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The NCHEC 2023 Leadership Election is Now Open  

We want your participation in the process of determining the course of our organization's future leadership!          NCHEC is governed by an eleven-person Board of Commissioners and two seven-person and one eleven person Division Boards. Each division board addresses one of the three activities noted in NCHEC’s mission: certification, professional development and professional preparation. All directors and commissioners are elected volunteers and are a... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner

The Importance of Conducting Research on the Work of CHES® and MCHES® to Help Advocate for the Profession

Guest blog written by Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES® As a research team, Jodi Brookins-Fisher, Heidi Hancher-Rauch, Amy Thompson, and I (Alexis Blavos) are using our advocacy and research skills to support certification requirements for health education specialists. There are so many reasons why this work is important, and in Dr. Brookins-Fisher’s words, “our career defining is the most important work.” First, we must ensure that anyone who does the work of a health e... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 13 June 2022

Tips to develop University policies to offer the CHES® exam as an option for graduation or degree comprehensive exam

Guest blog written by: Beth H. Chaney, PhD, MCHES®, The University of Alabama       Many degree programs at four-year institutions/universities require an examination of students’ knowledge of their field of study, before awarding the degree. This can be done in the form of a capstone/culminating experience to showcase the students’ competency in specified field areas, or oftentimes, graduate programs administer a comprehensive exam that is a test of the stud... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 08 June 2022

Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Recipients Announced for October 2022 Exam

Four outstanding students were selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to receive registration fees and study materials for the October 2022 CHES® examination   The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of four recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the October 2022 CHES® examination.  This award, first instituted in 2019, is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at 24 May 2022

Tips for Self-Studying for the CHES®/MCHES® Exams

Finding the most effective way to study can be difficult — the way each person learns best is different and unique to them. If you’re preparing to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) or Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) examination, it’s crucial that you discover an effective way to study the material you’ll be tested over. Some tips for self-studying for these exams are: Know what to expect Try common study method... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 03 May 2022

Health Education Leadership Series: An Interview with Kristin Behler, 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 Kristin Behler, MCHES®?  Name: Kristin Behler, MCHES®  Job Title(s): Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at Populytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Career Sector: Public Health  ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 18 April 2022

The 2023 Call for NCHEC Leadership Candidates is Now Open

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. NCHEC welcomes all CHES® and MCHES® in good standing to apply for open positions on our volunteer boards. As we strive to have our board directors reflective of the individuals we serve, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, age,... Read More

2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award Winners for Career Excellence in Health Education and Promotion Are Announced

NCHEC is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes both individuals and organizations displaying exemplary commitment to the advancement of the Health Education Profession and of the CHES® and MCHES® credentials.  This award program was first instituted in 2016 in order to highlight career achievements in the implementation of programs and policies that promote the role of CHES® and MCHES® within communitie... Read More

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Jennifer Reich, MPH, CHES®

Name: Jennifer Reich, MPH, CHES® Job Title: Health Educator Years’ Experience: 4 Career Sector: Government NCHEC: What is your current job title and what sort of duties do you complete during the course of your work? Jennifer: I am a Health Educator for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department). My normal work focuses on zoonotic and vector-borne disease prevention. I work on materials such as webpage content, social media, and print liter... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner

A Day in the Life of a Health Education Specialist

The day-to-day operations of a health education specialist can vary depending on their job title, work environment, and whether or not they’re client facing. However, there are a few duties and concepts that every health education specialist will touch on every day, such as: The Eight areas of Responsibility Community outreach Educating Networking Dealing with COVID-19-related challenges The Eight Areas of Responsibility The Eight Areas of Responsibility contain a ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at 22 March 2022

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