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Spotlight: An Interview with Michael Ahmadi, Certified Health Education Specialist

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in many different sectors across the US. Health Education Specialists 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. As our nation continues to move forward in addressing and recovering fro... Read More

A Tale of Tales: Using Story-Based Techniques for Health Education, An Interview with Dr. Tapati Dutta, MCHES®

“Using storytelling as a pedagogic methodology made students good listeners and enhanced their critical thinking, all while exciting them in a way that made room for self-discovery and intercultural humility.” ~Dr. Tapati Dutta, MCHES® NCHEC: What is your current job title and where do you work? Dr. Dutta:  My job title is Assistant Professor, Public Health Department, Health Sciences Division, Fort Lewis College, Durango. Summarizing my professional profile, I&... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, July 14, 2021

NCHEC Achieves Re-Accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS) and Celebrates Continuous Improvement of its Certifications

WHITEHALL, Pa. July 8, 2021 — The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) has earned re-accreditation as a Personnel Certification Body by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). International accreditation provides a global benchmark for personnel certification programs to ensure consistent, comparable and reliable operations worldwide. The IAS accreditation program for Personnel Certification Bodies is founded on the ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012 Conf... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, July 9, 2021

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Tina Marie Devlin, Master-Certified Health Education Specialist

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in many different sectors across the US. Health Education Specialists 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. As our nation continues to move forward in addressing and recovering fro... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Marcia Zorrilla, Master-Certified Health Education Specialist

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in many different sectors across the US. Health Education Specialists 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. As our nation continues to move forward in addressing and recovering fro... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Justin Kolosky, Certified Health Education Specialist

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in many different sectors across the US. Health Education Specialists 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. As our nation continues to move forward in addressing and recovering fro... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, June 21, 2021

Eight Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists in the US: What You Need to Know

To pursue a profession in the field of health education and promotion, there are certain skills and competencies that constitute the term: health education specialist. To put it simply, a nation-wide survey of practitioners from all career sectors of health education and promotion has been carefully executed by a special task force of subject matter experts devoted to creating a 'framework' for those in the field as well as students completing academic degree programs at both the unde... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, June 17, 2021

NCHEC Releases Revised Study Companion Based on Recent HESPA II 2020 Practice Analysis

June 14, 2021- NCHEC has released The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 8th edition. This newly revised guidebook contains revised Responsibilities, Competencies, and Sub-competencies from the latest Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis (HESPA II 2020) model. Melissa Grim, PhD, MCHES® and Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®, served as Co-editors for the eighth edition of the Companion Guide. Grim and Escoffery also served as co-... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Recipients Announced for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity for the Certified Health Education Specialist Credential

Three outstanding students selected by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to receive registration fees and study materials for the October 2021 CHES® examination NCHEC has announced the names of three recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship for the October 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 w... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, June 10, 2021

What’s in an Advisor Letter? A Guide for Students taking the CHES® Exam

What should my advisor letter include? If you are registering for the CHES® examination as a full-time student, an advisor letter must be submitted at some point during the application process. Although the advisor letter is not necessary at the time of payment, it must be acquired and uploaded/mailed/emailed before the exam final deadline. What should my advisor letter include? The goal of an advisor letter is to demonstrate: That the applicant is enrolled in 9 or more credi... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 24, 2021

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