What is a Certified Health Education Specialist?
According to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, a health education specialist is someone who teaches behaviors that promote wellness. A good specialist is someone who also lives out the behaviors they teach. A health education specialist is involved in their community and circle of influence and develops and implements strategies to help improve health outcomes. The work of a health education specialist is designed to complement the knowledge, skills and abilities of healthcare providers, policy makers and human resource personnel. Health educators are trained to address health needs through the planning and implementation of health education programs, assessing and evaluating health data and outcomes, and encouraging healthy lifestyles through improved lifestyles, policies and environments.
What are the benefits of working with a health coach?
- A health coach can encourage and develop a plan for you and your family to live healthier lives.
- A health coach can help you focus on your personal pursuit of the prevention of illness and disease.
- A health coach can help reduce the cost of premature death and disability through the consistent application of healthy behaviors.
- A health coach can help reduce the financial burden of medical treatments for lifestyle related diseases. (ie, stress, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, physical inactivity)