Term Health Education
Code LH-2700
Definition Programs that provide information that improves the public's understanding of living and working conditions and other factors that safeguard their health and prevent or reduce the risk of injury, disease, disability and premature death. Health education programs help people make informed decisions about matters which affect their personal health and the health of others. They inform the public of health and safety hazards, help people modify behaviors that compromise their health, encourage people to take advantage of early detection programs and provide information about treatment and rehabilitation options for people who have an illness, injury or disability. They also provide anticipatory information or guidance to help people deal with and understand specific medical procedures, being hospitalized or other necessary interfaces with the health care system.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 3/22/05
Use References Health Information
See Also References Medical Information Services (TJ-3200.5000)
Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150)
Preconception Care (LJ-5000.6570)
Safety Education Programs (JR-8200)
Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education (TJ-6500.8500)
Substance Use Disorder Education/Prevention (RX-8250)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Patient Education (NPC E08.08)
Patient & Family Support (NTE E86)
Public Education and Awareness (Health) (UW
Related Concepts Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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