This research aims to develop an efficient program model for public health, which can contribute to preventing disease and promoting public health by raising public awareness on health and encouraging behavioral changes in the communities of cities or counties.
Along with living standards, the public awareness on the importance of health has increased. In addition, a majority of diseases common in the modern society is related to behavioral factors such as lifestyle or habits, as shown in the cases of incurable chronic degenerative diseases or injuries by accidents. Therefore, the model presented in this research focuses on active programs for disease prevention and better health, and the development of public health education programs to raise public awareness on health and the importance of daily habits, as well as the promotion of simple and easy daily exercises.
The conceptual model for health promotion aims to help local residents to gain increased awareness and capacity for self-health, encouraging them to incorporate activities into their daily lives for better health and disease prevention. To this end, the model takes an education-oriented approach, which entails enhancing of public health education and a health promotion campaign. In addition, the model takes a social approach, pertaining to the enactment of health promotion laws, as well as an environmental approach regarding comprehensive measures, including the enhancement of health promotion facilities.
The focus of detailed programs includes: developing and distributing education and PR materials, training healthcare workers, staging PR activities to promote daily exercise, managing the patient registration program, and establishing health promotion centers. In addition, self-health promotion programs should be developed, which will enable users to manage their own nutrition, exercise, and stress. Self-health promotion programs for patients with mild symptoms should also be developed to provide methods for lifestyle changes and medications for symptomless patients of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity at an early stage. It is expected that public health would be greatly improved while significantly reducing medical costs if these primary preventive healthcare programs are fully implemented across the country.
- 지역사회 건강증진 모형개발(The development of health promotion model for local communities)
- 변종화; 정기혜; 서미경; 한영자
지역사회 건강증진 모형개발(The development of health promotion model for local communities)
|Series Title; No||연구 / 1994-03|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Health|