This program enables the integration of Primary Care and
Community Health
and is used at all three of the WHO "Health
Pyramid" levels of care: Hospital, Clinic/Health Center, and
Family/Community:
--At the
Hospital and Clinic/Health Center level it is used
primarily by
physicians for individual patient counseling, and by
nurses for both individual and group counseling. (Teaching at
the time of patient need is often the most effective method for
behavior change).
--At the
Family/Comunity level it is used primarily by
community health workers, teachers and church/faith-based
or other local Community Health Educator programs.
(This remains the key to community transformation and the
success of healthcare systems
in both developed and developing
countries. The highly respected medical journal, The Lancet, 13
Sept 2008, reports: “The future of health care generally, and
primary care specifically, depends on the integration of personal
health care and public health at the level of the local community.”)
--See Section III of the
Participatory Approaches Page for
additional Lesson Plan and Picture Book Versions.

The numbered information sections of the written Handbook are
organized to be used with the numbered Illustrations.  The
Handbook format was developed in response to requests by health
care providers, community health workers, teachers, pastors and
other community leaders to enable them to provide ongoing
community health care education.  The program was developed
for use by non-medical as well as medical people, and can be
easily individualized to meet the most important needs of your
community.
--The
11x17 inch printed posters and PDF digital format with
large screen projections
are used to provide the most critical
community-specific information to larger groups of patients.  
--The
8.5x11 inch notebook size illustrations and PDF digital
format with e-book and computer screen projection
are used
by physicians and other educators for smaller groups and for
patient-specific teaching.

We also attempt to present the information in the most
culturally
appropriate manner demonstrating a participatory approach that
will be most likely to result in a beneficial change in behavior.
In addition, optional italicized sections are included:
--to address area-specific diseases such as schistosomiasis  
--and to assist medical teams.
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
FOR
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(THE MOST IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE)
ENGLISH/ FRENCH/ HMONG
KHMER
/ MANDARIN
RUSSIAN/
SPANISH
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HOW TO USE THE PROGRAM
(HANDBOOK AND ILLUSTRATIONS)
CLICK here for
How The Program Has Been Used By
HOSPITAL/CLINIC MEDICAL TEAMS
(Integrating Community Health into Primary
Care Practice)
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23. HOW TO TREAT DIARRHREA AT
HOME
WHO HEALTH PYRAMID
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PRODUCING YOUR OWN PROGRAMS
(Its Easy!)
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How The Program Has Been Used By
HEALTH SCREENING
MEDICAL TEAMS
(Focus on Communities Most Critical
Healthcare Needs)
CLICK here for
How The Program Has Been Used By
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATORS
(Includes Participatory Lesson Plan & Picture
Book Versions in Section III)