build a flexible workforce capable of responding to a range of health challenges? Or should we aspire to both? This paper presents some of the key discussion points from 2008 - 2009 of the Public Health Educational Pathways workshops and working group of the Australian Network of Public Health Institutions. We highlight some of the competing tensions in public health tertiary education, their impact on public health training programs, and the educational pathways that are needed to grow, shape and prepare the public health workforce for future challenges. PMID:20044939

  19. Roadmap: Community Health Education -Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-CHED

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Community Health Education - Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-CHED] College of Education, Health Important Notes Semester One: [16 Credit Hours] HED 11590 Community Health Education 3 C COMM 15000 Education 3 C BSCI 10001 Human Biology 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences HED 21050 Health Education

  20. Educating Health Care Professionals on Human Trafficking

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    Grace, Aimee M.; Lippert, Suzanne; Collins, Kristin; Pineda, Noelle; Tolani, Alisha; Walker, Rebecca; Jeong, Monica; Trounce, Milana Boukhman; Graham-Lamberts, Caroline; Bersamin, Melina; Martinez, Det. Jeremy; Dotzler, Det. Jennifer; Vanek, Lt John; Storfer-Isser, Amy; Chamberlain, Lisa J.; Horwitz, Sarah M.

    2015-01-01

    Background The US Department of State estimates that there are between 4 and 27 million individuals worldwide in some form of modern slavery. Recent studies have demonstrated that 28% to 50% of trafficking victims in the United States encountered health care professionals while in captivity, but were not identified and recognized. This study aimed to determine whether an educational presentation increased emergency department (ED) providers' recognition of human trafficking (HT) victims and knowledge of resources to manage cases of HT. Methods The 20 largest San Francisco Bay Area EDs were randomized into intervention (10 EDs) or delayed intervention comparison groups (10 EDs) to receive a standardized educational presentation containing the following: background about HT, relevance of HT to health care, clinical signs in potential victims, and referral options for potential victims. Participants in the delayed intervention group completed a pretest in the period the immediate intervention group received the educational presentation, and all participants were assessed immediately before (pretest) and after (posttest) the intervention. The intervention effect was tested by comparing the pre–post change in the intervention group to the change in 2 pretests in the delayed intervention group adjusted for the effect of clustering within EDs. The 4 primary outcomes were importance of knowledge of HT to the participant's profession (5-point Likert scale), self-rated knowledge of HT (5-point Likert scale), knowledge of who to call for potential HT victims (yes/no), and suspecting that a patient was a victim of HT (yes/no). Findings There were 258 study participants from 14 EDs; 141 from 8 EDs in the intervention group and 117 from 7 EDs in the delayed intervention comparison group, of which 20 served as the delayed intervention comparison group. Participants in the intervention group reported greater increases in their level of knowledge about HT versus those in the delayed intervention comparison group (1.42 vs ?0.15; adjusted difference = 1.57 [95% confidence interval, 1.02–2.12]; P < 0.001). Pretest ratings of the importance of knowledge about HT to the participant's profession were high in both groups and there was no intervention effect (0.31 vs 0.55; ?0.24 [?0.90–0.42], P = 0.49). Knowing who to call for potential HT victims increased from 7.2% to 59% in the intervention group and was unchanged (15%) in the delayed intervention comparison group (61.4% [28.5%–94.4%]; P < 0.01). The proportion of participants who suspected their patient was a victim of HT increased from 17% to 38% in the intervention group and remained unchanged (10%) in the delayed intervention comparison group (20.9 [8.6%– 33.1%]; P < 0.01). Interpretation A brief educational intervention increased ED provider knowledge and self-reported recognition of HT victims. PMID:25407038

  1. BHSc 2015Education Bachelor of Health Sciences

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    Hickman, Mark

    and Indigenous Health 6 Physical Activity Promotion 6 Public Health 7 Society and Policy 7 Selecting Courses graduates to meet the New Zealand competencies in Public Health and in Health Promotion. In addition in specialist areas · Equip students majoring in public health to meet the New Zealand generic competencies

  2. [Health education and their representations among dental students].

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    Mialhe, Fábio Luiz; Silva, Cristiane Maria da Costa

    2011-01-01

    Health education is an important instrument to promote the active participation of people in becoming self-reliant. Thus, the purpose of this exploratory study, conducted using a qualitative approach, was to evaluate the extent of representation in health education, of undergraduates in a dentistry course, and reveal data for discussion about the concepts that have sustained their educational practices. Data were collected by means of an instrument containing the following question: What do you particularly understand by health education? The instrument was applied to 67 academic students in the last year of the course, comprising 85.3% of the target population. Data analysis was performed according to the qualitative methodological presuppositions of Discourse of the Collective Subject. The results showed that the academic students'concept of health education was strongly linked to the positivist concept of teaching,instruction and disease prevention, rooted in the idea that the lack of information by individuals is the factor that induces them not to perform healthy practices with regard to their health, and it was the professional's responsibility to educate people on the subject of health. The need was observed for teaching-learning strategies directed towards changing the academic students' representation in health education. PMID:21503507

  3. Using internet assessment tools for health and physical education instruction

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    Roland Thornburg; Kory Hill

    2004-01-01

    Conclusions  Physical education should provide opportunities for students to participate in activities that promote fitness and well-being.\\u000a Implementing best practices into the physical education curriculum can contribute to the understanding and application of\\u000a a healthy lifestyle for students. Technology applied in the physical education curriculum can provide an opportunity for improved\\u000a instruction and enhanced student learning in physical education. The current

  4. The analysis of health education of the population as an important factor in optimizing medical expenses

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    C?t?lina Liliana Andrei; Stelian Stancu; Tudorel Andrei

    2010-01-01

    Population health education consists in developing the level of the health culture of different population groups and the health educational facilities and processes necessary to create a sanogenic behavior. Also there is a conditioning between education and health that is substantiated by the major functions of the education for health: sanogenic function and prevention function. Therefore, from this conception, this

  5. SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Community Health Education -Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR GRADUATION PLAN Community Health Education - Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-CHED] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Health Sciences Catalog Year: 2013-2014 Page 1 Community Health Education 3 C HED 21030 Introduction to Health Education 3 C BSCI 10001 Human Biology 3 C

  6. Continuing Medical Education Strategy for Primary Health Care Physicians in Oman: Lessons to be learnt

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    Anwar, Huda; Batty, Helen

    2007-01-01

    Introduction Continuing medical education (CME) is important for professional development, to improve doctors’ clinical performance that ultimately influences the quality of the health outcomes. In the presence of an increasing number of family physicians serve in the primary health care system upon graduation in Oman make us to consider the meta-cognition of the leaner and engaged them in learning process. The purpose of this paper is to examine ways of improving the continuing education methods for the physicians. Objective To assess the preferred method of continuing education for primary health care physicians. Methods We conducted a program evaluation among a group of general physicians who were involved in some of the activities in continuing education at end of their program in the Muscat region health centres in Oman. The main outcome measure was to study the preferred method for CME. Results The majority of the participants believe that continuing medical education improves their practice. In addition, the finding suggests that small group learning and combination of methods are the preferred methods of continuing education for primary health care physicians. Conclusion Interactive small group learning is shown to be more effective to achieve the learning objectives and ultimately improve practice. Practice-based small group learning is the method we recommended. PMID:22400090

  7. [Health for all--the development of community health nursing and public health nursing from the perspective of education].

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    Lin, Pay-Fan

    2014-06-01

    The purpose of this article was to examine the development of community health nursing and public health nursing in Taiwan from an educational perspective. Key issues addressed include: teaching strategies and scopes of practice used in community health nursing in Taiwan between 1910 and the 1950s; the philosophical foundations for the concepts of "health for all" and "social justice" in Taiwan's community health nursing; the five "P"s of community health nursing teaching and practice (population, prevention, promotion, policy, and partnership); the core competencies and scope of practice of community health nursing proposed by the TWNA Community Health Nursing Committee; and the core competencies and the tiers of classification proposed by the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations. This article helps to elucidate the inseparable relationship between community health nursing education and practice at both the micro and macro level and examines possible future directions for community health nursing in Taiwan. The author proposes the following recommendations for future community health nursing education development in Taiwan: 1) implement competence classifications appropriate to each nursing education preparation level, 2) promote multidisciplinary cooperation among education, practice, and policy, and 3) promote collaboration and consensus among community health nursing and public health related associations. PMID:24899554

  8. The Effects of Health Education through Face To Face Teaching and Educational Movies, on Suburban Women in Childbearing Age

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    Vameghi, R; Mohammad, K; Karimloo, M; Soleimani, F; Sajedi, F

    2010-01-01

    Background: The aim of the study was to compare the effects of ‘face-to-face education’ and ‘educational movies’ on ‘knowledge’ and ‘practice’ of women of child-bearing-age, in terms of health-care during pregnancy and during infancy in a suburban region near Tehran City, Iran. Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, the sample included 873 married women. Questionnaires for knowledge and practice assessment were designed. The women were assigned to three groups: control (group I), face-to-face education (group II), and educational movie (group III). Knowledge questionnaires were completed before and immediately after intervention. Practice questionnaires were completed before and three months after intervention. Both questionnaires consisted of two types of questions: type A (concerning infant care issues) and type B (concerning prenatal health care). Results: There was a significant difference in post-test knowledge between groups I and II and between groups I and III, but not between groups II and III. In terms of post-test practice, the changes were determined for every individual question, and significantly, better results were seen in group II, especially concerning type B questions. Conclusion: Face to face education lead to better practice than educational movies. In addition, significantly better practice occurred regarding child health care issues rather than prenatal issues in both groups. Realistic and tangible issues, those easy to practice, and with little or no economical burden imposed on the family, progressed from the knowledge state to the practice state more successfully in both groups. PMID:23113010

  9. Do Measured and Unmeasured Family Factors Bias the Association Between Education and Self-Assessed Health?

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    2009-01-01

    The association between educational attainment and self-assessed health is well established but the mechanisms that explain this association are not fully understood yet. It is likely that part of the association is spurious because (genetic and non-genetic) characteristics of a person’s family of origin simultaneously affect one’s educational attainment and one’s adult health. In order to obtain an unbiased estimate of the association between education and health, we have to control for all relevant family factors. In practice, however, it is impossible to measure all relevant family factors. Sibling models are particularly appropriate in this case, because they control for the total impact of family factors, even if not all relevant aspects can be measured. I use data on siblings from a US study (MIDUS) and Dutch study (NKPS) to assess the total family impact on self-assessed health and, more importantly, to assess whether there is a family bias in the association between educational attainment and self-assessed health. The results suggest that there is a substantial family effect; about 20% of the variation in self-assessed health between siblings can be ascribed to (measured and unmeasured) family factors. Measured family factors, such as parental education and father’s occupation, could account only for a small part of the family effect. Furthermore, the results imply that it is unlikely that there is substantial bias due to family effects in the association between education and self-assessed health. This strengthens the conclusions from prior studies on the association between education and self-assessed health. PMID:20835293

  10. Health Education in Primary School Textbooks in Iran in School Year 2010–2011

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    Kazemian, Reza; Ghasemi, Hadi; Movahhed, Taraneh; Kazemian, Ali

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: Health education in schools is one of the most effective ways of promoting health in a society. Studies have shown the effectiveness of health interventions aimed at improving students’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviors about health issues. The aim of this study was to evaluate health issues in primary school textbooks in Iran. Materials and Methods: In school year 2010–2011, the contents of all primary school textbooks in Iran were assessed in accordance to their health-related teachings. Health lessons of these 27 textbooks in the form of picture and text were retrieved and analyzed using content analysis method. Results: In total, 502 health-related lessons were found. The textbooks of the third grade contained the highest (144) and those of the fourth grade had the lowest (26) number of health lessons. Among health-related issues, the largest number (87) of lessons were about personal hygiene, while prevention of high risk behaviors comprised the least number (8). Some important health issues such as nutrition, oral health, and prevention of high-risk behaviors were not adequately discussed in the textbooks. Conclusion: The potential of primary school textbooks in delivering health messages has been neglected in Iran. Taking the critical importance of school ages into account, incorporating health issues in textbooks should be more strongly emphasized. PMID:25628680

  11. Teaching Children about Mental Health and Illness: A School Nurse Health Education Program

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    DeSocio, Janiece; Stember, Lisa; Schrinsky, Joanne

    2006-01-01

    A mental health education program designed by school nurses for children ages 10-12 was developed in 2000-2001 and expanded with broader distribution in 2004-2005. Six classroom sessions, each 45 minutes in length, provided information and activities to increase children's awareness of mental health and illness. Education program content included…

  12. Educational Services in Health Sciences Libraries. Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship Series, Volume 2.

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    Bunting, Alison, Ed.; Allegri, Francesca, Ed.

    This book, Volume 2 in an eight-volume series on "Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship," is an introduction, overview, and state-of-the-art depiction of educational services in health sciences libraries. This book is not intended as a detailed, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing educational programs. The volume deals with…

  13. The Comprehensive Health Challenge: Promoting Health through Education. Volume One; Volume Two.

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    Cortese, Peter, Ed.; Middleton, Kathleen, Ed.

    The 32 chapters in this book (presented in two volumes) cover a continuum of issues in comprehensive school health education, including a review of the past and a vision of the future. Volume 1 opens with a foreword by Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders (Surgeon General of the United States) and provides the following chapters: (1) "School Health Education:…

  14. The Health Education Trust and the health of young people today and tomorrow

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    Jennette Higgs

    2004-01-01

    The Health Education Trust (HET) was created to promote the development of health education for young people in the UK through work with young adults and children to encourage the growth of healthy lifestyles. This paper reviews the work of the HET Web site, www.healthedtrust.com The Trust has recently developed its Web site with the aim of facilitating easy access

  15. South Dakota Health Education Standards: A Resource Guide for Achieving Health Literacy.

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    South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.

