NCHEC is working with other leaders in the Health Education profession to examine major challenges of advancing health education specialist in ACA implementation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 created a roadmap for exciting new opportunities in primary prevention and chronic disease management service delivery systems.
Health education specialists are well positioned to contribute to ACA’s goals of improving quality, controlling health care costs, and improved population health. However, challenges exist in terms of widespread recognition of the health education specialist as a distinct occupational classification and their capacities. On May 21, 2015, a dozen leaders from NCHEC, the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), and the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Education & Health Promotion Section (APHA-PHEHP) met in Washington, DC to examine the major challenges of advancing health education specialists (HES) in ACA implementation.
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