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Master Certified Health Education Specialist #2670
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40 years of health education experience


Help professionals, individuals and groups use evidence-based cost-effective health promotion  and wellness programs to improve living, learning, working and playing conditions.

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7.0 Category 1 CECH for CHES/MCHES (includes 2.0 advanced-hours)
NCHEC Provider #100538
Suggested Registered Dietitian Learning Code: 1000 Professional Skills and 4000 Wellness and Public Health
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Continuing Education Self-Study

The National Prevention Strategy

The National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy

Continuing Education Self-study Course with 7.0 hours of study assignments. Take the 12-question TF, multiple choice and short answer post-test. ($30, for total of 7.0 Category 1 continuing education credit hours (includes 2.0 hours linked to advanced-level sub-competencies, scroll down to view fees (refundable*) and register).

  • Easy and convenient: no deadline to complete, study when and where you prefer
  • Study Guide (click here to download pdf) This is the key document to help you efficiently complete the course. Includes instructions, objectives based on entry- and advanced-level competencies, assignments, helpful hints, (PDF). Download now to see what you will study and decide if this course is for you. 
  • Goal: Help health professionals and stakeholders understand the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy and, as partners, do actions recommended by the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council.
  • Objectives:
    • Participants will be able to provide expert assistance to -
      • Identify and analyze factors that foster learning and skill building to enhance health
      • Assess efficacy of and select a variety of strategies and interventions to achieve objectives
      • Promote collaboration among stakeholders and facilitate partnerships
      • Communicate and advocate for prevention, health promotion and wellness
      • Explain the rationale, recommendations and actions for the four strategic directions and seven priorities
      • List the economic benefits of preventing disease
      • Describe the justification for evidence-based recommendations
      • Describe the National Prevention Strategy Indicators
  • NCHEC Participant Course Evaluation Summary (PDF, from social marketing self-study course)
    • Overall Quality of Courses: 4.4  to 4.8 (1 = Very Poor, 5 = Excellent)

Fees and Registration

Need for the Course

The National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Strategy is something never done before and provides an unprecedented opportunity to shift the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention. Its vision, goals, recommendations and action items that public private, nonprofit  organizations and individuals can take to reduce preventable death, disease and disability in the US must know and understand to be able to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions.

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* Refund Policy

  • Full refund if payment was 1) electronic at the PayPal sign up link, 2) requested within 60 days of sign up and 3) completion certificate and credit hours not awarded
  • Partial refund (course fee less $10 processing fee) if:
    • 1) payment was electronic at the PayPal sign up link, 2) not requested within 60 days and 3) completion certificate with credit hours was not awarded or
    • 1) payment was not through PayPal (i.e., check, money order sent with printed registration form) and 2) completion certificate and credit hours were not awarded
  • No refund at anytime after signup with payment if a completion certificate and credit hours have been awarded
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