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Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, or Health education is the development of individual, group, institutional, community and systemic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behavior. A healthy community reflects a sense of mental and physical well being and is the foundation for achieving all other goals. Good health is often taken for granted but is essential for a productive society. For example, every community needs a healthy workforce upon which to build its economy and healthier students are more equipped to learn and be successful academically. The following graph depicts the impacts and benefits of wellness in the workplace; however this concept is easily applied to any setting including an individual or a whole community. Health education improves the health status of individuals, families, communities, states, and the nation.

  • Health education enhances the quality of life for all people.
  • Health education reduces premature deaths.
  • By focusing on prevention, health education reduces the costs (both financial and human) that individuals, employers, families, insurance companies, medical facilities, communities, the state and the nation would spend on medical treatment.

Process of Health Education

  • Assess individual and community needs
  • Plan health education programs
  • Develop health education programs
  • Coordinate health education programs
  • Implement health education programs
  • Manage health education programs & personnel
  • Evaluate health education programs
  • Write grants 9 Build coalitions
  • Identify resources
  • Make referrals
  • Develop social marketing and mass media campaigns
  • Organize/ mobilize communities for action
  • Handle controversial health issues/content
  • Advocate for health related issues
  • Encourage healthy behavior
  • Use a variety of education/training methods
  • Develop audio, visual, print and electronic materials
  • Conduct research
  • Write scholarly articles

diseases themselves are identified as barriers to economic development. Malnutrition, stress, overwork, and inadequate, inaccessible, or non-existent health care can hinder recovery and exacerbate the disease. Malnutrition is associated with 54% of childhood deaths from diseases of poverty, and lack of skilled attendants during childbirth is primarily responsible for the high maternal and infant death rates among the poor. lack of access to clean drinking water and poor sanitation.
According to UNICEF 3,000 children die every day, worldwide due to contaminated drinking water and poor sanitation. malaria, parasitic diseases, and schistosomiasis, Cancer , AIDS are some other diseases we have to be aware.