    These South Dakota health education standards provide a framework for use by state education and health agencies and local school districts to create an instructional program that will enable their students to become healthy and capable of academic success. It is a framework for making decisions about which lessons, strategies, activities, and…

  16. Health Knowledge Construction and Pedagogical Style in Finnish Health Education Textbooks

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    Kosonen, Anna-Liisa; Haapala, Irja; Kuurala, Sade; Mielonen, Salla; Hanninen, Osmo; Carvalho, Graca S.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare the construction of health knowledge in the Finnish national curriculum and recent Finnish health education textbooks, at primary and secondary levels of education. The authors examine the visual and textual content of the textbooks in an attempt to identify their pedagogical style and approach to…

  17. Health education interventions among Native Americans: a review and analysis.

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    LeMaster, P L; Connell, C M

    1994-01-01

    Relatively few health education interventions directed at preventive health behaviors and management of chronic illness among Native Americans have been reported in the literature. This article provides a selective review of health education interventions among Native Americans that address the prevention and management of chronic illnesses/conditions as well as preventive health behaviors. For each intervention included in the review, a description of its cultural relevance, sample, design, and evaluation is provided. Limitations are noted, as well as implications for research and practice. PMID:7843981

  18. Global health education in general preventive medicine residencies.

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    Bussell, Scottie A; Kihlberg, Courtney J; Foderingham, Nia M; Dunlap, Julie A; Aliyu, Muktar H

    2015-05-01

    Opportunities for global health training during residency are steadily increasing. For example, surveys show that more than half of residency programs now offer international electives. Residency programs are increasingly recognizing that global health training improves communication skills, fosters awareness of health disparities, and inspires careers in primary care and public health. Although research has focused on global health education in other specialties, there is a paucity of research on global health training in public health and general preventive medicine (GPM). We sought to describe the extent of global health training across GPM residencies, capture the perspectives of program directors regarding competencies residents need for careers in global health, and identify program directors' perceived barriers to providing global health training. The survey was sent electronically to 42 U.S. GPM residency program directors from September to October 2013. Twenty-three completed surveys were returned. Information from residencies that did not complete the study survey was collected through a predefined search protocol. Data analysis was performed from February through July 2014. Among program directors completing the survey, the most common types of reported global health education were courses (n=17), followed by international rotations (n=10). Ten program directors indicated that resident(s) were involved in global health training, research, or service initiatives. Commonly perceived barriers included funding (87%), scheduling (56.5%), and partnership and sustainability (34.8%). Through global health coursework, research, and practicum rotations, GPM residents could acquire skills, knowledge, and attitudes contributing to careers in global health. PMID:25891059

  19. The Lay Health Educator Program: Evaluating the Impact of this Community Health Initiative on the Medical Education of Resident Physicians.

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    Galiatsatos, Panagis; Rios, Rebeca; Daniel Hale, W; Colburn, Jessica L; Christmas, Colleen

    2015-06-01

    Resident physicians receive little training designed to help them develop an understanding of the health literacy and health concerns of laypersons. The purpose of this study was to assess whether residents improve their understanding of health concerns of community members after participating in the Lay Health Educator Program, a health education program provided through a medical-religious community partnership. The impact was evaluated via pre-post surveys and open-ended responses. There was a statistically significant change in the residents' (n = 15) understanding of what the public values as important with respect to specific healthcare topics. Findings suggest participation in a brief, formal community engagement activity improved medical residents' confidence with community health education. PMID:25761451

  20. The Role of Health Education in Addressing Uncertainty about Health and Cell Phone Use--A Commentary

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    Ratnapradipa, Dhitinut; Dundulis, William P., Jr.; Ritzel, Dale O.; Haseeb, Abdul

    2012-01-01

    Although the fundamental principles of health education remain unchanged, the practice of health education continues to evolve in response to the rapidly changing lifestyles and technological advances. Emerging health risks are often associated with these lifestyle changes. The purpose of this article is to address the role of health educators

  1. Future of advanced practice public health nursing education.

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    Duffy, Sonia A; McCullagh, Marjorie; Lee, Corinne

    2015-02-01

    The objective of this study was to conduct an assessment of the need for advanced practice, master's-prepared public health nurses in Michigan. A cross-sectional design was used to conduct interviews with former students, community leaders, and faculty. Content was analyzed qualitatively for themes. Participants were enthusiastic about the practice environment, but funding was a major concern. Almost all participants thought jobs were available and that public health nursing was cost-effective, yet there was concern about the aging work force and the need for higher education. Other disciplines serving in public health roles and hospitals were identified as competition to the public health nurse. Epidemiology, prevention, community assessment/program planning, health policy/law/ethics, leadership, health services, informatics, research, and grant writing were noted as skills needed. The results of this study are favorable for the future of advanced practice public health nursing practice and education. PMID:25802903

  2. Introduction: Women's Health: A Catalyst for Reform of Medical Education.

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    Donoghue, Glenda D.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses curriculum reform in medical education to ensure that women's health issues receive adequate attention. There has been remarkable progress in this area, but the reforms have not yet been translated into equitable care for women patients. (SLD)

  3. Educating Young People about Environmental Health for Informed Social Action.

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    Keselman, Alla; Levin, Daniel M; Kramer, Judy F; Matzkin, Karen; Dutcher, Gale

    2011-01-01

    Whereas environmental health education is rapidly becoming a global priority, it still receives little attention in schools. This paper describes a U.S. National Library of Medicine program, aiming to support environmental health education in grades 6-12 in U.S. schools. The program has four components: (1) developing reliable online resources that provide quality environmental health information; (2) creating lesson plans that integrate our resources into the classroom and extracurricular activities; (3) engaging teachers by inviting collaborations and promoting our resources and activities; and (4) conducting educational research that provides a foundation for the other components. The paper describes specific educational resources and activities and grounds them in learning theories from the fields of cognitive psychology and science education. PMID:24383062

  4. Sexual and Reproductive Health Education: Opinions of Students and Educators in Bolgatanga Municipality, Northern Ghana

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    van der Geugten, Jolien; Dijkstra, Marlies; van Meijel, Berno; den Uyl, Marion H. G.; de Vries, Nanne K.

    2015-01-01

    There have been few assessments of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education programmes in sub-Saharan Africa from the students' and educators' perspective. This study examined students' opinions on an SRH programme in northern Ghana and explored the facilitators and barriers for educators regarding the implementation of the…

  5. Physical Education and Health Education for Wyoming Elementary Schools, Grades Kindergarten-Six.

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    Woods, John B., Ed.

    GRADES OR AGES: K-6. SUBJECT MATTER: Physical education and health education. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: There are 10 main sections--1) the elementary school program--organization and administration; 2) movement exploration and education; 3) rhythmic activities; 4) games; 5) stunts, tumbling, trampoline, and apparatus; 6) individual,…

  6. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Teacher Education Assessment Plan

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    Kunkle, Tom

    and the professions; V. Communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and the community; VI. DemonstrateSCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Teacher Education Assessment Plan EHHP TEACHING achievement of every candidate in the Teacher Education Program by defining the knowledge and skills

  7. Infusing Health-Related Physical Fitness in Physical Education Teacher Education

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    Sean M. Bulger; Derek J. Mohr; Linda M. Carson; Robert L. Wiegand

    2001-01-01

    Our growing appreciation for physical activity and its health-related henefits exemplifies the need for physical educators who are adequately prepared to Facilitate the development of the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and fitness levels that will enable a child to maintain a physically active lifestyle across the life span. Unfortunately, there is some evidence to suggest that physical education teacher education programs

  8. Informal, Moralistic Health Education in Kenyan Teacher Education and How It Influences the Professional Identity of Student-Teachers

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    Dahl, Kari K. B.

    2015-01-01

    This study explores informal health education with a moralistic content in three Kenyan teacher training colleges and what it means for the development of a professional identity in health education student-teachers on a continent affected by far the largest number of health problems. Informal health education with a moralistic content is a kind…

  9. Critical health promotion and education--a new research challenge.

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    Simpson, Kirk; Freeman, Ruth

    2004-06-01

    In relation to health promotion and education, the use of post-positivist and constructivist approaches has been gathering strength in recent years. Despite this emerging tradition, little has been done to explore what this sort of approach actually represents, particularly in terms of health promotion in schools, professional organizations and wider society. Acknowledging this, it is suggested that more researchers in this area should be adopting qualitative approaches-including semi-structured interviews, focus groups, story/dialogue workshops and developmental schemes of health education-in order to uncover the hidden meaning of 'health promotion', particularly in the school context. This paper therefore attempts to challenge the idea that traditionalist paradigms of positivist research are capable of appropriately representing the nature and complexity of the health promotion issues. In this paper, methodological and theoretical frameworks that can enable researchers to understand health promotion from the perspective of students, teachers and school 'stakeholders' are suggested. Particular attention is given to a discussion of the potential value of designing and implementing programmes of health education or promotion using a critical pedagogical approach within schools in the UK. It is argued that programmes using a critical pedagogical and reflective approach, and which are aimed at social transformation, would be of enormous benefit to both researchers and educational/health professionals who are seeking to understand the complexity of health promotion issues from the perspective of children and adolescents. PMID:15140853

  10. [Education for health at the dawn of its history].

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    Senault, R

    1983-10-01

    Both at national and international levels new concepts of health education have developed over the past 30 years. The emphasis has shifted from centralized to decentralized planning, from specific diseases to a holistic approach, from individual behaviour change to organizational, economic, environmental factors conductive to healthy lifestyles and self-reliance. The shift in concepts must be supported by a political will. This can express itself by harmonizing national and local plans, by facilitating intersectorial action, by using appropriate technology. Community involvement, local participation, must be developed as well as self-reliance. Therefore health educators should be capable of deciding their future for themselves. The conceptual changes imply measures at policing making level which relate to manpower development, the use of media, and research. Reorientation of manpower now in service is essential. Education of other key personnel, such as the village school teacher or religious and other community leaders, is very important. The education of women also deserves special attention. But most important of all is probably the training of health educators. The media, in its broad sense which includes puppet plays or folk art as well as the press, radio and television, was recognized as useful and complementary to health education. However, not all health professionals recognize the media potential. Intelligent collaboration between the health and communication sectors should be established. Evaluation of services, activities and programmes in health education is necessary to their eventual improvement. Evaluation, however, is only one part of a continuum of research needed to develop an efficient policy in health education.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:6654343

  11. Missed Opportunities for Health Education on Pap Smears in Peru

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    Bayer, Angela M.; Nussbaum, Lauren; Cabrera, Lilia; Paz-Soldan, Valerie A.

    2013-01-01

    Despite cervical cancer being one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women in Peru, cervical Pap smear coverage is low. This article uses findings from 185 direct clinician observations in four cities of Peru (representing the capital and each of the three main geographic regions of the country) to assess missed opportunities for health education on Pap smears and other preventive women’s health behaviors during women’s visits to a health care provider. Various types of health establishments, provider settings, and provider types were observed. Opportunities for patient education on the importance of prevention were rarely exploited. In fact, health education provided was minimal. Policy and programmatic implications are discussed. PMID:21464205

  12. Early childhood educators’ perceptions of preschoolers' mental health problems: a qualitative analysis

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    2014-01-01

    Background Early childhood education services create potentially optimal opportunities to identify and respond effectively to preschoolers' mental health problems. However, little is known about the knowledge, skills and competencies of early childhood educators in the area of mental health. The present study aimed to contribute to this field through conducting focus group interviews with professionals from public early childhood education centres in Greece. Methods Thirty-four educators attended five focus group meetings, with each group consisting of five to nine participants and two discussion facilitators. A thematic analysis was conducted using line-by-line open coding. Constructed codes from the wording used by the participants in the interviews were created, and constant comparisons for developing themes as well as seeking data not conforming to each theme were used independently by two researchers. At the end of this process, no new information was being provided and there was repetition in each of the categories. Results The analysis identified three themes in the data: risk factors for preschoolers' mental health problems, signs of preschoolers' mental health problems and practices of helping preschoolers with mental health problems. Results suggested that early childhood educators had satisfactory awareness of many preschoolers' mental health issues, although they showed a rather limited understanding in some domains. Moreover, they seemed to deliver inadequate practices in responding effectively to children's and families' mental health problems. Conclusions Best practice training in working with preschoolers, families and mental health services seems essential for helping young children receive the best level of support through early identification and intervention services for possible mental health problems. PMID:24386965

  13. The Delineation of Economic and Health Service Areas and the Location of Health Manpower Education Programs.

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    Leyes, John M.; And Others

    The research reported pertains to the interrelationships of the economic system, the health-care delivery system, and the health manpower education systems. In this research it was learned that in a part of the intermountain region predominately rural in nature, the economic and the health systems are closely related. Challenge is given to the…

  14. Occupational Competency Profile for Health Occupations Education Program: Health Agency Assessment. Information Series: Report No. 10.

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    Walters, Norma J.

    This assessment instrument is intended to provide health occupations teachers and state departments of education with information needed to revise and improve the curriculum used in training prospective health occupations teachers and in updating certification requirements for practicing health care professionals. The profile lists the…

  15. Toward International Collaboration on Credentialing in Health Promotion and Health Education: The Galway Consensus Conference

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    Allegrante, John P.; Barry, Margaret M.; Auld, M. Elaine; Lamarre, Marie-Claude; Taub, Alyson

    2009-01-01

    The interest in competencies, standards, and quality assurance in the professional preparation of public health professionals whose work involves health promotion and health education dates back several decades. In Australia, Europe, and North America, where the interest in credentialing has gained momentum, there have been rapidly evolving…

  16. Self-administered interventions: a health education strategy for improving population health

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    David R. Black; Roy Cameron

    1997-01-01

    A case is presented for using self-administered interventions (SAIs) as a viable public health education\\/promotion option. SAIs are promul- gated as a means to more fully participate in projected health care changes. One readily available opportunity is to incorporate SAIs into managed care organizations concerned about balancing costs and care, and responsible for the health care of the populations they

  17. Educating Clinicians about Cultural Competence and Disparities in Health and Health Care

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    Like, Robert C.

    2011-01-01

    An extensive body of literature has documented significant racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Cultural competency interventions, including the training of physicians and other health care professionals, have been proposed as a key strategy for helping to reduce these disparities. The continuing medical education (CME)…

  18. Research and Practice Opportunities at the Intersection of Health Education, Health Behavior, and Genomics

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    Wang, Catharine; Bowen, Deborah J.; Kardia, Sharon L. R.

    2005-01-01

    Researchers and practitioners in health behavior and health education (HBHE) can play a pivotal leadership role in the integration of genomic advances to improve the public's health. The purpose of this article is to outline research and practice opportunities at the intersection of genomics and HBHE. We begin this article by briefly summarizing…

  19. Health Education, Health Promotion and the Open Society: An Historical Perspective

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    Meredith Minkler

    1989-01-01

    This article provides an historical perspective within which two recent, alternative directions for health education are examined. Each direction is seen as reflecting a unique vision of health promotion, with the first focusing primarily on personal be havior change and the latter on a broad empowerment\\/environmental model of health promotion. Key historical developments in the evolution of these two perspectives

  20. A Descriptive Analysis of Health-Related Infomercials: Implications for Health Education and Media Literacy

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    Hill, Susan C.; Lindsay, Gordon B.; Thomsen, Steve R.; Olsen, Astrid M.

