Basic Job Description:
Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. May also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
1) Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services, and to develop goals for meeting needs.
2) Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.
3) Develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations.
4) Develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services.
5) Develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys.
6) Prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters.
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7) Provide guidance to agencies and organizations in the assessment of health education needs, and in the development and delivery of health education programs.
8) Provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, and/or maintaining program-related web sites.
9) Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
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10) Develop and maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community agencies.
11) Develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.
12) Document activities, recording information such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted.
13) Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
14) Supervise professional and technical staff in implementing health programs, objectives, and goals.
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Holland / RIASEC Career Code: S-E-I SOC: 21-1091.00