HEALTH PROMOTION is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment.
- INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC HEALTH (SECOND EDITION), 2017
EDUCATION is ESSENTIAL for HEALTH PROMOTION
For Our Community:
-Diet and lifestyle education at each visit for participants in the hypertension program
-Weekly Physical Therapy for stroke victims
-Bonding and Nutrition class for caretakers of infants in the Formula Program
-One-on-One nutrition education for parents of children in the Mamba program
-Health videos in Kreyol produced by Ki Solid shown on the porch for patients who are waiting.
-Classes for local midwives offered twice a month focusing on best practices in maternal and infant health.
-Health Classes in our neighboring schools: Jubilee School (Acadamie La Saline) and Jubilee School of Discipleship
For Our Staff:
-Various continuing education experiences offered by visiting healthcare professionals. Recent classes have included: Disaster Preparedness and First Aid, Appropriate use of Antibiotics, and Best Practices with IVs.
-Finding sponsors for continuing education for our staff- we currently have a staff member in Laboratory Technician school, and several members participating in leadership classes through ProLead.
-Twice a month continuing education for our CNAs and other local health workers who work for other organizations, in partnership with Redeem United and the HCDP.