DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20193589

Description of knowledge and promotion media for Healthy Living Movement (Germas) in higher education institutions in Indonesia

Lina Handayani, Zahroh Shaluhiyah, Suroto .

Abstract


Background: Health problems that arise today are results of unhealthy lifestyle. As an effort to overcome these problems, the government launched the Healthy Living Movement (Germas) involving several approaches. This research aims to study the description of knowledge and promotion media about Germas among academics in higher education institutions.

Methods: This is a qualitative research that aims to understand a social phenomenon. Research respondents were academics belonging to the groups of department heads, lecturers, academic staff, students, and canteen personnel. The study was conducted from February to April 2019.

Results: Results of this research show that Germas related activities have been partially carried out in the university. Meanwhile, results from the health college and the health polytechnic indicate that Germas related activities are better implemented. They are better integrated with the Germas itself as a whole.

Conclusions: Knowledge of Germas among academics in higher education institutions is adequate. This is even better for the case of the health college and health polytechnic in which information about health is disseminated routinely via both formal and informal forums. On the other hand, academics from the university obtain more health information about health from external sources.


Keywords


Germas, Qualitative method, Non-communicable diseases

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