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National Public Health Week Spotlight: Kevin Sloss, Patient Care Coordinator

CHES® Career Profile: Patient Care Coordinator What tools and resources are available to healthcare workers looking to gain more knowledge and experience that can help them serve their employers and patients? Certification is a great place to start. A variety of healthcare professionals benefit from CHES®/MCHES® certification .  We sat down with Kevin Sloss, BS, RMA(AMT), MHA(c), 2020 CHES® candidate, and health educator and patient care coordinator for Lung... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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National Public Health Week CHES® Spotlight: Elizabeth Havens, B.S., CHES®, Violence Prevention Coordinator

CHES® Career Profile: Violence Prevention Program Coordinator CHES® and MCHES® work in a variety of fields to educate citizens, healthcare workers, and lawmakers of the importance of a thriving, healthy community. In addition to working to promote physical health and wellness in their communities, certified health education specialists may also work in specialized programs like violence prevention. We sat down with Elizabeth Havens, Violence Prevention Program... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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National Public Health Week CHES® Spotlight: Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)

CHES® Career Profile: Clinical Research Specialist In our series of career profiles on healthcare workers, we’re profiling a clinical research specialist who chose to pursue CHES® certification. To learn more about the CHES® exam and certification, click here . We sat down with Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES®, a social clinical research specialist at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the Department of Maternal and Child... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, April 6, 2020
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Health Education Careers (Part III): an Interview with Jeana Neu, CHES®

In celebration of National Health Education Week, we are interviewing four accomplished CHES® and MCHES® in varying career sectors across the country.  Today, we are chatting with CHES® Jeana Neu, Principal of NeuFunding, LLC.  NCHEC: How did you come to found your own practice? Jeana:  While studying health promotion and education in graduate school at the University of Utah, I was fortunate to work with my graduate advisor on her federal... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Health Education Careers: An Interview with Janesia Robbs, MCHES®

In celebration of National Health Education Week, we are interviewing four accomplished CHES® and MCHES® in varying career sectors across the country.  Today, we are chatting with Janesia Robbs, MPH, MCHES®, a Health Communication Specialist on the Communication and Public Engagement team at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NCHEC: How did you become a Health Communication Specialist? Janesia:  I attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, October 17, 2019
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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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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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Careers in Health Education and Promotion

One of the most exciting aspects about a career in the health education and promotion field is the wide range of job settings from which a health education specialists can choose employment. Although the term "specialist" may appear to imply a niche skill, quite the opposite is true! CHES® and MCHES® are equipped to handle a wide variety of positions and possess many skillsets that allow for versality in the workplace. Job settings for health education specialists that were... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Passion as a Practice: Why Health Education is My First Choice

Time and time again my colleagues want to know what steered me to take the CHES® exam, wondering how this certification has impacted abilities within my career and where I think it will lead me. The answer is this: every facet of my skillset, efficacy of practice and individual potential are strengthened because of continued education. To maintain CHES® certification I know I must accumulate Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH), however I believe this requirement stands for... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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CHES® Profile: Ashley Monson

Ashley Monson, BS, CHES ® , currently works as an Association Director and Project Manager for medical and health membership associations in Wisconsin. Her work involves the use of all seven Areas of Responsibility. Ashley works with her clients to access membership needs and capacities. From there she works with them to plan and implement those priorities for the year. Throughout the process, Ashley uses process, impact and outcome evaluation measures to track progress. Ashley is often... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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