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. Health education topics
  3. Health Academy programs
  4. Knowledge management
  5. Promoting health through the life-course programs
  6. Risk factors topics
    Risk communication
  7. School health promotion topics
    School and youth health
    What is the evidence on school health promotion in improving health or preventing disease…?
  8. Chronic diseases and health promotion
    Chronic diseases and health promotion-Knowledge resources
  9. Knowledge Management for Public Health (K4Health) USAID, Johns Hopkins, etc.

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

I. FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION (FBO) OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS/RESOURCES:
A. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC).
Lifestyles and Health

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

D. Additional Resources (See also Education, Healthcare provider / Church & Healthcare / Community health / Noncommunicable diseases and “Resources” tab). IS&G-based Health Promotion & Education Resources (Open-access) for Churches and FBOs:

  1. Teach to Transform
    Modules   See also Helping Babies Breathe
  2. Global CHE Network (HEPFDC used by hospitals, clinics, churches, schools and community health workers for conditions causing the greatest global burden of disease):
    Health Education Program for Developing Communities (HEPFDC)  IS&G based, download free in 8 languages. (HEPFDC for doctors, nurses, church & school educators)
    Health Education Lesson Plans (HEPFDC for Participatory Learning)
    Health Education Picture Books (HEPFDC for Community Health Evangelists/ Educators)

II. SECULAR OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS/RESOURCES:
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

Updated: July 2017