    2003-01-01

    Media literacy education helps individuals become discriminating consumers of health information. Informed consumers are less likely to purchase useless health products if informed of misleading and deceptive advertising methods. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of health-related TV infomercials. An instrument…

  1. Medical Providers as Global Warming and Climate Change Health Educators: A Health Literacy Approach

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    Villagran, Melinda; Weathers, Melinda; Keefe, Brian; Sparks, Lisa

    2010-01-01

    Climate change is a threat to wildlife and the environment, but it also one of the most pervasive threats to human health. The goal of this study was to examine the relationships among dimensions of health literacy, patient education about global warming and climate change (GWCC), and health behaviors. Results reveal that patients who have higher…

  2. Current Issues in Continuing Education for Contemporary Behavioral Health Practice

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    Allen S. Daniels; Douglas A. Walter

    2002-01-01

    The evolving health care system poses a number of challenges for the continuing development of the professional workforce. An overview of continuing education is provided, including typical objectives, format, content, and sponsors. Data are presented on continuing education requirements by discipline and by state. The forces of change that have driven the need for revised approaches to continued professional development

  3. Materialism, Stress and Health Behaviors among Future Educators

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    Brouskeli, Vasiliki; Loumakou, Maria

    2014-01-01

    In this study we investigated materialism among future educators and its relationship with stress and a number of health behaviors. Participants were 228 students (Mean = 20.64 years of age, S.D = 2.571) of the Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood of the University of Thrace, Greece. The instrument consisted of a short form of the…

  4. Online Interprofessional Health Sciences Education: Designing Inter-institutional E-Learning

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    R. Luke; P. Solomon; S. Baptiste; C. Orchard; E. Rukholm

    The Institute for Interprofessional Health Sciences Education (IIHSE\\/IEISS - the Institute) is a virtual learning institute established with health Canada funding in 2005. We are working collaboratively to construct online leaning for interprofessional health education. The IIHSE is innovating e learning on several levels by: • Creating online, asynchronous education materials to support interprofessional health sciences education for undergraduates •

  5. Using School Gardening as a Vehicle for Critical and Creative Thinking in Health Education

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    Ausherman, Judith A.; Ubbes, Valerie A.; Kowalski, Jacqueline

    2014-01-01

    This strategy is to provide health education teacher candidates with critical and creative thinking tools to explore gardening as a vehicle to integrate health education content with other subjects. According to the Competency-Based Framework for the Health Education Specialist (2010a), entry-level health educators should have skills and…

  6. Roadmap: Community Health Education -Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-CHED

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Community Health Education - Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-CHED] College of Education, Health Important Notes Semester One: [16 Credit Hours] HED 11590 Community Health Education 3 C COMM 15000 Requirement 3 Semester Three: [15 Credit Hours] HED 21030 Introduction to Health Education 3 C BSCI 10001

  7. Wellcome Trust SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE Wellcome Trust response to Refreshing the mandate for Health Education England

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Education England September 2013 1 Department of Health: Refreshing the mandate for Health Education England should be rectified. A key priority for Health Education England must be to ensure's review of the mandate for Health Education England (HEE) for April 2013 to March 2015. As a major

  8. Formal Combinations of Guidelines: A Requirement for Self-Administered Personalized Health Education

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    Cimino, James J.

    . Clinicians and health educators are trained to integrate knowledge and information from various sources' and health educator's interactive communications with a patient. Tailored Health Education administered relevant health education guidelines applicable to the same domain and to impart a coherent and uniquely

  9. Essays on health insurance and education

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    Hahn, Youjin

    2011-01-01

    Behavior, and Health Care for the Low-Income Population. Theof demand for health care is high for low-income people (care through increased physician reimbursements can be an effective way of providing health insurance coverage to uninsured low-income

  10. Health Education Teaching Ideas: Elementary. Volume II.

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    Hakala, Jane, Ed.; Buckner, W. P., Jr., Ed.; King, Karen, Ed.

    This guide contains innovative learning activities and teaching ideas to enhance classroom instruction. The 40 papers are divided into 12 areas: "Health Attitudes and Values" (e.g., understanding elementary students' perceptions of health through art, narrative and discussion); "Mental Health" (e.g., building community through friendship and…

  11. Improving health outcomes with better patient understanding and education

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    Adams, Robert John

    2010-01-01

    A central plank of health care reform is an expanded role for educated consumers interacting with responsive health care teams. However, for individuals to realize the benefits of health education also requires a high level of engagement. Population studies have documented a gap between expectations and the actual performance of behaviours related to participation in health care and prevention. Interventions to improve self-care have shown improvements in self-efficacy, patient satisfaction, coping skills, and perceptions of social support. Significant clinical benefits have been seen from trials of self-management or lifestyle interventions across conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the focus of many studies has been on short-term outcomes rather that long term effects. There is also some evidence that participation in patient education programs is not spread evenly across socio economic groups. This review considers three other issues that may be important in increasing the public health impact of patient education. The first is health literacy, which is the capacity to seek, understand and act on health information. Although health literacy involves an individual’s competencies, the health system has a primary responsibility in setting the parameters of the health interaction and the style, content and mode of information. Secondly, much patient education work has focused on factors such as attitudes and beliefs. That small changes in physical environments can have large effects on behavior and can be utilized in self-management and chronic disease research. Choice architecture involves reconfiguring the context or physical environment in a way that makes it more likely that people will choose certain behaviours. Thirdly, better means of evaluating the impact of programs on public health is needed. The Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework has been promoted as one such potential approach. PMID:22312219

  12. Educating Underserved Latino Communities about Family Health History Using Lay Health Advisors

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    Kaphingst, K.A.; Lachance, C.R.; Gepp, A.; Hoyt D’Anna, L.; Rios-Ellis, B.

    2011-01-01

    Background Family health history (FHH) is a tool used to inform individuals about inherited disease risk. Due to their disproportionate morbidity and mortality from some common chronic diseases, U.S. Latinos are an important audience for FHH information. This study examined the effects of a culturally-tailored intervention led by lay health advisors (LHAs) in delivering information about FHH on participants’ intentions, self-efficacy, and conceptual knowledge. Methods 474 Spanish-speaking Latino participants were enrolled in the study. Individuals in the intervention group participated in a single group educational session using discussion and interactive activities to build skills for discussing FHH with one's family members and doctor, while individuals in the comparison group had a brochure read aloud to them. Pre- and post-test questionnaires were verbally administered. Results Primary dependent variables were intentions and self-efficacy to discuss FHH with family members and doctors; these increased in both groups. Multivariate analyses demonstrated that the intervention led to a significantly greater increase in self-efficacy to discuss FHH with family members (p = 0.03). LHA participants were also more than twice as likely (OR = 2.6, 95% CI = 1.3–5.0) to correctly understand the purpose of a FHH and found FHH information more useful (p < 0.0001). Conclusions A communication intervention delivered by LHAs shows promise as an effective means of educating underserved Spanish-speaking Latinos about the importance of FHH for disease prevention. Such community-based approaches can help to close knowledge and skills gaps about FHH and increase confidence in using this information to improve the health of those most at risk. PMID:20051669

  13. Health Occupations Education. Units of Instruction. Teacher's Guide. Volume I.

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    East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Occupational Curriculum Lab.

    This manual is the first part of a two-volume teacher's guide to a series of instructional units for use in health occupations education programs in Texas. Covered in the 10 units included in this volume are the following topics: taking and recording vital signs; job applications and interviews; grooming and personal hygiene; health careers;…

  14. Cartooning: a humorous approach to medical and health education.

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    McDermott, T J

    1989-01-01

    This article explores the use of cartoons as valuable visual aids in medical and health education. Examples and descriptions are given of cartoons used in an instructional context for medical and allied health professions students, pediatric and adult patients, and hospital personnel. The article suggests content for effective cartoons, as well as basic guidelines for illustration style. PMID:2480951

  15. Albany-Laramie Counties Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Albany-Laramie Counties area of Wyoming, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general…

  16. Carson-Washoe County Health Manpower and Education Profile.

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    Callen, John; And Others

    The profile is a concise description of the demographic and economic characteristics, existing health manpower employed, and health education programs for the Carson-Washoe County area of Nevada, one of seven surveyed in the Mountain States region (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada). The first section of the profile provides general population…

  17. Physical Education Teacher Effectiveness in a Public Health Context

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    McKenzie, Thomas L.; Lounsbery, Monica A. F.

    2013-01-01

    The health benefits of physical activity are well documented, and the important role that schools and physical education (PE) can play in reducing sedentary behavior and contributing to population health has been identified. Although effective teaching is ultimately judged by student achievement, a major component of teacher and school…

  18. Ethical Issues of Scientific Inquiry in Health Science Education.

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    Pigg, R. Morgan, Jr., Ed.

    1994-01-01

    This monograph contains 13 papers on the ethics of planning, conducting, and reporting research in health sciences education. It includes four background papers and nine perspective papers. The titles are: (1) "The Imperative for Ethical Conduct in Scientific Inquiry" (Steve M. Dorman); (2) "Fundamental Principles of Ethical Research in Health

  19. Propositions for An Alternate and Complementary Health Education Paradigm.

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    Kolbe, Lloyd J.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    If health education is to develop into a discipline that increases the competencies of people to implement decisions about health behaviors, the development of a paradigm that can be used as an alternative to the behavior change paradigm is required. Several models of behavior change are presented. (JN)

  20. Incorporating Integrative Health Services in Social Work Education

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    Gant, Larry; Benn, Rita; Gioia, Deborah; Seabury, Brett

    2009-01-01

    More than one third of Americans practice complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Social workers continue to provide most first-line health, mental health, and psychological referral and direct practice services in the United States, despite a lack of systematic education and training opportunities in CAM. Schools of social work are…

  1. Source Book for Health Education Materials and Community Resources.

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    Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.

    This book is primarily a guide and source directory to health education materials in 10 nationally recognized health risk areas: (1) stopping or reducing smoking; (2) improving nutrition; (3) controlling high blood pressure; (4) modifying alcohol intake or drinking habits; (5) increasing physical activity; (6) reducing stress; (7) detecting cancer…

  2. Health Education Training Needs Assessment for CPHU Nurses.

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    Hale, Charles; Davis, Robert C.

    In the autumn of 1983, a study was conducted of the needs of county public health unit (CPHU) nurses in Florida for additional training in health education. Questionnaires were developed and mailed to 136 persons, with a return rate of 68 percent. Most of the respondents were white female registered nurses with a mean age of 44 years, who were…

  3. WORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    determine an imaginary safety area around themselves. This area is called the flight zone. A bull's flightWORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COMMISSION ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION How Pablo Learned to Work Around Cattle #12;This fotonovela is part

  4. Occupational Safety and Health Programs in Career Education.

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    DiCarlo, Robert D.; And Others

    This resource guide was developed in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and is intended to assist teachers in implementing courses in occupational safety and health as part of a career education program. The material is a synthesis of films, programed instruction, slides and narration, case studies, safety pamphlets,…

  5. Bridging graduate education in public health and the liberal arts.

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    Aelion, C Marjorie; Gubrium, Aline C; Aulino, Felicity; Krause, Elizabeth L; Leatherman, Thomas L

    2015-03-01

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is part of Five-Colleges Inc, a consortium that includes the university and four liberal arts colleges. Consortium faculty from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the university and from the colleges are working to bridge liberal arts with public health graduate education. We outline four key themes guiding this effort and exemplary curricular tools for innovative community-based and multidisciplinary academic and research programs. The structure of the consortium has created a novel trajectory for student learning and engagement, with important ramifications for pedagogy and professional practice in public health. We show how graduate public health education and liberal arts can, and must, work in tandem to transform public health practice in the 21st century. PMID:25706025

  6. Differences in the Delivery of Health Education to Patients With Chronic Disease by Provider Type, 2005–2009

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    Bingenheimer, Jeffrey B.; Scholting, Patty; Cawley, James F.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Health education provided to patients can reduce mortality and morbidity of chronic disease. Although some studies describe the provision of health education by physicians, few studies have examined how physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners differ in the provision of health education. The objective of our study was to evaluate the rate of health education provision by physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners/certified midwives. Methods We analyzed 5 years of data (2005–2009) from the outpatient department subset of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. We abstracted data on 136,432 adult patient visits for the following chronic conditions: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and obesity. Results Health education was not routinely provided to patients who had a chronic condition. The percentage of patients who received education on their chronic condition ranged from 13.0% (patients with COPD or asthma who were provided education on smoking cessation by nurse practitioners) to 42.2% (patients with diabetes or obesity who were provided education on exercise by physician assistants). For all conditions assessed, rates of health education were higher among physician assistants and nurse practitioners than among physicians. Conclusion Physician assistants and nurse practitioners provided health education to patients with chronic illness more regularly than did physicians, although none of the 3 types of clinicians routinely provided health education. Possible explanations include training differences, differing roles within a clinic by provider type, or increased clinical demands on physicians. More research is needed to understand the causes of these differences and potential opportunities to increase the delivery of condition-specific education to patients. PMID:24602587

  7. 78 FR 54255 - HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program

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    ...Health Professions Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program AGENCY: Health Resources...announcing a change to its Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program. Effective...Joan Wasserman, DrPH, RN, Advanced Nursing Education Branch Chief, Division of...

  8. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 3. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the third-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades K-3, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  9. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 1. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the first-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades K-3, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  10. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Kindergarten. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the kindergarten level is part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades K-3, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  11. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 6. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the sixth-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades 4-6, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  12. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 4. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the fourth grade level is part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades 4-6, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  13. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 5. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the fifth-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades 4-6, and a resource list. The basic instructional concepts for the…

  14. Learning and Applying Health Disparity Education through Texas TEKS Curriculum 

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    Mazac, Taylor T

    2012-07-11

    Status: -Oral Hygiene -Asthma -Obesity -Physical Activity Health-Science Education: -Lack of Conceptual Framework 9 CHAPTER III RESULTS Data analysis The process of aligning 2010-2011 Health and Science TEKS were.../Social Influences ?Unsanitary Living Conditions ?Low SES Disease Disparities ?Asthma ?Obesity ?Diabetes ?Future Disease Exposure 11 a framework outlining current health disparities of schooled youth was used to ignite the objective. Once presented...

