Health promotion & education

Health promotion & education

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Numerous additional guidelines apply. See especially: Community health / Education, healthcare provider / Infectious diseases / Noncommunicable diseases

International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Health promotion topics
    The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
  2. Building from Common Foundations: The World Health Organization and Faith-Based Organizations in Primary Healthcare
  3. WHO Primary Health Care topics
  4. Health education topics
  5. Health Academy programs
  6. Knowledge management
  7. Promoting health through the life-course programs
  8. Risk factors topics
    Risk communication
  9. School health promotion topics
    School and youth health
    What is the evidence on school health promotion in improving health or preventing disease…?
  10. Chronic diseases and health promotion
    Chronic diseases and health promotion-Knowledge resources
  11. Knowledge Management for Public Health (K4Health) USAID, Johns Hopkins, etc.

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC).
Lifestyles and Health
—Health-Promoting Churches Volume I: Reflections on Health and Healing for Churches on Commemorative World Health Days  2020
—Health-Promoting Churches Volume II A handbook to accompany churches in establishing and running sustainable health promotion ministries  2021

B. Crossnetwork Journal (Discontinued precursor to CJGH)
Education for Behavior Change-The Three Essential Stories–Dan Fountain–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.

C. The Church for Whole Person Healing Website
Healing Communities Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Wholistic Screening & Education Activities in Church Health Fairs

D. African Online Scientific Information Systems
Church-driven primary health care: Models for an integrated church and community primary health care in Africa (a case study of the Salvation Army in East Africa)

E. MedicalMissions website
Church-based Health Screening and Education Fairs around the World

RESOURCES: Open Access IS&G-based Health Promotion & Education Materials for Churches and FBOs (See also Education, Healthcare provider / Church & Healthcare / Community health / Noncommunicable diseases):
1. Teach to Transform
Modules   See especially: Medical

2. Global CHE Network (HEPFDC used by hospitals, clinics, churches, schools and community health workers for conditions causing the greatest global burden of disease.  Download Free.  Available in 3 formats.):
Health Education Program for Developing Communities (HEPFDC)  Handbook & Illustrations. Biblical and IS&G evidence-based.  Download free in 9 languages. HEPFDC for doctors, nurses, church & school educators. Also used as the reference for the following participatory formats. (If instructors are already experienced with participatory teaching, the following formats may not be necessary.)
Health Education Lesson Plans HEPFDC for participatory learning, drawing out the answers to establish community ownership.
Health Education Picture Pages  Simple Flip Chart Version.  HEPFDC for Community Health Evangelists/ Educators. Again using participatory learning.

A. Global Health: Science & Practice-Dedicated to What Works In Global Health Programs. (Johns Hopkins University & USAID collaboration) Topics  Numerous excellent reports, all open access:
Behavior Change Communication

B. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health See especially: Topics: Click on “Global Health”
Health Behavior Change at the Individual, Household and Community Levels 2011
Entertainment Education for Behavior Change  2009

C. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
The Tail End of Guinea Worm — Global Eradication without a Drug or a Vaccine 2007

D. The Journal of Family Practice
A Family Physician’s Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

RESOURCES: Open Access IS&G-based Health Promotion & Education Materials (See also Education, Healthcare providerCommunity health / Noncommunicable diseases):
1. Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA)  / International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM)  / American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)
—American College of Lifestyle Medicine Free Education Resources