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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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