Health Education Advocacy for Health Initiatives: Political, Program and Practice Action

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Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Health educators have much to be excited about if the debate and legislation on healthcare continues to focus on prevention. The potential of resources and jobs would be a boon for the profession not to mention further legitimacy for practitioners. Without question health education advocacy efforts helped in some respects to push the prevention agenda but was it enough and was it at the right time? This article seeks to discuss advocacy in health education in the political, program and practice arenas and calls for advocacy as a health education skill to be more ingrained into the fabric of the profession.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
education, health education, health educators, healthcare legislation, health education advocacy, preventative care

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