The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 7th Edition
This companion guide is based on the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis-2015 and includes updated and validated Competencies and Sub-competencies at the entry-and advanced-level. This publication is an excellent resource to assist in studying for the revised MCHES® examination effective April 2016. Additionally, the publication can be used to assess health education knowledge. Instructors in professional preparation programs may find the format and organization of this book to be a useful supplement to textbooks and classroom lectures. Employers can encourage their employees to use this book as a tool to determine whether additional professional development in specific areas is needed.
The content of this publication reflects consensus about a common core of professional preparation leading to entry-level practice as a health educator. This publication should not be used in place of primary sources, but rather as a supplemental tool for identifying areas of practice that may require further study using nationally recognized scholarly references. Studying for the MCHES® exam should not be limited to this study guide. The puchase of this companion guide is optional, and is not a requirement to sit for the MCHES® examination.
**Note: Includes Advanced-Level MCHES® material and Practice Exams for both CHES® and MCHES®
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**Note Includes Advanced-Level MCHES® material and Practice Exams for both the CHES® and MCHES® exams
A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2015
The new publication, A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2015, includes the latest Responsibilities, Competencies, and Sub-competencies that are essential to contemporary health education/promotion practice. The book contains descriptions of the processes, outcomes, and related materials of the psychometric study of the Health Education Specialists Practice Analysis (HESPA) project. The HESPA model is designed for use by those in the health education/promotion profession as a framework for professional preparation, credentialing, and professional development.
The updated model consists of 258 Sub-competencies, organized into 36 Competencies within 7 major Areas of Responsibility. Of the Sub-competencies, 141 (54.7%) were validated as entry-level practice, 117 were validated as advanced-level practice only. The publication is an essential resource for health education students, college and university faculty, health education practitioners and employers, professional development providers, leaders of professional credentialing and program accreditation, and policy makers and funding agencies.
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A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2015: eBook
Questions on how to download eBooks, and what software you may need to do so can be found HERE. By purchasing this eBook, you agree NOT to reproduce any part of the publication, including the practice questions, or transmit it in any form without written permission of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Resources for Preparing to Take the MCHES Examination
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of study materials. Please refer to your own notes from coursework as well as other relevant resources from the health education field.
- Anspaugh, D. J., & Ezell, G. (2010). Teaching today’s health (9th ed). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.
- Bensley, R. J., & Brookins-Fisher, J. (Eds.) (2009). Community health education methods: A practical guide (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J. T., & McKenzie, J. F. (2012). Principles and foundations of health promotion and education (5th ed.). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.
- Doyle, E., Ward, S., & Oomen-Early, J. (2010). The process of community health education and promotion (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.
- Friis, R. H., & Sellers, T. A. (2010). Epidemiology for public health practice, (4th ed. ). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Gilbert, G. G., Sawyer, R. G., & McNeill, E.B. (2015) Health education: Creating strategies for school and community health (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Gilmore, G. D.(2012). Needs and capacity assessment strategies for health promotion and health education (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Glanz, K., Rimer, B. K, & Viswanath, K. (2008). Health behavior and health education – Theory, research, and practice (4th Ed.). Jossey-Bass.
- Goodson, P. (2010). Theory in health promotion research and practice: Thinking outside the box. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
- Green, L. W., & Kreuter, M. W. (2005). Health program planning: An educational and ecological approach (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
- Harris, M. (2010). Evaluating public and community health programs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Johnson, J. A., & Breckon, D. A. (2007). Managing health education and health promotion programs: Leadership skills for the 21st Century (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- McKenzie, J. F., Neiger, B. L., & Thackeray, R. (2013). Planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs: A primer (6th ed.). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. (Program planning)
- Neutens, J. J., & Rubinson, L., (2014). Research techniques for the health sciences. (4th ed). San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.
- Perez, Miguel A., Luquis, Raffy R. (2014). Cultural competence in health education and health promotion. Jossey-Bass Publishers.