The Importance Of Health Education

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Health Education: From Theory to Practice
Oxygen is one of the most essential and vital requirements for human existence. Other basic components for survival such as eating, drinking, and sleeping are crucial, but without the breath of life and the simple act of inspiration, which fills our lungs and blood with oxygen, nothing becomes more basic and necessary for life. We will be assessing the needs and the issues related to clean air and the respiratory health issue of asthmatic children living in Fresno County. We will assess the local health needs and issues along with verifying relevant data so that we can determine what types of health education actions would be appropriate to this particular population. Not only will we be assessing the
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Partnerships between asthma collabortives, pulmonary specialists and health clinics have proven track records in managing respiratory diseases such as asthma (Marsa, 2013). Educating and engaging low income families and their children with regards to home care, triggers such as cigarette smoke, dust mites and environmental pollutants both indoor and outdoor can have a great impact on children that are suffering with asthma (Marsa, 2013). Private health foundations and funding to pay for in home interventions to reduce the number of emergency room visits can help decrease the cost healthcare and unpaid hospital visits (Social Finance US, 2013). Lowering the cost of care along with education to decrease the asthmatic episodes of each child will significantly impact the already burdensome issues our healthcare systems are experiencing (Social Finance US, 2013). The use of mobile vans to provide intensive sampling to collect measurements of indoor and outdoor toxic particulate matter along with chemical components, ozone, endotoxins, pollens, spores, nitrogen dioxide and environmental tobacco smoke have been used with success as they gather thorough data for exposure models to estimate valley children’s daily exposure to air pollution (The Great Valley Center, 2008). The enormous impact and devastating effects of pollution, along with global warming to community health is already occurring here in the valley, and as residents, many just view it as routine daily fact of life (Marsa, 2013). Changing people’s views, educating and making changes in reducing greenhouse emissions can diminish the harmful toxic pollutants and clear our air along with slowing down climate change (Marsa, 2013). In California, local grassroots groups have been successful in pushing polluters to clean up their communities and compelling government agencies to

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