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Program Goals and Objectives

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Community Health Education Program Goals:

The goal of the proposed UIW CHED Program is to prepare professional health educators to provide effective health education services based on the seven areas of responsibility with their competencies and sub-competencies as set by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (Appendix B) these areas of responsibility include:

  • Assess needs, assets, and capacity for health education
  • Plan health education
  • Implement a plan of action
  • Conduct evaluation and research related to health education
  • Administer and manage health education
  • Serve as a health education resource person
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education.

Community Health Education Program Objectives:

Upon the completion of the Community Health Education Program graduates will be able to:

  • Assess individual and community needs at the entry level
  • Plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs at the entry level
  • Implement health education strategies, interventions, and programs at the entry level
  • Conduct evaluations and research related to health education at the entry level
  • Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs at the entry level
  • Serve as health education resource person at the entry level
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education at the entry level
  • Incorporate basic bio statistical knowledge and skills into practice
  • Incorporate basic epidemiologic knowledge and skills into practice
  • Incorporate basic environmental health knowledge and skills into practice
  • Incorporate basic health services administration knowledge and skills into practice
  • Incorporate a holistic approach to include cultural and spiritual components in professional practice