National Health Education Week occurs October 18th-21st 2021. During this week the importance of health education and the services provided by health educators are highlighted. The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is the sponsor of this event, and SOPHE has been supporting this event for over 23 years. During this week, there are several sessions and events around the importance of health education. To see what SOPHE is offering click here. You can also follow the event on Twitter with #NEHW2021. A number of the free webinars and activities offered by SOPHE are relevant to the field of health information and could be of value to your professional development or organization.
If your organization is interested in hosting an event around National Health Education Week or other public health events throughout the year, NNLM Region 4 is able to assist you with developing and or funding projects to highlight the importance of public health/health education in the library and information sphere.
David M Brown holds a Doctor of Education with a specialization in health education from Teachers College Columbia University. He also holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. Additionally, he has two Masters of Arts Degrees from Columbia University one in computers and education and another in health education. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
Dr. Brown has been involved in training public health professionals for the last 15 years, teaching and supervising research in health education and public health at a number of universities in both the United States and abroad. He has served on the board of directors for the Society for Public Health Education. He currently serves on the Divisional Board for the Certification of Health Education Specialists with The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. He has also served on several editorial boards related to health education and promotion.