Health information & education
Health information and education empower individuals and communities to live healthier lives by improving their physical, mental, emotional, and social health by increasing their knowledge and influencing their attitudes and health-seeking behaviors. Health education focuses on prevention, increasing health equity, and decreasing negative health outcomes such as the availability and accessibility of health services, benefiting all stakeholders. DPM can help your organization develop information and education resources to reach your targeted audience such as:
Course and curriculum development for offline and online learning for healthcare workers’ continuous education in women's health and SRHR.
Facilitation and project management of online and offline education projects. for healthcare workers.
Health promotion involves implementing specific measures that help individuals exercise more control over and improve their health. It’s focused on addressing and preventing the root causes of illness, rather than focusing solely on treatment and cure. It is essential, not only in terms of alleviating the burden of disease but also in laying the groundwork for societal growth. Health promotion goes hand in hand with health education to improve access to health-related information and services to give people more control over their health and well-being, thereby realizing their full health potential. DPM can help you with:
Advocacy and communication
Online and offline health messaging for communities via apps, websites, infographics, campaigns
Content management for events & conferences
Public speaking and promotion of (digital) health literacy, inclusion, and health equity in maternal and newborn health
Experts agree that health literacy is vital to reducing healthcare costs and improving public health. The path to improving health literacy isn’t always straightforward, however, we will only achieve health equity when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The target group for this service includes NGOs and startups working to improve maternal and newborn health through health messaging- online and/or offline. DPM Health Consultancy can help you and your organization in two ways:
Technical Advisor-PSI Europe
Content management and programming
TENA Project Ethiopia -Health[e]Foundation
Information & Education Affairs-
Content creation for a mobile interactive voice response application (TENA) developed by the Health[e]Foundation together with their technical partner Viamo and the Ethiopian Midwives Association. The application provides health information on topics related to the pandemic and SRHR in Ethiopia and is easily accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. No smartphone required. TENA is free and available since 2021. For information on TENA please contact email@example.com
Innitius has developed a portable diagnostic device that helps the OB/GYN Doctor differentiate between false and true preterm labor threats. DPM Health Consultancy supports Innitius through impactful content creation and communication of all information, education, and communication resources targeting OB/GYNs and pregnant women at risk for preterm birth. For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is health literacy important?
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions - Healthy People 2020.
Individuals with limited health literacy have more emergency department visits, more and longer hospital stays, worse outcomes in healthcare, and lower utilization of preventive services than people who show an adequate level of health literacy(CDC). Mutual understanding is key to promoting health literacy. It occurs when patients and providers—clinicians, public health experts, organizations, and those on the providing end of this communication—truly understand one another. Patients, carers, the general public, and anybody else on the receiving end of health communication must be able to find, understand and use the information. Developing health literacy can be challenging as health messages tend to be about serious topics filled with numbers and difficult terminologies. But patients, caregivers, and the lay public often struggle to understand and use such information. When people receive accurate, easy-to-understand information, they are better equipped to take care of their health and wellness. It is crucial to establish approaches to increase women's health literacy in order to maintain both mother and child's health, as maternal lifestyle during pregnancy affects the child's health in later years through epigenetic programming.