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Community Health Program Goals & Objectives


Goal 1:
 Students will demonstrate competence in assessing individual and community needs for health education. The student will be able to:

      1.  Access existing health–related data; 

      2.  Collect health–related data;

      3.  Distinguish between behaviors that foster and hinder
           well–being;

      4.  Identify factors that foster or hinder the process of health
           education;

      5.  Infer needs for health education from obtained data.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate competence in planning effective health education strategies, interventions, and programs. The student will be able to:

      1.  Involve people and organizations in program planning;

      2.  Incorporate data analysis and principles of community 
           organization;

      3.  Formulate appropriate and measurable program objectives;

      4.  Develop a logical scope and sequence plan for health 
           education practice;

      5.  Design strategies, interventions, and programs consistent
           with specified objectives;

      6.  Select appropriate strategies to meet objectives;

      7.  Assess factors that affect implementation.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate competence in implementing health education strategies, interventions, and programs. The student will be able to:

      1.  Initiate a plan of action;

      2.  Demonstrate a variety of skills in delivering strategies, 
           interventions, and programs;

      3.  Use a variety of methods to implement strategies, 
           interventions, and programs.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate competence in conducting evaluation and research related to health education. The student will be able to:

      1.  Develop plans for evaluation and research;

      2.  Review research and evaluation procedures;

      3.  Design data collection instruments;

      4.  Carry out evaluation and research plans;

      5.  Interpret results from evaluation and research.

Goal 5: Students will demonstrate competence in administering health education strategies, interventions, and programs. The student will be able to:

      1.  Exercise organizational leadership;

      2.  Manage human resources.

Goal 6: Students will demonstrate competence in acting as a health education resource person. The student will be able to:

      1.  Use health–related information resources;

      2.  Respond to requests for health information;

      3.  Select resource materials for dissemination;

      4.  Establish consultative relationships.

Goal 7: Students will demonstrate competence in communicating and advocating for health and health education. The student will be able to:

      1.  Analyze and respond to current and future needs in health
           education;

      2.  Apply a variety of communication methods and techniques;

      3.  Promote the health education profession individually and 
           collectively;

      4.  Influence health policy to promote health.


Contact Information
Dr. Barbara Funke, CHES 
118 Parks Memorial Building                 
Campus Box 112
Milledgeville, GA 31061 
Phone 478-445-4072 
Fax 478-445-1790
barbara.funke@gcsu.edu

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