School Health Education

Individuals who hold the CHES® and MCHES® certifications have the versatility and skill sets to practice in many different career settings, across the country and even overseas. Job settings were identified in the 2015 Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis (HESPA) include the following: Community/non-profit, Health Care/Hospitals, Government, School Health, Academia/University, and Business/Worksite.

Certified individuals in the School Health Setting

Indivuduals who practice in the school health setting may hold such titles as District Wellness Coordinator, School Nutrition Educator, Health and Wellness Progarm Coordinator. Job duties may include:

  • Manage the process of maintaining and updating student health records
  • Coordinate with staff to collect, record and report immunizations
  • Coordinate annual vision and hearing screenings
  • Perform health screenings and assessments for students and students referred for suspected health problems
  • Develop, plan and implement network health policies and procedures
  • Screen and evaluates findings during screenings
  • Provide assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, management and referral for appropriate medical care of students with acute/chronic health conditions and in emergency situations
  • Act as a resource person in promoting health in schools
  • Act as a resource for infection control

    Meet Christen Jackson


(BS, CHES®, NCHD Youth Services)

Christen became CHES®-certified in 2014 and has been working throughout the Public Health scene since her 2014 graduation from Georgia Southern University. Her current job duties as a FLASH Educator include:

• Facilitates the teaching of the Family, Life, Adolescent, Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum lessons within 9 Middle GA school systems
• Co-facilitates 6 FLASH lessons within a health classroom in the Greater Atlanta area for 26 students
• Assists coordination of FLASH Educator training for 40 Public Health professionals
• Engaged 5 school liaisons with progression of the FLASH curriculum within Middle GA
• Compiled 2010-2015 Teen Birth Rate/Pregnancy Rate statics using OASIS for LaGrange Health District
• Compiled 2008-2015 Teen Birth Rate/Pregnancy Rate statics using OASIS for Early County

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