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Healthy People 2030: Call for Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. The public comment period has been open since December 3, 2018 and closes at 5pm Eastern, Thursday January 17, 2019. I sincerely hope you have seen these and commented as a health education professional.

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/About-Healthy-People/Development-Healthy-People-2030/Public-CommentYou may need to copy and paste this link into your browser.


The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., has commented on behalf of health education specialists as follows (as of January 14, 2019):

PHI-2030-07

Increase the proportion of local public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel.

In addition to the core competencies for Public Health Professionals, the Health Education Specialists Practice Analysis core competencies are essential for public health education. See https://www.nchec.org/responsibilities-and-competencies. These responsibilities and competencies have been refined and re-verified by four previous health education practice analysis studies and are required for recertification for the more the more than 15,000 certified health education specialists who work daily to improve the nations’ health.

PHI-2030-R03

Increase use of core competencies and discipline-specific competencies to drive workforce development efforts.

The Health Education Specialists Practice Analysis core competencies are essential for public health education. See https://www.nchec.org/responsibilities-and-competencies. These responsibilities and competencies are included in many job requirements and have been refined and re-verified by four previous health education practice analysis studies. They required for recertification for the more the more than 15,000 certified health education specialists who work daily to improve the nations’ health.

PHI-2030-R05

Monitor the education of the public health workforce - degrees conferred, schools and programs of public health and related disciplines, and curricula.

The Health Education and Promotion Program serves as a centralized source of information regarding institutions of higher education that offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in Health Education and Promotion.   This is a web-based directory created in order to enable faculty, prospective students, researchers, employers, and others to access information about professional preparation programs in Health Education and Promotion, as well as data on the number and location of programs, the program’s accreditation status, the number of graduates, and more. See https://www.healtheddirectory.org/. This should be used as baseline data.


NCHEC encourages health education specialists to visit the HP2030 link here: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/About-Healthy-People/Development-Healthy-People-2030/Public-Comment and comment for anything that applies to your work and area of expertise. The deadline is fast approaching (Thursday January 17, 2019).

Posted by Jessica Wessner at 9:00 AM
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