media to address the youths about safe sex practices to reduce the risks of

Media to address the youths about safe sex practices

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media to address the youths about safe sex practices to reduce the risks of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. From these examples, it is clear that media advocacy is very key when we intend to promote better outcomes in health. The media is the primary source of health information. The tools of media advocacy are handy in the fight for better health. Some of the ways in which these tools are used are as follows. Firstly, media advocacy helps in informing the public on some of the factors that cause problems in the health sector. Problems concerning deteriorations of the community and some of the choices that individuals make that directly affect their well-being and their health are also addressed by the media. Secondly, the media is useful in putting the necessary pressure on the people involved in policy making to establish policies that affect community development and health. In doing so, both the local and national health policies are evolved and thus the community is served better (Dorfman & Krasnow, 2014). Additionally, the use of media
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MEDIA AND HEALTH 3 advocacy tools can be important in giving organizations coverage where members tell their own stories to the public thus educating them on health issues. Individuals are considered to be at risk population if their needs cannot be fully addressed by the by the standard resources that are made available during preparedness, response or recovery exertions. This group mainly consists of the physically or mentally challenged
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