Health education for students needs to be done in stages. In Indonesia, the Government supports health education for students through school health programs (UKS) and small physicians at the primary level, as well as the development of adolescent health cadres in high school and junior high school students.
UKS programs and small doctors have become educational programs in schools. "We hope not only in elementary school, but in junior and senior high schools also need to be continued with the development of teenage health cadres," said Director of Child Health Services Ministry of Health Kirana Pritasari, at the launch of Small Doctor Award 2012 Monday (26/3/2012) at Jakarta as reported by Kompas.
Health education in primary schools, especially to socialize the behavior of healthy living directly. The goal is that children in elementary school can apply healthy daily living behaviors independently, such as washing hands with soap.
"In elementary school, the challenge is the consistency of messages in schools and the Parliament, so these elementary school children are right to imitate nature, so adult example will make the message of healthy life behavior in children can be effective".
The personal health education is very important. Therefore, the behavior of healthy living is still a challenge for children and families.
The 2010 public health development index shows that households that meet the criteria of healthy and clean living behaviors with the second category of the National range only 35.7 percent. As for the population behave appropriately in the habit of washing handmade soap nationally only about 24.5 percent. In fact, the behavior of clean and sehta life and hand washing soap is very effective to prevent various health problems.
Personal health education in primary schools needs to be strengthened into life's behavior in the future. These children can transmit healthy and clean living behaviors to colleagues and families. As for studies at junior and senior high schools, health education is focused on information on risky behavior.
"Teenagers are right as challenging dangers, so the need to be given a health education makes them understand the risks of unhealthy life choices," Ray said. Motor driving safety issues, for example, can be one of the themes of health education. So it is with sm0king. other health topics that are also important for teenagers, namely information about the risks of taking alcohols, drugs, and free s3x.
It should also be informed about reproductive health to the dangers of HIV / AIDS. "At the junior and senior secondary levels it is necessary to encourage students to become cadres of adolescent health, so that they can become agents of change to avoid life-threatening life and health risks.