Health Promotion


This essay will aim to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion activity. The activity was presented during a health forum at the University for a Specific Target Group. The health promotion issue that was presented at the forum was raising awareness of Chlamydia. Epidemiological and demographic data relevant to this health promotion activity will be used to the needs of the specific target group. Bradshaw (1972) normative assessment of need will be used.
The approach that the health promoters will use is the educational approach. Also this assignment will be evaluated at the end using the appropriate evaluation tools.

Assessment of health need :
Health promotion is define as the means of enabling individual   to amplify control over, their health as well as improving the health of the society and the public as a whole. WHO, (2010).
Health can be defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and   social well- being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” the world health organisation (1946) cited in Naidoo and Wills (2000).
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a bacteria known as trachomatis. WHO, (2007). It is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or even from sharing sex toys. WHO, (2007).
According to world health organisation Chlamydia can be passed from a pregnant mum to the unborn child. Statistics shows that about 70% of infected women and 50% of infected men will not have any obvious signs or symptoms. United Kingdom National Guideline For Chlamydia, (2006). Chlamydia however has signs and symptoms in both men and women,
In women vaginal discharge, bleeding, pain during and when passing urine and also pelvic pain. And in men cloudy discharge from the penis, burning and itching in the genitals area, pain when passing urine and painful swollen of the testicles. UK National Guideline for Chlamydia, (2006).
According to the UK...