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ERIC Number: EJ1153611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
Advocacy Practices in Ohio MCHES and CHES Health Educators
Van Wasshenova, Emily; Mahas, Rachel; Everhart, F. Jeannine; Thompson, Amy; Boardley, Debra
Health Educator, v47 n2 p20-27 Fall 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the type and level of public policy involvement and perceptions regarding public policy involvement of Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) registered in Ohio. A four-page instrument was mailed to a population sample of 385 CHES and MCHES Health Educators registered in Ohio from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) database. A three-wave mailing procedure resulted in a 45.7% response rate. Almost half of the health educators indicated they had not participated in activities to influence public policy in the past two years. Voting was the most frequent public policy activity (94.6%). These findings demonstrate an opportunity for professional health organizations to influence members and provide training and resources so that they can become more active public policy advocates. Organizations should tailor advocacy opportunities to the target population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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