Perko, Mike; Gordon, Brian
September 2009
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p358
Academic Journal
Health educators have much to be excited about if the debate and legislation on healthcare continues to focus on prevention. The potential of resources and jobs would be a boon for the profession not to mention further legitimacy for practitioners. Without question health education advocacy efforts helped in some respects to push the prevention agenda but was it enough and was it at the right time? This article seeks to discuss advocacy in health education in the political, program and practice arenas and calls for advocacy as a health education skill to be more ingrained into the fabric of the profession.


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