Beyond the degree and certification: The professional development of health education specialists
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Discuss the requirements for maintaining the CHES and MCHES certifications. List ways to find various continuing education opportunities (conference presentations, self-studies, on-line courses, webinar) Describe resources for continuing education opportunities
Keyword(s): Certification, Professional Development
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As executive director of NCHEC, I have been involved with national projects on competency validation projects and have co-authored several peer reviewed journal articles on quality assurance and competency related issues. Under my leadership, the CHES certification earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), meeting vigorous industry-wide standards for certification and has now introduced an advanced level of certification known as the Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.