Healthcare is changing. The emphasis is shifting from just treating illness, to promoting good health and individuals taking responsibility for their own health and wellbeing – whether it be quitting smoking, doing more exercise, losing weight, drinking alcohol wisely or eating five pieces of fruit a day.
The Level 2 Award in Applied Health Improvement - supported by the Department of Health - helps employers and organisations of all types and sizes support a healthy workforce and assists front-line staff perform better in any general ‘health promotion’ role. The RSPH developed the unique Applied Health Improvement qualification and it’s delivered by Buttercups as an online course as a direct response to the government’s Choosing Health: Making healthy choices and tackling health inequalities agendas.
The course builds on the knowledge gained from the Level 2 RSPH Award in Understanding Health Improvement to cover new topics designed to promote healthy living and support individuals towards a healthier lifestyle.
How will this course benefit me?
The course aims to enable participants to identify facilities which can aid the development of health improvement strategies in the community. It shows how to support members of the community in attaining a healthier lifestyle. It also explores how to better communicate with individuals to support their goals and record outcomes relating to health improvement.
Both the RSPH and Department of Health believe that the workplace offers a real opportunity for health improvement, and employers are increasingly supporting the issue of staff health and wellbeing as good practice. Of course, you are in an ideal place to promote healthy living to your local community too.
Our colleague found the course interesting and informative and, as a result, he has grown in confidence. The training has helped him, our pharmacy and, most importantly, our customerDavid Mason, Hurn Chemist
This course is delivered in the form of a workbook which contains exercises and case studies designed to allow you to put into practice the theory from the Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement course. This workbook contains six sections:
This section focuses on how to read and understand data produced by Public Health Observatories.
This concentrates on the services and facilities that are available to support people to improve their health and wellbeing and how you can help people to access these.
This helps you to develop your own skills in providing practical advice and support to people trying to improve their health.
This section looks at methods used for recording and measuring health outcomes.
This section looks at the legal requirements, guidelines and best practices around confidentiality issues.
This looks at different ways healthy messages can be communicated.