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HCEA Membership Application

HCEA is nationwide organization of nurses, librarians, administrators, staff development specialists, and all types of patient educators.

Learn more about HCEA Membership.

Patient Education Practice Guidelines For Health Care Professionals

The Patient Education Practice Guidelines for Health Care Professionals was developed by the Health Care Education Association to provide concise direction for health care professionals. Over 10,000 articles and resources were reviewed to identify evidence-based practice for patient education. View the Guidelines here

National Benchmarking Survey for Patient Educators and Programs


We want to better understand what patient education materials organizations are using and who and how the educational materials are evaluated for content and literacy. Our goal is to identify trends that HCEA and others can use to help advocate for patient educators and programs and meet their needs for the future. Be on the lookout for a report of our findings coming the summer of 2024!