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Webinar: Five Exciting Jobs for Community Health Educators

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Claudia Joy Wingo
Free Event
May 18, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM

A degree in health promotion enables you to have tremendous impact on communities and organizations. This webinar will provide an inside look at the exciting and varied work being done by five community health educators.

As health education becomes a more vital part of the nation’s movement toward self-care and personal empowerment, experts in the field are increasingly in demand. Community health educators are needed for many roles, including as health promoters, health education specialists, analysts, and program managers. They are working for federal, state, and local governments; non-profits; consulting firms; non-governmental organizations; and for health insurers.This webinar will provide case studies of five professional community health educators who are dedicated to moving the wellness needle one community and one project at a time.

Claudia Joy Wingo, MPH, PGDipTropMed, BSN, RN, DMH, MNHAA, CN is Interim Program Director, Health Promotion, practicing Clinical Herbalist, RN, Certified Naturalist and Public Health Educator. She completed a Master in Public Health in 2012 at James Cook University, Australia and was a senior lecturer in Advanced Herbalism and Nutrition at Australasian College for Natural Therapies in Sydney. She is currently Head of Education on the Executive Board of the National Herbalist Association of Australia. Claudia’s interest in health, nutrition, and herbalism has a long history. Following a Chef’s apprenticeship, she studied medical botany in Israel and Australia, receiving Diplomas in herbalism and nutrition. She then trained as an RN and worked in Outback Australia, Central America, PNG & Bangladesh. Claudia was core faculty, then Clinical Chair & Clinic Director in the MSci of Herbal Medicine program at Tai Sophia 2001 – 2008 and was adjunct faculty at University of MD’s CAM program. She has been a practicing herbalist and health educator since 1981.

Note: Time is Eastern Daylight Time.