Continuing Education Credits for Health Educators

New, for 2003, The American Evaluation Association (AEA) is a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Our annual conference directly addresses one of the seven Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) areas of responsibility: “Evaluating the effectiveness of health education programs.” We welcome Health Educators seeking professional development that will improve their evaluation knowledge and skills.

During this event, you can:

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Learn techniques that can be applied today to evaluate health education programs

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Enhance your capacity to understand and use evaluation results for program improvement

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Connect with others evaluating health programs

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Network with CHES professionals

CECH are available at no additional charge, beyond registration fees, to CHES who are attending the conference. In order to receive credits you must:

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a) Be a Certified Health Education Specialist,

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b) pre-register for the conference, and 

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c) notify AEA of your desire to receive CECH for your attendance prior to October 27. Please give us a call at 888-232-2275 or email us at office@eval.org to notify us that you will be a CHES attendee.

How many CECH can you earn? Up to 43.5 if you attend the entire week. There are two components to the conference and this may be confusing for first time attendees. Professional Development Workshops precede and follow the conference on Monday, November 3, Tuesday, November 4, Wednesday November 5 before 3:00 pm, and Sunday, November 9. The conference itself takes place from 3:15 pm on Wednesday, November 5 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 8. Here is the breakdown of CECH that may be earned:

Professional Development Workshops

A full list of the 38 professional development workshops may be found by clicking here. All workshops are eligible for CECH credit. You do not have to attend the conference in order to register for a workshop - you may register for just workshops if you prefer.

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Two-day workshops, on Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4 are worth 12 CECH each.

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One-day workshops, on Tuesday, November 4, or Wednesday, November 5 are worth 6 CECH each.

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Half-day workshops, on Wednesday, November 5, or Sunday, November 9, are worth 3 CECH each.

A few suggestions:

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Learn the basics at “Evaluation 101” a 2-day workshop, 12 CECH

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Make sure your surveys are useful and well constructed with "Survey Development", 6 CECH

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Improve your skills working with unique populations at “Evaluation in Immigrant Communities” or “Boundaries, Borderlands and Border-Crossers”, 6 CECH each

The Evaluation 2003 Conference

The Evaluation 2003 Conference consists of over 380 sessions including panels, demonstrations, paper sessions, roundtables, and think tanks. The schedule for the conference, and the breakdown of the CECH available, may be found below. Descriptions of the specific conference sessions may be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2003
3:15 to 4:15 Opening Plenary (general session) & Presidential Address (No
CECH)
4:30 to 6:00 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5
CECH)
6:30 to 7:45 Reception and Information Fair (NO CECH)

Thursday, November 6, 2003: 

bullet8:00 to 9:10 Second Plenary (1 CECH)
bullet9:25 to 10:55 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet11:05 to 12:35 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet12:45 to 1:30 AEA Business Meeting (No CECH)
bullet1:40 to 3:10 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet3:20 to 4:50 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet5:00 to 6:00 Concurrent Topical Interest Group Meetings (No CECH)
bullet6:30 to 7:45 Reception and Poster Exhibition (No CECH)

Friday, November 7, 2003

bullet8:00 to 9:10 Third Plenary (1 CECH)
bullet9:25 to 10:10 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (.75 CECH)
bullet10:20 to 11:05 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (.75 CECH)
bullet11:15 to 12:00 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (.75 CECH)
bullet12:10 to 1:45 Ticketed AEA Awards Luncheon (No CECH)
bullet1:55 to 3:25 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet3:35 to 5:05 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet5:15 to 6:00 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (.75 CECH)

Saturday, November 8, 2003 

bullet8:00 to 9:10 Fourth Plenary (1 CECH)
bullet9:25 to 10:55 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet11:05 to 12:35 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet12:45 to 1:40 Ticketed Networking Luncheon (No CECH)
bullet1:50 to 3:20 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)
bullet3:30 to 5:00 Concurrent Sessions - choose the one that is best for you (1.5 CECH)

Registration

Registration may be done online at https://www.eval.org/reg2003a/registrationtop.htm where you may also download a registration form. We are always happy to email you a form as well - please do not hesitate to write us at office@eval.org.

Please do not hesitate to call (888-232-2275) or email (office@eval.org)
at any time if you have questions!

 

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