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Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of three recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the October 2020 Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination. This award was designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the exam, as well as provide the study companion publication. Applicants for this award were to demonstrate both financial need and a passion for... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 29 May 2020

COVID-19 Spotlight: Natalie Lopez, CHES®, Infection Preventionist

  COVID/CHES® Career Profile: Infection Preventionist Due to COVID-19, now more than ever, health education professionals are using their experienced and specialized training to protect their communities. CHES® and MCHES® who have specialized training in the areas of community program development and management, certified health education specialists are becoming increasingly more necessary to prevent the spread of COVID. We spoke with Natalie Lopez, CHES® and Infect... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 28 May 2020

COVID Spotlight: Cherylee Sherry, MCHES®, Minnesota Department of Health

  (Cherylee Sherry and her co-workers Melinda Marsolek, Mike Zastoupil, and James Noyola, from left to right.)   COVID/MCHES® Career Profile: Health Department Principal Planner Thousands of health education specialists are actively participating on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. At NCHEC, we want to recognize the hard work and dedication of healthcare professionals like Cherylee Sherry who are working diligently to prevent the spread of COVID.  How Heal... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Spotlight: Jenny Ryan, CHES®, Nutrition Education Coordinator

COVID/CHES® Career Profile: Nutrition Education Coordinator Healthcare professionals around the world are adapting to the new normal as a result of the COVID pandemic. Many have found new and exciting opportunities to find a career in healthcare, while others have used their current healthcare roles to serve their communities in new ways.  We spoke with one nutrition education professional whose role has adapted as a result of COVID. Jenny Ryan, CHES® and Nutrition Education Co... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 19 May 2020

Advocacy Abroad with ASU's Global Intensive Experiences Program

"Conducting a medical brigade during a pandemic was such an interesting experience, but also very rewarding. It was inspiring to observe my students’ compassion, kindness, and bravery on this trip. They are the next generation of health educators and health advocates and I know they will make the world a better place for future generations." Kasondra McCracken, MCHES® "Our students were able to overcome language barriers to develop personal connections with kids... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 18 May 2020

CPT Code for Health and Well being Coaching: Update May 2020

NCHEC continues to explore ways to educate and showcase the role of CHES® and MCHES® to those in the primary care setting. Last year the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the approval of three distinct "Category III" codes for "Health and Well-Being Coaching" which went into effect January 1, 2020.   AMA defines "Health and Well-being coaching" as a patient-centered approach wherein patients determine their goals, use self-discovery or ac... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 14 May 2020

Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Brittany Chambers, MCHES®

CHES® Career Profile: Education Director Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, it has become increasingly evident to the public just how critical the role of our nation’s health education specialists has become. CHES® and MCHES® certifications were deemed “essential workforce programs” that support the growth of our nation’s public health force in this time of crisis, and testing for NCHEC’s certification exams will resume June ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 11 May 2020

Guide to Liability Insurance for Certified Health Education Specialists

The need for liability insurance for health-related professions has become a topic of importance in recent years. Often, the thought leaves more questions than answers for many certified individuals embarking on the road to self-employment and/or professional consulting. You may be wondering, do you really need liability insurance if you’re a certified health education specialist? Here’s what you need to know.  Liability Insurance FAQs While credentialing for health educati... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 04 May 2020

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