exploring Health Education in the 21st Century (Journal entry week2 )

exploring Health Education in the 21st Century (Journal entry week2 )
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Journal: Area 1 – Assess Needs, Assets, and Capacity for Health Education
This week, you will focus on Area 1 of the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators. Before you journal your thoughts related to this area of responsibility, reflect on how this area of responsibility may inform your personal and professional skills for health education practice. Consider that you may not have direct health education experience as a new professional in this area, but you may have experience from previous or current employment or practice.
Describe your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the Area 1 responsibility of health educators (assessing needs, assets and capacity) and explain why these represent strengths and/or weaknesses. Then identify potential opportunities for growth for this area of responsibility.
Explain steps that you might take to build your expertise in health education and for the development of competencies for your role as a health educator.
Explain how this area of responsibility might be reflected in your professional life.
Submit your Journal Entry by Day 3.
Health Educator’s Seven Areas of Responsibility Self-Assessment

Area of Responsibility I: Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 1.1.: Plan Assessment Process
1.1.1 Identify existing and needed resources to conduct assessments x
1.1.2 Identify stakeholders to participate in the assessment process x
1.1.3 Apply theories and models to develop assessment strategies x
1.1.4 Develop plans for data collection, analysis, and interpretation x
1.1.5 Engage stakeholders to participate in the assessment process x
1.1.6 Integrate research designs, methods, and instruments into assessment plan x
Competency 1.2: Access Existing Information and Data Related to Health I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
1.2.1 Identify sources of data related to health x
1.2.2 Critique sources of health information using theory and evidence from the literature x
1.2.3 Select valid sources of information about health x
1.2.4 Identify gaps in data using theories and assessment models x
1.2.5 Establish collaborative relationships and agreements that facilitate access to data x
1.2.6 Conduct searches of existing databases for specific health-related data
Competency 1.3: Collect Quantitative and/or Qualitative Data Related to Health I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
1.3.1 Collect primary and/or secondary data x
1.3.2 Integrate primary data with secondary data x
1.3.3 Identify data collection instruments and methods x
1.3.4 Develop data collection instruments and methods x
1.3.5 Train personnel and stakeholders regarding data collection x
1.3.6 Use data collection instruments and methods x
1.3.7 Employ ethical standards when collecting data x
Competency 1.4: Examine Relationships Among Behavioral, Environmental and Genetic Factors That Enhance or Compromise Health I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
1.4.1 Identify factors that influence health behaviors x
1.4.2 Analyze factors that influence health behaviors x
1.4.3 Identify factors that enhance or compromise health x
1.4.4 Analyze factors that enhance or compromise health x
Competency 1.5: Examine Factors That Influence the Learning Process I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
1.5.1 Identify factors that foster or hinder the learning process x
1.5.2 Analyze factors that foster or hinder the learning process x
1.5.3 Identify factors that foster or hinder attitudes and belief x
1.5.4 Analyze factors that foster or hinder attitudes and belief x
1.5.5 Identify factors that foster or hinder skill building x
1.5.6 Analyze factors that foster or hinder skill building x
Competency 1.6: Examine Factors That Enhance or Compromise the Process of Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
1.6.1 Determine the extent of available health education programs, interventions, and policies x
1.6.2 Assess the quality of available health education programs, interventions, and policies x
1.6.3 Identify existing and potential partners for the provision of health education x
1.6.4 Assess social, environmental, and political conditions that may impact health education x
1.6.5 Analyze the capacity for developing needed health education x
1.6.6 Assess the need for resources to foster health education x
Competency 1.7: Infer Needs for Health Education Based on Assessment Findings I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
1.7.1 Analyze assessment findings
1.7.2 Synthesize assessment findings
1.7.3 Prioritize health education needs
1.7.4 Identify emerging health education needs
1.7.5 Report assessment findings
