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Jim Grizzell, MBA, MA
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Master Certified Health Education Specialist #2670
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist #17
30 years of health and wellness experience


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

Health Links

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

Healthy People 2020 National Health Goals

Healthy People 2010 National Health Goals


Passion and Compassion

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NCHEC Provider # MEP3305 and CDR #HE005
Category 1  CHES/MCHES and RD/DTR Continuing Education Credit Hours
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Continuing Education Online Self-Study Courses

- Study Guide and study materials available online, low cost, easy, convenient, no deadlines, start and study when you want to study, objectives match CHES/MCHES competencies -

Prevent Gun Violence: Use the Public Health Approach & Evidence-Based Strategies (14.0 CECH/CPE hours, includes 6.0 MCHES/advanced, $38). Learn about the strategies implemented, how to determine and find evidence-based ones to implement, Supreme Court decision on laws that are permissible, and allies and opponents.

Leading Health Indicators 8.0 CECH/hours, includes 4.0 advanced, $30, covers the smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and action to address them.

The National Prevention Strategy 7.0 CECH/hours, includes 2 advanced, $30, covers the unprecedented opportunity to shift the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention.

Implement Healthy People 2020 (10.5 CECH/hours, includes 7 advanced, $30, comprehensively covers the recently launched Healthy People 2020 materials to understand, implement and marketing Healthy People 2020

  • Six Companion courses to Implement Healthy People 2020 ($5 of each course fee goes to the Community Tool Box)

Health Reform II: the Final Bills Signed into Law (7.0 CECH/hours, 3 advanced hours, $25)

Social Marketing: Health Promotion Planning Using the Social Marketing Approach  (10.5 CECH, includes 4.5 advanced hours, $30)

Health Impact Assessment: Assess Effects of Policies, Projects and Programs (6.5 CECH/hours, 3 advanced hours, $25)

The New Government Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (6.0 CECH/hours, 3 advanced hours, $25)

Healthy People 2020: Get Ready to Use Healthy People 2020 (covers development of HP2020) (5.0 CECH/hours, 2 advanced hours, $25)

Social Marketing Overview (2.0 CECH/hours, 1 advanced hour, $10)

Health Marketing: Commercial Marketing Strategies to Improve Health (5.0 CECH/hours, 2.5 advanced, $25)

Become a Very Good Health Education Resource Person on Health Reform (covers history of health reform and bills leading up to the final passed bills) (5.0 CECH/hours, 2.5 advanced, $19.99)

Easy Registration from each Course Page (looks like this on each course page)

  • Self-Study Course Fee: $xx (refundable within 60-days of sign-up)
    • Online registration using PayPal via debit/credit card or check
    • After payment you can click to print a receipt. Be sure to click on the Return to Merchant button to get guidelines to complete the course efficiently

  • Registration using check or money order, download and print registration form
  • Thank you for signing up web page

Easy and convenient, no deadline to start or complete, study when and where you prefer

Study Guides: key document to help you efficiently complete the course. Includes instructions, objectives, assignments, helpful hints, PDF)

Goals and Objectives: Each course has specific learning goals and objectives related to CHES competencies.

NCHEC Participant Course Evaluation Summary (PDF, from social marketing self-study course)

Overall Quality of Course: 4.8 (1 = Very Poor, 5 = Excellent)

Continuing Education Self-study Courses with +/- 0.5 hours of reading assignments per total course units often with and audio files (mp3). Hours were determined using average reading speeds of 250 words per minute. Take TF, multiple choice and short answer post-tests.
($8 to $30 for each 2 to 10.5 credit hour courses, click here to view registration process)


Health Education Partners is a designated provider (MEP #3305) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)..

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Quality Indicators of Distance Education

  • Student-teacher interaction
  • Prompt feedback
  • Student support services
  • Program evaluation and assessment
  • Clear analysis of audience
  • Documented technology plan to ensure quality
  • Institutional support and institutional resources
  • Course structure guidelines
  • Active learning techniques
  • Respect diverse ways of learning
  • Faculty support services
  • Strong rational for distance education the correlates to the mission of the institution
  • Appropriate tools and media
  • Reliability and technology
  • Implementation of guidelines for course development and review of instructional materials

Chaney, B. Eddy, J. Dorman, S., Glessner, L., Green, B., Lara-Alecio, R. A primer on quality indicators of distance education. Health Promotion Practice OnlineFirst. Oct. 9, 2007.


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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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