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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Tapati Dutta, MCHES®, Fort Lewis College

Tapati Dutta, PhD, MCHES®, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Fort Lewis College (FLC) is a Native American-serving Non-Tribal institution and lies within the Rocky Mountain Region. FLC’s students are from rural and reservation areas representing diverse population groups. What is your area of expertise?  My taught courses cover the intersecting areas of global health disparities, health systems and policies, community... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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"BC" : Before CHES

I was extremely honored to have been involved with development of the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing and serve as Vice Chairperson during initial recruitment of “Charter Members”. I am also honored to have been CHES®, and now MCHES® # 3. In the 1970s a significant number of professionals believed that it was very likely health educators functioning in every setting had similar roles and needed similar knowledge and skills to be effective in the... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Difference Between "Certification" and "Certificate"

What is health education certification? 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 Maintaining continuing education requirements The Problem with Health Education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, December 28, 2017
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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
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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
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New Webinar for CHES & MCHES - Part 2

NEW Webinar for Mid-Cycle CHES & MCHES Archived Webinar Available Now Click Here to Access Webinar    FREE Continuing Education Credit for participation in the seminar.  Email admin@nchec.org for more information.             Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, July 18, 2016
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It's a Record-Breaking Exam Year!

NCHEC WELCOMED MORE THAN 600 CHES AND MCHES CERTIFICANTS IN OCTOBER 2015 Most recent exam administration represents record number of registrants Press release - January 22, 2016 The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), the only accredited certifying organization for health education specialists, announced that 657 health education specialists passed NCHEC’s certification exams and earned their credentials during the October 17, 2015... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, January 22, 2016
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New for 2016! eBook Format for Textbooks

New for 2016! eBook Format for NCHEC Publications     You asked for digital format… so here it is!   The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence 7th edition, and A Competency-Based Framework for Health Educators, as now released in eBook format (new editions only).    The eBook version offers students, faculty, and industry professionals the opportunity to utilize NCHEC study materials on whatever device they choose – without... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, December 21, 2015
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