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ERIC Number: EJ979304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
The Value of CHES (and Now MCHES)?--A Commentary
Dennis, Dixie; McKenzie, James F.; Chen, W. William
American Journal of Health Education, v43 n3 p130-131 May-Jun 2012
Uncertain economic times and job availability are concerns for scores of Americans, including many new health education professionals who seek to enter the workforce. One way to distinguish health education professionals from their competitors to increase the chances of employment is certification. Yet, over the years, some health education professionals have balked at the credential and made comments such as, "Why do I need CHES? I have a graduate degree in health education," "CHES is an entry-level credential, and I am beyond that level; I practice at an advanced level, so CHES means nothing to me," "CHES has not made a difference in my professional life," and, most recently, "Will CPH replace CHES?" This commentary is offered so that health education specialists can make an informed decision regarding the value of the CHES credential, as well as the newly-implemented MCHES credential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States