Health Awareness Programs
Health awareness and promotion addresses behavioural factors such as the vaccination of families and pets, thorough hand washing, safe sex and practising good food hygiene. When people understand the risks of certain lifestyle choices, they know to start making changes.
Why may it be necessary to raise awareness of health issues?
Raising awareness of any health issue is the crucial first step towards ensuring that people take action to improve their health and reduce the risk of becoming ill. This is the case with cancer, smoking, heart disease, HIV and diabetes.