Health Education – Information

Health experts consider instruction about health and disease to be a fundamental dimension of preventive medicine.

Health education formalizes such instruction within structured settings such as schools, workshops, and classes. At its most basic level, health education the form of the fundamental instruction children receive in school about the functions of the human body.

All states in the United States have governmentally mandated health education requirements, typically for kindergarten (K) through grade 8 or grades K through 12.

Other health education curricula may target college-level students. Some health education programs focus on the needs of specific populations, such as childbirth education classes for pregnant women and their partners or diabetes education classes for people who have diabetes. Businesses may offer health education programs for their employees and their families with the dual goals of improving personal health and reducing time lost to illness or injury.


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