The Health Education Division of the Hamilton County Health Department strives to improve attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in order to enhance the health of the county's residents. The Health Education Division currently employs 2 Certified Health Education Specialists to provide the following services to the community. The health educator can be contacted at 317-776-8500 to answer questions during regular office hours.
The Health Education Division has internship opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students majoring in public health, community health or health education. The student must be a junior or senior standing and must have completed a program development course. For more information about the internships opportunities, please contact the Health Department a 317-776-8500.
Health Education is a social science that draws from biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical science to promote and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven, voluntary behavior change activities.
Services & Duties
Assess individual and community needs
Controversial health topics
Develop education materials
Encourage healthy behavior
Evaluate health education programs
Implement health education programs
Manage health education programs
Plan health education programs
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are those who have met the standards of quality established by National Commission for Health Education Credentialing by successfully passing the CHES examination. The CHES designation after a health educator's name is 1 indication of professional competency.