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Whitelaw, Sandy; Watson, Jonathan; Hennessy, Sue – Health Education, 2004
"Best practice" is currently being used to enable modernisation within the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. One element of this is the Beacon programme where examples of hospitals that exemplify local "best practice" are supported to develop and disseminate learning across the wider NHS. The aims of this…
Descriptors: Health Services, Public Health, Foreign Countries, Hospitals
Crase, Darrell; Hamrick, Michael H. – Health Education, 1990
According to a national survey of health education program administrators (N=280), projected retirements in the health education professoriate will be distributed fairly evenly over the next two decades. The number of new doctorates produced annually appears to be adequate to fill positions opened through retirements. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Aging in Academia, College Faculty, Demography
Chen, William; And Others – Health Education, 1990
An intensive weekend workshop for teachers focusing on foundations of health education, drug education, emotional health, and human sexuality demonstrated that a well-planned and implemented in-service training program can effectively improve teachers' competency in health education. (JD)
Descriptors: Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Price, James H. – Health Education, 1990
Elementary school physical education teachers were almost unanimous in their beliefs that normal weight is very important to the health of children, and accurately perceived the etiology of childhood obesity. Most did not believe schools do enough to alleviate obesity and supported school-based weight reduction techniques. (JD)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Baker, Judith A. – Health Education, 1990
Quality health education requires that health educators engage in the professional and personal development necessary to overcome xenophobia when working with special populations (obese, elderly, indigent, minorities, etc.). This article describes strategies employed in a university community health education class to help students overcome…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Course Content, Health Education, Higher Education
Dennison, Darwin; And Others – Health Education, 1990
A weight management program utilized the participant's own data for the participant to (1) understand energy balance; (2) compare his/her diet with U.S. dietary codes; (3) know which food selections were high in calories, fat, and cholesterol, and low in complex carbohydrates and fiber; and (4) understand weight management. (JD)
Descriptors: Adults, Body Composition, Body Weight, Computer Software
Chng, Chwee Lye; Moore, Alan – Health Education, 1990
The relationship of knowledge, attitudes, and prevalence of steroid use among college athletes and nonathletes was investigated. Results indicated that the more individuals knew about steroids, the more favorable was their attitude toward use. Powerlifters and bodybuilders were found most likely to use steroids. (JD)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, College Students, Drug Use
Petty, Osmond; And Others – Health Education, 1990
This article presents a model for mapping relationships in health and family life education. The model emphasizes a behavioral approach to health promotion as an individual and collective endeavor, resulting from decision making by individuals and the wider community. Sample curriculum units are included. (Author/IAH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Family Life Education
Oltarsh, Valerie D. – Health Education, 1990
The Refugee Health Education Program was developed to provide refugees from the Soviet Union, Iran, Vietnam, and Cambodia with information on disease prevention, chronic disease management, and effective utilization of New York's health services. Additional goals include health promotion through culturally adpated education and provision of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Needs, Health Programs, Health Promotion
Ross, Helen S.; And Others – Health Education, 1990
This article describes the goals, development, implementation, evaluation, and learning outcomes associated with the Multicultural Community Health Coalition Project at San Jose State University (CA). (IAH)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Community Health Services
Bullough, Vern L.; Ruan, Fang-fu – Health Education, 1990
China has moved from condemning sex education, on political grounds, to according it high national priority. This article gives a brief overview of the history of sex education in China from 1949 to 1988, outlines reasons for the many changes, and lists various texts that have been used. (Author/IAH)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Beck, Kenneth H.; Summons, Terry G. – Health Education, 1990
Results of a survey of White (N=1,100) and Black (N=396) middle-class suburban high school students indicate meaningful differences in drug and alcohol sources of information. While both groups rated mass media as their best source of information, Black students more frequently cited family as a source of information and assistance. (IAH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Black Students, Drug Education, Family Influence
Bamberg, Richard; And Others – Health Education, 1990
Results from a study of 82 males provide no statistical support and limited encouragement that genetic risk information may motivate persons to make positive changes in preventive health behaviors. Health risk assessments were used to identify subjects at risk for coronary heart disease or lung cancer because of genetic factors. (IAH)
Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, Behavior Change, Cancer
Pezza, Paul E. – Health Education, 1990
Cognitive orientation to uncertainty, a recently developed social-psychological construct, may be particularly useful in achieving a better understanding of information acquisition as a prelude to personal health decision making. (IAH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Decision Making, Health Education, Health Promotion
Reynolds, Melanie A.; And Others – Health Education, 1990
Results from a study of 75 pregnant women suggest that previous pregnancy experience does not substantially alter women's knowledge of appropriate pregnancy-related health practices. Implications for the design of curricula and delivery of prenatal education services are briefly outlined. (IAH)
Descriptors: Adults, Comparative Analysis, Females, Health Education
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