Challenges of Development of Health Education in Elementary School in the city of Banda Aceh


  • Teuku Salfiyadi Department of Dental Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Aceh, Indonesia
  • Cut Aja Department of Dental Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Aceh, Indonesia
  • Nuraskin Nuraskin Department of Dental Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Aceh, Indonesia
  • Reca Reca Department of Dental Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Aceh, Indonesia
  • T. Iskandar Faisal Department of Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Aceh, Indonesia
  • Aripin Ahmad Department of Dental Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Aceh, Indonesia



Development of health, Elementary school, Health education




Background: The development of Health Education is still a problem at the implementation stage. Various efforts have been made, one of which is by optimizing school health efforts in elementary schools. The lack of knowledge about Health Education in Elementary Schools is a severe challenge that all stakeholders must solve. The Implementation of School Health Services in elementary schools is expected to be a place to improve the abilities and skills of students in order to form healthy living behaviors.  

AIM: The purpose of this study is to analyze the challenges in implementing health education in elementary schools in Banda Aceh


Methods: This study uses a phenomenological descriptive qualitative method. The phenomenological study attempts to describe the challenges of developing health education. Data were collected by observation, document analysis, and interviews. Deep data analysis was carried out using the thematic content analysis technique, which is a method to explain the content of the findings according to a predetermined theme.


Results: The study results show several challenges in implementing health education. Lack of understanding about School Health Services, School Health Services is not considered a strategic program, Low attention from policymakers, School Health Services Program has not been understood as part of the national target, Implementation of UKS program in schools is only a formality, Implementation and development School Health Services program is not evenly distributed. Barriers to the Implementation of School Health Services in  Elementary School are the lack of optimal inter-sectoral cooperation, lack of trained personnel, high workload, and the impact of conflicting health issues, causing various School Health Services activities to be hampered in their Implementation


CONCLUSION: The challenges of developing health education in elementary schools in the city of banda aceh are generally related to the understanding of the school health unit, the school health unit program and the availability of human resources.


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Salfiyadi T, Aja C, Nuraskin N, Reca R, Faisal TI, Ahmad A. Challenges of Development of Health Education in Elementary School in the city of Banda Aceh. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 2 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];11(G):1-5. Available from:



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