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How To Become a Health Education Specialist

The U.S. Department of Labor defines health educators as those that provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Health educators, also known as Health Education Specialists, are active in communities large and small across the United States  addressing needs for health education  programs, planning effective programs, analyzing community data, and encouraging healthy lifestyles,... Read More
Posted by Melissa Opp at Thursday, June 13, 2019
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CE Corner: Summer Continuing Education Events

  If you are looking for some great continuing education opportunities this summer, we've collected a few right here that are worth a look!  These events offer quite a few Category I CECH toward recertification requirements, and are located in different geographic regions or are available online.    These events are only a highlight:  please visit our online CE event search page to locate ALL offerings, include All free and low-cost opportunities! ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Recipients Announced! Helen P. Cleary Scholarship Opportunity for Full-time Health Education and Promotion Students Seeking the Certified Health Education Specialist Credential

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) has announced the names of three recipients for the Helen P. Cleary Scholarship.  The newly instituted award was designed to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate students with the fees associated with the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination. Applicants for this award were to demonstrate both financial need and a passion for their chosen field of Health Education and Promotion during... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 30, 2019
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2020 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 ® , Immediate 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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Using Your Health Education Skills to Develop a Successful Consulting Business

Written by Leah A. Roman, MPH, MCHES® Since I started my consulting business in 2013, I have received lots of inquiries from health education professionals looking to do the same. It is not surprising. We are living in an era of entrepreneurship and the “gig economy:” a phenomenon of more and more workers taking on part-time flexible work. According to Forbes (2018), more than one third of U.S. workers (approximately 57 million people) make up the gig economy. 1 With... Read More
at Friday, May 10, 2019
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EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: GatorWell Health Promotion Services

Since its inception in 1972 GatorWell has applied health promotion strategies to educate University of Florida students on health and wellness topics relevant to the college experience. The driving mission is to empower students to be both healthy and well through prevention with the assistance of a talented team of Health Promotion Specialists. GatorWell is a strong supporter of hiring staff with a CHES® or MCHES® certification behind their name, and currently has five... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at Friday, May 3, 2019
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