  15. Educational needs of family physicians in the domains of health and conformity with continuing education in Fasa University of Medical Sciences

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    ZARIF SANAIEY, NAHID; KARAMNEJAD, SAHAR; REZAEE, RITA

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Assessment and prioritization are the first steps of planning. According to the family physician's idea, evaluating programs in order to improve them is one of the necessities of promoting quality and increases the efficiency and effectiveness of continuing education. This study aimed to determine family physicians’ educational needs regarding health and its applicability in continuous medical education in Fasa University of Medical Sciences. Methods In this cross-sectional study, viewpoints of 45 general physicians working at Fasa University of Medical Sciences in 2013 were studied. Samples were selected through census. Data collection was done using a researcher-made questionnaire using 10-point Likert scale and a checklist with Delphi technique.  Content validity of the questionnaire and its reliability were confirmed by the experts’ opinion and Cronbach's alpha of 80%.  The data were analyzed through SPSS software version 16, using both descriptive and inferential statistics (mean and standard deviation, standard score (SQ), t-test, ANOVAs). A significance level of <0.05 was considered. Results The highest educational priority was in the field of mental health (SQ= 0.38), and environmental and professional health was the lowest priority (SQ= _0.24). Additionally, within each of the areas above specific priorities were determined. Based on the results of this study, gender, graduation date, cooperation time, and university they were educated in did not affect expressing educational needs (p>0.05). The most educational conformity with continuing education was in the diseases area (topic 27%, content 37%). In the areas of environmental and professional health and health education, compliance was zero. Conclusions The physicians stated that mental health was the first educational need and environmental and professional health was the last one. According to the results, proper continuing medical programs should be coordinated with educational needs PMID:25927073

  16. [Seven theses on health education for community participation

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    Briceño-León

    1996-01-01

    This article attempts to establish some postulates to orient health education aimed at promoting community participation. Theories on human action serve as the point of departure for establishing two currents of thought explaining action or non-action by people. Two working principles are proposed, i.e., that it is necessary to both know and rely on human beings. These two principles are expressed in two premises: "Only by knowing individuals and their living circumstances is it possible to take efficient and on-going action in health," and "No one can care for someone else's health if that person does not wish to do so himself/herself." The author goes on to raise seven theses: 1. There is no such thing as one person knowing and another not knowing; rather, there are two people who know distinct things. 2. Education is imparted not only through educational programs, but in all health-related action. 3. Ignorance is not a void to be filled, but a plenitude to be changed. 4. Education should be dialogical and participatory. 5. Education should reinforce people's self-confidence. 6. Education should seek to reinforce the effort-achievement model of knowledge. 7. Education should promote individual responsibility and collective cooperation. PMID:10904293

  17. Advancing health policy in nursing education through service learning.

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    Cohen, S S; Milone-Nuzzo, P

    2001-03-01

    Knowledge of health policy is an increasingly important aspect of nursing practice and education, especially as nurses strive to improve the rapidly changing health care delivery system. At the same time, many educators, researchers, foundations, and government officials are touting the benefits of service learning. In particular, service learning offers ways to enhance partnerships between academia and community agencies and to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom. We present a model for educating nurses as advanced practice nurses in health policy that links service learning with a framework for the political development of nurses. Under the rubric of service learning, the curriculum is based on the overlap among health policy, the role of the nurse as consultant, and community-based care. After discussing the importance of health policy for graduate nursing education and reviewing the essentials of service learning, we describe a three-semester graduate sequence in health policy service learning. The focus is on the clinical and classroom components of both individual and group practica and their relationship to stages of nursing's political development. The article concludes with evaluation considerations and the implications of our work for nursing theory, research, practice, and education. PMID:11225048

  18. Health education leading to community action in Ghana.

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    2000-02-01

    In rural Ghana, women face a tough time as there is little in the way of health facilities, few health workers, and the women have to farm as well as raise children and keep house. Community male elders and the younger men in the community do not pay much attention to the reproductive health problems faced by women. Providing information and education for health is the key to enable people to realize their needs and initiate joint community actions to achieve better health. However, such information needs to be disseminated in a manner, which is easily accepted by the people. The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana has taken the approach of utilizing drama performances by their health volunteers, which tackle the real life problems existing in a village, such as a woman troubled by too much childbirth. When information is given in this way, a form rooted in traditional culture, the messages of health education are readily acceptable. Along with the support of village elders and residents, health education becomes a valuable tool to encourage joint community efforts in solving health problems. Changes are occurring. A local steering committee was set up involving all groups, including chiefs, community leaders and CBDAs. Various activities have been initiated and expanded in the community in collaboration and participation with community leaders and the residents. Some of these are home visits by CBDAs, outreach services, environmental sanitation campaigns, and income generating activities and vocational training for women. PMID:12295748

  19. Continuing Environmental Health Education: A Course for Environmental Health Personnel.

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    Mill, Raymond A.; Walter, William G.

    1979-01-01

    This lesson is the third of a series of six lessons on general environmental health. The series of multiple choice tests covers administration, food sanitation, vector control, housing, radiation, accident prevention, water supplies, waste disposal, air pollution, noise pollution, occupational health, recreation facilities, and water pollution.…

  20. Global health education in U.S. Medical schools

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    2013-01-01

    Interest in global health (GH) among medical students worldwide is measurably increasing. There is a concomitant emphasis on emphasizing globally-relevant health professions education. Through a structured literature review, expert consensus recommendations, and contact with relevant professional organizations, we review the existing state of GH education in US medical schools for which data were available. Several recommendations from professional societies have been developed, along with a renewed emphasis on competencies in global health. The implementation of these recommendations was not observed as being uniform across medical schools, with variation noted in the presence of global health curricula. Recommendations for including GH in medical education are suggested, as well as ways to formalize GH curricula, while providing flexibility for innovation and adaptation PMID:23331630

  1. Health education and health screening in a sample of older men: a descriptive survey.

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    Dallas, Janette; Neville, Stephen

    2012-03-01

    Internationally, the number of people aged over 65 is increasing, in both absolute and relative terms. There is little doubt that a healthy lifestyle, and participation in health education and health screening activities, contribute to longevity. Gender is also considered to be a strong indicator of health and longevity, as women tend to live longer and healthier lives than men. There is abundant literature on older people's health but a significant lack of research specifically on older men. This study involved 59 community dwelling men aged 65 years or over, living in Wanganui (a city located in the North Island of New Zealand). The aim of the study was to describe the health education and health screenings older men living in Wanganui attended, and to ascertain the barriers and/or benefits of healthy lifestyle choices. Data were collected via a self-administered questionnaire. Findings from the study were that the majority of men reported good or excellent health. On average, men had participated in 1.6 health education programmes and attended 3.1 health screenings during the previous 12 months. Most considered there were no barriers to following a healthy lifestyle and on average identified four benefits to living a healthy lifestyle. The most common benefit reported was increased opportunities for socialisation. While it is acknowledged that more substantive research is required with a larger heterogeneous group of older men, this study provides useful baseline data on participation in health education and health screening programmes. The study also highlights that nurses need to facilitate and provide health education and health promoting activities that support healthy lifestyle choices in older men. The findings also suggest that the Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory questionnaire would need significant adaptation before it could be used with a representative sample of older New Zealand men. PMID:23421015

  2. Evaluation of a Training Programme for Non-Health Professionals as Oral Health Educators

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    Seman, Kamariah; Yaacob, Habibah; Hamid, Abd. Manaf Hj.; Ismail, Abdul Rashid; Yusoff, Azizah

    2008-01-01

    Involvement of oral health educators among non-health professionals in oral health promotion is important in the prevention of oral diseases. This study was carried out to compare the level of oral health knowledge among pre-school teachers before and after oral health seminar. Pre-test data was collected by distributing questionnaire to pre-school teachers in Pasir Mas, who attended the seminar on “Oral Health” (n=33) and they were required to fill anonymously before the seminar started. The questions consisted of information on general background, perceived oral health status, oral health knowledge and the environment where they work. After two weeks, post-test data was collected using the same structured questionnaire and identification code was used to match the pre and post data. SPSS 11.5 was use for statistical analysis. Two out of 33 eligible preschool teachers were considered non-respondents due to absenteeism during the post-test data collection. The response rate was 94.0% (n = 31). The study shows a significant improvement in oral health knowledge among pre-school teachers in Pasir Mas, after seminar (p < 0.001) as compared to controls. Thus, we can conclude that the oral health programme (seminar) appeared effective at influencing oral health educator’s knowledge towards oral health. PMID:22589623

  3. Assessment of graduate public health education in Nepal and perceived needs of faculty and students

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    2013-01-01

    Background Despite the large body of evidence suggesting that effective public health infrastructure is vital to improving the health status of populations, many universities in developing countries offer minimal opportunities for graduate training in public health. In Nepal, for example, only two institutions currently offer a graduate public health degree. Both institutions confer only a general Masters in Public Health (MPH), and together produce 30 graduates per year. The objective of this assessment was to identify challenges in graduate public health education in Nepal, and explore ways to address these challenges. Methods The assessment included in-person school visits and data collection through semi-structured in-depth interviews with primary stakeholders of Nepal’s public health academic sector. The 72 participants included faculty, students, alumni, and leaders of institutions that offered MPH programs, and the leadership of one government-funded institution that is currently developing an MPH program. Data were analyzed through content analysis to identify major themes. Results Six themes characterizing the challenges of expanding and improving graduate public health training were identified: 1) a shortage of trained public health faculty, with consequent reliance on the internet to compensate for inadequate teaching resources; 2) teaching/learning cultures and bureaucratic traditions that are not optimal for graduate education; 3) within-institution dominance of clinical medicine over public health; 4) a desire for practice–oriented, contextually relevant training opportunities; 5) a demand for degree options in public health specialties (for example, epidemiology); and 6) a strong interest in international academic collaboration. Conclusion Despite an enormous need for trained public health professionals, Nepal’s educational institutions face barriers to developing effective graduate programs. Overcoming these barriers will require: 1) increasing the investment in public health education and 2) improving the academic environment of educational institutions. Long term, committed academic collaborations with international universities may be a realistic way to: 1) redress immediate inadequacies in resources, including teachers; 2) encourage learning environments that promote inquiry, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking; and 3) support development of the in-country capacity of local institutions to produce a cadre of competent, well-trained public health practitioners, researchers, teachers, and leaders. PMID:23621945

  4. Changing requirements of safety/health education in industry (U)

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    Blackmon, J.T. Jr.

    1980-03-01

    This commentary reviews for the safety/health educator how a business manager must achieve efficient production and presents the idea that on-the-job safety/health concerns must be integrated into this efficient production process. A success story of how a major division of one corporation has achieved an enviable occupational safety/health record with input from its own cadre of safety/health professional is discussed. However, this same organization has not achieved the same success with off-the-job injuries and illnesses. It is in this latter area that industry needs help from the safety/health education professional - namely, give the future employee the tools with which to judge the risk of living with potential technological hazards so that society as a whole can benefit.

  5. Nuclear Education in Public Health and Nursing.

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    Winder, Alvin E.; Stanitis, Mary Anne

    1988-01-01

    A survey of 20 public health schools and 240 university schools of nursing found that nuclear war related content was most likely to be appear in disaster nursing and in environmental health courses. Innovative curricula included political action projects for nuclear war prevention. (FMW)

  6. Distance Education for Health Personnel: New Strategies.

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    Mwakilasa, Amos

    An intercountry workshop on distance learning (DL) was conducted at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, in November 1991. Individuals involved in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Health Learning Materials network in nine African countries (Sudan, Ethiopia, Guyana, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) met to share their…

  7. Health Education (Senior 2) Curriculum Guide.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

    This Senior 2 (grade 10) health curriculum guide is designed to accommodate the needs and developmental tasks of adolescents. The publication provides a course of instruction to help students choose and practice responsible behavior conducive to maintaining and enhancing health. The guide is organized into 5 units: (1) "Contributing to Community"…

  8. HEP:Health Ed Admin:Recruitment:2011:Volunteers:Reopen:re open Volunteer Job Desc and App 2011.doc 20112012HealthEducation&PromotionVolunteers

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    20112012HealthEducation&PromotionVolunteers Health Education & Promotion, Student Health Services VolunteerOpportunities Health Education and Promotion (HEP) is a campus leader in providing student-centered education and advocating for health promoting environments to improve students' health and wellness, enable

  9. The library's role in the continuing education of health professionals.

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    Van Vuren, D D; Adelson, R; Caplan, R

    1987-01-01

    Health sciences librarians have historically viewed disseminating information to health professionals as a major role. Typically, they have provided individualized services and are among the professions that help health professionals further their education after finishing formal education. Another group directly involved in health professional continuing education is continuing education (CE) providers who offer ongoing learning through group activities. These two professions often reached the same audiences in the past, and their different approaches--individual and group--were complementary. Health professionals who needed information immediately or who wished individual learning used the library while those who wanted to hear eminent colleagues tended to use CE meetings or seminars; some did both. The librarians and CE providers rarely interacted, but this is now changing. With the introduction of personal computers, medical librarians have expanded their responsibilities to include formalized classroom instruction. At the same time, CE providers have increased their scope beyond formalized group instruction into individualized education. Librarians and CE providers can either collaborate and share their expertise or they can compete against each other. PMID:3450347

  10. Educating public health physicians for the future: a current perspective from Aotearoa New Zealand

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    Chris Bullen; Pat Neuwelt

    2009-01-01

    Persisting, and in some cases widening, inequalities in health within and between countries present significant challenges to the focus and practice of contemporary public health, and by association, to public health education. As public health physicians and academic educators of medically- and non-medically trained public health practitioners, we call for a radical re-think of current approaches to public health medicine

  11. Social education is good for health

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    J. Richard Eiser; Michelle Morgan; Philip Gammage

    1988-01-01

    Results from a survey of smoking prevalence among 10,529 pupils from ten co?educational comprehensive schools in the County of Avon suggest a clear relationship between smoking prevalence and the place of smoking education in the school curriculum. Based on pupils’ recall of lessons, the schools were split into those in which smoking was dealt with more predominantly within (broadly) biology\\/science

  12. Investigating and Refining Roles: Health Educators' Preparation and Competency for Delivering Nutrition Education 

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    Ettienne-Gittens, Reynolette

    2012-10-19

    This dissertation presents four studies designed to investigate and provide evidence based insight into the preparation of health educators in the science and practice of nutrition. A mixed methods approach was utilized ...

