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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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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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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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NCHEC Receives 2020 ASAE Power of (A) Award for Contributions to Strengthen the Health Education Workforce during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHITEHALL, Pa. August 14, 2020- The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) was recently named as a Silver Award winner for outstanding accomplishments toward improving the health education and promotion workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE), the Power of (A) Awards program was designed to celebrate the extraordinary programs and initiatives undertaken by associations worldwide to enrich lives, advance... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, August 17, 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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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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COVID-19 Spotlight: An Interview with Career and Life Coach: Kyle Elliot, MPA, CHES®

CHES® Career Profile: Career and Life Coach Have you ever struggled to feel as though you know which direction to take regarding life choices? Are you feeling discontent in your current career or attempting to determine which career path you would like to take? Working with a life coach or career coach can provide you with the support, guidance, and direction you need to take the next step.  Career and life coaches are an essential component of the health education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, June 8, 2020
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COVID-19 Spotlight: Dawn Snyder, MPH, CHES®, Prevention Manager

CHES® Career Profile: Prevention Manager Many practicing CHES® and MCHES® currently find their specialist abilities shining more than ever as they pivot their skills to adjust to the changing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dawn Snyder, a Prevention Manager for Broward House of Florida , has put her CHES® competencies to work through an amazing endeavor - a drive-thru coronavirus antibody-testing site in Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida. We... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 28, 2020
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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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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