Incorporating health education into medical missions: The global health corps experience;)
Journal of Health Education
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.
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Yehieli, Michele; Koch, Susan; Brakke, Janel; and Basu, Linda, "Incorporating health education into medical missions: The global health corps experience;)" (1999). Faculty Publications. 3782.