Health education builds a community's knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. It motivates individuals to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviors.
The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Health education improves the health status of individuals, families, communities, states, and the nation. It enhances the quality of life for all people and reduces premature deaths. By focusing on prevention, health education reduces the costs (both financial and socio-emotional) that individuals, families, and communities would spend on medical treatment.