|The HEPFDC is most often utilized by both secular and faith-based organizations for standalone Community
Health Education (CHE). It addresses the 70% of diseases that are preventable and is used in both
long-term and short-term settings in the US and throughout the world. It is also an especially safe and
effective alternative to the drug-based approach to short-term missions.
Community Health Education & Screening (CHE&S) adds simple evidence-based health screening to the
CHE approach. This is especially important when assisting communities in their efforts to resolve the
current epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). CHE&S is often combined with Community
Health Fairs addressing the community's most important health problems.
WHO and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) international and national guidelines have
therefore been incorporated into the following CHE&S, Health Fair, and other primary prevention and health
promotion materials for use in both long-term and short-term settings in the US and globally.
I. CHE&S GUIDELINES
Community Health Education & Screening(CHE&S) assists communities, both urban and rural, in the
US and other developed, as well as developing countries, in their efforts to resolve their most important
--The comprehensive (23 page) guidelines include detailed WHO & HHS based guidelines for US as well as
global short-term mission CHE&S events--An integrated, collaborative, sustainable approach to primary
prevention and health promotion.
--Although primarily focused on management of NCDs and the 70% of diseases that are preventable, global
CHS&E events also provide numerous opportunities for collaborative provider curative care CME activities.
--WHO & HHS evidence-based teaching materials and tools for evaluating CHE&S effectiveness are
CHE&S 6-SLIDE SUMMARY The entire CHE&S program for NCDs is summarized in 6 slides.
CHE&S GUIDELINES (23 page)
CHE&S FLOW CHART (1 page)
II."THE 3 THINGS" (Approach for Non-communicable Diseases-NCDs) See section 3A&B
of the HEPFDC in all of the above languages on the DOWNLOAD FREE page.
"The 3 things" is a participatory health education approach based on HHS and WHO international
guidelines for the prevention and treatment of the most common causes of unnecessary early death and
suffering in the world--the NCDs (Heart disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, Etc.).
The lesson is primarily based on two illustrations: Illustration 3A leads people to ask "What are these 3
things that WE can do?" Illustration 3B provides the answers.
In addition, "The 3 Things" lesson can be used as the central theme for Community Health
Education & Screening (CHE&S) and Health Fair events: See "THE 3 THINGS" WHO&HHS
GUIDELINES and the following for further information.
A. FLYERS are used to advertise Community Health Education & Screening events. Includes time and
location as well as illustration 3A of "The 3 Things" lesson to begin to engage the community in the
participatory learning process (What are these 3 things that WE can do?).
"THE 3 THINGS" FLYER- TEMPLATE English
"THE 3 THINGS" FLYER- TEMPLATE Spanish
B. POSTERS Double sided posters include both 3A and 3B illustrations. 3B provides the answers to "What
are the 3 Things that WE can do?"
--LETTER SIZE (8.5X11 Inch) PDF copies of "The 3 Things" lesson are used (often in notebooks, binders,
and folders as well as on computer screens) for teaching individuals and families. These illustration PDFs
can also be downloaded and shown as large screen projections for large groups. See Section 3A&B of
the HEPFDC in all of the above languages on the DOWNLOAD FREE page.
--TABLOID SIZE (11X17 Inch) copies of "The 3 Things" lesson are used to teach groups (for Clinics,
Schools and Churches as well as Health Fair settings).
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) English
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) French
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) Mandarin
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) Spanish
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) Russian
C. COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION & SCREENING (CHE&S) RECORD ("THE 3 THINGS"
This patient record is 4 pages (5.5 x 8.5 inch) color printed front and back (Inside and Outside) on a single
8.5x11 sheet that is folded in the middle. The record is given to the patient at the time of registration and is
taken home with the patient at the time of discharge.
This serves several very important functions: The illustrations provide additional reinforcement of the
guidelines for patients to take with them to discuss with their family and friends. This also facilitates
multiplication of the knowledge throughout the community. See ILLUSTRATION and the following for further
--PATIENT CHE&S RECORD TEMPLATES (Include your own page 4 contact information):
PATIENT CHE&S RECORD-TEMPLATE English Inside&Outside (Pages 1 to 3). Include your own page 4
PATIENT CHE&S RECORD-TEMPLATE Spanish Inside&Outside (Pages 1 to 3). Include your own page 4
--PATIENT RECORD EXAMPLES OF PAGE 4 CONTACT INFORMATION
PATIENT CHE&S RECORD-PAGE 4 EXAMPLE English (US Site-Outside Pages 1 & 4)
PATIENT CHE&S RECORD-PAGE 4 EXAMPLE Spanish (Mexico Site-Outside Pages 1 & 4)
D. COMMUNITY HEALTH INDICATORS AND FOLLOW-UP FORM Enables local community leaders an
d health care organizations to identify most critically needed services, as well as topics to address at fol
low-up health meetings for the community. Enables follow-up care for ide
ntified problems of individual participants. COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENING INDICATORS &
E. CHE&S PROVIDER GUIDELINES & PATIENT COUNSELING FOLDERS These are distributed to all
In-country and US Team providers. Folder contents include:
--Evidence-based WHO/HSS patient education/counseling materials on prevention and treatment of Heart
Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia and other conditions related to diet, exercise and tobacco
use (See Sections 3A&B, 38, 39 & 41 of the HEPFDC in all the above languages on the DOWNLOAD
--For Community Health Screening Indicators & Follow-up Form: See Section II D above.
--For Body Mass Index, Diabetes, Hypertension, and other International and National Standards and
Practice guidelines: See Section III below.
III. OTHER NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE SCREENING & EDUCATION MATERIALS
The following WHO and HHS materials are often used with the above "The 3 Things" approach:
A. BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) SCREENING & COUNSELLING
BMI Provider Guidelines (WHO & HHS)
B. DIABETES SCREENING & COUNSELLING
GLUCOSE SCREENING Provider Guidelines (WHO & HHS)
CDC PRE-DIABETES SCREENING & HEALTHY PLATE Patient Handout English (Can be used with above
CDC PRE-DIABETES SCREENING & HEALTHY PLATE Patient Handout Spanish (Can be used with
above HS&E Record)
C. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING & COUNSELLING
BLOOD PRESSURE Provider Guidelines
D. LOWERING SALT INTAKE
LOWERING SALT INTAKE Patient Handout (HHS) English
LOWERING SALT INTAKE Patient Handout (HHS) Spanish
E. HOW TO READ FOOD LABELS
HOW TO READ FOOD LABELS Patient Handout (HHS) English & Spanish
IV. ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS & PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR LONG-TERM & SHORT-TERM HEALTH
MISSIONS See especially the WHO "Health Topics" page.
V. ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATORY HEALTH EDUCATION APPROACHES & MATERIALS
See the Participatory Approaches page.
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