Academic journal article American Journal of Health Education


Academic journal article American Journal of Health Education


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These tables replace earlier versions reprinted from the December 2005 issue of Health Education and Behavior appearing on p.368 in the November-December 2005 issue of the American Journal of Health Education: Gilmore GD, Olsen LK, Taub A, Connell D. Overview of the national health educator competencies update project, 1998-2004. Am J Health Educ;36:363-370.

Table 1. CUP Model Hierarchical Approach

Level of Practice                Competencies/Subcompetencies

Entry (less than 5 years of                Entry
  experience: baccalaureale         Entry + Advanced 1
  or master's degrees)                       s
Advanced 1 (5 or more years      Entry + Advanced 1 + Advanced 2
  el experience: baccalau+
  reate or master's degrees)
Advanced 2 (docloratc and 5
  or more years of experience)

NOTE: CLP = Competencies Update Project.

Table 2. Comparison of Areas Responsibilities (1985-2004)

Entry-Level                           Graduate-Level
Framework (1985)                     Framework (1999)

I. Assessing individual and    I. Assessing individual and
  community needs liar           community needs for
  health education               health education

II. Planning effective health  II. Planning effective health
  education programs             education programs

III. Implementing health       III. Implementing health edu
  education programs             cation program

IV. Evaluating effectiveness   IV. Evaluating effectiveness
  of health education            of health education
  programs                       programs

V. Coordinating provision      V. Coordinating provision
  of health education            of health education
  services                       services

VI. Acting as a resource per   VI. Acting as a resource per-
  son in health education        son in health education

VII. Communicating health      VII. Communicating health
  and health education           and health education
                                 needs, concerns, and
  needs, concerns, and           resources
                               VIII. Applying appropriate
                                 research principles and
                                 techniques in health

                               IX. Administering health
                                 education programs

                               X. Advancing the profession
                                 of health education

Framework (1985)                     CUP Model (2004)

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