Education and Health Promotion Discussion

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Compare and contrast health promotion and health education

Health promotion is the act of public health officials implementing policies and distributing information that can influence and change the behavioral health-related lifestyle to improve the health status and quality of life of people. Whereas, health education focuses on promoting information, training, teaching, and guidance for individuals on how to improve their health-related lifestyle and change their health status by increasing or improving health knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavior. Health education can be delivered through various channels of communication, such as group instruction or interaction, one-on-one, and virtual instruction (mass communication) (Fertman, 2017).

Healthy People 2020 and the Affordable Care Act influence on public health

The purpose of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to reduce the overall cost of healthcare for individuals and families who cannot afford healthcare regardless of underlying conditions or gender, therefore, promoting health equity. Additionally, the ACA generally covers mental health and substance use disorder service, maternity and newborn care, preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management, hospitalization, ambulatory patient services, emergency services, and more. ACA has also provided opportunities for health education and health promotion programs to various communities and individuals, such as providing resources to discharged patients on where they can get help with managing their health condition (Fertman, 2017).

Whereas, Healthy People 2020 focuses a larger, yet comprehensive agenda of nationwide health promotion and disease prevention, such as eliminating preventable diseases, injuries, disability, and premature death. Also, achieving health equity, and eliminating disparity, which is what the ACA strives to do. Therefore, ACA and Healthy People 2020 have influences health promotion in public health by offering services and promoting health to communities (nonprofit clinics and local resources), families, and workplaces (general services provided and health-related resources, and information) (Fertman, 2017).


Fertman, C. I., & Allensworth, D. D. (Eds.). (2017). Health promotion programs: From theory to practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Respond to the bold paragraph ABOVE by using one of the option below… in APA format with At least two references and a minimum of 200 words….. .(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.) Include at least one scholarly reference and appropriate in-text citations and Address all points on the DQ. One point will be deducted for not addressing each item mentioned above. Remember that presenting someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism.

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