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2020 Infographic Contest Winners Announced

Communication is a critical component of health education and public health, and what better way to impart an idea or process than a beautifully designed visual message. Infographics can bring to life topics that may be difficult to grasp, or summarize a complex process in a way that is both practical and easy to digest. Infographics have quickly become an essential health communication tool in every health education specialist’s toolbox! NCHEC’s yearly Infographic Contest gives our... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Should I Prescreen for Eligibility?

You've heard of the prescreen option...but do you really need to?  Here's the scoop on the difference between a prescreen and a traditional application, and why a prescreen may be the right place to start. Prescreen vs. Application A  prescreen application  is often used in place of a regular application, if you are in any way unsure of coursework eligibility.  In fact, there are several benefits to using the prescreen service that you may not be aware... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, January 15, 2021
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10 Steps to Successful Certification Maintenance for CHES® and MCHES®

Passing the CHES® or MCHES® examination is a significant achievement, but is only the first step in an ongoing process of careful maintenance and continued professional development. The successful upkeep of your credential will take some careful planning and consideration. Remember that there is an Annual Renewal , as well as a 5-Year Recertification process that requires the acquisition of 75 continuing education credits, as well as a Continuing Competency assessment during each... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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The Power of Social Media in Public Health Messaging: An Interview with Corey Basch and Christie Jaime

In an effort to share the exciting work that CHES® and MCHES® are doing across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a series of interviews that shed light on the unique skills that our credential holders bring to students, communities, and families. Corey Basch, EdD, MPH, CHES®, a Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health at William Paterson University, along with her colleague and Internship Coordinator Christie Jaime, MA, CHES®,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Recipients Announced for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity April 2021

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of three recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the April 2021 CHES® examination.  This award, first instituted in 2019, was designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the examination. Applicants for this award were to demonstrate both financial need and a passion for their chosen field of Health Education and Promotion during... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Friday, November 13, 2020
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National Health Education Week: Recap and Resources

National Health Education Week is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education. This year, the week of October 19 - 23, 2020, was jammed packed with events and new resources and highlights from health education specialists who have pivoted skillsets to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.    Emergency Response Webinar NCHEC’s marketing committee collaborated with SOPHE... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Sunday, November 1, 2020
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2021 Leadership Election Results Announced

October 29, 2020 The results of the 2021 NCHEC Leadership Election have been announced! Congratulations to the new board members who will begin terms in January of 2021, and to those returning board members as well. We are quite excited to embark on our 2021 initiatives with these new team members, all with outstanding skills and achievements that will add to our organizational strength moving forward.  All board members were elected for a term of five years.... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Guest Post: A Passion for Global Public Health, by Courtney Peragallo, CHES®

Public health has been in my blood for as long as I can remember, ever since I lost my Mom from cancer when I was 12. To this day, I look back and see so clearly that it was much more than the cancer specialists and medical professionals who helped her stay alive for as long as she did. I believe her drive to continue fighting was a result of public health practice. My Mom graduated with her PhD prior to her diagnosis when I was a kid and so I like to think I was exposed to the field of health... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, October 16, 2020
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Ashley Hamm, CHES®, Child Abuse Preventionist

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. NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in the continual fight against this global pandemic. They have assumed critical roles in the identification, control, and assurance of the needs of individuals and communities. They advocate... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, September 24, 2020
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COVID-19 Spotlight: Cynthia Karlsson, CHES®

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in the continual fight against this global pandemic. They have assumed critical roles in the identification, control, and assurance of the needs of individuals and communities. They advocate fiercely for public protection measures, and support many other critical health education and health behavior measures during these very difficult times. As our nation moves forward in addressing and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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