The American School Health Association Annual Conference was held this October 2-4th in Cincinnati, Ohio, and provided school health professionals across the US and internationally with an amazing opportunity to learn, meet, and share ideas with like-minded professionals. It was also a networking platform for CHES® and MCHES® from across the country to meet and celebrate certification, and the ever-expanding role of Certified Health Education Specialists in the school health sector!
The Executive Director of NCHEC, Linday Lysoby, MCHES®, got to visit with many CHES® and MCHES® in the Exhibitor hall, meet two outstanding MCHES® who have been certified for more than 30 YEARS, participate in panel discussions on diversity and inclusion, and network with representatives from other amazing and influential national organizations. It was a whirlwind!
(And, on an exciting note, the current president of ASHA, Ty Oehrtman, is MCHES®-certified!) It was a fantastic conference for health educators working in the school health sector.
Sarah Blanton, CHES® | ATDD Program Coordinator
"Recommendations for Strengthening School Health Education: Charting a New Path Forward"
Presented by Donna Videto, Elaine Auld, and David Birch
Cheryl Saunders, CHES®
Brian Lucas, MCHES® of Health Ed Pros - Certified for 30 years+!
Dietra Wengert, MCHES®, Towson University - Certified for 30 years+!
Health Educators: Kimberly Chelf, CHES®, and Dominique Walker, CHES®, of Hamilton County Public Health, Ohio