Jesus brings wholeness to every part of our lives (2 Peter 1:3)
WHAT IS RENEW HEALTH?
A health promotion tool that local leaders can use to help their communities live healthier.
5 PRINCIPLES OF RENEW HEALTH
Jesus restores our health in every area of life
Every community has resources with which to live healthier.
The most effective way to improve health is to start talking together
Most disease is preventable
We can make a plan to improve health
GOAL & METHODS
Renew Health’s Goal is to improve health through local health initiatives. Renew Health’s method is to train local leaders to lead community-initiated health dialogues and give them revelant health information. Renew Health’s method involves teaching and modeling interactive sessions.
BOOKLET 1: HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Interactive health lessons focusing on foundational principles of group facilitation, understanding health holistically, honoring the communities and identifying resources, identifying health issues, identifying community priorities and barriers to improved health, creating community ownership, how to build interactive health lessons, and leading community problems solving and implementation sessions.
BOOKLET 2: HEALTH LESSONS
Interactive health lessons focusing on clean water, sanitation, hygiene. There are also introductory lessons on nutrition, HIV and sexual health, diabetes, respiratory illness, high blood pressure, and addiction.
BOOKLET 3: HEALTH SEXUALITY
Interactive health lessons focusing on male and female identity, development, anatomy and physiology, pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted disease.
BOOKLET 4: HEALTHY LIVING - ADDICTION FREE
Interactive health lessons focusing on definition and descriptions of drugs and alcohol use and addiction, addiction prevention, addiction intervention and treatment, and recovery from addiction.
BOOKLET 5: HEALTHY MOTHERS AND NEWBORNS
Interactive health lessons focusing on basic introductory information on pregnancy- planning, normal and danger signs in pregnancy, preparing for delivery, the three stages of labor, danger signs in labor, and immediate postpartum care of the mother and newborn.
BOOKLET 6: Diseases from Mosquitoes
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Highly visual resource for Renew Health promotion training participants to record principles and PLA’s. These will be useful when the trainers return home as ‘trainers’- and use these reminders to facilitate health promotion sessions in their communities.
These are laminated sheets with subjects including water contamination, etiology of diarrheal illness, water storage, latrines, Solar Disinfection of water (SODIS), Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), handwashing, dehydration, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and pregnancy.
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