Importance of Health: Promoting Health Education amid the Pandemic

Childhope Philippines conducted a webinar last September 21, 2021 to raise awareness on the importance of health and promote facts to bring guidance to parents, social workers, educators, and other sectors of the society to keep children healthy and learning.

Health education is important in building a better society. This is because healthy citizens work and interact with others better. This is especially important in this time of pandemic. Hence, there are programs from different organizations that focus on giving people the tips and facts they need to know to protect themselves from the virus.

Importance of Health toward Overall Wellness

Knowing the importance of health should be manifested in a change of lifestyle. This includes healthy routines such as exercising, meditating, eating right, and having habits that promote overall wellness—both physical and mental.

1. Achieve Better Immunity

Staying active helps you stay in shape, manage your weight, boost immunity, and increase your energy level. If you want to stay healthy, you need to make an effort to eat healthy food and exercise regularly. On that note, you should get at least 150 minutes of moderate cardio workout.

2. Improve Mood

Having a healthy lifestyle fuels you to be energetic. This boosts your mood and confidence. Plus, when you’re feeling healthy, you can have a better outlook in life because you have the strength to face and overcome stress.

3. Boost Energy

As mentioned earlier, when you take care of your overall health, it will boost your energy. You can achieve this by having a balanced diet, doing regular exercise, and sleeping right.

4. Prevent Diseases

It’s no secret that if we don’t want to get sick, we need to make an effort to take care of our overall health. Thus, if you want to prevent diseases such as high cholesterol, diabetes, heart diseases and chronic pain, a healthy lifestyle is the key.

5. Live Longer Life

People want to have a longer healthy life. Hence, it’s important to put emphasis on living a lifestyle with a proper diet and healthy routine. You can achieve longevity if you decide to live healthy by adopting new healthy habits. Joining a fitness club and nutrition classes are some ways to form this kind of habit.

young girl holding health kits as part of health education

Education for Health and Well-Being

Promoting health and well-being can be achieved if people are educated about its importance and impact to society.

According to the Global Education Monitoring Report of UNESCO, when mothers know the importance of health, children’s nutrition and vaccination rates increase while the number of maternal mortality, child deaths, and HIV decreases. This data encourages non-profit organizations and other sectors to organize projects that promote awareness on the importance of health.

What is Health Education

In order to have a healthy society, organizations should focus on health education. This is because it gives citizens the idea of what it’s like to be healthy. In addition, it’s a good strategy to inform them of the risks they can experience if they don’t take health seriously.

Here’s a quick rundown of platforms you can use to promote health education.

  • Seminars
  • Webinars
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Classes
  • Social media

Ways to Promote Health Education

  • Plan learning activities for street children and mothers in the community
  • Provide information on ways to have healthy habits
  • Do a needs analysis in order to identify the resources the community needs
  • Implement programs that raise awareness on the importance of health education
  • Organize lectures and seminars to keep the citizens educated on facts about health

The Importance of Health Education

As previously stated, health education promotes a healthy lifestyle and raises awareness about the importance of health. This can be done when professionals take part in educating people on what they can do to have a healthier life.

Health education doesn’t just happen in schools. There are many groups that offer free seminars to rural areas aiming to reach communities so that they can benefit from being informed about health. Moreover, there are professionals, especially educators, who take time to study the health needs of the community to give proper intervention.

When citizens are well-informed about the importance of health education, they could have a healthier life. This results in fewer patients in the hospital. Public health centers and hospitals will not be too crowded. There won’t be scarcity of free medicines. Additionally, people will have the ability to work, which is a big help to the economy.

Childhope Philippines' emphasis on the importance of health through education and checkups

Nurturing Knowledge: Street Educators, Social Worker Participates COVID-19 Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of children and families in different countries. Because of this, Childhope Philippines is making an effort to bring awareness and promote facts over fear. They do this by guiding parents, social workers, and educators with the right information and resources and working closely with frontline workers.

In the hopes of helping street children and all the members of the society, Childhope Philippines conducted a webinar, COVID-19 Updates: Aligning our Basic Knowledge on COVID-19. This was spearheaded by Dr. Carpio, the project coordinator of KliniKalye Mobile Health Clinic .

The webinar discusses a conceptual landscape on which attendees construct a valid understanding of COVID-19 and its preventive measures. Its goal is to educate and update the staff, educators, and social workers on the latest news and resources about COVID-19 and tips to fight against the virus. On the other hand, Childhope Philippines also puts emphasis on the importance of getting the vaccine in this time of pandemic.

As one of the advocates of health education, Childhope Philippines tackles the roles of the vaccine in preventing the spread of the virus. This helped the attendees realize it builds a safer environment for adults and children.

Furthermore, they ensure the safety of their staff by getting them vaccinated. This is also for the well-being of the street children and the people they work with. “We must do everything we can to safeguard the future of the next generation, which starts with safeguarding those responsible for their development and wellbeing.” Dr. Carpio, Executive Director of Childhope Philippines.

Childhope Philippines' KalyEskwela aims to promote importance of health education

Partner with Us and Together Let’s Raise Awareness on the Importance of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected, not only Filipinos, but also people across the globe. That’s why as a movement, it’s one of our missions to help Filipinos, especially the street children, to have a better life. We do this by providing projects for the youth such as KalyEskwela, KliniKalye, Street Youth Empowerment Project, and Kalyenderia Mobile Soup Kitchen.

We want you to take part in this goal and join our cause. How? There are two ways you can help: First, you can sign up and be one of our volunteers. Second, you can show your support by pledging a donation. Contact us today to learn more about our advocacies.

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