COMMUNITY DENTISTRY NOTES

QUICK REVISION FOR BDS FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

HEALTH EDUCATION:

DEFINITION :  Health education is a process that informs, motivates and helps people to adopt & maintain healthy practices & lifestyles, advocates environmental changes as needed to facilitate this goal & conducts professional training and research to the same end.
( NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREVENTIVE MEDICINE IN USA)

 

AIMS:
1. Informing
2. Motivating
3. Guiding into action

 

METHODS OF APPROACH
1. Legal or regulatory approach
2. Service approach
3. Health education approach
4. Primary health care

 

METHODS OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION:

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Credibility

  • Interest

  • Participation

  • Motivation

  • Comprehension

  • Reinforcement

  • Learning by doing

  • Known to unknown

  • Setting an example

  • Good human relations

  • Feedback

  • Leaders

  • Soil

  • Seed

  • Sower