HEA 249 Health Educator Newletter Assignment This assignment asks you to research certain facets within our field and create an Employment Newsletter for
Your Newsletter should include the following subtitles and content:
1. Newsletter Title (5 points)
Make sure your newsletter has a title. Even better if it’s catchy!
2. Where Do Health Educators Work? (10 points)
List Six (6) organizations (anywhere in the United States) where health educators are employed. Include 1)
name of organization 2) physical location of organization 3) a 1- to 2-sentence description of what each
3. A Day in the Life of a Health Educator (10 points)
For two (2) of these organizations, list the job responsibilities for the health educator.
4. Upcoming Conferences (10 points)
List three (3) upcoming national conferences that health educators can attend in 2020-2021. For each
conference, include: a) name of conference, b) date(s) and location of the conference, c) conference theme,
and d) registration deadline. NOTE: Do NOT list conferences that don’t make sense for health educators to
attend (e.g. conferences meant for medical doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses, etc.). Points will be deducted if
you do so! HEA 249 Health Educator Newletter Assignment
5. New Developments (15 points)
In 200 words, describe one development in the news that would impact health educators, for example, a new
law or regulation (or a rollback of regulations), a national initiative or local program that has been successful, or
recent political actions (or inaction) by the new administration.
6. Salary Update (10 points)
List the average salary (national) of a health educator. Cite your source (not just a web link!) Make sure
your source is valid (and not second-hand reporting from, for instance, a news website or other business
website). HEA 249 Health Educator Newletter Assignment
7. Becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) (20 points)
a. Briefly discuss 3 benefits of obtaining CHES certification.
b. List the criteria one must meet in order to take the CHES exam.
c. Briefly describe three factoids about the CHES that you have learned through your research.
(HINT: A good place to start is www.nchec.org)
8. Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention (20 points)
a. Present 5 meaningful statistics related to the issue of sexual assault.
b. Describe 5 strategies someone can use to help or protect a loved one from sexual assault.
c. Provide 5 resources for health educators who want to learn more about this topic. Don’t simply list
the name of an agency (without a way to contact them) or a web link (without telling us what the web
link is for). Make sure to give enough information for each resource you provide (e.g. name of
agency, website, hotline #, etc.) so that a health educator reading your newsletter could follow up with
this resource. HEA 249 Health Educator Newletter Assignment