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COVID-19 Spotlight: William Paterson University's Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey, MCHES® creates the "HeartSmarts Virtual Challenge"

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 Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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The NCHEC 2021 Leadership Election is Now Open  

We want your participation in the process of determining the course of our organization's future leadership!  NCHEC is governed by an eleven-person Board of Commissioners and two seven-person and one eleven person Division Boards. Each division board addresses one of the three activities noted in NCHEC’s mission: certification, professional development and professional preparation. All directors and commissioners are elected volunteers and are active... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, August 3, 2020
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COVID-19 Spotlight: An Interview with Tracy Sylven, CHES®, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

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 Friday, July 31, 2020
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Employer Spotlight: PreventionFIRST! is addressing Youth Substance Abuse

Founded in 1996, PreventionFIRST! (formerly known as the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati), was instituted as a comprehensive effort to address youth substance abuse.  The organization serves the population of the tristate region where Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky converge. The organization’s mission encompasses the promotion of healthy behaviors through sparking and sustaining community change. PreventionFIRST! places a high value on staff members that hold the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Lauren Doodian, 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 Monday, July 13, 2020
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COVID-19 Resources for Health Education Specialists

Information from qualified public health professionals continues to be key in the fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic. Credentialed health education specialists will continue to provide an increasing and critical component of public health response, recovery, and education for our nation. NCHEC has selected some resources that can be of use in these health education efforts of CHES® and MCHES®.  If you have additional resources you would like to share, please email ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, July 6, 2020
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How To Become a Health Education Specialist

How do you become a health education specialist? The U.S. Department of Labor defines health educators as those that provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Health educators, also known as health education specialists, are active in communities large and small across the United States addressing needs for health education programs, planning effective programs, analyzing community... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Thursday, June 25, 2020
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3 Ways to Use NCHEC’s Health Education and Promotion Program Directory (HEPPD)

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) has developed and launched the Health Education and Promotion Program Directory (HEPPD) which serves as a centralized source of information regarding institutions of higher education that offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in health education and promotion. VIEW THE HEPPD DIRECTORY  → 1. Find the Right Health-Related Undergraduate Program For You The HEPPD... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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NCHEC Seeks Public Member Applicant for the Board of Commissioners

The National Commissioner for Health Education Credentialing is currently seeking nominations to fill an open position as the Board of Commissioners (BOC) Public Member, with a three-year term beginning in January, 2021.  NCHEC Public Member applicants cannot be associated with the health education and promotion field, in order to maintain an impartial, outside view of the organization's internal processes. Public Members cannot be a(an): current or previous member of the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, June 22, 2020
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CE Corner: How to Find Free Credits and Maintain Your CHES®/MCHES® Online

After obtaining your CHES® or MCHES® certification, your focus will shift from exam mode into the maintenance of your certification. One of the biggest questions NCHEC receives is “How do I meet my Continuing Education requirements easily and affordably?” As many conferences have transitioned to virtual or have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding continuing education credits online is more important than ever. One convenient and affordable way to get... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, June 18, 2020
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