Area of Responsibility II: Plan Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 2.1: Involve Priority Populations and Other Stakeholders in the Planning Process
2.1.1 Incorporate principles of community organization
2.1.2 Identify priority populations and other stakeholders
2.1.3 Communicate need for health education to priority populations and other stakeholders
2.1.4 Develop collaborative efforts among priority populations and other stakeholders
2.1.5 Elicit input from priority populations and other stakeholders
2.1.6 Obtain commitments from priority populations and other stakeholders
Competency 2.2: Develop Goals and Objectives I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
2.2.1 Use assessment results to inform the planning process x
2.2.2 Identify desired outcomes utilizing the needs assessment results x
2.2.3 Select planning model(s) for health education x
2.2.4 Develop goal statements x
2.2.5 Formulate specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-sensitive objectives x
2.2.6 Assess resources needed to achieve objectives x
Competency 2.3: Select or Design Strategies and Interventions I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
2.3.1 Assess efficacy of various strategies to ensure consistency with objectives x
2.3.2 Design theory-based strategies and interventions to achieve stated objectives x
2.3.3 Select a variety of strategies and interventions to achieve stated objectives x
2.3.4 Comply with legal and ethical principles in designing strategies and interventions x
2.3.5 Apply principles of cultural competence in selecting and designing strategies and interventions x
2.3.6 Pilot test strategies and interventions x
Competency 2.4: Develop a Scope and Sequence for the Delivery of Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
2.4.1 Determine the range of health education needed to achieve goals and objectives x
2.4.2 Select resources required to implement health education x
2.4.3 Use logic models to guide the planning process x
2.4.4 Organize health education into a logical sequence x
2.4.5 Develop a timeline for the delivery of health education
2.4.6 Analyze the opportunity for integrating health education into other programs x
2.4.7 Develop a process for integrating health education into other programs x
Competency 2.5: Address Factors That Affect Implementation I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
2.5.1 Identify factors that foster or hinder implementation x
2.5.2 Analyze factors that foster or hinder implementation x
2.5.3 Use findings of pilot to refine implementation plans as needed x
2.5.4 Develop a conducive learning environment x
Area of Responsibility III: Implement Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 3.1: Implement a Plan of Action
3.1.1 Assess readiness for implementation x
3.1.2 Collect baseline data x
3.1.3 Use strategies to ensure cultural competence in implementing health education plans x
3.1.4 Use a variety of strategies to deliver a plan of action x
s3.1.5 Promote plan of action x
3.1.6 Apply theories and models of implementation x
3.1.7 Launch plan of action x
Competency 3.2: Monitor Implementation of Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
3.2.1 Monitor progress in accordance with timeline x
3.2.2 Assess progress in achieving objectives x
3.2.3 Modify plan of action as needed x
3.2.4 Monitor use of resources x
3.2.5 Monitor compliance with legal and ethical principles x
Competency 3.3: Train Individuals Involved in Implementation of Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
3.3.1 Select training participants needed for implementation x
3.3.2 Identify training needs x
3.3.3 Develop training objectives x
3.3.4 Create training using best practices x
3.3.5 Demonstrate a wide range of training strategies x
3.3.6 Deliver training x
3.3.7 Evaluate training x
3.3.8 Use evaluation findings to plan future training x
Area of Responsibility IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 4.1: Develop Education/Research Plan
4.1.1 Create purpose statement x
4.1.2 Develop evaluation/research questions x
4.1.3 Assess feasibility of conducting evaluation/research x
4.1.4 Critique evaluation and research methods and findings found in the related literature x
4.1.5 Synthesize information found in the literature x
4.1.6 Assess the merits and limitations of qualitative and quantitative data collection for evaluation x
4.1.7 Asses the merits and limitations of qualitative and quantitative data collection for research x
4.1.8 Identify existing data collection instruments x
4.1.9 Critique existing data collection instruments for evaluation x
4.1.10 Critique existing data collection instruments for research x
4.1.11 Create a logic model to guide the evaluation process x
4.1.12 Develop data analysis plan for evaluation x
4.1.13 Develop data analysis plan for research x
