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Health Education Careers (Part II): An interview with Chase Messersmith, CHES®

In celebration of National Health Education Week, we are interviewing four accomplished CHES® and MCHES® in varying career sectors across the country.  Today, we are chatting with CHES® Chase Messersmith, Community Health Educator with Community Health Network, Indiana.    NCHEC: How did you become a Community Health Educator? Chase: I graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Public Health Promotion and a minor in organizational leadership... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Health Education Careers: An Interview with Janesia Robbs, MCHES®

In celebration of National Health Education Week, we are interviewing four accomplished CHES® and MCHES® in varying career sectors across the country.  Today, we are chatting with Janesia Robbs, MPH, MCHES®, a Health Communication Specialist on the Communication and Public Engagement team at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NCHEC: How did you become a Health Communication Specialist? Janesia:  I attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, October 17, 2019
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American School Health Association (ASHA) Conference 2019

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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Celebrate National Health Education Week with Us!

National Health Education Week is Monday October 21 –  Friday October 25, 2019   We want to celebrate health education with you! Join us in promoting the critical role that health education specialists play in improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and schools through health education and promotion. Every day we will feature profiles of CHES® and MCHES® working hard within many different settings to promote health and... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II 2020 Validates and Reveals Eight Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists

The latest study by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) and the Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (SOPHE) revealed new changes in the Responsibilities of health education specialists in the field during the last five years, that will have important implications for professional preparation and continuing education providers. Based on the extensive data gathered and analyzed as part of the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II 2020 ... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Monday, September 30, 2019
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Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Application for Students Seeking CHES® Credential

The Helen P. Cleary Scholarship was Insituted to Assist Students with Demonstrated Financial Need and a Passion for Health Education and Promotion A  scholarship opportunity for students seeking degrees in the field of Health Education and Promotion is again available.  The Helen P. Cleary Scholarship  is designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination.... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Sunday, September 15, 2019
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