Faculty Publications

Title

Incorporating health education into medical missions: The global health corps experience;)

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Health Education

Volume

30

Issue

5

First Page

325

Last Page

327

Abstract

Medical missions have been used extensively by humanitarian relief agencies to serve low-income patients around the world. Because their focus is generally on short-term clinical treatment, health educators have rarely been included on these missions. In recognition of the need to improve patient knowledge of preventive behaviors, a team of multicultural health educators from the University of Northern Iowa developed a process for incorporating disease prevention curriculum into medical missions. Field tested in four countries with over 3,500 clients, this model could be replicated by other relief agencies interested in enhancing long-term patient well-being through health education. © 1999 Taylor and Francis Group, LTD.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1999

DOI of published version

10.1080/10556699.1999.10603420

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