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May 2019: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:
Training for Teachers

Good health starts with knowledge applied in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and communities. What are good health practices, and how can we promote them?

 

WiRED International now offers a module on health promotion and disease prevention, written especially as a guide for community health workers (CHWs). The training provides a structure for CHWs to use in their roles as community educators. CHWs learn about modifiable risk behaviors, health programs, interventions and how to implement healthy practices at the individual, family and community levels. Read more »

 

 

May 2019: Why Schools Need to Offer Health Training

WiRED International’s goal is to help educate communities on health issues relevant to their daily lives. WiRED’s 400+ health learning modules can be essential assets to a student’s education in middle and high school. Read more »

 

 

May 2019: Update on Measles Outbreaks

Ever since Dr. Edward Jenner invented a vaccine for smallpox in 1796, vaccination against numerous viruses has saved countless lives. Measles ought to be a disease for the history books — instead, measles is spreading rapidly all over the world. So rapidly in fact, that this month the World Health Organization reports an alarming 300% increase in the number of measles cases worldwide compared with the first three months of 2018. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: WiRED Launches Module on Understanding Noncommunicable Diseases


 

WiRED International just released a module on understanding noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), written especially as a guide for community health workers (CHWs).

 

What are NCDs? These are chronic diseases that do not pass from person to person, tend to be of long duration and result from a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral factors. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: Health Observances in the Month of April

As regular readers know, WiRED’s writers keep watch for official health observances to elevate key issues that promote healthy living and disease awareness. As a health education organization, it is our calling to stimulate health consciousness and promote practices of disease prevention. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: Earth Day

In the past year, WiRED International has posted a half-dozen Web stories about the environment and climate change. We raise the subject in editorials, descriptions of our programs and in articles submitted by contributing writers.

 

A good friend wrote recently telling me that he likes WiRED’s work on community health education, but he thinks our pieces on climate change and the environment are off the mark. In his polite and thoughtful way, he said, stay in your lane — which is health education. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: Risper Adhiambo, a Holder of WiRED's Mother and Child Certificate,
Trains Women in Her Community

Risper Adhiambo recently earned WiRED International’s Faye Cohen Certificate for Mother and Child Health (M&CH). Ms. Adhiambo lives in Kisumu, located in Western Kenya, near Lake Victoria, about 70 miles from the Ugandan border. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: WiRED Releases Module on Promoting Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act, as well as how we relate to others and make choices. Read more »

 

 

April 2019: WiRED Notes National Public Health Week

The American Public Health Association (APHA) created National Public Health Week to promote important public health ideas, contributions and issues.

 

This year, APHA will focus on six public health topics: (1) healthy communities, (2) violence prevention, (3) rural health, (4) technology and public health, (5) climate change, and (6) global health. Four of these themes touch on WiRED International’s mission to bring free health learning education to underserved communities worldwide. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

Recipient of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2009
Organizational Public Health Hero Award. Read more >
Click here to watch the award ceremony video.