| Health Education and Health Promotion |
Health education is the part of healthcare, which focuses on the effects of behavioral factors on health. It initiates with healthy individuals, who are interested in the development of individual and social health criteria, helping these people expanding their lifestyles in ways that effect the improvement and maintaining of their health. Health education is a combination of learning experiences, which facilitates the voluntary acquisition of healthy behaviors, resulting in providing, preserving, and improving health. In addition, it integrates educational, structural, economical, and environmental supports to improve healthy behaviors.While health education is a responsibility of all healthcare personnel, it is rooted in a series of educational and behavioral, psychological, anthropological, social, communicative, medical and health information sciences, developing with the passing of time along with the developments made in the mentioned sciences.