National Health Education Week is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education. This year, the week of October 19 - 23, 2020, was jammed packed with events and new resources and highlights from health education specialists who have pivoted skillsets to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency Response Webinar
NCHEC’s marketing committee collaborated with SOPHE on two webinars for NHEW. The Emergency Management during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field webinar was held on October 20th which featured five outstanding CHES® and MCHES® from across the country and their work to protect their regions and communities from the devestating effects of COVID-19. CHES and MCHES could receive one free CECH from attending this webinar, or viewing the recorded version which is available through SOPHE's CORE (use the code NHEWFREE to receive a free CHES/MCHES Continuing Education Contact Hour!! View here: https://beacon360.content.online/xbcs/S1581/catalog/main.xhtml
Career Settings for Health Education Specialists
A Snapshot of Health Education and Promotion Careers Settings webinar was held on October 23rd and featured four CHES® and MCHES® highlighting their roles at different practice settings. Over 250 attended the live webinar. Both webinars were not only well attended but highlighted the incredible work by many of our CHES® and MCHES®. If you missed the NHEW webinars you can view them on SOPHE’s CORE site. https://beacon360.content.online/xbcs/S1581/catalog/main.xhtml\
NCHEC’s Communication Specialist, Jess Wessner, has been collecting stories and featuring many CHES® and MCHES® working in the field during the pandemic. Please check out this page to view the amazing work by these individuals https://www.nchec.org/health-education-careers.
You can also download the COVID-19 Spotlight Whitepaper developed by our marketing committee. https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2251/nchec_covid_response2_(1).pdf
CHES Exam Information Session
NCHEC also held a CHES Exam information session on October 21st with over 130 attendees. It can be accessed oncNCHEC’s YouTube Channel and can be viewed or shared with students/colleagues. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQWjAu9LabVspXtS3GD-ZYQ