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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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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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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Lisa Clough, MS Ed., CHES®, University of Maryland Medical Center

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, August 14, 2020
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey, MCHES® and HeartSmarts Virtual Challenge Creator

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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