HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
FOR
DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES
(THE MOST IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE)
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How The Program Has Been Used By
HOSPITAL/CLINIC MEDICAL
TEAMS
(Integrating Community Health into
Primary Care Practice)
ENGLISH/ FRENCH/ HMONG
KHMER/ MANDARIN
RUSSIAN/ SPANISH
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WHO HEALTH PYRAMID
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.”)

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. (See
Section III of the
Participatory Approaches page for additional
Lesson Plan and Picture Book Versions.)
In addition, optional italicized sections are included:
--to address area-specific diseases such as schistosomiasis  
--and to assist medical teams.
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How The Program Has Been Used By
HEALTH SCREENING
MEDICAL TEAMS
(Focus on Communities Most Critical
Healthcare Needs)
HOW TO USE THE PROGRAM
(HANDBOOK AND ILLUSTRATIONS)
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How The Program Has Been Used By
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATORS
(Includes Participatory Lesson Plan &
Picture Book Versions in Section III)
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23. HOW TO TREAT DIARRHREA AT HOME
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PRODUCING YOUR OWN PROGRAMS
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