The Need for Health Education
Health education is a profession which provide constructive opportunities for people to learn about health literacy, including developing life skills, which can be applied to an individual’s health or the health of a community. Areas that are covered in health education are environmental health, physical health, social health, emotional health, intellectual health, and spiritual health.
Since we have a life to live, our health then is an important aspect of our existence and, therefore, we must take responsibility to take care of our health by learning about health, in general, and, in doing so, we will be motivated to do something constructive to improve our living conditions.
Health education is not just teaching about the basic health knowledge, but is helps people understand what everyday habits of people with unhealthy lifestyles in developing countries can do to their health, and, thus, health education is also about teaching people on prevention of ill-health.
The Art of Mastering Lessons
Health education is so important that it is for everybody, including schools, which have integrated health education in their curriculum for students to learn about positive attitudes on health, how to improve and maintain health, prevent disease and learn to make healthy choices, and learn skills to reduce risky behaviors, such as depression, stress, eating disorders, drug abuse, etc.
The Beginners Guide To Options (Finding The Starting Point)
For health education to succeed in school, in terms of allowing the students to apply what they have learned about health, disease, and prevention, it is the responsibility of schools to provide training and development of skills to their health educators, so they are able to impart what they have acquired to teach and train, too, their students on everything that is related to health, including medical updates on health information and health trends.
Generally, most schools have seen the importance of health education to the students, that’s why they have follow-up programs lined-up to support the objectives of health education, such as: have one or more person to oversee or coordinate on health education; involve parents and families on health education by providing health information through education materials and involving them in school-sponsored activities; review and evaluate the health education curriculum once every two years; provide opportunities for health educators to coordinate instruction with teachers of other subjects and integrate Health into their subject content areas, such as Science, Physical Education, etc.
School administrators must also be updated on trends on health education curriculum, such that the following tools can be useful for this concern: Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HCAT), which help schools conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National health Education Standards and Center for Disease Control’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula; and Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools, which is a guide for administrators and policymakers from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and other public health organizations.