2 Introduction to Personal Health Overview & Objectives


Introduction to Personal Health covers four topics:

  • Health and disease, influence of family and community
  • Culture, beliefs, attitudes, and stigmatized illnesses
  • Leading causes of death, risk factors, and prevention
  • Three levels of health promotion/disease prevention


Students will be able to:

  • Define health
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of health in the practice of health promotion
  • Discuss the concepts of health, health education, health promotion and some related terms
  • Identify social determinants of health
  • List the levels of disease prevention
  • Know the two overarching goals of Healthy People 2010
  • Identify the dimensions of health disparity as described in Healthy People 2010
  • Provide a literal definition of the term “disparity”
  • Interpret three definitions of health disparity
  • Distinguish between the terms “health inequality” and “health inequity


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