  13. Investigating and Refining Roles: Health Educators' Preparation and Competency for Delivering Nutrition Education

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    Ettienne-Gittens, Reynolette

    2012-10-19

    This dissertation presents four studies designed to investigate and provide evidence based insight into the preparation of health educators in the science and practice of nutrition. A mixed methods approach was utilized for this research. First, a...

  14. PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH SUBJECT GUIDE -I/S Accessing the general physical education curriculum for students with sensory

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH SUBJECT GUIDE - I/S Books: Accessing the general physical education: An Introduction to Health and Physical Education/ Ted Temertzoglou, Paul Challen GV341 .T45 2003 Foundations The Handbook of physical education / edited by David Kirk, Doune Macdonald and Mary O'Sullivan GV207.3 .H36

  15. Connecting the dots: interprofessional health education and delivery system redesign at the Veterans Health Administration.

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    Gilman, Stuart C; Chokshi, Dave A; Bowen, Judith L; Rugen, Kathryn Wirtz; Cox, Malcolm

    2014-08-01

    Health systems around the United States are embracing new models of primary care using interprofessional team-based approaches in pursuit of better patient outcomes, higher levels of satisfaction among patients and providers, and improved overall value. Less often discussed are the implications of new models of care for health professions education, including education for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other professions engaged in primary care. Described here is the interaction between care transformation and redesign of health professions education at the largest integrated delivery system in the United States: the Veterans Health Administration (VA). Challenges and lessons learned are discussed in the context of a demonstration initiative, the VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education. Five sites, involving VA medical centers and their academic affiliates in Boise, Cleveland, San Francisco, Seattle, and West Haven, introduced interprofessional primary care curricula for resident physicians and nurse practitioner students beginning in 2011. Implementation struggles largely revolved around the operational logistics and cultural disruption of integrating educational redesign for medicine and nursing and facilitating the interface between educational and clinical activities. To realize new models for interprofessional teaching, faculty, staff, and trainees must understand the histories, traditions, and program requirements across professions and experiment with new approaches to achieving a common goal. Key recommendations for redesign of health professions education revolve around strengthening the union between interprofessional learning, team-based practice, and high-value care. PMID:24853198

  16. Innovations in public health education: promoting professional development and a culture of health.

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    Levy, Marian; Gentry, Daniel; Klesges, Lisa M

    2015-03-01

    As the field of public health advances toward addressing complex, systemic problems, future public health professionals must be equipped with leadership and interprofessional skills that support collaboration and a culture of health. The University of Memphis School of Public Health has infused innovative strategies into graduate education via experiential learning opportunities to enhance leadership, collaboration, and professional development. Novel training programs such as Day One, Public Health Interdisciplinary Case Competition, and Memphis Healthy U support Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health cross-cutting competencies and prepare Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration graduates to function effectively at the outset of their careers and become catalysts for creating a culture of health. PMID:25706016

  17. Innovations in Public Health Education: Promoting Professional Development and a Culture of Health

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    Gentry, Daniel; Klesges, Lisa M.

    2015-01-01

    As the field of public health advances toward addressing complex, systemic problems, future public health professionals must be equipped with leadership and interprofessional skills that support collaboration and a culture of health. The University of Memphis School of Public Health has infused innovative strategies into graduate education via experiential learning opportunities to enhance leadership, collaboration, and professional development. Novel training programs such as Day One, Public Health Interdisciplinary Case Competition, and Memphis Healthy U support Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health cross-cutting competencies and prepare Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration graduates to function effectively at the outset of their careers and become catalysts for creating a culture of health. PMID:25706016

  18. [Active aging promotion and education for health].

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    Aparicio Alonso, Concepción

    2004-01-01

    Some years ago, the phenomenon of demographic aging started an intense debate about its supposed negatives effects on the economic progress of a population. Health advances and improved living conditions have gradually increased the health level the elderly have, embellishing the initial perspectives; the elderly live more years but, moreover, they have a better quality of life. For the WHO, to favor an active aging process presents a challenge, avoiding incapacities and dependencies, the real causes of the increase in social-health costs. Following the guidelines established by the II World Assembly on Aging, last year our country passed the Action Plan for Elderly People 2003-2007; this plan contemplates as one of its objectives "Promote the autonomy and the full and active participation by the elderly people in the community" and points out that the strategy to achieve this objective consists in "pushing the measures which Promote Health". PMID:15366454

  19. Improving psychometric methods in health education and health behavior research

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    Item response modeling (IRM), also referred to as item response theory, is well established and widely implemented in educational measurement, but its application is lagging in our area. A number of issues seem to stunt the application of IRM methods: (i) few IRM applications have been presented in ...

  20. Using systems thinking in state health policymaking: an educational initiative

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    Minyard, Karen J; Ferencik, Rachel; Ann Phillips, Mary; Soderquist, Chris

    2014-01-01

    In response to limited examples of opportunities for state policymakers to learn about and productively discuss the difficult, adaptive challenges of our health system, the Georgia Health Policy Center developed an educational initiative that applies systems thinking to health policymaking. We created the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program – an in-depth, multi-session series for lawmakers and their staff – concentrating on building systems thinking competencies and health content knowledge by applying a range of systems thinking tools: behavior over time graphs, stock and flow maps, and a system dynamics-based learning lab (a simulatable model of childhood obesity). Legislators were taught to approach policy issues from the big picture, consider changing dynamics, and explore higher-leverage interventions to address Georgia's most intractable health challenges. Our aim was to determine how we could improve the policymaking process by providing a systems thinking-focused educational program for legislators. Over 3 years, the training program resulted in policymakers' who are able to think more broadly about difficult health issues. The program has yielded valuable insights into the design and delivery of policymaker education that could be applied to various disciplines outside the legislative process. PMID:25013722

  1. Using systems thinking in state health policymaking: an educational initiative.

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    Minyard, Karen J; Ferencik, Rachel; Ann Phillips, Mary; Soderquist, Chris

    2014-06-01

    In response to limited examples of opportunities for state policymakers to learn about and productively discuss the difficult, adaptive challenges of our health system, the Georgia Health Policy Center developed an educational initiative that applies systems thinking to health policymaking. We created the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program - an in-depth, multi-session series for lawmakers and their staff - concentrating on building systems thinking competencies and health content knowledge by applying a range of systems thinking tools: behavior over time graphs, stock and flow maps, and a system dynamics-based learning lab (a simulatable model of childhood obesity). Legislators were taught to approach policy issues from the big picture, consider changing dynamics, and explore higher-leverage interventions to address Georgia's most intractable health challenges. Our aim was to determine how we could improve the policymaking process by providing a systems thinking-focused educational program for legislators. Over 3 years, the training program resulted in policymakers' who are able to think more broadly about difficult health issues. The program has yielded valuable insights into the design and delivery of policymaker education that could be applied to various disciplines outside the legislative process. PMID:25013722

  2. Back to the Future: Reoccurring Issues and Discourses in Health Education in New Zealand Schools

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    Sinkinson, Margaret

    2011-01-01

    A key function of health education in New Zealand schools has always been to educate individuals to be responsible and accountable for their own health status. Educational, economic and political stances on what best constitutes effective health education, however, shift over time. The outcome of these shifts is that a multiplicity of disciplines…

  3. Role of Private-Public Partnership in Health Education: A Survey of Current Practices in Udaipur City, Rajasthan, India

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    Reddy, Jaddu J.; Multani, Suraj; Bhat, Nagesh; Sharma, Ashish; Singh, Sopan; Patel, Rahul

    2013-01-01

    Background: The concept of a public-private partnership (PPP) has been proposed as a potential model for providing education services besides public finance and public delivery. The present study was conducted to survey the current practices of Private-Public Partnership (PPP) in health education in Udaipur city, Rajasthan, India. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted among organizations involved exclusively and actively in health education in Udaipur city, Rajasthan, India. The pretested self designed structured questionnaire consisted of 21 items pertaining to the current practices of private-public partnership (PPP) in health education. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the data. Results: On the basis of inclusion criteria, 50 personnel from 2 private dental colleges, 1 private medical college, 2 Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and 1 health museum were selected. Only 15 (30%) of participants agreed that they have a written reference policy that outlines the services they provide to the general public. Regarding the collection of health education materials available, majority 35 (70%) had printed books followed by audio visual (AV) materials (slides, videos, audio cassettes) [22 (44%)]. 35 (70%) of participants reported that they loan only pamphlets and broachers to the public. Thirty four (68%) of participants provide information about oral health. Only 23 (46%) of participants reported that their institution/organization undergo periodic evaluation. Conclusions: Results of this survey show that that most of the PPP were involved in delivering health education, mostly concentrated on general health. Only few of them were involved in oral health education. The role of PPP in health education is integral to the effort of promoting a healthier population. This effort continues the trend and broadens the scope of involvement for further studies. PMID:24130954

  4. Emergence of a university of health sciences: health professions education in Tanzania.

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    Mkony, Charles A

    2012-01-01

    From independence in 1961 Tanzania approached development with an ambitious, socialist agenda, including plans for educating its health workforce to reach rural villagers whose needs German and British rulers had relegated behind those of Europeans, Indians, and Arabs. The new nation's health system was to provide services by employing non-elitist university graduates and auxiliary health workers - educated using resources of poor Tanzanians. This article documents how the Muhimbili University of Allied Health Sciences (MUHAS) evolved from independence, gaining its charter in 2007. Faculty face overwhelming challenges to prepare graduates to lead a health system where the workforce numbers, in every category of auxiliary and professional, have not kept pace with a population that has quadrupled since 1961. The article reviews development of what are now the MUHAS Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health and Social Sciences - in their social and economic context. It closes with reflections about important changes for MUHAS since independence. MUHAS and other health professional schools need to collaborate, sharing meager national resources, to dramatically scale up enrollment. Graduates lead the health system and the many schools that educate health workers from village health post managers through referral hospital specialists and researchers. The text is accompanied by a detailed timeline. PMID:23254849

  5. A Review of Corrections Education Policy for the Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Final Report.

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    MetaMetrics, Inc., Washington, DC.

    The study described here was undertaken to develop a comprehensive description of corrections education programs in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and to make recommendations regarding their purposes and operations including their relation to other Federal corrections programs. Presentation is in five sections: An overview…

  6. Physical Education for Health and Wellbeing: A Discourse Analysis of Scottish Physical Education Curricular Documentation

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    McEvilly, Nollaig; Verheul, Martine; Atencio, Matthew; Jess, Mike

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides an analysis of the discourses associated with physical education in Scotland's "Curriculum for Excellence". We implement a poststructural perspective in order to identify the discourses that underpin the physical education sections of the "Curriculum for Excellence" "health and well-being"…

  7. Preliminary Exploration of the Mental Health Education Competency Survey of Primary and Middle School Head Teachers

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    Liu, Chunyu; Liu, Yanling; Guo, Cheng; Lan, Haiying

    2014-01-01

    Despite a recent focus on the mental health of students, primary and middle school mental health education in China has been hampered by a lack of resources and inadequate professional training. This study assessed the mental health education competency of primary and middle school head teachers using the Mental Health Education Competency…

  8. Health Education: Always Approved but Still Not Always on Schools' Radar

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    Mayer, Alyssa B.; Smith, Becky J.; McDermott, Robert J.

    2011-01-01

    Numerous reports and studies have touted the benefits of school health education for over five decades and extensive public health data support an association between education levels and health outcomes. This paper recounts the "tacit" approval given to school health education historically by reviewing reports issued by various governmental and…

  9. Increasing Access to Health Education in Eastern Uganda: Rethinking the Role and Preparation of Volunteers

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    Siu, Godfrey E.; Whyte, Susan R.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: In many parts of Uganda, the demand for health education is greater than the conventional health sector can provide and community health education volunteers fill the gap. Using two case study non government organizations (NGOs) that heavily rely on volunteers as health educators, this article shows the problems of unsystematic…

  10. Health Professions Education Linkages: Community-Based Primary Care Training. State Policy Reports. Health Policy Studies.

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    Curley, Timothy; And Others

    This report synthesizes a number of policy and implementation issues raised during a forum on the development of partnerships between community and migrant health centers (C/MHCs) and health professions education programs to support community-based primary care training. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction, while chapter 2 provides an overview of…

  11. Guide to the Integration of Health Education in Environmental Health Programmes.

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    Pisharoti, K. A.

    This guide is designed to stimulate governments to incorporate health education into environmental health training programs. It provides guidelines for the design, development, and evaluation of training programs dealing with basic sanitary services such as water supply, waste disposal, and vector control. Suggestions are included for increasing…

  12. An Overview of a Peer Health Education Program at a Student Health Service.

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    White, Sabina A.