4.1.14 Apply ethical standards in developing the evaluation/research plan x
Competency 4.2: Design Instruments to Collect I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
4.2.1 Identify useable questions from existing instruments x
4.2.2 Write new items to be used in data collection for evaluation x
4.2.3 Write new items to be used in data collection for research x
4.2.4 Establish validity of data collection instruments x
4.2.5 Establish reliability of data collection instruments x
Competency 4.3: Collect and Analyze Evaluation/Research Data I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
4.3.1 Collect data based on the evaluation/research plan x
4.3.2 Monitor data collection and management x
4.3.3 Analyze data using descriptive statistics x
4.3.4 Analyze data using inferential and/or advanced statistical methods x
4.3.5 Analyze data using qualitative methods x
4.3.6 Apply ethical standards in collecting and analyzing data x
Competency 4.4: Interpret Results of the Evaluation/Research I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
4.4.1 Compare results to evaluation/research questions x
4.4.2 Compare results to other findings x
4.4.3 Propose possible explanations of findings x
4.4.4 Identify possible limitations on findings x
4.4.5 Develop recommendations based on results
Competency 4.5: Apply findings from Evaluation/Research I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
4.5.1 Communicate findings to stakeholders
4.5.2 Evaluate feasibility of implementing recommendations from evaluation
4.5.3 Apply evaluation findings in policy analysis and program development
4.5.4 Disseminate research findings through professional conference presentations
Area of Responsibility V: Administer and Manage Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 5.1: Manage Fiscal Resources
5.1.1 Identify fiscal and other resources x
5.1.2 Prepare requests/proposals to obtain fiscal resources x
5.1.3 Develop budgets to support health education efforts x
5.1.4 Manage program budgets x
5.1.5 Prepare budget reports x
5.1.6 Demonstrate ethical behavior in managing fiscal resources x
Competency 5.2: Obtain Acceptance and Support for Programs I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
5.2.1 Use communication strategies to obtain program support x
5.2.2 Facilitate cooperation among stakeholders responsible for health education x
5.2.3 Prepare reports to obtain and/or maintain program support x
5.2.4 Synthesize data for purposes of reporting x
5.2.5 Provide support for individuals who deliver professional development opportunities x
5.2.6 Explain how program goals align with organizational structure, mission, and goals x
Competency 5.3: Demonstrate Leadership I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
5.3.1 Conduct strategic planning x
5.3.2 Analyze an organization’s culture in relationship to health education goals x
5.3.3 Promote collaboration among stakeholders x
5.3.4 Develop strategies to reinforce or change organizational culture to achieve health education goals x
5.3.5 Comply with existing laws and regulations x
5.3.6 Adhere to ethical standards of the profession x
5.3.7 Facilitate efforts to achieve organizational mission x
5.3.8 Analyze the need for a systems approach to change x
5.3.9 Facilitate needed changes to organizational cultures x
Competency 5.4: Manage Human Resources I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
5.4.1 Develop volunteer opportunities x
5.4.2 Demonstrate leadership skills in managing human resources x
5.4.3 Apply human resource policies consistent with relevant laws and regulations x
5.4.4 Evaluate qualifications of staff and volunteers needed for programs x
5.4.5 Recruit volunteers and staff x
5.4.6 Employ conflict resolution strategies x
5.4.7 Apply appropriate methods for team development x
5.4.8 Model professional practices and ethical behavior x
5.4.9 Develop strategies to enhance staff and volunteers’ career development x
5.4.10 Implement strategies to enhance staff and volunteers’ career development x
5.4.11 Evaluate performance of staff and volunteers x
Competency 5.5: Facilitate Partnerships in Support of Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
5.5.1 Identify potential partner(s) x
5.5.2 Assess capacity of potential partner(s) to meet program goals x
5.5.3 Facilitate partner relationship(s) x
5.5.4 Elicit feedback from partner(s) x
5.5.5 Evaluate feasibility of continuing partnership x
Area of Responsibility VI: Serve as a Health Education Resource Person I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 6.1: Obtain and Disseminate Health-Related Information
6.1.1 Assess information needs x
6.1.2 Identify valid information resources x
6.1.3 Critique resource materials for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness x
6.1.4 Convey health-related information to priority populations x
