Community Health Education

We have detected that you are using Internet Explorer 7, a browser version that is not supported by this website. The health education standards and performance indicators for grades prekindergarten through 12 are included in the Maine Learning Results. Through this onsite learning experience, students will engage with other public health professionals and train for the public health workforce. It also addresses innovations in healthcare education and other technology enhanced learning strategies to develop your educator practice. These choices revolve around alco­hol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual behavior (abstinence, prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases); driving; risk-taking behavior; and stress management. Instruction guided by the health education standards will help students make better decisions about their health.

The Allied Health Program prepares graduating students for admission to professional schools, such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Optometry, Health Care Administration, or Nursing. The health gap, regrettably prevails in the world, decreases life expectancy, the quality of life and undermines the countries economies. The State Board of Education approved the South Carolina Academic Standards for Health and Safety Education on July 8, 2009.

The transcript will be accepted if it reflects 25 semester hours or 37 quarter hours in health education preparation and covers the 7 responsibilities covered in the framework. In 1978, Helen Cleary, the president of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) started the process of certification of health educators.

Students focus on health behaviors, environmental influences, health policy, and economic and health care system issues in health promotion and disease prevention. They help companies meet occupational health and safety regulations, work with the media, and identify community health resources for employees. The course is mapped to AoME standards and COPDEND standards for doctors and dentists to use as evidence for continuing professional development. Prior to this, there was no certification for individual health educators, with exception to the licensing for school health educators. This course focuses on the role of health education and communication in the practice of health education and public health. This course presents an overview of the basic concepts of environmental health.

Health education is still needed in Poland, but the factor of what is actually available, especially in rural areas, and what is affordable affects the decisions more than what is healthy. Students study advanced epidemiologic methods used in surveillance, outbreak investigation, screening, and epidemiologic measures, and apply these methods to relevant public health issues.