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by: Carmen Saulsberry
Carmen Saulsberry
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Health Education Foundations

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Chapter 7
Health Education Foundations
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Date Created: 11/16/15
Thursday November 12 2015 Unit 3 Chapter 7 The settings for health education 5 Major Settings 0 Schools Preparation 0 Teach preparation curriculum in college 0 Licensed by state College of education in Psychology Responsibilities 0 Teach typically 7 12 sometimes K 6 0 Lesson planning grading keeping a Web page with announcements assignments etc 0 Develop curricula after school activites and committee work ie Drug Task Force 0 Advocate for school health Thursday November 12 2015 0 UniversitiesColleges Academic or faculty position Responsibilities 0 Teaching community and professional service scholarly research Typically beed a doctoral degree and experience maybe CHES or CHES eligible Health educator in university health service or wellness center 0 Plan implement and evaluator programs for students 0 Resource HospitalsClinics Variety of settings hospitals medical clinics home health agencies HIVIOs PPOs May need 2 degrees Types of jobs 0 Employee health and wellness 0 Patient education 0 HIVIOs have been most receptive to hiring Why health educators usually do not get hired in hospitalsclinics Thursday November 12 2015 0 Hard for hospitals to charge patients for hours of service from a health educator 0 Doesn39t build any revenue to employ a health educator For example a nurse builds revenue from Medicaid Medicare private pay etc 0 Responsibilities Planning implementing and evaluating programs and activities One on one patient education Administration grant proposal writing 0 CommunityPublic Health Agencies A theory driven process that promotes health and prevents disease with populations Programs target individuals local communities states and the nation Healthy People 2020 Much diversity of job responsibilities and job titles Hard Money vs Soft Money 0 Hard Money funded as a permanent position and its not reliant on grant money more stable 0 Soft Money a grant and a good fundraiser that funds the community program Only funded for 12 months Could include many different responsibilities Thursday November 12 2015 0 Planning implementing and evaluating programs 0 Administrative functions fund raising budgeting recruiting and coordinating volunteers grant proposal writing 0 Coalition building 0 Committee work and public speaking 0 Media relations 0 Advocacy Types of agencies 0 Voluntary ACS AHA ALA 0 Public health agencies or official governmental agencies LHDs state health department federal agencies 0 BusinessIndustry Worksite A combination of educational organizations and environmental activities designed to improve the health and safety of employees and their families Can help with health care costs especially with an aging workforce May need 2 degrees One as a general degree in health education and a second in a speciality area like exercise physiology nutrition nursing or athletic training Incentive decrease the cost of healthcare for their employees Programs at 80 of almost all large employers not as much coverage in the southeast Thursday November 12 2015 Many need certifications Resposnisbilities 0 Conducting classes fitness nutrition 0 Conducting screenings and personal training strategies Train health educators to be the generic so you can be a good fit for any setting with additional training and work experience 0 Non Traditional Health Education Positions Sales related to health and fitness 0 Health Insurance Pharmaceutical o Fitness health and medical equipment 0 Health related books and materials Teaching


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