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Mississippi Master Health Education Program. Mississippi Master Health Education Volunteer. Introduction to a Volunteer Program in Health Education. MASTER HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM. “ Promoting healthy living through community connections”. What is the Master Health Education Program?.

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mississippi master health education program
Mississippi Master

Health Education Program

mississippi master health education volunteer

Mississippi Master Health Education Volunteer

Introduction to a Volunteer Program in Health Education

master health education program

“Promoting healthy living through

community connections”

what is the master health education program
What is theMaster Health Education Program?

Community health education and volunteer leader training program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service

objectives of the program
Objectives of the Program
  • Provide accurate health promotion information
  • Develop community programs related to health promotion
  • Support youth health


  • Develop leadership skills

among volunteers

the master health education program is not
The Master Health Education Programis NOT…
  • A club
  • A training ground for health professionals
who are master health education volunteers
Who areMaster Health Education Volunteers?

A diverse group of trained volunteers committed to sharing their passion for health promotion with each other and the community.


Who can be a Master Health Education Volunteer?

    • No previous experience or training is necessary
    • The majority of applicants do not have health education experience

Master Health Education Volunteers DO need:

  • A willingness to learn and share their knowledge with others
  • A personal commitment to volunteerism
are there program benefits
Personal satisfaction

Interaction with others

Opportunities for recognition

Connection to the community

Master Health Educator’s Newsletter

Are there program benefits?

What other benefits?

  • Develop skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Computer skills
    • Technical skills
    • Collaboration skills
    • Leadership skills
  • Participants complete 40 hours of instruction on health and related topics
training manual
Training Manual
  • Handouts from all presentations
  • MSU-ES publications and resource material
  • Continuous updates
  • Reference manual for volunteer service.
topics of instruction
Know Your Numbers

Women’s and Men’s Health Issues

Working with

Partnerships and Community Organizations

Exercise Basics

Youth Health Lessons

Diabetes and Oral Health Ed.

Asthma and Alzheimer’s

Topics of Instruction
community service
Community Service

To become a certified Master Health Educator, the trainee must complete 40 hours of approved volunteer service within one year of training.

active certification
Active Certification

To remain an active MHEV, you must complete:

  • 20 hours of approved service every year
  • 10 continuing educational hours in an approved topic
getting started
Getting Started
  • Complete application
  • Interview with Extension staff
  • Pay all applicable fees
  • Sign Memorandum of Agreement
to ensure success
To Ensure Success
  • Master Health Education Volunteer
  • County Director
  • Area Health Agent
master health education volunteers
Master Health Education Volunteers

For More Information Contact:

Ann Sansing

Master Health Education Volunteer Coordinator

Mississippi State University Extension ServicePhone: 662-325-4043

Email: asansing@ext.msstate.edu