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NCHEC, NBHWC, and UC San Diego Announce a Collaborative Project to Advance Reimbursement for Health & Wellness Coaching Services in Healthcare

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), and the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) announce a collaborative project to advance health & wellness coaching in healthcare. The collaborative project focuses on collecting, tracking and housing utilization data (and reimbursement data where possible) from health & wellness coaches and health educators who are currently providing ... Read More

Everything You Should Know About Health Education Specialists

Whether you’re interested in a career in healthcare education and promotion, or just want to learn more about how this field fits into the healthcare industry, we’re here to fill you in on everything you should know about Health Education Specialists.  What are Health Education Specialists? Health Education Specialists work with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to create and oversee programs that promote health and well-being. They also facilitate the d... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 17 January 2022

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Vannessa Fuentes, CHES®

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in many different sectors across the US. Health Education Specialists have assumed critical roles in the identification, control, and assurance of the needs of individuals and communities. They advocate immensely for public protection measures, and support many other critical health education and health behavior measures. The following interview is part of an ongoing series to highlight the r... Read More

Health Education Leadership Blog Series: An Interview with Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES®

The following interview is part of a new leadership blog series that highlights individuals that have furthered their careers in the health education field and are also currently working in an advanced or leadership role.    Who is Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES®?  Name: Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES® Job Title(s): Public Health Advisor & Government Projects Officer | Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services  Administration (SAMHSA)  Years’ Expe... Read More
at 22 December 2021

2021 Infographic Contest: Winners Announced!

Communication is an essential part of health education and promotion, and has recently become a standalone Area of Responsibility according to the very latest national job analysis study for the profession. Infographics can bring topics that may be difficult to grasp into focus, or they can summarize a complex process in a visual format that is easier for individuals to comprehend. Infographics are now a very important tool utilized by many practicing Health Education Specialists in expanding... Read More

How to Display Your CHES®/MCHES® Credential

The process of obtaining one’s CHES® or MCHES® certification is by no means an easy accomplishment. In addition to sitting for an arduous competency-based examination, the certification denotes years of university-level academic study and a commitment to professional competency through continuing education. Displaying your professional and academic credentials properly will serve to validate your personal expertise and give tangible recognition of professional achievements. In a... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 05 December 2021

8th Edition Companion Guide eBook is Now Available for Purchase

For those who prefer e-reading over the traditional printed textbook, the wait for the new 8th Edition of the Companion Guide for Health Education Specialists eBook is over.  The new format features a clickable table of contents, highlighting, variable text size, and the ability to take a full-length practice examination.  "We recommend that you utilize the Thorium Reader application that is available for download through Microsoft to open and view your e-book," said NCHE... Read More

Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Recipients Announced

Four outstanding students selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to receive registration fees and study materials for the Spring 2022 CHES® examination   The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of three recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the April 2022 CHES® examination.  This award, first instituted in 2019, is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students wit... Read More

National Health Education Week 2021: Recap and Resources

National Health Education Week is an annual event focused on increasing our nation’s awareness of major public health issues, and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education. This year, the week of October 18 - 22, 2021, was jammed packed with live events and new resources and highlights from certified health education specialists across the US.    Careers in Health Education and Promotion Webinar NCHEC’s marketing committee collaborated wi... Read More

The 2021 Outstanding Service & Leadership Award Nomination period is now open

Deadline for nomination: January 31, 2022 The 2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award is now open for nomination submissions.  The award was first instituted in 2016 in order to highlight career achievements in the implementation of programs and policies that promote the role of Certified Health Education Specialists within communities, populations, and/or organizational structure.  Individuals notimated for this award will currently hold an active CHES® or MCHES® cr... Read More

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