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ERIC Number: EJ833256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
Emphasizing Sustainable Health and Wellness in a Health Education Curriculum
Bajracharya, Srijana M.
American Journal of Health Education, v40 n1 p56-64 Jan-Feb 2009
Environmental sustainability is the most visible recent global movement addressing the effect of human activities on the environment. Because of its effect on human health and well-being, it is imperative that the health education discipline begin to consider this topic as one of the important content areas. This paper provides a model for the integration of environmental sustainability concept into a traditional health education course that equips students with the basic competencies of planning, implementing, and coordinating health education programs. The main purpose is to describe how to reach a maximum number of people and educate them regarding this important issue by using service-learning and advocating for sustainable health and wellness through a health education course. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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