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COVID-19 Spotlight: Natalie Lopez, CHES®, Infection Preventionist

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, it has become increasingly evident to the public just how critical the role of our nation’s health education specialists has become. 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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 28, 2020
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COVID Spotlight: Cherylee Sherry, MCHES®, Minnesota Department of Health

An interview with  Cherylee Sherry, MCHES® Principal Planner | Minnesota Department of Health There are so many ways that health education specialists are actively participating on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cherylee Sherry, MPH, MCHES® and Principal Planner from the Minnesota Department of Health , put in long hours at the Strategic National Stockpile warehouse until the National Guard was able to take over the effort. (Cherylee Sherry and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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COVID-19 Spotlight: Jenny Ryan, CHES®, Nutrition Education Coordinator

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina  works every day to provide food to people in need while building solutions to end hunger in communities encompassing 34 counties. Through partnerships, education, and programs, the Food Bank empowers communities to overcome hunger, creating an environment where all North Carolinians thrive. Certified Health Education Specialist Jenny Ryan is part of a Nutrition Education Team with the Food Bank, working to shorten the line and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Advocacy Abroad with ASU's Global Intensive Experiences Program

"Conducting a medical brigade during a pandemic was such an interesting experience, but also very rewarding. It was inspiring to observe my students’ compassion, kindness, and bravery on this trip. They are the next generation of health educators and health advocates and I know they will make the world a better place for future generations." Kasondra McCracken, MCHES® "Our students were able to overcome language barriers to develop personal connections with... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 18, 2020
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CPT Code for Health and Well being Coaching: Update May 2020

NCHEC continues to explore ways to educate and showcase the role of CHES® and MCHES® to those in the primary care setting. Last year the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the approval of three distinct "Category III" codes for "Health and Well-Being Coaching" which went into effect January 1, 2020.   AMA defines "Health and Well-being coaching" as a patient-centered approach wherein patients determine their goals, use self-discovery or... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Brittany Chambers, MCHES®

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, it has become increasingly evident to the public just how critical the role of our nation’s health education specialists has become. The CHES® and MCHES® certifications were deemed “essential workforce programs” that the support and growth of our nation’s public health workforce in this time of crisis, and testing for NCHEC’s certification exams will resume June 1, 2020. NCHEC is extremely proud... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 11, 2020
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