The Importance of Character-Based Health Education in School to Improve Quality of Health Living in Indonesia

  •  Agustinus Hermino    
  •  Dwi Sogi Sri Redjeki    


The purpose of this research is to provide an understanding of the importance of character-based health education that aims to provide an understanding of teachers and parents who act as educators at school and at home about positive habits for a clean and healthy life, both for themselves and the environment. Method, this research is carried out by conducting academic analysis from various aspects of relevant reference sources so as to find new theoretical meaning in order to answer the challenges that occur in society. Result, Character-based health education can be taught through internalization methods by prioritizing modeling, habituation, rule enforcement, and motivation. Thus, character-based health education can be done intra curricular or extracurricular. Intra curricular is integrated into the subjects, while extracurricular are done outside of class hours, all of which can be done through example, instilling discipline, habituation, creating a conducive atmosphere and integration-internalization. In addition, collaborative communication between parents and teachers to children or students will bring students to the development of good and strong character of the importance of healthy living and healthy living that will support the achievement of a good future.

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