Disease Prevention Educator

Disease prevention educators promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviours.

Disease Prevention Educator

Disease Prevention Educator

Roles and responsibilities

What does a Disease Prevention Educator do?
Disease Prevention Educators may perform the following tasks:
  • collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services, and to develop goals for meeting needs
  • design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs
  • develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations
  • develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services
  • develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys
  • prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters
  • provide guidance to agencies and organizations in the assessment of health education needs, and in the development and delivery of health education programs
  • provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, and/or maintaining program-related web sites.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices
  • ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups
  • ability to use computers and applicable software such as word processing and digital/video presentation
  • cultural competence in working with diverse populations
What does a Disease Prevention Educator do?
Disease Prevention Educators may perform the following tasks:
  • collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services, and to develop goals for meeting needs
  • design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs
  • develop and present health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations
  • develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services
  • develop, conduct, or coordinate health needs assessments and other public health surveys
  • prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters
  • provide guidance to agencies and organizations in the assessment of health education needs, and in the development and delivery of health education programs
  • provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, and/or maintaining program-related web sites.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices
  • ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups
  • ability to use computers and applicable software such as word processing and digital/video presentation
  • cultural competence in working with diverse populations
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Disease Prevention Educator