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Invitation to Submit Manuscripts for a Special Issue of AJHE

Guest Editor: Kerry J. Redican, MSPH, MPH, PhD, CHES Ó Professor of Public Health, Virginia Tech   Helen Osborne in her book Health Literacy from A to Z (Jones and Bartlett, 2013) highlights that health literacy is about communicating health information in ways that others can understand . Health literacy has been described in various ways, but most of these conceptualizations have the same key aspects related to the knowledge and skills that enable... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Join Our Leadership Team: 2022 Call for Candidates

2022 Call for Candidates: Volunteer for Leadership "Are you interested in becoming a part of the NCHEC Leadership team? I am certain you will find it as I did: a thoroughly enjoyable and meaningful professional experience." ~Kerry Redican, CHES ® , Past Chair, NCHEC Board of Commissioners NCHEC is searching for individuals to fill volunteer positions on our Board of Commissioners and Division Boards.  All positions adhere to the Code of Ethics of the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Spring Forward into Free CECH Events for CHES® and MCHES®

Recertification is something all CHES® and MCHES® must be thinking about during each 5-year cycle. When to get it, how to get it, and how much you are willing to spend on your own professional development. For each individual the magic formula differs depending on budgets and whether your employer supports the continued development of new skills and emerging competencies. This spring, there are a multitude of free events on timely topics that all certified health education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Recipients Announced: NCHEC 2020 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award

NCHEC is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in recognition of two professionals and one organization displaying exemplary commitment to the advancement of our profession and the CHES® and MCHES® credentials.  This award was first instituted in 2016 by NCHEC's Marketing Committee to highlight career achievements in the implementation of programs and policies that promote the role of Certified Health Education Specialists within... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey, MCHES® and HeartSmarts Virtual Challenge Creator

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in the continual fight against this global pandemic. They have assumed critical roles in the identification, control, and assurance of the needs of individuals and communities. They advocate fiercely for public protection measures, and support many other critical health education and health behavior measures during these very difficult times. As our nation moves forward in addressing and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Special Issue of AJHE Highlights the Role of CHES® and MCHES® in Health Education

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) would like to highlight articles recently released in a special edition of the American Journal of Health Education (AJHE) , Making the Case for Health Education with an Emphasis on Updated NCHEC Responsibilities and Competencies .  For this special issue, Editor in Chief, Dr. James Eddy, sought submissions in the role of the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Master Certified Health Education... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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2020 Infographic Contest Winners Announced

Communication is a critical component of health education and public health, and what better way to impart an idea or process than a beautifully designed visual message. Infographics can bring to life topics that may be difficult to grasp, or summarize a complex process in a way that is both practical and easy to digest. Infographics have quickly become an essential health communication tool in every health education specialist’s toolbox! NCHEC’s yearly Infographic Contest gives our... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Should I Prescreen for Eligibility?

You've heard of the prescreen option...but do you really need to?  Here's the scoop on the difference between a prescreen and a traditional application, and why a prescreen may be the right place to start. Prescreen vs. Application A  prescreen application  is often used in place of a regular application, if you are in any way unsure of coursework eligibility.  In fact, there are several benefits to using the prescreen service that you may not be aware... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, January 15, 2021
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10 Steps to Successful Certification Maintenance for CHES® and MCHES®

Passing the CHES® or MCHES® examination is a significant achievement, but is only the first step in an ongoing process of careful maintenance and continued professional development. The successful upkeep of your credential will take some careful planning and consideration. Remember that there is an Annual Renewal , as well as a 5-Year Recertification process that requires the acquisition of 75 continuing education credits, as well as a Continuing Competency assessment during each... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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The Power of Social Media in Public Health Messaging: An Interview with Corey Basch and Christie Jaime

In an effort to share the exciting work that CHES® and MCHES® are doing across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a series of interviews that shed light on the unique skills that our credential holders bring to students, communities, and families. Corey Basch, EdD, MPH, CHES®, a Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health at William Paterson University, along with her colleague and Internship Coordinator Christie Jaime, MA, CHES®,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 10, 2020
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