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TitleEditorial: Health Education: fostering public health literacy through innovative educational activities and resources
Other titlesEditorial [to] Frontiers in public health, 3:208 (2015) 1-3
Author(s)Fonseca, Maria João
Carvalho, Graça Simões de
KeywordsHealth education
Health literacy
Elementary school
Formal and informal education
High school
Issue date2015
PublisherFrontiers Media
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
Abstract(s)With the purpose of highlighting current topics in health education research, this Research Topic on “Health education: fostering public health literacy through innovative education activities and resources” brings together six articles aimed at the education of both the lay community and health professionals. Educational interventions targeting younger population segments tend to be regarded as effective, as they increase the chance of nurturing a healthy lifestyle throughout life [1,2]. The articles by Pais et al [3], Raved and Yarden [4], and Horn et al [5] address key interacting challenges aimed at younger generations through school health programs. Pais et al focus on improving the capacity of individuals and the community to deal with health-related issues [3]. Raved and Yarden consider the development of the knowledge-base and the system thinking skills required to process the complexity and vast amount of information about those issues [4]. Horn et al study the promotion of informed decision-making about health-related behaviors [5]. Each article examines the impact of innovative methodologies and perspectives that can boost the effectiveness of health education initiatives.
TypeJournal editorial
DescriptionCIEC – Research Centre on Child Studies, IE, UMinho (FCT R&D unit 317), Portugal.
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AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CIEC - Artigos (Papers)

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