Health education specialists:
- Address Climate’s Impact on Health [pdf]
- Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and communities maintain healthy lifestyles.
- Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments.
- Serve as a resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
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