Greek physician, Hippocrates, taught those around him that healthy lifestyle comes from a balance of mind, body, and spirit. This was a way to prevent disease and create longevity.
500 CE - 1500 CE
Health education continued to spread through priests, medical doctors, and community leaders. Contagion started to become more universally excepted. This is due to the wide spread of deadly diseases like leprosy and bubonic plague.
1500 C.E. - 1700 C.E.
Scientific advancements were made during this time period. The invention of the printing press helped spread of health information on a broader scale. The human body was studied in depth to understand the workings of our bodies. A microscope was invented and proved the existence of life smaller than the naked eye. Statistics was expanded to learn about death rates and the causes.
Age of Enlightenment
1700 - 1800
Health promotion/education was still lacking during this time. People gained the knowledge they needed from health boards and professionals. Health science was still progressing during this time.
1800 - 1899
Health status didn't improve much but there were bacterial advances and discoveries that created vaccines, found the cause of certain diseases, and the creation of antiseptic to clean wounds and make surgery tools less likely to cause infection.
1900 - Present
Health education/promotion was created to prevent others from spreading questionable and false information about health practices. Many health organizations and health legislation was developed to improve everyone's health and life expectancy. Organizations were designed to learn the cause, to prevent, and cure diseases. In the late 90's health education/promotion became recognized as a it's own profession.