Notes on lesson on Family and Community Health |

Family and Community Health

After completing this lesson, student must be able to:

  • Describe the concept and types of family.
  • Give definition of  nuclear and joint  family.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear and joint  family.
  • Explain the concept of balance diet.
  • Describe the personal and environmental sanitation.
  • Utilize of available health services in the community.


Family Health

The family is a very important unit or group. It is understood as the fundamental unit of the society because society is a group of families. This note contains information about the concept of family, advantages and disadvantages of nuclear and joint family, and factors affecting the family size.

Community Health

The community health is important in order to create healthy manpower and environment, for the availability of health services and to develop feeling of social service. This note has information about community health, its importance and major health problems of Nepal.

Factors Affecting Family Health

A diet that contains adequate amount of all the necessary nutrients required for healthy growth and activity is called a balanced diet. This note provides an information about the factors that affect family health.