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Celebrate National Health Education Week with Us!

National Health Education Week is Monday October 21 –  Friday October 25, 2019   We want to celebrate health education with you! Join us in promoting the critical role that health education specialists play in improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and schools through health education and promotion. Every day we will feature profiles of CHES® and MCHES® working hard within many different settings to promote health and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Employer Guest Spotlight: Army Wellness Centers

Written by: Todd Hoover, EP-C, CHES® |  Division Chief, Army Wellness Center Operations, Army Public Health Center   The Army Wellness Center (AWC) program was established to provide an effective and evidenced based delivery platform for enhancing the health and wellness of the population.   Every AWC team member is highly trained and proficient in health coaching, physical fitness improvement, behavior modification, and health education delivery.  The... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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How To Become a Health Education Specialist

The U.S. Department of Labor defines health educators as those that provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Health educators, also known as Health Education Specialists, are active in communities large and small across the United States  addressing needs for health education  programs, planning effective programs, analyzing community data, and encouraging healthy lifestyles,... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Thursday, June 13, 2019
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EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: GatorWell Health Promotion Services

Since its inception in 1972 GatorWell has applied health promotion strategies to educate University of Florida students on health and wellness topics relevant to the college experience. The driving mission is to empower students to be both healthy and well through prevention with the assistance of a talented team of Health Promotion Specialists. GatorWell is a strong supporter of hiring staff with a CHES® or MCHES® certification behind their name, and currently has five... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, May 3, 2019
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Reasons to Hire a Certified Health Education Specialist

What are the advantages of hiring a Certified Health Education Specialist? When it comes time to add a new staff member to your team, what qualities do you look for in a potential employee? Employers most often seek dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their roles -  workers who arrive on time, demonstrate initiative, have a willingness to help others, and are always willing to dedicate their time to improving their skills and expertise. If you are in the process of hiring... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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What Does a Health Education Specialist Do?

For those working in the field of health education and promotion, the question "what does a health education specialist do?" is often heard from friends or colleagues who might not yet have a firm concept of the professional role of the CHES ® or MCHES ® . Although the term "specialist" signifies a niche or singular role, this is truly not the case. CHES ® and MCHES ® work in many varying career sectors and carry out a multitude of tasks that require... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, April 2, 2018
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