Certified Health Education Specialist
In the field of health education, one available certification is the Certified Health Education Specialist, or CHES. This certification can show that the health educator has met rigorous, peer-developed and reviewed standards of competence established by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).
A CHES might be a valuable employee because they are trained to assess the environment and population, plan programs to improve the health of the population, and implement said programs effectively. Furthermore, a CHES is a great resource of information on health for the employees and the community.
A CHES might save money because of the effectiveness of health programs. Healthy employees can work more efficiently and will use less sick days, and a CHES might lead employees toward better health behaviors. Employing a CHES might show the community that your company cares about health.
For more information on hiring a CHES or helping current employees become certified, contact NCHEC online at www.nches.org