Are you a health educator who is working to help support the goals of the Affordable Care Act i.e. increasing access, improving health, and decreasing costs?
For example, are you:
- Assisting in your community or organization in health insurance enrollment and/or use of their health insurance benefits?
- Working in or with your hospital’s community benefits department to help coordinate patient and community health education?
- Conducting research related to the ACA, health education and public health?
- Organizing a worksite wellness program and assisting with corporate aims to improve employee wellness?
SOPHE, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Education & Health Promotion Section want to hear from you! We are collecting qualitative data about the important contributions that Health Education Specialists are making to improve the health of all people post healthcare reform. These powerful stories and examples will be useful in our efforts to educate policymakers, employers, the public and other stakeholders about health educator’s contributions. Please share your story by clicking on the following Google doc.
If you submit your story by February 15th, 2016 you will be entered for a chance to win a copy of SOPHE’s Health Education Tools of the Trade 3: Tools for Enhancing Your Professional Development (E-book version). If you can't make the deadline, please know we will continue to accept stories after this date.
Someone from SOPHE, APHA PHEHP, or NCHEC will follow up with you to obtain additional information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Cicily Hampton at CHampton@SOPHE.org.