Health Promotion Practitioner


Health promotion practitioners plan projects to improve the health of individuals and the community.

Duties & Tasks

Health promotion practitioners may perform the following tasks:

  • plan and coordinate health promotion programmes for community groups
  • provide health education and teach skills to help people make informed health decisions
  • plan and advocate for environmental changes to support healthy lifestyle choices
  • support organisations to develop policies that build healthier communities, workplaces and environments
  • supervise and coordinate community workers and volunteers
  • develop local and national campaigns covering issues such as nutrition, exercise, drugs and sexual health, and implement these within the community
  • evaluate projects and initiatives to measure their success and potential for improvement.

Working Conditions

Health promotion practitioners are often required to work outside of normal business hours, and may need to travel.

Personal Requirements

  • good oral and written communication skills
  • good negotiation skills
  • able to relate to people from varied backgrounds
  • able to work independently or as part of a team.

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