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Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Basil Omonya, Master Certified Health Education Specialist

The following interview is part of a new series to highlight the remarkable work efforts of our credential-holders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Name: Basil Omonya, BS, MCHES® Job Title: Health Educator Years’ Experience: 6 Career Sector: International/Overseas | Healthcare NCHEC: What is your current job title and where do you work? Basil: My job title is Health Educator and I work for the Apac District Local Government, Apac Hospital Work Station in Uganda, Africa.&n... Read More

Guest Post: A Passion for Global Public Health, by Courtney Peragallo, CHESĀ®

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 healt... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 16 October 2020

Advocacy Abroad with ASU's Global Intensive Experiences Program

"Conducting a medical brigade during a pandemic was such an interesting experience, but also very rewarding. It was inspiring to observe my students’ compassion, kindness, and bravery on this trip. They are the next generation of health educators and health advocates and I know they will make the world a better place for future generations." Kasondra McCracken, MCHES® "Our students were able to overcome language barriers to develop personal connections with kids... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 18 May 2020

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