About HCEA

Health Care Education Association is a multi-disciplinary professional organization comprised of health care educators who are committed to improving healthcare outcomes through evidence-based education.



We are educators from across the continuum of care.

Our focus is geared toward patient, family and consumer health education, health literacy, patient engagement, patient-centered care and documentation.



HCEA Mission

We are an inter-professional organization that advocates for evidence-based health education for patients and consumers. We promote optimal health by working with health care professionals to build knowledge, networks, and partnerships.

HCEA Vision

Improved quality of life for all people through excellence in health care communication, education, and engagement.

HCEA Core Values

  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Evidence-based
  • Patient-centered
  • Advocacy
  • Innovation
  • Life-long learning
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Collaboration

 HCEA Objectives:

  • Provide opportunities for the professional development of health care educators.
  • Provide relevant resources, reference tools and information on health care education products and services, especially in the field of patient and family education.
  • Demonstrate the value of a comprehensive approach to health care education and training as an effective management strategy for achieving institutional and individual goals.
  • Participate in and recommend action on national issues relative to health care education, with a special focus on patient and family education.
  • Encourage collaboration and networking among professionals and organizations involved in health care education.