S-Space College of Nursing (간호대학) The Research Institute of Nursing Science (간호과학연구소) Perspectives in Nursing Science (간호학의 지평, PNS) Perspectives In Nursing Science (간호학의 지평) Volume 11 Number 1-2(2014)
지역보건의료계획에 근거한 보건소 숲 건강증진 프로그램 현황
An Analysis of Health Promotion Programs Utilizing Forests based on Koreas Regional Healthcare Program Plans
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 간호과학연구소
- Perspectives in Nursing Science, Vol.11 No.1, pp. 10-17
- Regional health planning ; Forest program ; Health promotion ; Community healthcare program development ; 지역보건의료계획 ; 숲 프로그램 ; 건강증진 프로그램 ; 보건소 프로그램
- Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze health promotion programs utilizing forests by reviewing regional healthcare program plans in Korea. Methods: We analyzed 227 regional healthcare program plans from 2011 to 2014; seven health promotion programs of the 16 major healthcare programs were prescribed by public health law. Results: Our analysis revealed that only 35 health promotion programs from 29 sites were utilizing forests.
Furthermore, of 21 known categories of health promotion programs, only nine incorporated the use of forests. Atopy-asthma healthcare programs were the most common forest health promotion programs, which also included specialized disease management programs (e.g., for atopy prevention and healing, patients with metabolic syndrome or cancer) and specialized mental health management programs (e.g., for addiction or dementia prevention). Others included programs on the development of forest roads or industrial development using forest products. Conclusion: Health programs using forests in Korea are still very limited and primarily comprise atopy-asthma prevention/management, health behavioral change, and mental health programs. This study provided useful information for developing health policies and forest health promotion programs further in Korea.