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Jim Grizzell, MBA, MA, F-ACHA
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Master Certified Health Education Specialist #2670
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist #17
340 years of health education experience


Help professionals, individuals and groups use evidence-based cost-effective health promotion  and wellness programs to improve living, learning, working and playing conditions.

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Healthy People 2020 National Health Goals Draft Model from 2007 (pdf)

Healthy People 2020 National Health Goals

Healthy People 2010 National Health Goals



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8.0 Category I total hours for CHES and MCHES (includes 4.0 advanced-hours)
NCHEC Provider #100538
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Continuing Education Self-Study

Leading Health Indicators

Continuing Education Self-study Course with 8.5 hours of study assignments. Take the 18-question TF, multiple choice and short answer post-test. ($30, for total of 8.0 Category 1 continuing education credit hours (includes 4.0 hours linked to advanced-level sub-competencies, scroll down to view fees (refundable*) and register).

  • Easy and convenient: no deadline to complete, study when and where you prefer
  • Study Guide (click here to download pdf) This is the key document to help you efficiently complete the course. Includes instructions, objectives based on entry- and advanced-level competencies, assignments, helpful hints, (PDF). Download now to see what you will study and decide if this course is for you. 
  • Goal: Help health professionals and stakeholders understand the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy and, as partners, do actions recommended by the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council.
  • Objectives:
    • Participants will be able to provide expert assistance to -
      • State the vision, mission and overarching goals of Healthy People 2020
      • Describe the 12 topic areas and 26 indicators shown as objectives
      • Explain the development and framework of the LHIs
      • Analyze factors that foster or hinder the learning process and skill building
      • Use a variety of evidence-based resources and strategies
      • Use evidence-based research to develop policies to promote health
      • For each topic area explain its health impact, impact across the life stages, determinants, and relationships to disparities and disparities data
      • State LHI topic indicators, objectives, baselines, targets and target setting methods and data sources 
  • NCHEC Participant Course Evaluation Summary (PDF, from social marketing self-study course)
    • Overall Quality of Courses: 4.4  to 4.8 (1 = Very Poor, 5 = Excellent)

Fees and Registration

Need for the Course

The Leading Health Indicators are new and add to the opportunity to shift the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention. The smaller set of objectives give the public private, nonprofit  organizations and individuals methods to reduce preventable death, disease and disability in the US must know and understand to be able to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions.

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* Refund Policy

  • Full refund if payment was 1) electronic at the PayPal sign up link, 2) requested within 60 days of sign up and 3) completion certificate and credit hours not awarded
  • Partial refund (course fee less $10 processing fee) if:
    • 1) payment was electronic at the PayPal sign up link, 2) not requested within 60 days and 3) completion certificate with credit hours was not awarded or
    • 1) payment was not through PayPal (i.e., check, money order sent with printed registration form) and 2) completion certificate and credit hours were not awarded
  • No refund at anytime after signup with payment if a completion certificate and credit hours have been awarded
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