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HEALTH EDUCATORJOB ANALYSIS - 2010A Cooperative Project of theAmerican Association for Health Education, National Commission for HealthEducation Credentialing, and Society for Public Health EducationDate: February 8, 2010(888) 624-3248 ext 11Contact: Melissa RehrigEmail:[email protected]Health Educator Job Analysis 2010Update Role and Responsibilities of Health Education SpecialistsWhitehall, PA -- The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), the American Association for HealthEducation (AAHE), and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) are pleased toannounce the findings of the Health Educator Job Analysis 2010 (HEJA-2010). The study results have implications forprofessional preparation, credentialing, and professional development of all health education specialists regardless of thesetting in which they are employed.HEJA-2010 was undertaken to validate the contemporary practice of entry- and advanced-level health educationspecialists; to guide the development of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and the newly announcedMaster Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) examinations; to report on changes in health education practicesince the last major job analysis study more than 5 years ago; and to inform professional preparation and continuingeducation of health education specialists.The Professional Examination Service, a nonprofit credentialing andcompetency assurance organization, was contracted to complete the 18-month project.Based on extensive data gathered and analyzed through qualitative and quantitative methods from June 2008 to

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