- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is a health educator who passes the examination conducted by NCHEC. In order to be qualified as a CHES, a person needs to demonstrate his knowledge and competency required for a health educator.
- A person who wants to become should have a bachelor’s degree and pass the written test which reflects entry level competencies in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists. The candidate should also commit for continuing education.
- A health educator plays a key role in the promotion of the health of people by engaging in activities like promoting education on healthy living, prevention of diseases, nutrition, and exercise. Certification of health educators by a recognised organization would help in maintaining the standards of the profession.
- Health educators are expected of Seven Areas of Responsibility: assess needs for health education, plan and implement health education, conduct appraisal and research regarding health education, administer and manage health education area, serve as a health education resource person area, and advocate health education.
- Proper planning and control are they key to effective implementation of health education programs. Being a person good in managing people, I think I will be good in planning and implementing health education.
- The UCLA Pediatric Medical Home Program in Los Angeles offers the position of a Health Transitions Coach (NCHEC, n.d.). The main job responsibility of the transitions coach is to act as a facilitator of care continuity and coach the parent to play an active role in care plan execution. I am interested in this job as I have the interpersonal and time management that are required for this job. I need first to clear the CHES test and gain some advanced in database management systems as it is a prerequisite for this position.
NCHEC. (n.d.). Job Postings. Retrived from http://www.nchec.org/news/docs/jobs.htm.