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