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May 26, 1951

Check: Community Health Educator's Compendium of Knowledge.

JAMA. 1951;146(4):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670040113043

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The significance of the title is found in the organization of the book which is a check list. The basic principles of health education are discussed in check list form so that circumstances in a given community can be evaluated. In like manner established methods of working with people can be checked. The mediums of group communication such as writing, speech, television, radio, newspapers, pamphlets, books, visual aids and letters and questionnaires are enumerated also according to the check list principle. One extensive chapter shows how a given community carried through an educational program combined with action for the eradication of poison oak. This book should be of interest to physicians engaged in public health or health education projects or to the members of county medical society committees who may have occasion to evaluate health education programs current in their communities.

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