Health promotion is a key component of nursing practice. It is a discipline that seeks to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, behavioral change and environmental improvement. The terms health promotion and health education have been mistakenly used interchangeably. However, they are distinctly different activities. According to the World Health Organization, health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.
Who We Are…
Health Professionals assigned to Preventive Medicine Department/APHN/CHN Section at Kenner Army Health Clinic who have acquired specific competencies and are qualified through standardized training and practice that is evidence-based and unique to our discipline. We engage stakeholders at Fort Lee –individuals and communities--by utilizing principles of prevention and science-based metrics to design, implement and measure communication strategies, program effectiveness and outcome. We effectively utilize an integrative model of health education, empowerment and health literacy to strategically impact programs, systems and lives.
What We Do…