Week 7 Discussion: Qualities of Effective Health Educators

What does it mean to be an effective health educator?

Educational attainment, credentialing, and work experience contribute to attributes of health educators in practice. However, might health educators possess additional unique attributes that make them strategically positioned to be more effective? As individuals, we all possess unique attributes and talent that contribute to success in specific areas of day-to-day life. Considering the attributes that you believe health educators should have may help you to identify those attributes that you already possess as well as identify potential areas to develop.

Post a description of three attributes that you believe effective educators should possess and explain why. Then explain how you would incorporate these attributes to become an effective provider of health education and why. Be specific and provide examples.

Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J. T., Seabert, D., Spear, C., & McKenzie, J. F. (2018). Principles and foundations of health promotion and education (7th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

  • Chapter 6, “The Health Education Specialist: Roles, Responsibilities, Certifications, and Advanced Study

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