Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Education Specialists

This policy brief presents relevant background information on the ACA and highlights the role health education specialists can fill within the context of a transitioning health
care system.

Exploration of the various care delivery models and methods of reimbursement are examined to encourage the formation of a research and advocacy agenda that promotes the integration, future relevance, and funding of the health education specialist as an essential member of the health care team.