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.
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.
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.