Health Educator

Health educators present information about how to improve health, prevent disease, and modify behaviors to individual patients as well as community groups. Health educators create and write educational materials, conduct meetings, and plan informative programs.

Specializations

School health educators — teaches personal hygiene and the impacts of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

Community health educators — uses employers, media, and workshops to send the message of prevention and wellness.

Public health educators — works with public health issues as liaison between governmental agencies and the public.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Health educators partner with community organizations, hospitals, clinics, schools, government agencies, and businesses which require frequent visits and phone calls to set up health education programming based on a needs assessment. Subjects of programs can include tobacco cessation, cultural diversity in health care, healthy living styles, and even pollution protection in a factory.

 

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