From the Responsibilities and Competencies for a Health Education Specialist, Responsibility VII states: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession. Competency 7.2 states: Engage in advocacy for health and health education/promotion. Sub-Competency 7.2.1- Identify current and emerging issues requiring advocacy (NCHEC, 2017). Discuss why Sub-Competency 7.2.1 is important in communicating and advocating for health and health education. If needed provide examples to clarify your viewpoints.