4139.0 Credentialing: Preparing Public Health Practitioners

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
The importance of quality assurance and the promotion of standards for professional practice of health educators are evidenced in the credentialing efforts aimed at preparing public health practitioners. This session provides up-to-date information on credentialing efforts as well as how standards are adapted into practice.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the impact of credentialing on preparing well-qualified public health practitioners. 2. Describe the current state of credentialing in heath education.

10:30 AM
A Portrait of an Advanced-level Health Education Specialist
Lori Elmore, MPH, CHES, Beth Chaney, PhD, MCHES, Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES, Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES and Melissa A. Rehrig, MPH CHES
10:50 AM
Process Behind the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) Examination
Beth Chaney, PhD, MCHES, James McKenzie, PhD, MPH, CHES, FAAHE, Jacquie Rainey, DrPH, CHES, Linda Lysoby, MS, MCHES and Melissa A. Rehrig, MPH CHES
11:10 AM
Not All Placements are Created NCHEC-Equal: The challenge of crafting undergraduate internships to align with NCHEC competencies
Susan M. Radius, PhD, MCHES, Theresa K. Jackson, PhD, MPH and Meghan Bailey, MHS, CHES

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Health Administration

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)