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2018 CHES®/MCHES® Video Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of 2018 CHES® and MCHES® “A Day in the Life” Video Contest. Entrants were asked to film themselves speaking about the benefits of certification in their professional and personal lives, their roles as health education specialists, and the positive experiences they had gained as a result of NCHEC certification. Entries were judged by the NCHEC Marketing Committee based on creativity, compelling messaging, and demonstration of the value of CHES® or MCHES® certification. Arielle’s encouraging and inspiring message secured her the first place ranking. You can view Arielle's winning video as well as the runner up videos on NCHEC’s YouTube Channel (, search NCHEC).

Arielle currently works as a community health specialist in Delaware, Ohio. In her role, she functions as the health educator for the disease prevention unit responsible for reducing the incidence of communicable disease through prevention, surveillance, and outbreak control. According to Arielle, “every day as a health education specialist is different and unique; foodborne outbreaks, mosquito-borne illnesses, lead poisoning… and each problem involves a team approach to develop a unique solution!”

Watch the winning video HERE.


Honorable Mention awarded to: Sarah Lasker, MCHES®

Sara received her master’s degree in Health Education with a specific certification in the area of disordered eating. She is one of only eleven MCHES who is dually certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator. She also runs her own business, Healthy and Hygge: Your Life and Wellness Coach. Hygge is the Danish concept of Wellness and Sara works to create strategies for getting clients into shape and to form new and healthier habits.

Watch Sara's video HERE.


Honorable Mention awarded to: Jody Hanson, CHES®

Jody is a Health Education Specialist who works with U.S soldiers, their dependents, and DOD civilians in 7 main areas of health and wellness. She teaches health classes in a group setting, but also works one-on-one with individuals doing fitness testing, nutrition testing, and also health coaching to help our military become better soldiers and to become better individuals at home, and while they are deployed.


A warm thank you to all of the CHES® and MCHES® who submitted excellent videos in this recent competition. NCHEC highly values each submission and sends a warm thank you to all contest participants. We hope many more of you will participate in this event in 2019!

Posted by Jessica Wessner at 09:30

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