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Employer Spotlight: PreventionFIRST! Addresses 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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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Shawn T. Moore, CHES®

"COVID-19 has presented a unique opportunity for health education. Now more than ever, people are aware of the need for preventative health and wellness. From the individual perspective to emergency health preparedness… this opportunity will allow for health educators to gain public trust and will fuel community efforts for positive change."   NCHEC: What is your current job title and where do you work? Shawn: I am an Integrative Health Practitioner,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Saharra Dixon, MA, CHES®

My name is Saharra Dixon and I am a CHES® and Community-engaged Theatre Artist. As a Health Educator, my main area of practice is using the arts in health and theatre to promote health education. I received my BS in Health Behavior Science and Public Health from University of Delaware and my MA in Applied Theatre from NYU. Currently, I also work as a Sexual Health Educator at CAMBA, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY and I recently picked up some part-time work as a Lead Investigation Specialist with... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, June 5, 2020
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How to Study for the CHES® Exam

  Advice for Taking the CHES® Exam Are you preparing to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination? You are not alone. In fact, there are thousands of students and professionals sitting for this prestigious certification examination each year, at hundreds of Prometric Test Center locations across the country. Lengthy examinations can be daunting!  But with such a inspiring community of test-takers around you, it can be quite advantageous to... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, January 16, 2020
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2019 CHES® and MCHES® Video Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to the winners of 2019 CHES® and MCHES® Video Contest:  Ashley Benton and Kellye Remshifski of Doylestown Health Entrants were asked to film themselves speaking about the benefits of certification in their professional and personal lives, their roles as health education specialists, and the positive professional changes they had experienced as a result of NCHEC certification. Entries were judged by the NCHEC Marketing Committee based on creativity,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Tips and Tools for Meeting Your Continuing Education Requirement

Having a game plan for your continuing education requirement is a great idea... don't wait until it's too late! Use these helpful tips and tools to plan wisely and experience a smooth recertification process.  Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, July 8, 2019
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How Does CHES® or MCHES® Certification Impact Your Professional Life?

At the SOPHE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this spring, we had the opportunity to interview 11 CHES® and MCHES® about their careers and how certification has helped in their professional roles as health education specialists in varied sectors. Please take a moment to watch how they have made an impact in the profession of Health Education and Promotion!             Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, April 29, 2019
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An International Perspective: NCHEC Hosts Korea Health Promotion Institute Visit to United States

Representatives from the Korea Health Promotion Institute in Seoul, South Korea, spent the third week of August 2018 on the East Coast in search of guidance regarding the certification of Health Education Specialists. Hyunim Bae, MPH, from the Institute’s Department of Community Health, reached out to NCHEC staff earlier this spring and suggested the visit in an effort to learn more about our organization’s long-standing national Health Education Specialist certifications known as... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, August 30, 2018
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The Difference Between "Certification" and "Certificate"

What is health education certification? The nationally and internationally accredited Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Master Certified Health Education (MCHES®) certifications are measures of professional competence of the health education workforce. Both certifications have three components: Health education professional preparation Passing a certification examination Maintaining continuing education requirements The Problem with Health Education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 28, 2017
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