Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Medical Staff Efforts in Building Environmental Communication Through Information Literation of Healthy Life Behavior for the Society in the Citarum River Flow (DAS) Region

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283929,
        author={Ditha  Prasanti and Sri Seti Indriani and Ikhsan  Fuady},
        title={Medical Staff Efforts in Building Environmental Communication Through Information Literation of Healthy Life Behavior for the Society in the Citarum River Flow (DAS) Region},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={citarum river tarumajaya village },
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283929}
    }
    
  • Ditha Prasanti
    Sri Seti Indriani
    Ikhsan Fuady
    Year: 2019
    Medical Staff Efforts in Building Environmental Communication Through Information Literation of Healthy Life Behavior for the Society in the Citarum River Flow (DAS) Region
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283929
Ditha Prasanti1,*, Sri Seti Indriani1, Ikhsan Fuady1
  • 1: Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
*Contact email: dithaprasanti@gmail.com

Abstract

This article is about the environmental communication in one of the Citarum Watersheds, specifically the village of Tarumajaya, Bandung regency. This research originated from facts and data that showed poor environmental hygiene conditions in the Citarum River, which had an impact on public health. The urgency of this research is to reveal the ongoing efforts to build environmental communication in the Tarumajaya village. This research used a case study method. Data collection techniques included observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation studies. Results revealed that there were ongoing efforts by medical staffs to build sustainable environmental communication in the village. The ongoing efforts were carried out through information literacy about healthy living behavior for the community in Tarumajaya village. As a conscious and role communicator, medical staffs continuously provide health information literacy about healthy living behaviors to the community in Tarumajaya village. There are four main points found as ongoing efforts in this research, which are: health literacy; socialization; communication media; and cooperation.