What are common job duties of a Certified Health Education Specialist?
Certified Health Education Specialists are responsible for many areas of community and individual well-being, including:
Assessing the overall health needs of a specific population.
Developing policies, programs, and events to educate individuals or communities on health conditions.
Defining and planning the desired outcomes and engaging priority populations.
Producing plans and materials for implementation and evaluation of health programs.
Coordinating and delivering health education and promotion interventions.
Monitoring progress, resources, and overall sustainability of implementation
Aligning an evaluation plan with the intervention goals and objectives.
Designing research studies, as well as measuring and interpreting the findings.
Identifying current and emerging health issues and examining their underlying causes.
Engaging coalitions of stakeholders to address health issues and promote advocacy.
Determining the factors that affect communication with the specified audience.
Developing and evaluating messaging using communication theories and models.
Developing health communication plans and delivery methods for varied stakeholders.
Coordinating with partners and preparing others to provide health education.
Managing human, fiduciary, and material resources to achieve health objectives.
Applying professional codes of ethics and demonstrating ethical leadership.
Engaging in professional development to maintain and enhance proficiency.