A Health Promotion Officer teaches a class on diabetes and the use of a glucometer

Health Promotion Officer

Health Promotion Officers assist health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.

Overview

Health Promotion Officers assist health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.

Day-to-day

  • develops communication objectives in relation to health issues
  • identifies the audience most at need or risk and establishes the most appropriate method to reach that audience
  • prepares publicity and or presentations on health issues
  • sets up displays on health issues
  • gives presentations to community groups on health issues to increase public awareness
  • writes material to assist in the promotion of health issues
  • undertakes research to make sure that data is correct and current
  • may work in conjunction with other organisations or government departments.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

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