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 (SOPHE.org) 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.