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Geography 2430A/B
Terry Biggs

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1 Chapter One Notes Health education, Health Promotion, Health Education specialists and Program Planning HPand HE Health behaviour: The behaviors that have an impact on one’s health. Health education: (1) “(a)ny combination of planned learning experiences using evidence based practices and/or any theories that provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills or attitudes needed to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours” (2) “any planned combination of learning experiences designed to predispose enable and reinforce voluntary behaviour conducive to health in individuals , groups or communities” Health Promotion is a broader term than health education. Health Promotion: (1) “(a)ny planned combination of educational, political, environmental, regulatory, or organizational mechanisms that support actions and conditions of living conductive to the health of individuals, groups or communities.” (2) “ any planned combination of political, educational, regulatory, or organizational supports for actions and conditions of living conducive to the health of the individuals groups or communities.” Health Education Specialists Health educator: “is a professionally prepared individuals who serves in a variety of roles and is specifically trained to use appropriate educational strategies and methods to facilitate the development of policies, procedures, interventions, and systems conducive to the health of individuals, groups or communities” Health education specialist: “An
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