Online Program

Curricula Alignment with the Updated Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis Results

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Kerry Redican, PhD, MPH, MSPH, CHES, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Miguel A. Perez, PhD, Department of Public Health, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
Ellen Edmonds, Ph.D., MCHES, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) partnered to conduct the Health Education Specialists Practice Analysis (HESPA) with the purpose of both updating and validating the contemporary practice expectations for both entry and advanced-level health education specialists. The  Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)  examinations are in the process of being revised to reflect the HESPA competencies. To that end, undergraduate and graduate health education curricula needs to be evaluated to determine compliance with HESPA competencies and address gaps.  This presentation will focus on strategies to map the HESPA competencies at the undergraduate and graduate course level of analysis. This mapping process will help in confirming the relationships between the Areas of Responsibility and outcomes.  At the end of the session, participants will be able to explain HESPA results and resulting curriculum alignment.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Explain a process to align undergraduate and graduate health education curricula with HESPA competencies. Describe methods to verify fidelity of undergraduate and graduate health education curricula to Areas of Responsibility and outcomes.

Keyword(s): Certification, Curricula

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was part of a team who developed an approach to align curricula to HESPA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.