    1994-01-01

    The article describes the Peer Health Education (PHE) programs of the University of California at Santa Barbara Student Health Service. The PHE programs involve training and placement components and focus on relationships, nutrition, eating disorders, stress and laughter, alcohol/drug responsibility, cold care, sexuality, leadership, blood…

  13. Comparative Study of Children's Current Health Conditions and Health Education in New Zealand and Japan

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    Watanabe, Kanae; Dickinson, Annette

    2015-01-01

    In New Zealand (NZ) and Japan, despite comprehensive national health and physical education (HPE) curriculums in schools, there continues to be significant health issues for children. A qualitative interpretative descriptive research method was used to compare how primary school teachers taught HPE in both countries. In NZ, there is some freedom…

  14. Monitoring health, activity and fitness in physical education: its current and future state of health

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    Lorraine Cale; Jo Harris; Ming Hung Chen

    2012-01-01

    Various government policies, strategies and responses in England over the years have highlighted schools and physical education to be instrumental in addressing health and the focus on health has been strengthened within subsequent revisions of the National Curriculum. Whilst this might seem encouraging, concerns have been expressed that such policies and governmental regulation increasingly bear features of a ‘performative culture’

  15. Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness in Physical Education: Its Current and Future State of Health

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    Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Chen, Ming Hung

    2014-01-01

    Various government policies, strategies and responses in England over the years have highlighted schools and physical education to be instrumental in addressing health and the focus on health has been strengthened within subsequent revisions of the National Curriculum. Whilst this might seem encouraging, concerns have been expressed that such…

  16. Mental health education programmes for generalist health professionals: an integrative review.

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    Brunero, Scott; Jeon, Yun-Hee; Foster, Kim

    2012-10-01

    Mainstreaming of mental health services has led to an increase in the presentation and care of mental health patients in generalist health settings. The lack of adequate mental health educational preparation of general health professionals (GHP) has been identified as a major barrier to meeting the health-care needs of mental health patients. This study aimed to review and synthesize research evidence on mental health education programmes (MHEP) that have been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of GHP. An integrative literature review was conducted following a search of key electronic databases and hand searching of references of relevant papers, and 25 papers met the study inclusion criteria. Knowledge, skill, and attitudinal improvements in GHP post MHEP were shown in most studies. MHEP that included supervised clinical experience, role play, and case scenarios were reported as being more effective. Issues such as patient participation in education, interprofessional education models, and the willingness, interest and, motivation for GHP to be involved in MHEP warrant further research. PMID:22500589

  17. School health education: does it cause an effect?

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    Kreuter, M W; Christenson, G M

    1981-01-01

    We have tried to raise several issues in this paper. First, schools are very complex systems. It is as difficult to generalize about schools as it is to generalize about the children in them. Second, because of this complexity, any serious discussion of outcomes resulting from any educational program requires a commitment to specificity in problem identification and planning. Third, the current national interest in health promotion, disease prevention and risk reduction has given rise to a greater emphasis on the principles of epidemiologic analysis. This kind of analysis facilitates a focus on outcomes which are, to varying degrees, contributing factors to specific health problems. Fourth, while there are those who fear that this emphasis may compromise the traditional goals of schools, there is clear evidence that the addition of an epidemiologic cause/effect dimension to school health education is consistent both with the tenets of major educational philosophers as well as the goals of health education as stated by scholars in the field. Fifth, the process of decision-making (the assessment of which is admittedly primitive at this point) represents the bridge across which the science of epidemiology can cooperatively join hands with the art of education toward the goal of enhancing the competence of children and youth. PMID:7275655

  18. Education for health sciences/biomedical librarianship: past, present, future.

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    Detlefsen, E G; Galvin, T J

    1986-01-01

    This paper offers an analysis of and some predictions for the fields of library education and medical librarianship. The recent past of education for medical/health sciences librarianship is outlined, with emphasis on the changing nature of the library school, its faculty, and its students. The present situation is described, with specific reference to faculty, curriculum, and accreditation issues. A future agenda is proposed, identifying the need for interdisciplinary and cooperative efforts within the larger realms of medical informatics, high technology, a variety of health professions, and the community of contemporary library practice. PMID:3708197

  19. Office of Science Education, National Institutes of Health

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Office of Science Education (OSE) of the National Institutes of Health provides an extensive selection of educational resources for teachers and students at the elementary, middle-school, and high-school levels. These materials cover such topics as bioethics, cell biology and cancer, environmental health and toxicology, and many others. The site offers lesson plans, activities, and other curriculum materials, multimedia items, graphics, and printed materials, and many other types of resources. The materials are organized by topic, grade level, and type. Other features of the site include career and funding information, an E-mentoring program for high school and college students, news articles, and links to featured programs.

  20. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health: fundamentals for nursing education.

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    Lim, Fidelindo A; Brown, Donald V; Jones, Henrietta

    2013-04-01

    As the health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population become increasingly important, health care professionals require appropriate academic and clinical training in preparation for the increased demand for culturally competent care. Nurses are of particular interest, as they are the core direct caregivers in many health care settings. This article explores the national climate around LGBT individuals and their related health needs. Educators and administrators who work with future nurses should strive to ensure they foster the development of knowledgeable practitioners who will be able to implement best practices in LGBT patient care. Attention should be paid to providing students with diverse clinical placements, access to LGBT interest groups, and clear expectations for LGBT-sensitive nursing care plans and course outcomes selection that promote cultural competence. Recommendations for nursing education and curricular reform are discussed. PMID:23471873

  1. One Health in the context of medical and veterinary education.

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    McConnell, I

    2014-08-01

    This paper discusses how best to develop the educational platforms that can foster a wider appreciation of the importance of the One Health concept in medical and veterinary education. There are many compelling examples, from genetics to infectious diseases, where significant advances have been made in medicine and veterinary medicine by applying the principles of One Health, i.e. by recognising the interconnectedness between medicine, veterinary medicine and related sciences. In the medical and veterinary curriculum the objective should be to ensure that all opportunities are taken throughout preclinical and clinical teaching to incorporate the lessons which have been learned from the success stories in One Health. This will ensure that advances continue to be made and that a more pervasive and forward-looking scientific culture sustains One Health in the future. PMID:25707191

  2. The problem with competencies in global health education.

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    Eichbaum, Quentin

    2015-04-01

    The demand for global health educational opportunities among students and trainees in high-income countries (HICs) has led to a proliferation of available global health programs. In keeping with the drive towards competency-based medical education, many of these programs have been defining their own global health competencies. Developing such competencies presents several unique challenges, including (1) a failure to take sufficient account of local contexts coupled with a lack of inclusiveness in developing these competencies, (2) the disjunction between the learning approaches of "individualism" in HICs and the relative "collectivism" of most host countries, and (3) shortcomings associated with assessing competencies in resource-limited settings. To meet these challenges, the author recommends reenvisioning the approach to competencies in global health using fresh metaphors, innovative modes of assessment, and the creation of more appropriate competency domains. PMID:25692558

  3. A model curriculum for public health bioterrorism education.

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    Dembek, Zygmunt; Iton, Anthony; Hansen, Holger

    2005-01-01

    Beginning with the spring semester of 2001, a course designed to prepare future public health leaders for potential bioterrorism events has been offered by the University of Connecticut Graduate Program in Public Health. Entitled "The Public Health Response to Bioterrorism," this popular course was one of the few developed by academic programs in the United States prior to the attack of September 11, 2001. The course utilizes innovative teaching methods and presentations by distinguished guest speakers to educate public health personnel, public health and medical students, and physicians and nurses about the complex issues involved in the public health response to bioterrorism. The instructional methods and curriculum can serve as prototypes for similar efforts. PMID:15736326

  4. Graduate Medical Education and Rural Health Care.

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    Talley, Robert C.

    1990-01-01

    It is proposed that medical schools recruit students from rural areas, have them choose family practice, and train them in rural settings. Specific recommendations for improving content and context of rural medical care education are made, including merging internal medicine, family practice, and pediatrics as a single primary care specialty.…

  5. M"Health" for Higher Education

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    Aburas, Abdurazzag A.; Ayran, Mujgan

    2013-01-01

    Better education is required better advanced tools to be used for students. Smart phone becomes main part of our daily life. New medical design interface is introduced for medicine student based mobile. The Graphic User Interface must be easy and simple. The main interface design issue for mobile is simple and easy to use. Human Mobile…

  6. Physical Education and Health in Singapore Schools

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    McNeill, Michael C.; Fry, Joan M.

    2010-01-01

    As a school subject, physical education (PE) in Singapore took on its own shape with the introduction of a conceptual games teaching approach in response to the national government's "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" policy of the late 1990s. With the recent media attention on hosting two main international events (Asian Youth Games and the…

  7. Physical Education and Health in Singapore Schools

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    Michael C. McNeill; Joan M. Fry

    2010-01-01

    As a school subject, physical education (PE) in Singapore took on its own shape with the introduction of a conceptual games teaching approach in response to the national government's ‘Thinking Schools, Learning Nation’ policy of the late 1990s. With the recent media attention on hosting two main international events (Asian Youth Games and the inaugural Youth Olympic Games), aspects of

  8. Constructing Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Indigenous Girls in a Remote Australian Community

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    Whatman, Susan L.; Singh, Parlo

    2015-01-01

    Background: Over the last 20 years, curriculum development in Health and Physical Education (HPE) (or Physical Education, Physical Education and Health, Sport Education as it is variously called) has repeatedly attempted to address issues of equity and social inclusion. Why then does systemic educational disadvantage persist, and why do the…

  9. eHealth Literacy Among College Students: A Systematic Review With Implications for eHealth Education

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    Hanik, Bruce; Chaney, Beth; Chaney, Don; Tennant, Bethany; Chavarria, Enmanuel Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Background eHealth literacy refers to the ability of individuals to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic resources and apply such knowledge to addressing or solving a health problem. While the current generation of college students has access to a multitude of health information on the Internet, access alone does not ensure that students are skilled at conducting Internet searches for health information. Ensuring that college students have the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct advanced eHealth searches is an important responsibility particularly for the medical education community. It is unclear if college students, especially those in the medical and health professions, need customized eHealth literacy training for finding, interpreting, and evaluating health- and medical-related information available on the Internet. Objective The objective of our review was to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence from existing research on eHealth literacy levels among college students between the ages of 17 and 26 years attending various 4-year colleges and universities located around the world. Methods We conducted a systematic literature review on numerous scholarly databases using various combinations of relevant search terms and Boolean operators. The records were screened and assessed for inclusion in the review based on preestablished criteria. Findings from each study that met inclusion criteria were synthesized and summarized into emergent themes. Results In the final review we analyzed 6 peer-reviewed articles and 1 doctoral dissertation that satisfied the inclusion criteria. The number of participants in each reviewed study varied widely (from 34 to 5030). The representativeness of the results from smaller studies is questionable. All studies measured knowledge and/or behaviors related to college student ability to locate, use, and evaluate eHealth information. These studies indicated that many college students lack eHealth literacy skills, suggesting that there is significant room for improvement in college students’ ability to obtain and evaluate eHealth information. Conclusion Although college students are highly connected to, and feel comfortable with, using the Internet to find health information, their eHealth literacy skills are generally sub par. College students, especially in the health and medical professions, would be well served to receive more customized college-level instruction that improves general eHealth literacy. PMID:22155629

  10. Cross-National Sources of Health Inequality: Education and Tobacco Use in the World Health Survey

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    Fred C. Pampel; Justin T. Denney

    2011-01-01

    The spread of tobacco use from the West to other parts of the world, especially among disadvantaged socioeconomic groups,\\u000a raises concerns not only about the indisputable harm to global health but also about worsening health inequality. Arguments\\u000a relating to economic cost and diffusion posit that rising educational disparities in tobacco use—and associated disparities\\u000a in health and premature mortality—are associated with

  11. The transition to web-based education: enhancing access to graduate education for women's health providers

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    Melissa D. Avery; Debbie Ringdahl; Catherine Juve; Peg Plumbo

    2003-01-01

    Nurse-midwives and women's health nurse practitioners have a long history as positive change agents in health care as well as education. This article chronicles the transition of a traditional face-to-face nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner graduate curriculum to a Web-based format with campus seminars and clinical laboratories. This change was made to increase access to these graduate programs. A

  12. The promise of competency-based education in the health professions for improving global health

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    2012-01-01

    Competency-based education (CBE) provides a useful alternative to time-based models for preparing health professionals and constructing educational programs. We describe the concept of ‘competence’ and ‘competencies’ as well as the critical curricular implications that derive from a focus on ‘competence’ rather than ‘time’. These implications include: defining educational outcomes, developing individualized learning pathways, setting standards, and the centrality of valid assessment so as to reflect stakeholder priorities. We also highlight four challenges to implementing CBE: identifying the health needs of the community, defining competencies, developing self-regulated and flexible learning options, and assessing learners for competence. While CBE has been a prominent focus of educational reform in resource-rich countries, we believe it has even more potential to align educational programs with health system priorities in more resource-limited settings. Because CBE begins with a careful consideration of the competencies desired in the health professional workforce to address health care priorities, it provides a vehicle for integrating the health needs of the country with the values of the profession. PMID:23157696

  13. Teacher education professionals as partners in health science outreach.

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    Houtz, Lynne E; Kosoko-Lasaki, Omofolasade; Zardetto-Smith, Andrea M; Mu, Keli; Royeen, Charlotte B

    2004-01-01

    Medical school and other health science outreach programs to educate and recruit precollege students always have relied on successful collaborative efforts. Creighton University shares the value, significance, and strategies of involving teacher education professionals in several of its current outreach programs, including HPPI, Brains Rule! Neuroscience Expositions, and HHMI Build a Human Project. The education department partner serves as an essential team member in the development, implementation, assessment, and dissemination of these projects to promote science and mathematics achievement and interest in medical careers. Specific examples and mistakes to avoid are included. PMID:15503749

  14. Personal health records in the preclinical medical curriculum: modeling student responses in a simple educational environment utilizing Google Health

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    2012-01-01

    Background Various problems concerning the introduction of personal health records in everyday healthcare practice are reported to be associated with physicians’ unfamiliarity with systematic means of electronically collecting health information about their patients (e.g. electronic health records - EHRs). Such barriers may further prevent the role physicians have in their patient encounters and the influence they can have in accelerating and diffusing personal health records (PHRs) to the patient community. One way to address these problems is through medical education on PHRs in the context of EHR activities within the undergraduate medical curriculum and the medical informatics courses in specific. In this paper, the development of an educational PHR activity based on Google Health is reported. Moreover, student responses on PHR’s use and utility are collected and presented. The collected responses are then modelled to relate the satisfaction level of students in such a setting to the estimation about their attitude towards PHRs in the future. Methods The study was conducted by designing an educational scenario about PHRs, which consisted of student instruction on Google Health as a model PHR and followed the guidelines of a protocol that was constructed for this purpose. This scenario was applied to a sample of 338 first-year undergraduate medical students. A questionnaire was distributed to each one of them in order to obtain Likert-like scale data on the sample’s response with respect to the PHR that was used; the data were then further analysed descriptively and in terms of a regression analysis to model hypothesised correlations. Results Students displayed, in general, satisfaction about the core PHR functions they used and they were optimistic about using them in the future, as they evaluated quite high up the level of their utility. The aspect they valued most in the PHR was its main role as a record-keeping tool, while their main concern was related to the negative effect their own opinion might have on the use of PHRs by patients. Finally, the estimate of their future attitudes towards PHR integration was found positively dependent of the level of PHR satisfaction that they gained through their experience (rho?=?0.524, p <0.001). Conclusions The results indicate that students support PHRs as medical record keeping helpers and perceive them as beneficial to healthcare. They also underline the importance of achieving good educational experiences in improving PHR perspectives inside such educational activities. Further research is obviously needed to establish the relative long-term effect of education to other methods of exposing future physicians to PHRs. PMID:23009713

  15. Generation X in Allied Health Education.

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    Collins, Dale E.

    A study conducted to compare Generation X allied health students' perceptions about instructional evaluations and assessment with those of their counterparts in mechanical engineering studied earlier found them to be similar. A survey containing 60 questions concerning their learning styles and preferred instructor characteristics and course…

  16. A renewed vision for higher education in public health.

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    Frenk, Julio; Hunter, David J; Lapp, Ian

    2015-03-01

    We are transforming the educational strategy at the Harvard T.?H. Chan School of Public Health guided by 5 principles: (1) development of T-shaped competencies (breadth across fields, depth in primary fields), (2) flexible and modular design accommodating different needs through the lifecycle, (3) greater experiential learning, (4) 3 levels of education (informative, formative, and transformative learning), and (5) integrated instructional design (online, in person, and in the field). We aim to create an arc of education resulting in continuous learning. We seek to bridge the research versus education dichotomy and create research-teaching congruence, adapting the values of peer review and quality assessment that we routinely accept for grant and article review to education. PMID:25706003

  17. Educating, Training, and Mentoring Minority Faculty and Other Trainees in Mental Health Services Research

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    Yager, Joel; Waitzkin, Howard; Parker, Tassy; Duran, Bonnie

    2010-01-01

    Objective The authors describe the evolution of a novel national training program to develop minority faculty for mental health services research careers. Recruiting, training, and sustaining minority health professionals for academic research careers in mental health services research have proven challenging. Method Over the past 8 years the authors developed NIMH-funded programs to educate, train, and mentor minority psychiatrists and other junior faculty and graduate and post-graduate students. Their areas of academic interest focus primarily on minority mental health issues in primary care and community settings. Results The authors began with a program that targeted local trainees from the University of New Mexico and expanded to regional and national programs offering weeklong institutes, onsite and distance mentoring by experts, and supportive peer interactions that addressed the considerable challenges affecting trainee career decisions and paths. Conclusions Early outcomes support the value of these programs. PMID:17344457

  18. The Gay Men's Task Force: the impact of peer education on the sexual health behaviour of homosexual men in Glasgow

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    Williamson, L.; Hart, G.; Flowers, P.; Frankis, J.; Der G., J

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To assess the impact of a peer education intervention, based in the "gay" bars of Glasgow, which sought to reduce sexual risk behaviours for HIV infection and increase use of a dedicated homosexual men's sexual health service, and in particular increase the uptake of hepatitis B vaccination. Design: Self completed questionnaires administered to men who have sex with men (MSM) in Glasgow's gay bars. Subjects: 1442 men completed questionnaires in January 1999, 7 months after the end of the 9 month sexual health intervention. Main outcome measures: Self reported contact with the peer education intervention, reported behaviour change, and reported sexual health service use. Results: The Gay Men's Task Force (GMTF) symbol was recognised by 42% of the men surveyed. Among men who reported speaking with peer educators 49% reported thinking about their sexual behaviour and 26% reported changing their sexual behaviour. Logistic regressions demonstrated higher levels of HIV testing, hepatitis B vaccination, and use of sexual health services among men who reported contact with the intervention. These men were more likely to have used the homosexual specific sexual health service. Peer education dose effects were suggested, with the likelihood of HIV testing, hepatitis B vaccination, and use of sexual health services being greater among men who reported talking to peer educators more than once. Conclusion: The intervention had a direct impact on Glasgow's homosexual men and reached men of all ages and social classes. Higher levels of sexual health service use and uptake of specific services among men who had contact with the intervention are suggestive of an intervention effect. Peer education, as a form of health outreach, appears to be an effective intervention tool in terms of the uptake of sexual health services, but is less effective in achieving actual sexual behaviour change among homosexual men. Key Words: homosexual men; peer education; sexual behaviour; sexual health service use PMID:11714941

  19. Are Health Educators in Denial or Facing Reality? Demonstrating Effectiveness within a School Accountability System

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    Benham-Deal, Tami; Hudson, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    Health educators are providing students with the health knowledge and health skills that are prerequisites for becoming health literate and using assessment tools to demonstrate effectiveness. In the school health educators' world, accountability equates to improved student knowledge and skills. To expect them to be held accountable for students'…

  20. Conclusion and Recommendations

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    Nieto, Sonia; Rivera, Melissa; Quinones, Sandra; Irizarry, Jason

    2012-01-01

    As we have seen throughout this paper, the education of Latino/a students is in crisis. At the same time, based on our review of promising practices and creative projects, we also believe that this is a time of great opportunity. There are a number of areas that are especially crucial in improving the education of Latinos/as. Based on our critical…

  1. The Emergence of Public Health Open Educational Resources

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    Angell, C.; Hartwell, H.; Hemingway, A.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify key concepts in the literature relating to the release of open educational resources (OER), with specific reference to the emergence of public health OER. Design/methodology/approach: A review of the literature relating to the development of OER was followed by an online search for OER literature…

  2. Consumer Health Education in a Medical School Curriculum

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    Bryant, Nancy H.

    1977-01-01

    Experience at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey suggests that consumer health education can be incorporated into a medical school curriculum. It can be included in the existing courses in occupational medicine, behavioral sciences, and psychiatry and other preclinical and clinical areas. (LBH)

  3. Medical Terminology: Root Words. Health Occupations Education Module.

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    Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This module on medical terminology (root words) is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module consists of an introduction to root words, a list of resources needed, procedures for using the module, a list of terminology used in the…

  4. Evaluation of health educator consults in primary care

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    Stacia Maher; Patricia Lopez; M. Diane McKee; Darwin Deen; Alice Fornari; Jason Fletcher; Arthur Blank

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The paper aims to evaluate a primary care obesity prevention intervention, targeting low-income minority parents in the USA. The first objective is to describe the barriers to behavior change experienced by families. The second objective is to understand the types of strategies that were used by the health educator to empower families to engage in healthy behavior changes.

  5. Internet: The Contemporary Health Educator's Most Versatile Tool.

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    Stivers, Cathie; And Others

    1995-01-01

    This article describes the multiple benefits of using Internet, the world's largest computer network, in health education and provides information for beginners on how to get started online. The article describes a day in the life of an Internet user, presents additional resources, and provides online addresses. (Author/SM)

  6. Student-Life Stress in Education and Health Service Majors

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    Zascavage, Victoria; Winterman, Kathleen G.; Buot, Max; Wies, Jennifer R.; Lyzinski, Natalie

    2012-01-01

    In order to better understand the effects of student-life stress on Education and Health Service majors (n = 195) at a private, religious, Midwestern university in the USA, we assessed student perception of overall stress level and physical stress level using the Student-life Stress Inventory. The targeted sample consisted of students with…

  7. Syllabus in Medical Assisting: Health Occupations Education Program.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational and Career Curriculum Development.

    The document presents a syllabus which would serve as a guideline for health occupations educators in establishing a course of study for training medical assistants which would meet New York State requirements and be acceptable for State credit. The syllabus is arranged in three columns: (1) minimum acceptable content of study which requires 80…

  8. Resource Guide to Competency-Based Vocational Education: Health Occupations.

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    Foster, Phillip R., Comp.

    This resource guide for classroom teachers contains annotations of resources representing recent instructional development in competency-based education for health occupations. It is also intended to assist curriculum specialists, administrators, and supervisors in development of performance-based instructional programs. The guide is divided into…

  9. Health Occupations Education. Units of Instruction. Teacher's Guide. Volume II.

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    Williams, Catherine

    This manual is the second part of a two-volume teacher's guide to a series of instructional units for use in health occupations education programs in Texas. Covered in the 10 units included in this volume are the following topics: special procedures (administering oxygen to patients; using elastic bandages; assisting with postural drainage; and…

  10. School Nurses and Health Education: The Classroom Experience

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    Klein, Julie; Sendall, Marguerite C.; Fleming, Marylou; Lidstone, John; Domocol, Michelle

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The aim of the study is to explore school nurses' experience of health education. Design: A qualitative approach, phenomenology was used to answer the question. Method: Sixteen participants were recruited through purposeful and snowball sampling. Participants undertook an audio-recorded interview which was transcribed and analysed.…

  11. Obesity, Health and Physical Education: A Bourdieuean Perspective

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    Fitzpatrick, Katie

    2011-01-01

    Assumptions and interventions about the so-called "obesity epidemic" pervade health and physical education classrooms and national policy agendas in New Zealand, as they do elsewhere in the Western world. In contrast, critical scholars in these subjects advocate an active deconstruction of the tenets and presumptions underpinning public and media…

  12. Resource for Learning in Health Education. Grades 1-12.

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    Sunnyside School District, Tucson, AZ.

    GRADES OR AGES: 1-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Health education, tobacco, alcohol, and narcotics. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The introductory material discusses pre-planning and the general characteristics of physical development in early school, upper elementary school, and preadolescence. The material for grades 1-3 covers the body, human…

  13. "The Health Educator" Readership Survey, 2011: Reporting the Results

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    Bliss, Kadi; Ogletree, Roberta J.; Liefer, Maureen

    2011-01-01

    Readership surveys can help editors assess satisfaction with a journal as well as identify potential modifications to be made. The editorial staff of "The Health Educator" conducted an online readership survey in the summer of 20 11. After a five-week data solicitation and collection period, a total of 504 Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) members responded.…

  14. Evaluation of a Health Education Programme about Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Garcia, Jane Mertz; Sellers, Debra M.; Hilgendorf, Amy E.; Burnett, Debra L.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Our aim was to evaluate a health education programme (TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge) designed to increase public awareness and understanding about traumatic brain injury (TBI) through in-person (classroom) and computer-based (electronic) learning environments. Design: We used a pre-post survey design with randomization of participants…

  15. Health Education Prevention for Eating Disorders among College Female Athletes.

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    Abood, Doris A.; Black, David R.

    2000-01-01

    Evaluated a health education intervention that emphasized risk factors associated with drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction among female college athletes. Surveys of athletes in intervention and comparison groups indicated that the intervention was associated with decreased drive for thinness, which in turn was associated with decreased…

  16. Mentoring the "Net Generation": Faculty Perspectives in Health Education

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    Evans, Retta R.; Forbes, Laura

    2012-01-01

    A new generation of consumer and tech savvy college students have forever altered the method and degree of interaction between faculty and student. The purpose of the article is to describe the challenges of mentoring a new generation of health educators. The authors will summarize the literature on generational group characteristics that may…

  17. Recovery as a threshold concept in mental health nurse education.

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    Stacey, Gemma; Stickley, Theodore

    2012-07-01

    This theoretical review discusses the complexities of understanding and applying the concept of recovery for pre-registration mental health nursing. It is suggested that reframing recovering as a threshold concept in mental health nurse education will illuminate the issues and challenges that students and educators appear to encounter. This is attributed to the transformative nature of learning in this area which requires the student to reassess beliefs and prejudices and enter into an uncertain territory where knowledge and values are questioned. Educational approaches are proposed which aim to facilitate the depth of learning required to engage with the concept of recovery at this level whilst responding sensitively to the students' potential reluctance, discomfort and in some cases resistance. Teaching recovery in mental health nursing therefore challenges educators to use any and every approach that stimulates emotional and transformational learning. As such, recovery in mental health is a threshold concept, that once learned, may transform not only the learner in the classroom but their practice in the future. PMID:22341997

  18. A Research Agenda for Health Education Among Underserved Populations

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    Gerardo Marín; Linda Burhansstipanov; Cathleen M Connell; Andrea C. Gielen; Deborah Helitzer-Allen; Kate Lorig; Donald E. Morisky; Martha Tenney; Stephen Thomas

    1994-01-01

    This article summarizes the outcome of health education efforts among populations that, due to their cultural heritage, have received limited services. The literature reviewed shows that programs found to be effective in one population cannot be assumed to be equally effective with a different population. An argument is made for the design of culturally appropriate and group-specific interventions which would

  19. A Critical "Critical Inquiry" Proposition in Health and Physical Education

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    Leahy, Deana; O'Flynn, Gabrielle; Wright, Jan

    2013-01-01

    A critical inquiry approach is one of five key characteristics that have shaped the development of the new Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (AC: HPE). However, what this means is open to interpretation. In the various documents leading to the consultation draft AC: HPE and in this document itself, critical inquiry is used in…

  20. Teaching at the Secondary Level: Wisdom from Veteran Health Educators.

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    Ransdell, Lynda B.; Grosshans, Onie; Trunnell, Eric

    2004-01-01

    This qualitative study explored factors that helped veteran public school health educators sustain enthusiasm in the classroom throughout their careers. Twelve Caucasian participants, seven men and five women with 18 to 28 years of public school teaching experience (mean age = 49 years, mean experience = 24 years), were interviewed. Participants…

  1. Performance Ethnography as an Approach to Health-Related Education

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    Carless, David; Douglas, Kitrina

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the educational potential of an arts-informed performance ethnography entitled "Across the Tamar," which comprises a series of stories, songs and poems. As a classroom action research project--a "teaching experiment"--we gave three performances to undergraduate and postgraduate sport and health science, physiotherapy, and…

  2. Does a Unified Accreditation System Benefit School Health Education Programs?

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    Clark, Jeffrey K.

    2009-01-01

    It has been 2 years since the Third National Congress for Institutions Preparing Health Educators convened in Dallas, Texas; however, the profession still struggles with movement toward a unified accreditation system. One of the primary barriers to progress is the limited discussion related to the recommendations presented at the last Congress.…

  3. Qualitative research and outcomes in health, social work and education

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    Ian Shaw

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to outline ways in which qualitative research has a contribution to make to research on outcomes in Health, Social Work and Education. It is a methodology paper with a practical purpose. Large tracts of inquiry work (a broad term to cover research, evaluation, policy analysis, and practitioner research) are concerned with questions about the

  4. What Should Gerontology Learn from Health Education Accreditation?

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    Bradley, Dana Burr; Fitzgerald, Kelly

    2012-01-01

    Quality assurance and accreditation are closely tied together. This article documents the work toward a unified and comprehensive national accreditation program in health education. By exploring the accreditation journey of another discipline, the field of gerontology should learn valuable lessons. These include an attention to inclusivity, a…

  5. The Preparation of Physical Educators: A Public Health Perspective

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    Thomas L. McKenzie

    2007-01-01

    Sedentary living is a serious global public health problem that is associated with numerous preventable diseases. Schools are in a position to be the most costeffective public resource to combat inactivity. In schools physical educators are positioned to be the strongest advocates of a healthy, active lifestyle. To effectively promote physical activity on school campuses and to encourage it in

  6. Anatomy and Physiology. Module No. IV. Health Occupations Education II.

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    Day, Nancy; And Others

    This package of 31 modules on anatomy and physiology is one of six such packages containing a total of 46 modules that comprise Health Occupations Education II, the second course of a two-year course of study. Each module may contain some or all of the following components: introduction, directions, objectives, a list of learning activities,…

  7. [Constructing knowledge about solid waste in health services in the education of health professionals].

