Community Health Education
Health Education is an integral part of public health. Health Educators provide information and resources to individuals and communities in an effort to promote, maintain and improve healthy lifestyles.
Important issues addressed by Health educators include:
- Puberty Education
- Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection Prevention
- HIV & Blood Borne Pathogen Training
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Nutritional Education
- Infant Mortality: Safe Sleep & Shaken baby Syndrome
- CPR & First Aid Classes (American Heart Association)
- Mental Health First Aid Classes (National Council for Behavioral Health)
- Smoking Cessation Information
- Chronic Disease Self-Help
- Senior Health Issues: Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance
- Certified Healthy OK assistance
Health Educators are responsible for collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of researching, designing and presenting preventative health care programs. These individuals are involved in local coalitions in order to create partnerships to address concerns and issues that affect the health of communities. Health Educators are often responsible for writing educational material, newsletters, public information reports and grant proposals. They specialize in various areas that include clinical health, public health, community health, industrial health and school health.
The main objective for a Health Educator is to prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles through knowledge and behavior change.
Health education presentations and publications are offered free of charge to the public.
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