Health promotion refers to the process whose aim is to improve health of individuals by increasing their control over. There are three strategies of health promotion and they include; advocating, enabling, and mediating.
Advantages of health promotion at community level
Promotion of health at community level has various merits which include:
Increasing awareness of about wealth at community levels enables
People can radically improve their health by deciding to change their lifestyle according to the ones t recommended by medical practitioners. This may include good eating habits and regular exercising
The audience aimed can be specific
Not all health promotions are targeted to a general audience but some are aimed at specific audience. For example, enlighten the young girls on importance of pads.
Common sense creation when knowledge is vastly spread
Logically speaking, knowledge becomes common sense enough if enough education is spread to people.
Disadvantages of health promotion at community level
Readiness to take action by an individual depends on his/her attribute.
Time is very limited to engage a group of stakeholders.
Difference in priorities and goals
There is a deviance between communities and researchers concerning the goals and the priorities. This might lead to power and control struggles.
Monotony and boredom
During the process of health promotions at community levels, people may feel being dictated to and may tend to resist the promotions.
Creating a society where everybody has a chance to live long
Aims of trying to increase life-span of individuals in a society is dependent on some certain factors, they include:
Keeping yourself physically fit
Avoiding stressful things and prolonged thoughts that drain the brain a lot of energy
Keeping your body free from alcohol and drugs.
Practicing recommended living habits
Practicing good eating habits
Health regular check-up.
Providing the body with energy that it requires