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PUBLIC MESSAGE FROM NCHEC DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK

April 21, 2020   Dear NCHEC Stakeholders, On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), our thoughts are with those directly and indirectly affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and around the globe. COVID-19 has impacted all businesses including NCHEC and at the same time has propelled the importance of public health into the spotlight. We can all be proud of the health education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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2021 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 Health Education Profession. The terms of these positions... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 16, 2020
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An Interview with Stephanie Parr, CHES®, Community Outreach Coordinator, Stephenson Cancer Center

CHES® Career Profile: Community Outreach Coordinator Health education specialists like CHES® and MCHES® serve our communities in various ways. Public health programs, resources, and health and wellness initiatives are often the result of the hard work of health education professionals. This includes the research, program management and implementation, patient care, and communication aspects of these programs.  Due to their extensive knowledge of public... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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NCHEC Updates: Response to COVID-19

As we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact on NCHEC’s credential-holders, exam candidates, and stakeholders, we are working to keep the lines of communication open between our staff and those impacted by this ever-evolving pandemic. We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.  In response to the COVD-19 public health emergency, the NCHEC office is currently operating remotely with full staff and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Radon Education: A NPHW Post by Environmental Health Educator Wendy Wright, B.S., CHES®

CHES® Career Profile: Environmental Health Educator Environmental Health Educators like Wendy Wright, B.S., CHES® serve the public in a number of ways. We’ve encountered many who have chosen to pursue CHES® certification due the invaluable experience gained in the areas of program management, research, communication, and more. We sat down with Wendy to learn more about how certification has impacted her career. HEALTH EDUCATION CREDENTIALING  → ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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An Interview with Frank Becerra, MPH, MCHES®, Supervising Health Education Specialist, County of San Bernardino

CHES® Career Profile: Health Education Specialist Supervisor Health education specialists are some of the most underappreciated professionals working in public healthcare. Many programs that help communities thrive and individuals stay healthy are the work of health education specialists working to meet the needs of their fellow citizens.  We sat down with Frank Becerra, a former EMT with more than 10 years of experience working to improve public health, to learn more about... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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National Public Health Week Spotlight: Kevin Sloss, Patient Care Coordinator

CHES® Career Profile: Patient Care Coordinator What tools and resources are available to healthcare workers looking to gain more knowledge and experience that can help them serve their employers and patients? Certification is a great place to start. A variety of healthcare professionals benefit from CHES®/MCHES® certification .  We sat down with Kevin Sloss, BS, RMA(AMT), MHA(c), 2020 CHES® candidate, and health educator and patient care coordinator for Lung... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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National Public Health Week CHES® Spotlight: Andrea Jensen, Environmental Health Educator

CHES® Career Profile: Environmental Health Educator Certified Health Education Specialists® are able to pursue a variety of careers in a number of different industries. With specialized training in areas of program development, management, communications, and more, CHES® and MCHES® have the ability to bring multiple advantages and skillsets to any position. We sat down with environmental health educator Andrea Jensen to learn more about how being a CHES®... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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National Public Health Week CHES® Spotlight: Elizabeth Havens, B.S., CHES®, Violence Prevention Coordinator

CHES® Career Profile: Violence Prevention Program Coordinator CHES® and MCHES® work in a variety of fields to educate citizens, healthcare workers, and lawmakers of the importance of a thriving, healthy community. In addition to working to promote physical health and wellness in their communities, certified health education specialists may also work in specialized programs like violence prevention. We sat down with Elizabeth Havens, Violence Prevention Program... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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National Public Health Week CHES® Spotlight: Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)

CHES® Career Profile: Clinical Research Specialist In our series of career profiles on healthcare workers, we’re profiling a clinical research specialist who chose to pursue CHES® certification. To learn more about the CHES® exam and certification, click here . We sat down with Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES®, a social clinical research specialist at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the Department of Maternal and Child... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, April 6, 2020
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