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Example of Health Education & Promotion Services, Activities, and Programs

  • Aerobic fitness and exercise, low impact
  • Aerobic fitness, dance, and exercise, high impact
  • Aerobic swimming
  • Alcohol counseling groups
  • Alcoholics Anonymous on-site
  • Back injury prevention programs
  • Bicycling programs
  • Blood pressure control programs
  • Blood pressure reduction education program for special population (i.e., black males)
  • Child health and development
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Communication system-newsletters, videotapes, mailing system inserts in pay envelopes, bulletin board
  • Drug counseling groups
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals use education, especially for the elderly
  • Employee incentive programs (contests for stop smoking lose weight, use seat belts, exercise, safety accomplishments, and so on)
  • Exercise and fitness programs (organized)
  • First aid training
  • General health counseling
  • Group therapy for drug rehabilitation
  • Health education programs for high-risk or target groups
  • Health fairs
  • Health insurance education and counseling for the elderly
  • Health risk appraisals
  • Health education programs in Spanish or other language of target population
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition education
  • Peer counseling programs
  • Risk management programs
  • Running programs
  • Safe driving programs
  • Safety courses
  • Screening programs-cholesterol, stress, blood pressure fitness, back fitness, posture analysis, and so on
  • Seat belt use programs
  • Smoking cessation, group approach
  • Smoking cessation, targeted groups-i.e. young mothers, minority teens, and others
  • Smoking cessation, individual health counseling approach
  • Stress management, group approach
  • Stress management, individual health counseling approach
  • Support groups of various types, work or family related
  • Surveys, interest, preference, need assessment
  • Time management and stress management
  • Walking for fitness
  • Weight loss, group approach
  • Weight loss, individual health counseling approach

Source: Thomas C. Timmreck, Planning, Program Development an Evaluation: A Handbook for Health Promotion, Aging and Health Services, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts 1995