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COVID-19 Spotlight: Natalie Lopez, CHES®, Infection Preventionist

  COVID/CHES® Career Profile: Infection Preventionist Due to COVID-19, now more than ever, health education professionals are using their experienced and specialized training to protect their communities. CHES® and MCHES® who have specialized training in the areas of community program development and management, certified health education specialists are becoming increasingly more necessary to prevent the spread of COVID. We spoke with Natalie... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 28, 2020
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COVID Spotlight: Cherylee Sherry, MCHES®, Minnesota Department of Health

  (Cherylee Sherry and her co-workers Melinda Marsolek, Mike Zastoupil, and James Noyola, from left to right.)   COVID/MCHES® Career Profile: Health Department Principal Planner Thousands of health education specialists are actively participating on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. At NCHEC, we want to recognize the hard work and dedication of healthcare professionals like Cherylee Sherry who are working diligently to prevent the spread of... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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COVID-19 Spotlight: Jenny Ryan, CHES®, Nutrition Education Coordinator

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina  works every day to provide food to people in need while building solutions to end hunger in communities encompassing 34 counties. Through partnerships, education, and programs, the Food Bank empowers communities to overcome hunger, creating an environment where all North Carolinians thrive. Certified Health Education Specialist Jenny Ryan is part of a Nutrition Education Team with the Food Bank, working to shorten the line and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Advocacy Abroad with ASU's Global Intensive Experiences Program

"Conducting a medical brigade during a pandemic was such an interesting experience, but also very rewarding. It was inspiring to observe my students’ compassion, kindness, and bravery on this trip. They are the next generation of health educators and health advocates and I know they will make the world a better place for future generations." Kasondra McCracken, MCHES® "Our students were able to overcome language barriers to develop personal connections with... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 18, 2020
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CPT Code for Health and Well being Coaching: Update May 2020

NCHEC continues to explore ways to educate and showcase the role of CHES® and MCHES® to those in the primary care setting. Last year the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the approval of three distinct "Category III" codes for "Health and Well-Being Coaching" which went into effect January 1, 2020.   AMA defines "Health and Well-being coaching" as a patient-centered approach wherein patients determine their goals, use self-discovery or... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Spotlight on COVID-19: An Interview with Brittany Chambers, MCHES®

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, it has become increasingly evident to the public just how critical the role of our nation’s health education specialists has become. The CHES® and MCHES® certifications were deemed “essential workforce programs” that the support and growth of our nation’s public health workforce in this time of crisis, and testing for NCHEC’s certification exams will resume June 1, 2020. NCHEC is extremely proud... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 11, 2020
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Guide to Liability Insurance for Certified Health Education Specialists

The need for liability insurance for health-related professions has become a topic of importance in recent years. Often, the thought leaves more questions than answers for many certified individuals embarking on the road to self-employment and/or professional consulting. You may be wondering, do you really need liability insurance if you’re a certified health education specialist? Here’s what you need to know.  Liability Insurance FAQs While credentialing... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Monday, May 4, 2020
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April 21, 2020   Dear NCHEC Stakeholders, On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), our thoughts are with those directly and indirectly affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and around the globe. COVID-19 has impacted all businesses including NCHEC and at the same time has propelled the importance of public health into the spotlight. We can all be proud of the health education... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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2021 Call for Candidates: Volunteer for Leadership

"Are you interested in becoming a part of the NCHEC Leadership team? I am certain you will find it as I did: a thoroughly enjoyable and meaningful professional experience." ~Kerry Redican, CHES ® , Past Chair, NCHEC Board of Commissioners 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. The terms of these positions... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 16, 2020
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An Interview with Stephanie Parr, CHES®, Community Outreach Coordinator, Stephenson Cancer Center

CHES® Career Profile: Community Outreach Coordinator Health education specialists like CHES® and MCHES® serve our communities in various ways. Public health programs, resources, and health and wellness initiatives are often the result of the hard work of health education professionals. This includes the research, program management and implementation, patient care, and communication aspects of these programs.  Due to their extensive knowledge of public... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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