Public Health Education Section
In May of 2006 the PHAN Board approved the addition of a Public Health Education Section. The PHE Section will provide opportunities for those involved in health and wellness education to network, share resources and ideas, determine training and funding needs, as well as strengthen collaborative efforts between the State and local health departments and other organizations in Nebraska.
Public Health Education Contacts
Jen Janousek – Co-Chair
Lea Pounds – Co-Chair
WHO BELONGS TO THE Public Health Education SECTION?
Our members include health education and promotion professionals working in public health departments, local non-profits, educational settings and healthcare systems.
WHAT DOES THE Public Health Education SECTION DO?
Our section members network, share ideas and resources, and promote the importance of public health education in a variety of settings.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE Public Health SECTION?
Download a membership application. Print the form, fill out and mail to PHAN.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE Public Health SECTION?
- Networking and exchanging resources with your peers
- Providing input into Section activities
- Discounts at PHAN activities
- Taking a lead in important issues
Tools & Resources
PHE Section Scheduled Meetings
Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Public Health Education Section Members will receive meeting information.
Download the Public Health Education Flyer
Guide to Community Preventive Services
A new guide to preventive services launched is the most comprehensive effort of its type undertaken by federal health agencies, according to federal officials. It may become an invaluable resource for public health organizations and the medical community in attempting to identify effective strategies for improving the health of the public and individual patients. Available in its entirety on the Internet at http://www.thecommunityguide.org, the guide is expected to provide long-needed guidance for public health officials who must make difficult decisions about how and where to invest scarce monetary and human resources. It is also more user-friendly than the materials that public health officials and workers have had access to in the past, which have generally been issued as individual, topic-specific guidelines.
Take some time to watch the videos and check out The Community Guide Website.
Kelly Heithold, Community Health Specialist with Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, has been a member of this organization in the past and recommends this organization as an excellent resource.
NACDD’s New Competency Assessment Tool Introduced
The NACDD Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce the development of a new workforce development tool, the Competency Assessment Tool for Teams, which enables chronic disease program staff to assess the proficiency of current and prospective team members across the range of skills and knowledge specific to their program or project team.
The Competencies Assessment Tool can be used to:
- Identify the competency domains relevant to the team and its work.
- Assess the strengths and areas for improvement of team members.
- Identify where growth of current members or recruitment of new members is needed to facilitate outcome achievement.
- Identify learning opportunities for team members.
The Competency Assessment Tool for Teams is currently available for download on the website, www.chronicdisease.org. For additional information, please contact Marcia Noble, NACDD Professional Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short Video on Heart Attacks
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