The Health Education and Practices Laboratory (LEPS EA 3412), created in 1977, uses specific points of entry to tackle:
health education and practices,
systemic issues in chronic disease,
the roles and relationships of caregivers and patients,
and new health and healthcare practices.
The Laboratory is based on the premise that health policies and health and healthcare systems can no longer function without the active participation of their beneficiaries (health citizenship), and that education is a necessary to that alliance.
The Laboratory is particularly interested in “education for health,” a term it uses to designate an educational continuum concerning different levels of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention: health education, first aid, education to bring care and aid, and therapeutic patient education. This continuum is intended to “produce” health.