Health Promotion Specialist

Health Promotion Specialist Job Description

Health Promotion Specialists Devise And Implement Health Policies And Schemes That Facilitate Change Or Redress Local/community Health Inequalities Via A Wide Range Of Health Improvement/promotion Activities.

Employers Of Health Promotion Specialists Include Local Authorities, Voluntary/charitable Organisations, Health Boards And National Health/voluntary Sector Agencies. Some Health Promotion Specialists Have Skills In Specific Areas Including Drink/drug Abuse, Smoking, Teenage Pregnancy Etc, Others May Work With Particular Client Groups Such As The Elderly, People With Disabilities, Etc. Or They May Have A General Remit.

Health Promotion Specialist Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • liaising with, supporting the work of and providing expert advice to other voluntary, charity and statutory organisations
  • managing projects
  • keeping up to date with current health promotion trends
  • designing, managing, overseeing and promoting health improvement programmes
  • devising health policies/schemes for assessing health needs
  • establishing and addressing training needs
  • ensuring that projects are effective; campaigning for the adoption and/or enhancement of national health promotion/preventative policies and measures.
  • supplying other organisations with specialist information and resources
  • making presentations
  • writing reports

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