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Community Health Option

The growing emphasis on disease prevention, public health education and health promotion has increased the need for Community Health Specialists. At the same time health issues have become more complex demanding a new level of expertise and certification standards. In this context, the community health option provides the professional preparation essential for the delivery of effective health services and programs. This involves assisting people in improving their knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for changing unhealthy behaviors, creating healthful environments, and achieving optimal health.

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Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). The examination is administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

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Last Update: 7/18/2008