Health education is a social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities. Health education is the development of individual, group, institutional, community and systemic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behavior. The purpose of health education is to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities as well as the living and working conditions that influence their health.
Who are the health education specialists? The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has releases a video showcasing the various roles, work settings, specialized training, and valuable contributions of health education specialists to enhancing the quality of life for all. The video can be viewed below:
CHES is Certified Health Education Specialists and MCHES is the Master Certified Health Education Specialists. The following video illustrates the various roles CHES and MCHES have within various sectors, such as business and industry and healthcare settings.
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