National Health Education Week 2020

National Health Education Week 2020

October 19 - 23, 2020

National Health Education Week (#NHEW) is a yearly event created by the Society for Public Health Education ( to on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education.

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) has teamed up with SOPHE to highlight the value of certification in the field of Health Education and Promotion, and provide a series of fantastic events to spotlight the amazing work of our CHES® and MCHES® across many career sectors. 

Monday, October 19  

Health Equity and Racism Elimination : Advocating for Change 

Activities: Webinar –Equity and Anti-Racism Approaches to Public Health

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST - Free

Tuesday, October 20

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Activities: Webinar – Emergency Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field | 2pm - 3pm EST - Free

This webinar will highlight the specialized work of health education specialists, who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss their experience in emergency preparedness and how their job roles have shifted to address the varied needs during the pandemic. CHES and MCHES will receive 1 free CECH toward recertification for attending this webinar!











Wednesday, October 21

CHES Exam Information Webinar

Activity: Webinar | 12-1 pm EST


Students and practioners interested in sitting for the CHES examination should register for this webinar to learn more about the application process, eligibility, testing options during the COVID-19, and more.

Thursday, October 22

Health Literacy: Words Matter

Activity: Webinar – Health Literacy: Words Matter | 2pm EST

At the conclusion of this webinar, all participants will understand the critical importance of health literacy in combating today’s public health challenges and to understand, through case studies, how health literacy affects entire populations.

Friday, October 23

Career Settings for a Health Education/Promotion Specialist

Activity: Webinar – A Snapshot of Health Education and Promotion Career Settings | 2pm EST

Join several Certified Health Education Specialists from differenct career sectors across the country as they discuss their daily job roles and duties. Panelists will engage in a discussion of their job roles in each setting and how their work impacts the health and wellbeing of the individuals/communities they serve.

Ready to learn more? Request our presentation kit that illustrates the benefits of NCHEC certification or join our mailing list for the latest NCHEC news.