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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 Friday, March 29, 2019
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30th Anniversary Trivia Reveal

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Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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NCHEC Launches the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity for Students Seeking CHES® Credential

The Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Has Been Instituted to Assist Students with Demonstrated Financial Need and a Passion for Health Education and Promotion A brand new scholarship opportunity for students seeking degrees in the field of Health Education and Promotion will be available this year.  This newly announced award, known as the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship, is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Charter CHES List: 30 Years of Certification

Congratulations and a warm thank you to these 290 individuals who were part of the orginal cohort of Certified Health Education Specialists in 1989! These professionals have proven themselves leaders within the field of Health Education and Promotion, and have actively maintained their certifications for 30 years. Bravo! Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, March 25, 2019
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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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"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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