Category: health education

Environmental Scan of Health Education Teacher Preparation Programs

SOPHE-Environmental-Scan Report on Health Education Teacher Preparation Programs Research has shown that when health education is delivered effectively in schools, students show improvements in health as well as key academic outcomes (Smith, Potts-Datema, and Nolte, 2005; Chiang, Meagher and Slade, 2015; Brener et al., 2017, Birch et al., 2019). To…

A Competency-based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2020

A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2020 was released through a joint effort by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc., (NCHEC) and the SOPHE. This publication contains the results of a  22-month practice analysis study to update, refine and validate the most current model of…

REACH Sustainability Fact Sheet

REACH Sustainability REACH Programs work across various types of communities in America including rural areas, urban areas, small towns and tribal communities. Sustainability is at the forefront of REACH programs as it creates momentum to maintain community-wide change by organizing and maximizing community resources. When a community collaborates with local…

HESPA II Executive Summary

The Executive Summary of the latest study, HESPA II 2020, by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) and the Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (SOPHE) revealed new changes in the Responsibilities of health education specialists in the field during the last five years, that will have important…