Health education specialists:
- 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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Related ResourcesNCHEC Areas of Responsibilities, Competencies, and Sub-competencies for the Health Education Specialists 2015
The Seven Areas of Responsibility contain a comprehensive set of Competencies and Sub-competencies defining the role of the health education specialist. These responsibilities were verified through the 2015 Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis (HESPA) project and serve as the basis of the CHES exam beginning in October 2016 and the MCHES exam…