COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION (CHE). The HEPFDC is most often utilized by both secular and faith-based organizations for standalone CHE. CHE (Pronounced “Chay”) :
1. addresses the 70% of diseases that are preventable
2. is used in both long-term and short-term settings in the US and throughout the world.
3. enables the Church, both US and globally, to reassume its responsibilities for the holistic health of its community.
4. is also an especially safe and effective alternative to the drug-based approach to short-term missions.
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION & SCREENING (CHE&S) adds simple evidence-based health screening to the CHE approach. CHE&S:
1. assists churches and communities, both urban and rural, in the US and globally, in their efforts to resolve their most important healthcare problems.
2. is especially important when assisting churches and communities in their efforts to resolve the epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the prevention of pandemics.
3. although primarily focused on management of NCDs and the 70% of diseases that are preventable, CHE&S events also provide numerous opportunities for collaborative curative care and CME activities.
4. is used in both long-term and short-term settings and is often combined with Church/Community Health Fairs.
5. WHO & U.S. HHS evidence-based teaching materials and tools for evaluating CHE&S effectiveness are also included.
The above have been given WHO’s highest evidence-based rating for effectiveness (See WHO’s Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity: What Works and Building from Common Foundations )
WHO and US HHS international and national guidelines have been incorporated into the following CHE&S and Health Fair guidelines and materials:
I. CHE&S GUIDELINES
CHE&S 6-SLIDE SUMMARY The entire CHE&S program for NCDs is summarized in 6 slides.
CHE&S GUIDELINES (23 page) Comprehensive WHO & HHS based CHE&S guidelines for US as well as global long & short-term missions.
CHE&S-FlowChart (1 page)
II. ”THE 3 THINGS” (CHE&S for Non-Communicable Diseases-NCDs)
III. OTHER NCD CHE&S GUIDELINES & MATERIALS
For Additional Participatory Health Education Approaches & Materials See the Participatory Approaches Page.