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What is a Certified Health Education Specialist and WHY are they VITAL for Communities?

September 10, 2021

Episode 30: Becoming A Health Education Specialist

Has becoming a certified health education specialist piqued your interest, but not sure about what they do or how they play a role in public health? On this episode, we are joined by certified health education specialists (CHES), Charity Bishop and Luz Machuca. Charity discusses the role of a health education specialist, the academic preparation in becoming a CHES, the types of places that a CHES may work, and how listeners can positively affect their communities in the ways health education specialists are trained. Luz then delves into using her certification in the field and the diabetes intervention programs she is currently working on. We hope this episode educates you about the role of education specialists and becoming an active member of your community!

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