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To provide cost-effective health promotion and disease prevention programs to help large numbers of people achieve optimal lifespan with high quality of health.


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5.0 Category I (includes 2.5 advanced) CECHs

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Continuing Education Self-Study Course

Become a Very Good Resource on Health Reform

Continuing Education Self-study Course with reading and audio of actual congressional bills and summaries and take the 15-question TF and multiple choice post-test. ($19.99, for 5 credit hours, click here to view Fees (refundable) and Register)

  • Easy and convenient, no deadline to start or complete, study when and where you prefer
  • Use actual bills and summaries from the Government Printing Office, Library of Congress and Congress Congressional Research Service
  • Be guided through an easier process of reading and/or listening to actual text
  • Study Guide (key document with instructions, objectives, assignments, helpful hints, PDF)
  • Goal: Meet Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Responsibility VI to serve as a health education resource and (1) use health-related information resources, (2) respond to requests for health information, (3) select resource materials for dissemination and (4) establish consultative relationships.
  • Objectives:
    • Describe the legislative process
    • List major sections, divisions, titles and subsection fo bills
    • State purpose and definitions of protections, standards, benefit plans, insurance exchange, shared responsibility
    • Explain the national prevention and wellness strategy
    • Find information you need to be a resource (CHES Responsibility VI)
  • NCHEC Participant Course Evaluation Summary (PDF, from social marketing self-study course)
    • Overall Quality of Course: 4.8 (1 = Very Poor, 5 = Excellent)

Course Materials, Resources, Guides, Examples

Fees and Registration

Need for the Course

The news indicates that the public may be relying on others to interpret and explain health reform, and has not read much of the text of bills. Additionally, a survey of health educators indicates that most have not looked at the bills. The health educators who feel they are good or very good health education resources on health reform have spent an average of 4.5 hours reviewing actual bills and have done key word searches to find information in the bills.

Health Education Partners is a designated provider (SSP3235) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). This course has been reviewed and approved 5.0 Category I CHEC for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) in health Education.

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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 fo 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.