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    Corrêa, Luciara Bilhalva; Lunardi, Valéria Lerch; Santos, Silvana Sidney Costa

    2008-12-01

    The need to implement policies to manage solid residues in health services (SRHS) in different health institutions is unquestionable, considering the risks they pose to public health and the environmental degradation caused by them. In order to find out how knowledge about SRHS has been constructed in the education of the health professional, data were collected with semistructured interviews with students, professors and coordinators in four schools (Nursing and Obstetrics, Odontology, Veterinary Sciences, and Medicine) at a Higher Education Institution located in the south of Brazil. The data content and document analysis identified based on the Complexity Theory ideas, show the need for a teaching reform which should include new concepts, such as integrality, articulation, dialog, and problematization, in the Teaching Projects developed by those courses, so that future health professionals can construct their knowledge about solid residues with responsibility and commitment. PMID:19320342

  8. Learning for Our Common Health: How an Academic Focus on HIV/AIDS Will Improve Education and Health. Program for Health and Higher Education.

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    Burns, W. David, Ed.

    This monograph presents eight essays that reflect lessons learned and insights gained from a project of the Association of American Colleges and Universities Program for Health and Higher Education (PHHE) to help leaders improve undergraduate learning by engaging higher education in the solution to preventing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and…

  9. Health Education 2.0: The Next Generation of Health Education Practice

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    Fielding, Jonathan E.

    2013-01-01

    Social, physical, and economic environments are the greatest determinants of our individual and collective health. Inadequate or substandard environments of all types present barriers to health. Addressing these broader determinants will be the quintessential core in the next era of public health practice. The framework for health improvement is…

  10. Ms. Halsted - CONSUMER EDUCATION and HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

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    Ms. Schultz

    2008-01-15

    Please find links for your topic below. CONSUMER EDUCATION Life Scenarios by Banzai *Automobile Purchasing AutoTrader Cars.Com-Buy Cars Online Cars Direct - New, Used Cars - this site might be blocked some by filters Lease Compare.com LeaseTrader.com *Banking Websites : Genisys Credit Union Comerica Bank of America Chase Charter One *Cell phone companies AT T Metro PCS Sprint Verizon *Housing Searches Garden City, Michigan's Zip Code is 48135 Apartment Guide For Rent Observer Classifieds - - you may have to register the ...

  11. National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Education

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    The National Institutes of Health has an Office of Science Education committed to getting the good word out about their vast array of educational resources. This trove of material includes lesson plans, newsletters, online exhibits, fact sheets, photos, and e-books. First-time visitors should take a look at the Topics section with information divided up in 41 areas including Bioethics, Child & Teen Health, and Endocrine System. One can also use the Careers section to learn about how to become a doctor, scientist, or another related vocation. There is also a section called NIH Science Education Conversations, which includes a range of talks with persons in these fields such as Professor Justin Halberda of Johns Hopkins University and other game changers.

  12. Educating Nurses for Public Health Leadership. Project Report of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Models To Prepare Public Health Nurses for Leadership in a Changing Health Care System.

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    Josten, LaVohn; And Others

    This report discusses the role of graduate nurses in public health leadership and the development of new models of graduate education to prepare nurses for public health leadership. It reviews the need for graduate nurses in public health leadership positions, the health needs of the population, the role of public health in a changing health care…

  13. Core Competencies for Doctoral Education in Public Health

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    Calhoun, Judith G.; Weist, Elizabeth M.; Raczynski, James M.

    2012-01-01

    The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) released the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Core Competency Model in 2009. Between 2007 and 2009, a national expert panel with members of the academic and practice communities guided by the ASPH Education Committee developed its 7 performance domains, including 54 competencies. We provide an overview and analysis of the challenges and issues associated with the variability in DrPH degree offerings, reflect on the model development process and related outcomes, and discuss the significance of the model, future applications, and challenges for integration across educational settings. With the model, ASPH aims to stimulate national discussion on the competencies needed by DrPH graduates with the new challenges of 21st-century public health practice and to better define the DrPH degree. PMID:22095342

  14. 14 CFR 1204.508 - Delegation of authority of certain civil rights functions to Department of Health, Education, and...

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    ...rights functions to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1204.508...functions to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. (a...the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, on March...

  15. 14 CFR 1204.508 - Delegation of authority of certain civil rights functions to Department of Health, Education, and...

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    ...rights functions to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1204.508...functions to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. (a...the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, on March...

  16. 14 CFR 1204.508 - Delegation of authority of certain civil rights functions to Department of Health, Education, and...

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    ...rights functions to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1204.508...functions to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. (a...the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, on March...

  17. Clinical medicine, public health and ecological health: a new basis for education and prevention?

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    Schaller, Bernhard; Sandu, Nora

    2011-01-01

    In contrast to public health and the resolution to further increase the health care of the whole community in regions worldwide, current clinical medicine has its limits. Further improvement in public health – rather than individual diseases – can only be achieved by integrating new views into treatment. Some years ago, the concept of biopsychosocial medicine was integrated into patient treatment and is now generally accepted. Therefore the author describes here a new dimension to treatment and presents substantial evidence to include ecological health in this already existing concept. The problem of community education is discussed. PMID:22291784

  18. 42 CFR 413.85 - Cost of approved nursing and allied health education activities.

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    2013-10-01

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  19. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

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    2014-10-01

    ...false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education...

  20. 42 CFR 413.85 - Cost of approved nursing and allied health education activities.

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    2014-10-01

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  1. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

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    2013-10-01

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  2. 42 CFR 413.85 - Cost of approved nursing and allied health education activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Cost of approved nursing and allied health education activities...DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.85 Cost of approved nursing and allied health education...

  3. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education...

  4. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education...

  5. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs...PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs...87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education...

  6. 42 CFR 413.85 - Cost of approved nursing and allied health education activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Cost of approved nursing and allied health education activities...DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.85 Cost of approved nursing and allied health education...

  7. Impact of Health Education on The Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Teachers Regarding Reproductive Health of Adolescents of Amritsar, Punjab

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    Singh, Tejbir; Padda, A.S.; Deepti, S.S.; Bansal, Priya; Satija, Mahesh; Sharma, Sarit; Ankita

    2015-01-01

    Context Teachers play an important role in guiding the adolescents. Adolescents are ill equipped to deal with the impending changes in their body which makes them vulnerable to STDs, HIV/AIDS and premarital sex. This study attempts to study the impact of reproductive health education on the knowledge, attitude and practices of teachers, about which only a few studies are available. Aims To study the impact of health education on the knowledge, attitude and practices of teachers regarding reproductive health of adolescents. Settings Senior Secondary schools of Amritsar and Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India. Study participants Male teachers of senior secondary schools of Amritsar teaching class 9th-12th. Study design Educational intervention study. Sampling method Purposive sampling. Materials and Methods The study was started with 155 teachers (teaching class 9th -12th) who willingly participated from 50 senior secondary schools of Amritsar district. It was carried out in three phases. In first phase, after taking informed consent, the teachers filled a pretested questionnaire which was followed by an interactive session on reproductive health in second phase. In third phase, to study the impact of the interactive session and the sustainability of knowledge gained, they were again administered the same questionnaire after a period of 3 months. Statistical Analysis Microsoft Excel, SPSS, Chi-square test. Results Maximum 74 (47.7%) teachers were aware of the psychosocial problems of adolescents. Majority 110 (71%) of the teachers had only partial knowledge about pubertal changes. 117 (75.5%) teachers were unaware about genital hygiene. Only 33 (21.3%) teachers had adequate knowledge about different STDs. 91 (58.7%) and 54 (34.8%) of teachers had adequate knowledge about routes of transmission and prevention of AIDS respectively. Only 37 (23.9%) teachers were imparting sex education to students. After intervention significant favorable changes were seen in their knowledge, attitude and practices regarding most of above mentioned topics. Conclusion Although the baseline knowledge of teachers in most aspects of reproductive health of adolescents was found to be low, significant favourable changes were observed after health education.

  8. Evidence-based practice in health education and promotion: a review and introduction to resources.

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    Hill, Elizabeth K; Alpi, Kristine M; Auerbach, Marilyn

    2010-05-01

    This review examines evidence-based practice (EBP) in health education and promotion with a focus on how academically trained health educators develop EBP skills and how health education and promotion practitioners access the literature to inform their activities. Competencies and credentialing in health education related to evidence-based practice are outlined and sources for evidence-based practice literature in health education and promotion are described. An exploratory questionnaire to consider teaching and resources in evidence-based practice was distributed to faculty and librarians from the top 10 ranked health education doctoral programs. Findings highlighted the integral value of EBP instruction to the curriculum. Growth opportunities in evidence-based health education and health promotion for instructors, practitioners, and librarians include promotion and expansion of online evidence-based public health resources to close the evidence-practice gap. PMID:19141692

  9. Sokolov Effect Conclusions

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    Budker, Dmitry

    Dysprosium Nathan Leefer #12;Background Sokolov Effect Conclusions Outline 1 Background Neutral Hydrogen Stark Effect Hydrogen Atom Interferometer 2 Sokolov Effect Pamir Broken Theories Summary Dysprosium 3 Sokolov Effect Conclusions Pamir Broken Theories Summary Dysprosium Measurement of Lamb Shift Pamir Nathan

  10. Changing emphases in public health and medical education in health care reform.

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    Patrick, Walter K; Cadman, Edwin C

    2002-01-01

    Globalisation of economies, diseases and disasters with poverty, emerging infectious diseases, ageing and chronic conditions, violence and terrorism has begun to change the face of public health and medical education. Escalating costs of care and increasing poverty have brought urgency to professional training to improve efficiency, cut costs and maintain gains in life expectancy and morbidity reduction. Technology, genetics research and designer drugs have dramatically changed medical practice. Creatively, educational institutions have adopted the use of: (1) New educational and communication technologies: internet and health informatics; (2) Problem based learning approaches; Integrated Practice and Theory Curricula; Research and Problem Solving methodologies and (3) Partnership and networking of institutions to synergise new trends (e.g. core competencies). Less desirably, changes are inadequate in key areas, e.g., Health Economics, Poverty and Health Development, Disaster Management & Bioterrorism and Ethics. Institutions have begun to adjust and develop new programs of study to meet challenges of emerging diseases, design methodologies to better understand complex social and economic determinants of disease, assess the effects of violence and address cost containment strategies in health. Besides redesigning instruction, professional schools need to conduct research to assess the impact of health reform. Such studies will serve as sentinels for the public's health, and provide key indicators for improvements in training, service provision and policy. PMID:12597516

  11. Long-Term Heavy Cannabis Use: Implications for Health Education

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    Coggans, Niall; Dalgarno, Phil; Johnson, Lindsay; Shewan, David

    2004-01-01

    There is growing evidence that cannabis can have negative effects on health. While the ongoing debate about the nature and duration of these effects recognizes mild cognitive impairment, the evidence for irreversibility of cognitive impairment and causal links with psychiatric illness is not conclusive. There is undoubtedly potential for…

  12. New Public Health education in the Republic of Macedonia: expectations, experiences and perspectives

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    Jovanka Karadzinska-Bislimovska; Fimka Tozija

    2006-01-01

    Development of a strategy in public health (PH) education is crucial for Macedonia in providing modern education for actual PH practice. Establishing a School of Public Health (SPH) is vital for a country in a health transition with high rates of preventable diseases. The main strategic goals in modern PH education in Macedonia should be capacity building, improving the competencies

  13. Steps towards Healthy Growth. Health Education Curriculum Guide; Grades K-3.

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    Dippo, Jeanette, Ed.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades K-3. SUBJECT MATTER: Health Education (includes chapters covering the following: (a) health status; (b) nutrition; (c) sensory perception; (d) dental health; (e) disease prevention and control; (f) chemical substances; (g) personality development, sexuality, family life education, and death education; (h) environmental and…

  14. Articulation of the National Health Education Standards to Support Learning and Healthy Behaviors among Students

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    Tappe, Marlene K.; Wilbur, Katherine M.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Jensen, Marilyn J.

    2009-01-01

    The original and revised National Health Education Standards (NHES) and performance indicators provide the foundation for curriculum, instruction and assessment in health education. The article clarifies the revised NHES and performance indicators for classroom teachers, health education teachers, curriculum directors, state department of…

  15. Title: "A Physician's Authoring Tool for Generation of Personalized Health Education in Reconstructive Surgery

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    DiMarco, Chrysanne

    Title: "A Physician's Authoring Tool for Generation of Personalized Health Education with prescribed treatments. Recognizing this, health educators have paid much attention to methods of identifying Generation methodologies and software tools that can be used to deliver health educational materials tailored

  16. Goals and Attitude Change in Generation: A Case Study in Health Education

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    Grasso, Floriana

    Goals and Attitude Change in Generation: A Case Study in Health Education Alison Cawsey of new skills, and makes health education a particularly rich area for the study of communica­ tion in general and the (text) generation process in particular. Currently health education material is delivered

  17. Health Education and Interactive Drama: Findings from a Service Learning Project

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    Robinson, Daniel B.; Meyer, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Within Canada, health education is generally taught by teachers who are subject generalists, or subject specialists within other disciplines, with little-to-no formal teacher training in health education. Without teacher training related to curriculum and instruction in health education, teachers are effectively required to adapt their…

  18. The Effects of Health Education on Patients with Hypertension in China: A Meta-Analysis

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    Xu, L. J.; Meng, Q.; He, S. W.; Yin, X. L.; Tang, Z. L.; Bo, H. Y.; Lan, X. Y.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This study collected on from all research relating to health education and hypertension in China and, with the aid of meta-analysis tools, assessed the outcomes of such health education. The analysis provides a basis for the further development of health-education programmes for patients with hypertension. Methods: Literature searches…

  19. Accreditation of Professional Preparation Programs for School Health Educators: The Changing Landscape

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    Taub, Alyson; Goekler, Susan; Auld, M. Elaine; Birch, David A.; Muller, Susan; Wengert, Deitra; Allegrante, John P.

    2014-01-01

    The health education profession is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality assurance, including accreditation of professional preparation programs in both school and community/public health education. Since 2001, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has increased attention to strengthening accreditation processes for…

  20. The creation and implementation of the newly implemented Korean Health Education Specialist certification.

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    Lee, Ju-Yul; Winkelman, Sloane Burke; Kim, Joo

    2015-03-01

    Professional competencies, standards, and professional preparation of public health professionals, which includes health education and health promotion competencies, is documented in Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States. Preparing a competent public health education workforce is a newly established priority of the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. In 2010, the first ever Health Education Specialist credential was implemented in South Korea. This commentary describes the creation and implementation of the Health Education Specialist credential and initial workforce preparation outcomes of the new credential. PMID:24763664