Evaluate the relationship between health education and health promotion. In what ways are they connected, and in what ways do they differ? What social, environmental, political, economic, and organizational factors are involved in these processes? How do Health Educators operationalize health education and health promotion concepts when designing, implementing, and managing health programs?
B. As health educators and health care professionals, we naturally make assumptions about the communities and individuals whom we service. While some of these assumptions may be relevant to specific populations or subgroups, others may be completely inaccurate given the social, cultural, and economic conditions faced by certain communities. Pages 10-11 of your textbook outlines the common assumptions associated with health promotion. For this discussion topic, choose (3) of these assumptions as your focus, and discuss their significance to this course. For example, the first assumption states that health status can be changed. Is this true? Why or why not? How does the answer to this question influence the methods and strategies we use to design our programs? How does it influence the way that we implement and manage our programs?