One of the most significant responsibilities that a community or public health nurse has is that of being a health educator. Health education is key to: empowering families to make changes in their lives, and helping communities make changes to become a healthier place to live.
Scenario: You a Public Health Nurse in Belle Glades rural community with mostly seasonal farm workers. You are designing an educational/health fair for this community on addressing mental issues in the community. To be an effective educator, you need to understand health behaviors and be able to translate knowledge into relevant interventions and strategies. This health fair will give you the opportunity to work in partnership with clients of various ages and to encourage them to be an active participant in the learning process.
In this paper:
1. Identify successful key strategies utilized in health education in various settings.
2. Utilize the steps of the educational process to work with adults and children.
3. Apply the SMOG Readability Formula (Simplified Measure of Gobbledygoop) reading grade level of 5 to determine the reading level of various materials.
4. Explain how you would assess if the educational/health fair has been successful or not and provide evidence.
Use APA, 7th edition with at least 3 peer reviewed resources.