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Ch 1: Foundations of Health Education

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Boost your knowledge of the foundations of health education by reviewing the short and engaging lessons in this chapter. Learn about the five stages of change model, current trends in health education, social learning theory and much more.

Foundations of Health Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you easily understand the foundations of health education. Gain greater insight into various programs, models, theories and objectives associated with health education. In no time, you will have a good grasp of the following:

  • The definition and model of the coordinated school health program
  • Objectives of the 'Healthy People 2010' initiative
  • How to interpret health-related data
  • The reliability of health information sources and definition of social learning theory
  • Ways health education teachers and students impact the community
  • Basics of the 5 stages of change model
  • Health education's current trends and how to maintain the confidentiality of student records
  • The importance of teachers recognizing and reporting child abuse

Review the video and text lessons in any sequence you desire via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Take short quizzes to assess your understanding of the foundations of health education. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts. If you have questions about chapter topics, feel free to submit them to our experts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Foundations of Health Education
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The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

1. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

The Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model is a comprehensive framework for addressing health and fitness in children. We will explore its main components and provide examples of how to implement them.

Healthy People 2020: Definition & Objectives

2. Healthy People 2020: Definition & Objectives

It's well known that health is important, but how can a country promote health for its people? Healthy People 2020 is an initiative promoting national health in the USA. This lesson will look into how it was developed, what its objectives are, and how you can find information on the website.

Interpreting Health-Related Data

3. Interpreting Health-Related Data

Nothing is quite as powerful as numbers. In this lesson, you will: learn how to seek out specific healthcare data, access various sample sources, and navigate through a sea of information to find exactly what you are looking for.

Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

4. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.

The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

5. The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

What is health education? How are teachers involved in health education in the community? And how can students make a difference? You'll find out in this lesson.

Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

6. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

There are many ways in which human beings learn. One of the most effective ways is by watching, observing and modeling others, and this is known as social learning theory.

5 Stages of Change Model

7. 5 Stages of Change Model

This lesson goes over the five stages of change model, explaining who created the model, defining each of the five stages, and explaining the sixth stage that may occur.

Current Trends in Health Education

8. Current Trends in Health Education

Health education has taken a different direction in schools and in the general public over the past couple decades. Health educators now emphasize the prevention of sickness and disease. This lesson explores a few new trends in health education.

Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records

9. Maintaining the Confidentiality of Student Records

How do you preserve student records in a way that protects their confidentiality? This article discusses the laws regulating private student information and best practices for compliance.

The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

10. The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem, and teachers have a moral and ethical obligation to help abused children by reporting concerns. This lesson will review your role in recognizing and reporting child abuse.

Effects of  Laws & Policies on Health Education Curriculum

11. Effects of Laws & Policies on Health Education Curriculum

In this lesson, we will discuss how laws, regulations, and local board policies affect the content of school health education. We will cover policy and standards on local, state and national levels as it pertains to health education curriculum and other factors.

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