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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

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with L. Cindy Carra, MPH, CHES®, CPT

Name: L. Cindy Carra, MPH, CHES®, CPT Job Title: SME/Instructor of Health & Wellness Programs Career Sector: Healthcare   NCHEC: What is your current job title and sector? Cindy: I am currently a curriculum designer and instructor for an online learning institution. It is extremely rewarding to help prepare the next cohort of health, fitness, and nutrition coaches that will make an impact on people’s lives and in the healthcare field. Designing and writing curriculum... Read More
at 18 March 2022

How to Study for the CHES® Exam

Are you preparing to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination? You are not alone. In fact, there are thousands of students and professionals sitting for this prestigious certification examination each year, at hundreds of Prometric Test Center locations across the country. With such a inspiring community of test-takers around you, it can be quite advantageous to reach out to other people and find support. There are many others who will be sitting for the examina... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 16 February 2022

How To Communicate Your Transferable Skills: Guest Post by Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES®

  How do you identify your transferable skills when switching careers? What are the most important transferable skills when looking for a new job? Where do you communicate your transferable skills to prospective employers? As a career coach and job search expert, these are a few of the most common questions I get from job seekers looking to secure a job after college graduation, land a role with a big tech company, or make a career transition. Below are four proven steps to identify an... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 08 February 2022

Health Education Leadership Blog Series: An Interview with Nneka X. Shoulds, MS, MCHES®

Health Education Leadership Blog Series: An Interview with Nneka X. Shoulds, MS, 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 Nneka X. Shoulds, MS, MCHES®?  Name: Nneka X. Shouds, MS, MCHES®  Job Title(s): Program Coordinator and Team Lead | Texas Department of State... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 31 January 2022

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