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Year Established: 1937.
Health Division of AAHPER, 1937 to 1973. The parent organization began in 1885
The American Association for Health Education is a membership organization representing 5,500 health educators and health promotion specialists and is the oldest and largest health education association. AAHE's members are leaders in the field, educators at every level of academia and practitioners in all corners of society. They recognize the value of AAHE as their resource for professional growth and networking. AAHE is one of six national associations in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). AAHPERD is also divided into six multiple state geographical sub-organizations called districts.
Mission / Statement of Purpose:
The American Association for Health Education (AAHE) advances the profession by serving health educators and other professionals who strive to promote the health of all people. The leaders and members realize the mission through a comprehensive approach which encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies. AAHE serves professionals in all settings, such as: health care, community/public agencies, businesses, schools (Pre-K-12) and institutions of higher education.
In fulfilling the above stated purpose, AAHE seeks to:
Publications Catalog Sales -
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A national annual convention held each spring in conjunction with AAHPERD at various locations throughout the United States.
Staff names and titles:
· President - Thomas Davis, University of Northern Iowa
· President-elect- Caile Spear, Boise State University
· AAHE Representative to the AAHPERD BOG – David Birch, University of Alabama
· Nine Members at-large
Donna Videto, State University of New York at Cortland
Karen Cottrell, Lakota School District, Ohio
Carolyn Parks-Bani, CDC
Elizabeth H. Chaney, University of Florida
Robert R. Lindsey, Johnson C. Smith University
Marlene Tappe, Mankato State University
Kimberly M. Coleman, North Carolina Central University
Reginald Fennell, Miami University
Ping Johnson, Kennesaw State University
Jennifer Walters, Indiana University, Student Member
Varies annually depending upon external funding
Number of Paid Staff:
2-full time or part time at headquarters
Delegate: Kerry Redican
Professor and Dept. Unit Chair
School of Education
Sciences & Technology
Linda M. Moore
FAX- (703) 476-6638
Chief Elected Officer:
Thomas M. Davis, H.S.D.
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241
Chief Staff Officer:
Legislative Liaison: AAHE Advocacy Committee Co-chairs
Philip A. Gapinski, Ph.D., CHES
201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909
Kathleen Young, Ph.D.
Dept. of Health Sciences
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8285