Recipients Announced for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity for the Certified Health Education Specialist Credential

Three outstanding students selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to receive registration fees and study materials for the October 2021 CHES® examination NCHEC has announced the names of three recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the October 2021 CHES® examination.  This award, first instituted in 2019, was designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the examination. Applicants for this award... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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What’s in an Advisor Letter? A Guide for Students taking the CHES® Exam

What should my advisor letter include? If you are registering for the CHES® examination as a full-time student, an advisor letter must be submitted at some point during the application process. Although the advisor letter is not necessary at the time of payment, it must be acquired and uploaded/mailed/emailed before the exam final deadline. What should my advisor letter include? The goal of an advisor letter is to demonstrate: That the applicant is enrolled in 9 or... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 24, 2021
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CDC Trainings Provide a Host of Continuing Education Opportunities for CHES® and MCHES®

CDC’s core mission is to increase the health security of our nation, conducting critical science and providing health information that protects our country against global disease threats. In addition, CDC pledges to provide a benefit to society as a whole through creating an environment for intellectual and personal growth, which includes the training of our public health workforce. CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) is a system that provides the public... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 18, 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 Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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The Spring 2021 CHES Bulletin is Here!

It's here! The latest news, stories, and interviews with some amazing Certified and Master-certified Health Education Specialists. Read about: The 2020 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award Winners NCHEC Strategic Planning Initiatives Volunteer/leadership call for candidates in 2022 CDC Continuing Education Opportunities and FREE credits Health Literacy and Health Education Research The Role of CHES® and MCHES® in Health Education  Check it out... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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How to Find a Health Education Job: Career Advice from Professionals

One of the most common dilemmas heard from young professionals trying to enter the health education workforce is:   I can’t find a health education position without having experience… but I just graduated and I don’t have any!  It’s a typical catch-22. Employers want candidates with experience and a recent graduate can’t get that experience without a job first… or can they? Here are several powerful things to consider, whether you are... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 15, 2021
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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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