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Chapter 23 Health Education
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use education skills and knowledge of public health to educate about health and disease and how to maintain good health, prevent disease, or secure treatment.
Health education teachers, patient educator, health coach, community organizer, public health educator, and health program manager.
Community Health Workers
Support personnel who work with health educators to provide outreach and educate consumers on the importance and availability of healthcare services, such as cancer screening.
School Health Educators
Concerned with the school environment; main concerns are classroom teaching and the factors that influence the knowledge, behavior, attitudes, and practices that affect the health of students.
Orientation and mobility specialist and vision rehabilitation therapist
work with people who have visual or other impairments
provide services to clients who have skill deficits in communication and problem behaviors such as aggression and self-injury
Health Educators do what
-Teach people about behaviors that promote wellness
-Develop and implement strategies to improves the health of individuals and communities
improve public health through community-wide education initiative on topics from nutrition and fitness, to injury and disease prevention
-Help people make better use health services, adopt self-care practices, and become active participants in community health system
Participation of health educators is increasingly in demand due to what?
the changes in the delivery of health at local, regional, and national levels as a resdult of the affordable care act
Health educators may work through a wide variety of intermediaries in the community-
teachers, health officers, public health nurses, trade-union program directors, scout leaders, ad community group leaders.
may work one on one with patients and families to teach about diagnosis and any treatments or procedures
Create programs on topics that affect young adults. May advocate for campus-wide policies to promote health, such as ensuring healthy food options or making it easier for students to report indidences of rape.
Public health departments
administer public health campaigns on various topics, such as emergency preparedness, immunization, nutrition, or stress management
State and local departments of public health
-Administer state-mandated programs bases on priorities and available funding
-May oversee grants and grant-funded programs to improve the public health
Nonprofits (Including community health organizations)
Create programs and materials about health issues for the community
Private businesses and corporations
-Identify common health problems among employees and create programs to improve health
-Conduct research and evaluate programs
Entry level health educator positions require
-Bachelors degree in health education or public health
-Some employees require health educators to be
-There is also a master certifies health education specialist (MCHES) credential for health educators with advanced education and experience.
Help children and adolescents
-Develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for a healthy life
-Work closely with school physician and nurse, teacher, social workers, dietitians, and food service directors and administrators to develop a health education program for schools.
-Usually, work in a classroom setting but may travel between classrooms and to other schools in the district.
Health educators held about ____ jobs in 2014
Employment of health educators is projected to grow ____
Growth driven by
Efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available healthcare services
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
Provide instruction and guidance to clients who have visual impairments, formerly called rehabilitation teachers.
-Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis.
-Writes treatment plans and supervises implementation of behavior analysis plans.
-Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) is a bachelor's level certification.
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