Best Practice in Health Education in Museums

“Educating the population about health issues is an important part of keeping people healthy and well. Health education encompasses physical, mental, social and emotional health. When people have key information available to them, they are able to make informed decisions. A healthy and happy population has a whole host of socio-economic benefits. Museums provide trusted information to the public. There is a lot of scope for museums to contribute to public health education. For example, they can hold exhibitions on physical health and look in depth at the human body. They can also help people to understand more about mental health. This can include a variety of formats including displays, workshops and group projects.”