Since 1995, the third week in October has been deemed National Health Education Week (NHEW). It is sponsored each year by Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in an effort to bring awareness to major public health issues and the importance of understanding the health educators’ roles in promoting health across the country.
This year, the focus is on the next generation of health educators and placing an emphasis on the importance of proper training, education and mentorship. You can promote NHEW by heading over to SOPHE’s website and checking out the planned daily themes.
We are excited for all of those pursuing careers in health education and dedicate this week to you! We also want to say a HUGE thank you to all of the current health educators out there who are working tirelessly to promote health and wellness all over our country. Specifically, we want to celebrate those who work with us to help fight childhood obesity! As they say, it takes a village!
What ways do you plan to promote National Health Education Week?