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Using a range of example of health promotion programmes and campaigns which specifically target children, describe how they may help to improve their health.

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1. (A) State the World Health Organization definition of health The World Health Organization is the united nation health organization health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. (B) Identify the dimensions of health and describe their contribution to the well being of the individual. There are many general influences that affect people's health. Physical: * By having poor nutrition * Substance abuse * Stress * Purpose of life * Family dysfunction * Hopelessness Social: * Low social states * Lack of social * No family or friends for support * Poverty Environmental - By were you live and what facilities you have can cause affect on your health. If there's no play area for children, leisure facilities, transport or o zone depleting and community. Mental - This focus on aspects of individual's health and well being. 2. (A) Identify a range of health educators and describe their approaches to health promotion. The health education focuses on the prevention of illness in am individual. The world health organization is in the progress of letting people to increase their control over and improve their health. They try to improve peoples health rather than focusing on illness. ...read more.

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Also there is an air journal to keep you up-to-date with effects and forums were people can go get information on any subject and share ideas and experience. In the forums there are views from parents, people who suffer from asthma and nurses or doctors. The number of people in the UK with asthma has risen to 5.2 million, according to research commissioned by Asthma UK. 1 in 10 children in the UK has asthma. Asthma is the most common long-term condition for children and young people in the UK. 1.1 million Children and young people with asthma are enormous. By this campaign it is designed for school staff, school nurses, head teachers, school boards, local education authorities and school health service to maintain a school asthma policy to individual school needs. 1 in every 8 children in the UK is currently being treated for asthma and several are likely to have it in each per-school group. Also it is stated that 3.5 of people who have received treatment have controlled there asthma. By this programme raising more and awareness it is helping people with asthma deal with it and prevent there illness getting worse by receiving treatment. ...read more.

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be aware of your mouth Also in school they can have health eating weeks to promote good eating. There are programmes that link in with national smile week and to do with dental decay e.g. National school milk week on 29th September, have an apple a day etc. this programme enjoys children to drink milk more often as it is good for teeth and bones. By the money that is raised off national smile week. They can do research that shows if different products work to prevent dental decay and mouth problems. There has been a 52% increase on last year's campaign. Fact and figures: * about 5 million people visits their dentist with toothache every year * 19 out of 20 people suffer from gum disease * It takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile * Nearly 2 out of 3 children are nervous about some kinds of dental treatment. * 7 out of 10 children do not get enough calcium it recommended daily intake for children aged 4-8 years is 800mg. milk is a good source of calcium. * In 2000 60% of 5year old have no tooth decay, up from 56% in 1995. For 14 years- old the 199 figures were 47% without tooth decay, an improvement on the 1995 figures of 44%. * Mouth cancer awareness week achieved a 66% growth in circulation more than 17 million. ...read more.

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