|HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
(THE MOST IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE)
|ENGLISH/ FRENCH/ HMONG
MANDARIN/ RUSSIAN/ SPANISH
|World Health Organization (WHO) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) international and
national guidelines have also been adapted for use in Health Screening and Education, Health Fair, and
other primary prevention and health promotion settings in the US and throughout the world.
I. CHS&E GUIDELINES
Community Health Screening & Education (CHS&E) aims to assist communities, both urban and rural,
in the US and other developed, as well as developing countries, in their efforts to resolve their most important
healthcare problems. The comprehensive (22 page) guidelines are based on international (WHO) and
national (HSS) evidence-based standards and practice guidelines.--An integrated, collaborative, sustainable
approach to primary prevention and health promotion:
CHS&E 6-SLIDE SUMMARY The entire CHS&E program ("The 3 Things" version) is summarized in 6
CHS&E GUIDELINES (22 page)
CHS&E FLOW CHART (1 page)
II."THE 3 THINGS" (Approach for Non-communicable Diseases-NCDs) See section 3A&B
of the HEPFDC in all of the above languages on the DOWNLOAD FREE page.
"The 3 things" is a participatory health education approach based on HHS and WHO international
guidelines for the prevention and treatment of the most common causes of unnecessary early death and
suffering in the world--the NCDs (Heart disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, Etc.).
The lesson is primarily based on two illustrations: Illustration 3A leads people to ask "What are these 3
things that WE can do?" Illustration 3B provides the answers.
In addition, "The 3 Things" lesson can be used as the central theme for Community Health
Screening and Education (CHS&E) and Health Fair events: See "THE 3 THINGS" WHO&HHS
GUIDELINES and the following for further information.
A. FLYERS are used to advertise Community Health Screening & Education events. Includes time and
location as well as illustration 3A of "The 3 Things" lesson to begin to engage the community in the
participatory learning process (What are these 3 things that WE can do?).
"THE 3 THINGS" FLYER- TEMPLATE English
"THE 3 THINGS" FLYER- TEMPLATE Spanish
B. POSTERS Double sided posters include both 3A and 3B illustrations. 3B provides the answers to "What
are the 3 Things that WE can do?"
--LETTER SIZE (8.5X11 Inch) PDF copies of "The 3 Things" lesson are used (often in notebooks, binders,
and folders as well as on computer screens) for teaching individuals and families. These illustration PDFs
can also be downloaded and shown as large screen projections for large groups. See Section 3A&B of
the HEPFDC in all of the above languages on the DOWNLOAD FREE page.
--TABLOID SIZE (11X17 Inch) copies of "The 3 Things" lesson are used to teach groups (for Clinics,
Schools and Churches as well as Health Fair settings).
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) English
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) French
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) Mandarin
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) Spanish
"THE 3 THINGS" POSTERS (Tabloid Size-11x17 inches) Russian
C. PATIENT HEALTH SCREENING & EDUCATION (HS&E) RECORD ("THE 3 THINGS" Version)
This patient record is 4 pages (5.5 x 8.5 inch) color printed front and back (Inside and Outside) on a single
8.5x11 sheet that is folded in the middle. The record is given to the patient at the time of registration and
serves several very important functions. The illustrations provide additional reinforcement of the guidelines
for patients to take with them to discuss with their family and friends. This also facilitates multiplication of the
knowledge throughout the community. See ILLUSTRATION and the following for further information:
--HS&E RECORD TEMPLATES (Include your own page 4 contact information):
PATIENT HS&E RECORD-TEMPLATE English Inside&Outside (Pages 1 to 3). Include your own page 4
PATIENT HS&E RECORD-TEMPLATE Spanish Inside&Outside (Pages 1 to 3). Include your own page 4
--HS&E RECORD EXAMPLES OF PAGE 4 CONTACT INFORMATION
PATIENT HS&E RECORD-PAGE 4 EXAMPLE English (US Site-Outside Pages 1 & 4)
PATIENT HS&E RECORD-PAGE 4 EXAMPLE Spanish (Mexico Site-Outside Pages 1 & 4)
D. COMMUNITY HEALTH INDICATORS AND FOLLOW-UP FORM Enables local community leaders
and health care organizations to identify most critically needed services, as well as topics to address at
follow-up health meetings for the community. Enables follow-up care for identified problems of individual
participants. COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENING INDICATORS & FOLOW-UP FORM
E. CHS&E PROVIDER GUIDELINES & PATIENT COUNSELING FOLDERS These are distributed to all
In-country and US Team providers. Folder contents include:
--Evidence-based WHO/HSS patient education/counseling materials on prevention and treatment of Heart
Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia and other conditions related to diet, exercise and tobacco
use (See Sections 3A&B, 38, 39 & 41 of the HEPFDC in all the above languages on the DOWNLOAD
--For Community Health Screening Indicators & Follow-up Form: See Section II D above.
--For Body Mass Index, Diabetes, Hypertension, and other International and National Standards and
Practice guidelines: See Section III below.
III. OTHER NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE SCREENING & EDUCATION MATERIALS
The following WHO and HHS materials are often used with the above "The 3 Things" approach:
A. BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) SCREENING & COUNSELLING
BMI Provider Guidelines (WHO & HHS)
B. DIABETES SCREENING & COUNSELLING
GLUCOSE SCREENING Provider Guidelines (WHO & HHS)
CDC PRE-DIABETES SCREENING & HEALTHY PLATE Patient Handout English (Can be used with above
CDC PRE-DIABETES SCREENING & HEALTHY PLATE Patient Handout Spanish (Can be used with
above HS&E Record)
C. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING & COUNSELLING
BLOOD PRESSURE Provider Guidelines
D. LOWERING SALT INTAKE
LOWERING SALT INTAKE Patient Handout (HHS) English
LOWERING SALT INTAKE Patient Handout (HHS) Spanish
E. HOW TO READ FOOD LABELS
HOW TO READ FOOD LABELS Patient Handout (HHS) English & Spanish
IV. ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS & PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR LONG-TERM & SHORT-TERM HEALTH
MISSIONS See especially the WHO "Health Topics" page.
V. ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATORY HEALTH EDUCATION APPROACHES & MATERIALS
See the Participatory Approaches page.
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