Associates for      
                 Health Education  and Behavior, LLC

                           Improving health through education

____________________________________________________Health Education _________________________________________________________________

Teaches you the information and skills you need to better understand your health issues, manage them and  make  informed decisions about them.

  • Individuals
              If you've recently been diagnosed with a health issue or have been dealing with a chronic disease and want to know more about it,  then a one-on-one health education
              session is for you. Being more knowledgeable enables you to make informed health decisions and better understand the advice  of your health care provider.

  • Groups
              Group health education focuses on increasing the knowledge and understanding of a health issue of interest to the group with an emphasis on risk reduction and disease 
              prevention.  A group can be a community service organization,  voluntary agency, company, small business, school etc., or just a group of friends.

___________________________________________Personalized Health Behavior Change _____________________________________________________

Helps you change unhealthy behaviors by providing a tailored, personalzed plan and support to navigate the process of adopting new behaviors.

As no two people are the same, no two clients have the same behavior change challenges,  even if the behavior they want to change is the same.  The individuality of clients is respected with each client being helped to change the unwanted behavior within the context of his/her life.

Examples of health issues personalized behavior change can help you with include:

  • weight management (loss or gain)*
  • food allergy/sensitivity management
  • cholesterol management
  • stress management
  • high blood pressure control
  • cardiovascular disease risk reduction
  • unhealthy lifestyle behaviors/habits

Keep in mind that permanent behavior change doesn’t happen quickly. You didn’t develop the behavior you want to change overnight, so changing it is going to take some time. The longer you’ve been doing, it, the longer it will take to change.

From research we know that on average, it takes sixty-six (66) days or about nine weeks to change a behavior and maintain the change. Some people can change some behaviors in as little as three weeks, while others take six months or more. This is why we will work together to develop a customized plan that works for you.

Although it helps for us to meet weekly at least in the beginning, the frequency of our meetings will depend on your life circumstances. We will figure out the best schedule for you at our initial session and we'll adjust it as we go along.              

For those who have difficulty traveling or w
ho live too far to meet in the Sparta, NJ office, sessions can be done through Skype.

*Please note:
  •  Associates for Health Education and Behavior does not recommend, promote or sell diets, supplements, rapid weight loss gimmicks,  or put clients on "diets." 
  • Weight management is addressed through education based on sound research, focused on lifestyle behaviors and the way the body functions.
  • The approach used is a process for making sustainable changes to address unhealthy habits developed over time. It is not a quick fix to lose weight for an event in a couple of weeks.

The cost of this personalized educational approach is equal to or less than many 'diet plans' on the market today.          

____________________________________________________Health Consulting ________________________________________________________________
Enables you to share what you know with others.

Patient Education Materials
If you want content for patient education materials developed but don't have the time or personnel to devote to it, education materials consultation can help.

Course design
If you want to develop a course or an entire curriculum, but don't know where to start, course design consultation can help. Using your content and guidelines,
anything from a 
first draft to a finished product can be provided.

Manuscript preparation
If you've always wanted to 'publish' but need assistance preparing a manuscript  for submission to a peer-reviewed journal, manuscript preparation consultation
can help with:

- preparing initial and subsequent  manuscript drafts using your content

-  editing for writing clarity and grammar
-  reviewing  submission guidelines for compliance

Workshops are also available on the process of writing for publication from concept to submission acceptance. 

Presentation development
If you want to prepare a basic Power Point presentation (PPT), but don't know how to go about it, presentation consultation can help with the following:

- creating a PPT deck using your content
- reviewing for completeness
- editing for clarity, grammar  and visual appeal