Ealth Education in Diverse Environments

Health Education in Diverse Environments

a?The community is a variable entity. It can be defined or described in many ways. It can refer to either large aggregates of people or smaller subgroups. Similarly, community health education can take place in all such settings and can work with a variety of groups. Practicing health educators should be familiar with the various settings in which health education occursa? (Minelli and Breckon, 2009).

As evidenced by the above quote, it is imperative that future health education professionals understand the barriers and benefits of working in settings with diverse community groups. For this assignment, you will examine how health education is implemented in each of the following settings:

a. Community
b. Health Departments
c. Voluntary Health Organizations
d. Health Care and Hospitals
e. Worksite Wellness
f. School Health
g. Colleges, Universities, and Professional Organizations
h. Faith Based Organizations

I. Describe how health education is implemented in each of the settings above. Be sure to provide an overview of the unique strategies, approaches, and resources used within each setting. For example, if some settings require volunteers, what impact does that have on program implementation?

II. In addition, discuss the challenges health educators face in planning and implementing programs in such settings. Who are the target audiences within each setting? How do health educators educate each audience differently based upon the setting?

III. Finally, explain the benefits of working within each of the settings. Do these benefits outweigh the barriers? How does one decide which settings best match their individual skills and interests?

Your assignment should be three to five pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted in APA. Utilize the Ashford University Library to locate a minimum of three scholarly sources. Make sure to cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Ealth Education in Diverse Environments

Health Education in Diverse Environments

a?The community is a variable entity. It can be defined or described in many ways. It can refer to either large aggregates of people or smaller subgroups. Similarly, community health education can take place in all such settings and can work with a variety of groups. Practicing health educators should be familiar with the various settings in which health education occursa? (Minelli and Breckon, 2009).

As evidenced by the above quote, it is imperative that future health education professionals understand the barriers and benefits of working in settings with diverse community groups. For this assignment, you will examine how health education is implemented in each of the following settings:

a. Community
b. Health Departments
c. Voluntary Health Organizations
d. Health Care and Hospitals
e. Worksite Wellness
f. School Health
g. Colleges, Universities, and Professional Organizations
h. Faith Based Organizations

I. Describe how health education is implemented in each of the settings above. Be sure to provide an overview of the unique strategies, approaches, and resources used within each setting. For example, if some settings require volunteers, what impact does that have on program implementation?

II. In addition, discuss the challenges health educators face in planning and implementing programs in such settings. Who are the target audiences within each setting? How do health educators educate each audience differently based upon the setting?

III. Finally, explain the benefits of working within each of the settings. Do these benefits outweigh the barriers? How does one decide which settings best match their individual skills and interests?

Your assignment should be three to five pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted in APA. Utilize the Ashford University Library to locate a minimum of three scholarly sources. Make sure to cite your sources within the text and reference page according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.