What is Health Education? - Definition, Topics & Role in Society


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__is a type of education designed for individuals or the public at large to gain the knowledge, skills, value, and attitudes necessary to promote, maintain, improve, and restore their, or another person's, health.

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1. The roots of health education began with:

2. The modern roots of health education go back to around the time of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The goals, features and history of health education are the focus of these assessments, to help you discover how much you understand.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on:

  • Origin of health education
  • Modern roots of health education
  • Appropriate examples of health education

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of education that teaches people how to positively affect their health
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the different fields that are incorporated into health education
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on health education

Additional Learning

Learn the features of health education by reviewing the lesson titled What is Health Education? - Definition, Topics & Role in Society. The objectives covered in this lesson include:

  • Know the names of the committees formed that focused on health education
  • Understand the goals of health education
  • Review examples of health education curricula