Child health promotion focuses on individuals and communities adopting healthy behaviours. This article, the third part of four on child public health, explores health promotion strategy and theory, as well as the areas in which paramedics can contribute to improving their own health promotion beyond the clinical setting.
Having just entered his third year, Jolyon Price reflects on his early autonomous experience in clinical practice as a result of COVID-19, and lessons learned to support him as a clinician
Having just completed her final year as a student paramedic, Ellie Daubney shares some surprising lessons learned and her recent shifts in perspective towards patient care as she undertakes a new role as a temporary newly qualified paramedic during COVID-19
The second part of the series on child public health explores the levels of prevention implemented in order to hinder diseases from affecting the lives of children, and how paramedics implement prevention strategies in their practice both in prehospital and primary care settings.
Child public health is an area that focuses on child health outcomes that can have an impact through the life course. This article briefly explores some key concepts such as public health strategies and the potential role of paramedics in improving child health. The following articles in this series will delve further into the impact of paramedic practice on the three main elements of child public health: prevention, promotion and protection.