3058.0 Credentialing : Preparing public health practitioners

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The importance of quality assurance and the promotion of standards for professional practice of health educators are evidenced in the creditialing efforts aimed at preparing public health practitioners. This session provides up-to-date information on these efforts as well as how standards are adapted into practice.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe and discuss the merits of credentialing efforts for the professional preparation of health educators. 2. Discuss the benefits and challenges for academic institutions in adopting professional preparation standards.

Health Educator Job Analysis Project: A model of health education practice
Beth Chaney, PhD, CHES, Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES, Melissa A. Rehrig, MPH CHES and M. Elaine Auld, MPH,CHES
Current status and future plans for undergraduate public/community health education program accreditation
M. Elizabeth Miller, PhD(c), RD, LD, David Birch, PhD and Randall Cottrell, DEd, MCHES
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES): The long awaited advanced credential
Beth Chaney, PhD, MCHES, Melissa A. Rehrig, MPH CHES, Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES and Deborah A. Fortune, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion