WHITEHALL, Pa. August 14, 2020- The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) was recently named as a Silver Award winner for outstanding accomplishments toward improving the health education and promotion workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE), the Power of (A) Awards program was designed to celebrate the extraordinary programs and initiatives undertaken by associations worldwide to enrich lives, advance the industries or professions they represent, kickstart innovation, and improve world conditions.
“Congratulations to NCHEC on being named among the very best organizations that go above and beyond their tax-exempt purpose to improve society and our quality of life in America and abroad,” said ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE. “This has been a very trying year for associations, but even amid a months-long pandemic, associations are proving that positive change can happen. More than ever, the Power of Associations is on full display in this year’s award-winning programs, providing tangible evidence that associations will help lead the way toward economic and societal recovery in the months ahead.”
As our nation moves forward in addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of a competent certified health education workforce is as significant and essential as ever before. NCHEC will continue to offer the CHES® and MCHES® examination in Prometric Test Centers using stringent social distancing best practices to ensure candidate safety, as well as using a Live Remote Proctoring platform so that candidates can choose to test from home. For those currently holding the CHES® or MCHES® credential, a special professional development opportunity was approved in order for certificants to receive continuing education credits toward recertification for work related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“NCHEC is extremely proud of our many CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in the continual fight against this global pandemic,” said Kathy Janes Jinkins, NCHEC Board of Commissioners Chair. “They have assumed critical roles in the identification, control, and assurance of the needs of individuals and communities. They advocate immensely for public protection measures, and support many other critical health education and health behavior measures during these very difficult times.”
As a non-profit health education credentialing organization, NCHEC continues to uphold its core commitment of promoting, improving, and protecting the health of people through its high-quality credentialing programs.