National Health Education Week 2021

National Health Education Week 2021

October 18 - 22, 2021

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 live event to highlight the amazing work of our CHES® and MCHES® across several career sectors, as well as provide resources for both students and practicing specialists in the promotion of their individual careers. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Webinar – How to Promote your Health Education Skills for Careers in the Field 

2pm - 3pm EST - Registration is free AND earn 1 CECH Category 1 credit for CHES®/MCHES®

The webinar will highlight types of careers for health education specialists and effective strategies for marketing participants’ skills for jobs in the field. Specifically, panelists will provide ways that participants can promote their value as health education specialists, training, and skills in ways that differentiate them from job candidates with varying backgrounds. In addition, panelists will discuss job roles, career-building resources, and participate in an active Q&A with participants. 


  • LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES®, CEO 
  • Kyle Elliot, MPA, CHES® 
  • Stephanie Hunter, M.Ed, CHES®
  • Monica Lathan-Dye, DrPH, CHES®


  • Ellen Robertson, PhD, MCHES®

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how health education specialists in various settings promote their value, training, and skills for career opportunities in the field while involving the health education process in meaningful ways. 8.4.1

Wednesday, October 20

CHES Exam Information Webinar

Live Activity: Webinar | 12-1 pm EST during National Health Education Week

Register for the NCHEC webinar HERE

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. Live Q & A session with Exam Coordinator Tanya Cole.

Additional webinars:

Wednesday, October 20

Presenting Accessibility for an In-Person and Online Audience

SOPHE Webinar: 2 - 3 pm EST

The purpose, goals, and aims of this session are to introduce and guide participants in presenting online and in-person conference materials accessibly. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to present accessible online and in-person conference material using collaboration tools, digital/ printed documents, and various content to the greatest number of ability-agnostic attendees.


Keyonda Smith, PhD, CHES®
Digital Health and Accessibility Consultant; 2U

Understanding how thelack of equitable digital access adversely impacts the health and the wellbeingof under-represented communities, Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in EducationalLeadership and a Professional Doctorate in Natural Health. As an active boardmember with organizations such as NCHEC, W3C/WCAG,The International Association of Accessibility Professionals, The Society forParticipatory Medicine, and Healthcare Associates of America, Dr. Smith iscurrently serving as a Digital Health and Accessibility Consultant to guidehealthcare leaders on providing digital access in an accessible way. 

Register for the SOPHE webinar HERE. 


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