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The Difference Between "Certification" and "Certificate"

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, and then maintaining continuing education requirements.  Recently, a number of assessment-based certificate programs in health... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 0 comments
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NCHEC Ambassadors 2016-2017: Thank you for your Service

In 2016, the Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice (DBPPP) launched the NCHEC Ambassador program to facilitate communication between university health education programs and the NCHEC organization. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the participating Ambassadors worked to promote the value of certification as a CHES® or MCHES®, and the importance of credentialing to the profession.  These Ambassadors have played a vital role in supplying students in their... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 0 comments
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2017 NCHEC Video Contest - Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Christen Jackson, CHES®, NCHEC's Video Contest Winner 2017! What do the words creativity, enthusiasm, and passion for health education bring to mind?  Contest winner Christen Jackson's submission has it all.  Her winning video earned her a $100 Amazon gift card as well as print/online publication and quite a bit of appreciation from the NCHEC organization!  Entries were judged by the NCHEC Marketing Committee based on creativity,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 4 comments
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Dr. Helen P. Cleary: Leader, Visionary, Mentor

In Memory of Dr. Helen P. Cleary, MPH, D.Sc., CHES® (1920-2016)   Written by: Alyson Taub, EdD, MCHES® Professor Emerita of Health Education, New York University First Executive Director, NCHEC   Dr. Helen Cleary, the driving force in the establishment of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), died peacefully at home at the age of 96 on November 5, 2016.  Due to her important role in spearheading certification,... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 5 comments
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CHES®/MCHES® Appreciation Breakfast Highlights SOPHE 2017

The 2 nd Annual NCHEC Appreciation Breakfast for CHES® and MCHES® was held on March 30 th during the 2017 SOPHE “Scaling New Heights” Conference in Denver, Colorado.  The event celebrated the ever-growing national community of certified individuals in an effort to enhance networking opportunities for the profession of health education and included a complimentary breakfast and giveaways for the near-150 CHES® and MCHES® registered. The NCHEC Board of... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 0 comments
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The NCHEC Winter 2017 Bulletin is here!

Catch up on the latest edition of NCHEC News - Winter Bulletin 2017 .   Read our 2016 winning essay contest entry, view our Leadership News, and catch articles on the value of certification, liability insurance for health professionals, as well as spotlights on the latest from employers of CHES and MCHES and other certified individuals in the field! Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 0 comments
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