is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)?
educators are professionals who design, conduct and
evaluate activities that help improve the health of
all people. These activities can take place in a variety
of settings that include schools, communities, health
care facilities, businesses, universities and government
educators are employed under a range of job titles such
as patient educators, health education teachers, health coaches,
community organizers, public health educators, and health program managers. Certified
Health Education Specialists (CHES) are those who have
met the standards of competence established by the National
Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC)
and have successfully passed the CHES examination.
CHES designation after a health educator's name is one
indication of professional competency and commitment
to continued professional development.