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CHES® Spotlight: Penelope Friday, MPH: Childhood Obesity Prevention Coordinator

Penelope Friday, MPH, CHES®, is a Childhood Obesity Prevention Coordinator within the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity with the Indiana State Department of Health. She works alongside school corporations and early childcare education settings across Indiana to assess and improve physical education, physical activity and nutrition environments, with the ultimate goal of reducing childhood obesity rates. Penelope’s position allows her to interact with other state agencies... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Co-editors for the Eighth Edition of The Health Education Specialist Companion Guide: Melissa Grim and Cam Escoffery

Melissa Grim, PhD, MCHES® and Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES® were selected as Co-editors for the Eighth Edition of The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence. Grim and Escoffery previously served as co-editors of the two previous editions of the publication.  To be reflective of the findings of the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II (HESPA II 2020), this updated edition will include revisions to the previous work and include eight... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Winners Announced: 2019 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award

NCHEC is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in recognition of two professionals 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 organizational... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, February 10, 2020
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NCHEC’s 2019 Infographic Contest: Winners Announced

The results of the second annual Infographic Contest have recently been announced by NCHEC’s Marketing Committee. Entries in two categories; Certified and Non-certified (Student), were judged based on whether the design was compelling and sharable, clearly communicated an idea or concept, and on whether the infographic would be of value to certified individuals, or those considering certification in the future.  “The ability of a Certified Health Education Specialist to... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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