a Certified Health Education Specialist gives your organization
a wealth of advantages!
Professional certification can help you screen applicants.
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing,
Inc. (NCHEC) is the only credentialing agency certifying
education professionals. Our comprehensive professional
preparation and continuing education requirements ensure
that Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are
qualified in every aspect of the profession. Only a CHES
has met and kept current with NCHEC's national standards
for delivering effective health education services, so
building the CHES certification into your job description,
and into your employment advertising, facilitates the
recruitment of qualified health educators.
hiring a CHES is a cost-effective investment, since demonstrated
expertise can increase the effectiveness of your health
education programs on a variety of topics, including weight
control, hypertension, nutrition, substance abuse prevention,
physical fitness, stress management, smoking cessation
CHES is specifically trained to:
- Assess individual, organizational and community health education
develop, implement, manage and evaluate health education
- Communicate health education needs
- Identify resources
and make referrals
as an advocate for health issues
assistants and volunteers
- Develop and use a variety of educational methods and materials
Can Help You Hire a CHES
assist in your search for CHES, NCHEC will post job announcements
on its Web site free of charge. The only requirement is
that the description must indicate that a CHES is preferred
or required. Employment listings are accepted by mail,
1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303, Whitehall, PA 18052-5642;
fax, (800) 813-0727; or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employers: Please allow three to five business days for job announcements to be posted.
Job announcements must be submitted in a Word document with only text and minimal formatting. Formatted text (bolded, underlined, italicized, hyperlinked), bulleted lists and indenting are acceptable. However, any annoucements that include tables, charts, images, etc., or are submitted in a format other than a Word document will not be posted and returned to the submitter. This also applies to announcements that are embedded in e-mails.
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