Careers Service Social Services

Health Educator

Career description:

Health educators teach individuals and communities how to live healthier lifestyles. They instruct them on nutrition and the avoidance of unhealthy activities like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. A health educator’s goal is to provide people with tools that allow them to avoid developing life-threatening health issues.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Provide health and wellness education. Plan and implement programs and treatments specifically designed to address the patient’s needs
  • Evaluate, design, present, recommend, and disseminate culturally appropriate health education information and materials
  • “Perform intakes on new and re-enrolling adults in various programs
  • Facilitate classes according to the organization’s guidelines
  • Maintain patient logs of all who are scheduled for procedures
  • Consult with physicians and staff regarding related health education services
  • Present information effectively to diverse audiences

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Apprise Counselor, Community Health Outreach Worker, Community Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Program Representative (Community Health Program Rep), Community Health Promoter, Community Health Worker (CHW), Community Nutrition Educator, HIV CTS Specialist (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Counseling and Testing Services Specialist)