Health Promotion and Education


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IMH203 - Health Promotion and Education

This course covers the underlying concepts, principles, historical development, theory, and current practice of health promotion with a unique focus on early mental health and how it connects to later physical and mental health outcomes. Strategies for both health promotion and education among caregivers and allied professionals such as those in the health, education and social services will be examined. The course will begin by exploring different models and views of health to support the evaluation of health information specific to young children. Discussion about broader societal issues such as exposure to adversity early in life will occur throughout the course. The course is organized around an ecological framework with consideration of theory and practice at the individual, group, community, organization, and policy levels, with a focus on infant and early mental health. Students will analyze and critique the conceptual, ideological, and political issues which underlie health promotion practice.

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