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Health Education Bureau

Health Education Bureau

Health Education Bureau is a process which effects changes in the health practices of the people and in the knowledge and attitude related to such changes. It includes imparting knowledge about health, removing superstitious beliefs, building favourable health habits and attitudes and effecting the necessary changes in the health practices. As health education is an essential tool of the community health it becomes the responsibility of the Government to assist and guide the health education of the general public.

The State

Health Education Bureau is functioning at the Directorate of Health Services with the Assistant Director of Health Services as incharge , Audio Visual Officer, CHO, Health Educator, Photographer  with supporting staff. The State Health Education Bureau gives guidance and leadership for the activities besides providing education materials.
The Media and Publicity Division of the Bureau is concerned with the planning of the activities of the Bureau and purchase and distribution of materials, guiding and assisting the regular public health personnel in organising health education, film shows, exhibitions etc.
The Audio Visual unit attached to the Bureau conducts regularly film shows and exhibitions and renders service in conference and seminars. The art section with the assistance of the statistical unit prepares materials like drawings, title heads, charts, posters, display boarders etc for various programmes.

In short, no health programme, however useful it might be, could be implemented successfully without the cooperation of the public for which the only tool is Health Education.

 

OBJECTIVES

To educate and motivate the public by implementation of Information Education and Communication (IEC)

To implement the school health programmes to the students in schools situated in urban/ semi-urban and rural areas of the State.

Production and Distribution of I.E.C. materials.

I.E.C. Programme under the National Health Programme

 
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