Community Health Education

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What is Community Health Education?

Community health education is a theory-driven process that promotes health and prevents disease within populations. Those who study community health learn how to design and implement programs that promote health and prevent disease within certain target populations in the community. If you enjoy helping people and have an interest in the health field, community health may be the field for you.

  • Collaborative Efforts - developing community-based programs
  • Health Promotion - developing low literate, culturally appropriate materials, curricula and awareness campaigns
  • Evaluation and Research - designing data collection tools to measure program processes and outcomes using quantitative and qualitative methods and reporting for multiple audiences
  • Training and Staff Development - designing and conducting training for diverse audiences including clinicians, professional staff, community groups, parents and youth
  • Resources for Health Professionals - developing monographs, white papers, literature reviews, research articles and developing continuing education for the web

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Related Major Skills

Ability to teach / train Explaining ideas clearly
Writing and presenting Decision making
Organization Planning
Dealing with parents or guardians Lesson planning
Summarizing ideas Detailed oriented
Flexibility Team player
Creativity Computer skills

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Job & Internship Search Links

Public Health Career Action Center

APHA Career Website

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US Dept of Health and Human Services: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Association of Schools of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Carolinas Health Care System

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AAHPERD Career Website http://www.aahperd.org/careers/

Mission Health (Asheville, NC)

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Department of Health and Human Services Career Information

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Professional Association Links

American Public Health Association

National Association of County and City Health Officials

World Health Organization

Society for Public Health Education

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