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NCHEC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at SOPHE 2019 Salt Lake City - a Photo Journey

The SOPHE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City this March 26 th – 29 th was a resoundingly positive event, attended by hundreds of CHES® and MCHES® from across the country. The theme of the conference was “Elevating Health Through the Power of Many,” and provided some amazing professional development opportunities for Health Education Specialists. Four NCHEC staff members, including Executive Director Linda Lysoby, attended the conference, along with several past and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 11, 2019
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NCHEC Launches the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity for Students Seeking CHES® Credential

The Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Has Been Instituted to Assist Students with Demonstrated Financial Need and a Passion for Health Education and Promotion A brand new scholarship opportunity for students seeking degrees in the field of Health Education and Promotion will be available this year.  This newly announced award, known as the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship, is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Charter CHES List: 30 Years of Certification

Congratulations and a warm thank you to these 290 individuals who were part of the orginal cohort of Certified Health Education Specialists in 1989! These professionals have proven themselves leaders within the field of Health Education and Promotion, and have actively maintained their certifications for 30 years. Bravo! Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, March 25, 2019
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"BC" : Before CHES

I was extremely honored to have been involved with development of the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing and serve as Vice Chairperson during initial recruitment of “Charter Members”. I am also honored to have been CHES®, and now MCHES® # 3. In the 1970s a significant number of professionals believed that it was very likely health educators functioning in every setting had similar roles and needed similar knowledge and skills to be effective in the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, March 8, 2019
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NCHEC Celebrates 30 Years of History in Credentialing

  “We took the time to do it right.” ~Helen Cleary, CHES® #1   The words uttered by our very first Certified Health Education Specialist and founder of what is today the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) continues to ring true.  The year 2019 marks the 30 th Anniversary of our esteemed organization and its journey along the path of the promotion of health education specialists through the CHES® and MCHES®... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, January 24, 2019
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