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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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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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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.


We Need Your Help: Volunteers Needed to Develop Patient Education Practice Guidelines
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HCEA Good Read
Free Fall by Amber Lea Easton is a tragic, true story about a family's journey after the husband's tragic suicide. It examines grief in a very personal way and is helpful for anyone in the midst of tragedy - feeling alone, hopeless, and scared. It's about piecing lives back together again and offers encouragement and hope for those traveling through dark times.


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