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Striving for Excellence as a Health Care Educator?
HCEA is currently exploring the feasibility of a national certification for health care educators. To that end, we have begun developing a competency framework. Conversations continue with recognized accrediting organizations to establish this national certification program in the coming year. HCEA will post new information as it becomes available.
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HCEA Welcomes You!

SAVE THE DATE for HCEA's 2019 Conference in Nashville, TN
October 23-25, 2019

Music City - Nashville, TN

Our past HCEA Conference was September 6-8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Reaching New Heights in Patient Powered Care

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Resources, Resources, Resources!

If you haven't visited the HCEA LinkedIn site lately, you're missing out on links and listings to a number of valuable healthcare resources. Each month, new resources are posted that can help point healthcare professionals to helpful health information.

As an added HCEA member benefit, there are also many great health resources listed on the Educational Tools for Our Trade pages. You will need to login to access the site.

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Free Health Literacy CE's for HCEA members!
As a member of HCEA, you now have free access to 11 health literacy modules developed by the former director of The Ohio State University AHEC Clear Health Communication Program, Sandra Cornett, RN, PhD. This education program is a value-added service for HCEA membership only. Read more here.



HCEA's 2019 national conference will be held in Nashville, TN at the Inn at Opryland from October 23 - 25.

In the meantime, conference attendees can access our 2017 conference presentations handouts here (password protected for registrants only).

HCEA would like to thank our 2017 Platinum and Gold Conference Sponsors. We appreciate their generous support in bringing about this conference for our members and others within the health education community.


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