Health Hop® Songs use an evidence based approach. All songs are written by Board Certified Family Physician Dr. John D. Clarke and are based on information gathered from a thorough review of literature and guidelines and recommendations set forth by organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Academy of Family Physicians, The Center for Disease Control, American Lung Association, American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology and others.
A comparative study concluded teaching asthma information using the Health-Hop ® rap songs Asthma Stuff Part 1 and AsthmaStuff Part 2 was more effective than a conventional lecture on asthma.
Valuable Preventive Health Resource
Prevention is the key to good health. Learning about and practicing healthy behavior as a child can lead to good health as an adult. Preventive medicine saves lives, money, and time, and decreases missed schooldays.
2 rap songs plus physician discussion on diabetes prevention & management.
“Asthma Stuff 3rd Edition”
3 rap songs plus physician discussion on asthma symptoms, treatment,prevention, & more.
“Dr. Clarke Children’s Health Songs”
“Health Hop Music”
"Allergies Stay Away”
2 rap songs plus physician discussion on allergy prevention, treatment, & more.
“You Could Feel Good”
Rap song plus physician discussion on sickle cell crisis & prevention.
"COOL" & INNOVATIVE
Being and appearing "cool" is important for many young people.
Health Hop® makes the learning experience fun and presents healthy behavior and compliance as "cool". Reaching teens with health information and effectively teaching them is essential for good health and compliance.
Health professionals and parents must use effective techniques to achieve these goals.
TEENS LOVE MUSIC
Studies have shown the average teen listens to 40 hours of music per week and 10,500 hours of music between the 7th and 12th grade. This is slightly less than the cumulative hours spent in the classroom from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
The average 14 to 16 year old listens to approximately 40 hours of music per week.
TEENS LOVE HIP-HOP
Today, Hip-Hop is the music of choice for many teens and is the ideal genre for capturing their attention. Health-Hop®, medical rap music, has been created for this purpose and its effectiveness has already been demonstrated.
Health-Hop® songs are divided into two categories: Medical Songs and Biopsychosocial Songs.
The medical songs cover topics including asthma, diabetes, allergies, and sickle cell. They present the same information presented in a conventional lecture, teach prevention strategies, and promote compliance.
Basic information on issues such as medication and treatment is delivered in a fun, cool, and entertaining manner.
Biopsychosocial factors relate to or concern the interplay of biological, psychological, and social aspects of disease in contrast to the strictly biomedical.
The Biopsychosocial Songs cover topics including teen pregnancy, HIV, smoking, substance abuse, eating disorders, and violence.
These songs are intended to provoke and shape thought, raise issues which may not have been considered, present realistic scenarios and outcomes, make healthful choices appealing, educate without preaching, and provide positive entertainment.