Tag: healthcare

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…

REACH Urban Communities Fact Sheet

REACH programs work in urban, rural and tribal communities, especially in underserved areas that lack adequate housing, transportation, health care, and food systems. Lack of access to these systems can lead to physical inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Read about…

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…

POPPED – Prescription Opioid Prevention Through Pre-Professional Education & Discussion

Developed by SOPHE/CDC 2017-18 Unintentional Injury Prevention Fellow Brandon Horvath, MPH, the POPPED curriculum is designed to increase awareness about the opioid epidemic and initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. Health professional students at Thomas Jefferson University showed significant increases in both knowledge and awareness about the opioid…

LINCS health literacy discussion listserv

This listserv operates in partnership with the LINCS Basic Skills Resource Collection, Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Kent State University, to provide an on-going professional development forum where literacy practitioners, healthcare providers, health educators, researchers, policymakers, and others can discuss health literacy needs, goals and strategies