Discussion 4: Health promotion contributions
Describe the health promotion contributions of a health agency that provides direct health promotion/health education services to the public at the local level.
You may choose a government agency (i.e. County of San Diego Department of Health and Human Services Safe for Baby Program), non-profit (i.e. American Heart Association San Diego Chapter), medical care organization (i.e. San Ysidro Health Centers), educational organization (i.e. Student Health Services at San Diego State Univeristy), business or industry (i.e. worksite wellness program at Johnson&Johnson).
You may be able to obtain the required information from reviewing their website, but a phone call or in-person informational interview may be necessary.
Provide a summary of the type of work that the agency does.
Who is their target audience/priority population?
What are their funding streams?
How many employees do they have?
What is the make-up of education employees/educational levels/mix of clinician and non-clinician? Are they employees or contractors?
What are their top 3 topics of interest/target behaviors? Why those issues are important (use evidence-based literature to back this up)? What is the mix of clinicians and non-clinicians and what are their educational levels? Do they work for you or do you hire them?
What are their top three areas of interest or behaviors they want to change? Why are those issues important (back this up with evidence from the literature)?
Can you find any marketing or publicity materials for programs? • What methods or techniques do they use to offer activities that promote health?
Can you find any publicity/marketing materials related to programs? • What techniques/methods do they use to provide health promotion activities?
Are there any job postings for a Health Education Specialist (note that the title may be Health Educator, Program Manager, Outreach Worker, etc)? What are the qualifications?
Would this organization be a viable option for employment for a graduate of National University’s Community Health Education Program? Paper requirements:
Papers should be 5 pages in length (excluding reference section and title page), 12-font, and double spaced • Submit word document , no pdf file please.
Provide references i.e. websites, any personal communication. Any kind o books used in to support the content should be used.
Must follow APA guidelines for citing references and in text citation as needed.