Health education is an integral part of public health. Health educators provide information and resources to individuals and communities in an effort to promote, maintain and improve health lifestyles.
Important issues addressed by Health Educators include:
- Substance abuse
- Physical activity
- Chronic disease
Health educators are responsible for collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of researching, designing and presenting preventative health care programs. These individuals are involved in local coalitions in order to create partnerships to address concerns and issues that affect the health of communities. Health Educators are often responsible for writing educational material, newsletters, public information reports and grant proposals. They specialize in various areas that include clinical health, public health, community health, industrial health and school health.
The main objective for a health educator is to prevent disease and promote health lifestyles through knowledge and behavior change.
Health education presentations and available publications are offered free of charge to the public.
For more information, please call the Ottawa County Health Department at 918-540-2481.
Sean Bridges, Health Educator