Community Health Education: Spreading the knowledge of health and wellness in a variety of environments.

 

The U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has a classification of health educator and defines health educators (SOC 21-1091.00) as those that provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Health Educators collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. They may serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

  1. Assess needs, resources, and capacity
  2. Plan health education and promotion
  3. Implement HEP
  4. Conduct Evaluation and Research related to HEP
  5. Administer and Manage HEP
  6. Serve as a resource person
  7. Communicate, advocate, and promote for health, HEP, and the profession

Currently, Jessica offers in home health education about foods, exercise, and general wellness. Working to improve the wellness of individuals within the community, she often helps educate families on the importance of proper nutrition, how to grocery shop, financial budgets for meals, and basic cooking lessons. On a community level, Jessica also works with businesses to help initiate health incentives in companies, as well as start corporate wellness programs and disease prevention initiatives.

Please note that Jessica is not licensed to diagnose or treat any disease. Furthermore, she is not a licensed nutritionist, and therefore cannot currently recommend specific meal plan changes, nor assess food diaries/journals.

Categories of Educational Materials

 

The nutritional demands of children are far different from that of an adult. In addition, our children’s dietary habits for life are formed directly from what they are taught at a young age, and are harder to change later in life. Prospectively Healthy can help show you the foundation of a strong diet for children. Additionally, we can work with you and your family to teach your children to eat to live- not live to eat.

At Prospectively Healthy, we understand that lifestyles cannot always accommodate trips to the gym. We design in home work outs that will work in your schedule, and in your home.

With constant changes in mainstream media on nutrition and food content, we can help equip you with a foundation of understanding nutritional labels, as well as teach you how to decode the ingredient jumble on packaged foods.

In an effort to help debunk the myth that “we cannot afford to eat healthy”, Prospectively Healthy offers grocery shopping assistance. Topics include how to navigate the grocery store, how to find good deals, and how to select quality products that will not waste your money, nor your time.

We offer many different recipes that provide healthier choices to meals you already know and love. Have a favorite comfort food that you would like to improve? We will help you make better choices within that recipe, to provide a healthier alternative that does not compromise on taste.

One step past providing you with recipes, we will provide you with instructional videos and lectures on how to prepare your favorite foods- right down to how to peel that pesky garlic!

Back to the foundation of our future, Prospectively Healthy offers in class demonstrations on brushing teeth, washing hands, stretching, and exercising.

 

In the Community

 

Health & Fitness Based Lectures

 

Volunteer Presentations 

 

Program Planning

 

Lifestyle Modifications for the General Public