6.1.5 Convey health-related information to key stakeholders x
Competency 6.2: Provide Training I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
6.2.1 Analyze requests for training x
6.2.2 Prioritize requests for training x
6.2.3 Identify priority populations x
6.2.4 Assess needs for training x
6.2.5 Identify existing resources that meet training needs x
6.2.6 Use learning theory to develop or adapt training programs x
6.2.7 Develop a training plan x
6.2.8 Implement training sessions and programs x
6.2.9 Use a variety of resources and strategies x
6.2.10 Evaluate impact of training programs x
Competency 6.3: Serve as a Health Education Consultant I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
6.3.1 Assess needs for assistance x
6.3.2 Prioritize requests for assistance x
6.3.3 Define parameters of effective consultative relationships x
6.3.4 Establish consultative relationships x
6.3.5 Provide expert assistance x
6.3.6 Facilitate collaborative efforts to achieve program goals x
6.3.7 Evaluate the effectiveness of the expert assistance provided x
6.3.8 Apply ethical principles in consultative relationships x
Area of Responsibility VII: Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
Competency 7.1: Assess and Prioritize Health Information and Advocacy Needs
7.1.1 Identify current and emerging issues that may influence health and health education x
7.1.2 Access accurate resources related to identified issues x
7.1.3 Analyze the impact of existing and proposed policies on health x
7.1.4 Analyze factors that influence decision-makers x
Competency 7.2: Identify and Develop a Variety of Communication Strategies, Methods, and Techniques I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
7.2.1 Create messages using communication theories and models x
7.2.2 Tailor messages to priority populations x
7.2.3 Incorporate images to enhance messages x
7.2.4 Select effective methods or channels for communicating to priority populations x
7.2.5 Pilot test messages and delivery methods with priority populations x
7.2.6 Revise messages based on pilot feedback x
Competency 7.3: Deliver Messages Using a Variety of Strategies, Methods, and Techniques I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
7.3.1 Use techniques that empower individuals and communities to improve their health x
7.3.2 Employ technology to communicate to priority populations x
7.3.3 Evaluate the delivery of communication strategies, methods, and techniques x
Competency 7.4: Engage in Health Education Advocacy I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
7.4.1 Engage stakeholders in advocacy x
7.4.2 Develop an advocacy plan in compliance with local, state, and/or federal policies and procedures x
7.4.3 Comply with organizational policies related to participating in advocacy x
7.4.4 Communicate the impact of health and health education on organizational and socio-ecological factors x
7.4.5 Use data to support advocacy messages x
7.4.6 Implement advocacy plans x
7.4.7 Incorporate media and technology in advocacy x
7.4.8 Participate in advocacy initiatives x
7.4.9 Lead advocacy initiatives x
7.4.10 Evaluate advocacy efforts x
Competency 7.5: Influence Policy to Promote Health I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
7.5.1 Use evaluations and research findings in policy analysis x
7.5.2 Identify the significance and implications of health policy for individuals, groups, and communities x
7.5.3 Advocate for health-related policies, regulations, laws, or rules x
7.5.4 Use evidence-based research to develop policies to promote health x
7.5.5 Employ policy and media advocacy techniques to influence decision-makers x
Competency 7.6: Promote the Health Education Profession I currently have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I am uncertain if I have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency I do not have the skills to meet this competency/sub-competency
7.6.1 Develop a personal plan for professional growth and service x
7.6.2 Describe state-of-the-art health education practice x
7.6.3 Explain the major responsibilities of the health education specialist in the practice of health education x
7.6.4 Explain the role of health education associations in advancing the profession x
7.6.5 Explain the benefits of participating in professional organizations x
7.6.6 Facilitate professional growth of self and others x
7.6.7 Explain the history of the health education profession and its current and future implications for professional practice x
7.6.8 Explain the role of credentialing in the promotion of the health education profession x
7.6.9 Engage in professional development activities x
7.6.10 Serve as a mentor to others x
7.6.11 Develop materials that contribute to the professional literature x
7.6.12 Engage in service to advance the health education profession x

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