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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 jwess... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 06 July 2020

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 workforce, and c... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 08 June 2020

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 spoke with Dawn Snyder, a Preve... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 03 June 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

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

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 Health at the Gillings School of Pub... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 06 April 2020

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