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The 2023 Call for NCHEC Leadership Candidates is Now Open

NCHEC is searching for individuals to fill volunteer positions on our Board of Commissioners and Division Boards.  All positions adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Health Education Profession. NCHEC welcomes all CHES® and MCHES® in good standing to apply for open positions on our volunteer boards. As we strive to have our board directors reflective of the individuals we serve, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, age,... Read More

2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award Winners for Career Excellence in Health Education and Promotion Are Announced

NCHEC is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes both individuals and organizations displaying exemplary commitment to the advancement of the Health Education Profession and of the CHES® and MCHES® credentials.  This award program was first instituted in 2016 in order to highlight career achievements in the implementation of programs and policies that promote the role of CHES® and MCHES® within communitie... Read More

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Jennifer Reich, MPH, CHES®

Name: Jennifer Reich, MPH, CHES® Job Title: Health Educator Years’ Experience: 4 Career Sector: Government NCHEC: What is your current job title and what sort of duties do you complete during the course of your work? Jennifer: I am a Health Educator for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department). My normal work focuses on zoonotic and vector-borne disease prevention. I work on materials such as webpage content, social media, and print liter... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner

A Day in the Life of a Health Education Specialist

The day-to-day operations of a health education specialist can vary depending on their job title, work environment, and whether or not they’re client facing. However, there are a few duties and concepts that every health education specialist will touch on every day, such as: The Eight areas of Responsibility Community outreach Educating Networking Dealing with COVID-19-related challenges The Eight Areas of Responsibility The Eight Areas of Responsibility contain a ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at 22 March 2022

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with L. Cindy Carra, MPH, CHES®, CPT

Name: L. Cindy Carra, MPH, CHES®, CPT Job Title: SME/Instructor of Health & Wellness Programs Career Sector: Healthcare   NCHEC: What is your current job title and sector? Cindy: I am currently a curriculum designer and instructor for an online learning institution. It is extremely rewarding to help prepare the next cohort of health, fitness, and nutrition coaches that will make an impact on people’s lives and in the healthcare field. Designing and writing curriculum... Read More
at 18 March 2022

How To Communicate Your Transferable Skills: Guest Post by Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES®

  How do you identify your transferable skills when switching careers? What are the most important transferable skills when looking for a new job? Where do you communicate your transferable skills to prospective employers? As a career coach and job search expert, these are a few of the most common questions I get from job seekers looking to secure a job after college graduation, land a role with a big tech company, or make a career transition. Below are four proven steps to identify an... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 08 February 2022

Health Education Leadership Blog Series: An Interview with Nneka X. Shoulds, MS, MCHES®

Health Education Leadership Blog Series: An Interview with Nneka X. Shoulds, MS, MCHES®  The following interview is part of a new leadership blog series that highlights individuals that have furthered their careers in the health education field and are also currently working in an advanced or leadership role.  Who is Nneka X. Shoulds, MS, MCHES®?  Name: Nneka X. Shouds, MS, MCHES®  Job Title(s): Program Coordinator and Team Lead | Texas Department of State... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 31 January 2022

NCHEC, NBHWC, and UC San Diego Announce a Collaborative Project to Advance Reimbursement for Health & Wellness Coaching Services in Healthcare

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), and the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) announce a collaborative project to advance health & wellness coaching in healthcare. The collaborative project focuses on collecting, tracking and housing utilization data (and reimbursement data where possible) from health & wellness coaches and health educators who are currently providing ... Read More

Everything You Should Know About Health Education Specialists

Whether you’re interested in a career in healthcare education and promotion, or just want to learn more about how this field fits into the healthcare industry, we’re here to fill you in on everything you should know about Health Education Specialists.  What are Health Education Specialists? Health Education Specialists work with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to create and oversee programs that promote health and well-being. They also facilitate the d... Read More
Posted by Tanya Cole at 17 January 2022

Certification Spotlight: An Interview with Vannessa Fuentes, CHES®

NCHEC is extremely proud of the many health CHES® and MCHES® who serve as essential personnel in many different sectors across the US. Health Education Specialists 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. The following interview is part of an ongoing series to highlight the r... Read More

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