ERIC Number: ED464265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Health Education Specialist: A Study Guide for Professional Competence. Fourth Edition.
Hayden, Joanna, Ed.
This document is intended to help health educators prepare for certification as a certified health education specialist (CHES). The study guide begins with a brief introduction and a self-assessment instrument that allows individuals to evaluate their skill in 27 competencies related to the following generic areas of responsibility in which CHES are expected to demonstrate competence: (1) assessing individual and community needs for health education; (2) planning effective health education programs; (3) implementing health education programs; (4) evaluating the effectiveness of health education programs; (5) coordinating provision of health education services; (6) acting as a resource person in health education; and (7) communicating health and health education needs, concerns, and resources. Chapters 1-7 each examine one of the generic areas of responsibility. Each chapter contains some or all of the following items: a discussion of the nature and purpose of the specific responsibility; examples of execution of the specific responsibility in community, health care, school, and workplace settings; definitions of key terms; and definitions of related competencies and guidelines for developing and demonstrating them. The following items are appended: the code of ethics for the health education profession; information on construction of the health education specialist examination; and practice questions. (Contains 116 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Behavioral Objectives, Certification, Colleges, Communication Skills, Community Programs, Competence, Competency Based Education, Coordination, Definitions, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employment Qualifications, Ethics, Glossaries, Guidelines, Health Education, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Job Skills, Mastery Tests, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Health, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Study Guides, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Universities
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., 944 Marcon Blvd. Ste. 310, Allentown PA 18109 ($36). Tel: 888-624-3248 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-813-0727 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nhee.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Allentown, PA.