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7 Skills of a Certified Health Education Specialist

What does a certified health education specialist do? Certified health education specialists fulfill a variety of roles in both public and private sectors. From research and data analysis to program concepting and creation, a certified health education specialist may complete any number of duties behind health programs, including wellness initiatives, behavior change, or other prevention campaigns.   Program Design and Management Some of the most successful health... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Winners Announced: 2018 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award for Career Excellence in Health Education and Promotion

NCHEC is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in recognition of two professionals and one employer displaying exemplary commitment to the advancement of our profession and the CHES® and MCHES® credentials.  This award was first instituted in 2016 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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, March 14, 2019
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"BC" : Before CHES

I was extremely honored to have been involved with development of the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing and serve as Vice Chairperson during initial recruitment of “Charter Members”. I am also honored to have been CHES®, and now MCHES® # 3. In the 1970s a significant number of professionals believed that it was very likely health educators functioning in every setting had similar roles and needed similar knowledge and skills to be effective in the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, March 8, 2019
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2019 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 ® , Immediate 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 Health Education Profession. The terms of these... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, March 1, 2019
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NCHEC's 2018 Annual Report is Released

A Year of Forward Movement The year 2018 was full of change, progress, and the continued advancement of our esteemed credentials:  the CHES® and the MCHES®. NCHEC invites you to take a look at our accomplishments in 2018 through our Annual Report.  Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, February 28, 2019
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The Major Distinctions Between Certified Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers

What is the difference between a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and a community health worker? While both Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and community health workers may be involved in the planning and implementation of various public and private health programs, CHES® and MCHES® training involves more diverse and extensive training in areas of health and wellness. The education requirements, distinctions, on-the-job skills, and roles of... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, February 15, 2019
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