This course will describe effective health promotion strategies for use by a variety of health professionals in diverse settings where health promotion and prevention of illness are addressed. A common foundation of how, why, what, and when people of all ages learn will be first established. Then, how learning can positively affect patients’, families’, and diverse communities’ ability to understand, manage, prevent and live well with illness are discussed. Using evidenced-driven case studies, which demonstrate both successful and unsuccessful strategies, this course will help public health professionals identify best practices to implement, preserve, and replicate. Additionally, the coursework will help professionals to understand and explain why unsuccessful efforts might have failed and how those cases could be have been handled differently.
Prerequisites: BSHM 5001