The main purpose of health education is to offer people and local communities the information, resources and solutions they need to make healthier lifestyle decisions. Health education is meant to educate people on the importance of maintaining positive physical and environmental health.

Focus is directed toward physical well-being and the importance of physical examinations, sugar level testing, blood sampling and disease prevention. For communities, the focus is on setting up health clinics and educating citizens. Those in charge of health education give out resource materials and verbal information to address specific needs within a community. Health-conscious individuals attract others and can make a positive impact in a community.