E2: Revising the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam
This session will examine the pitfalls and opportunities of revising the CHES® Exam to assess training and workforce expectations.
•Discuss at least two ways that curricula can be aligned with the updated CHES® and MCHES® certification exams.
•Identify three steps that HBCUs and other universities can take to complete a curricular mapping using HESPA so that students at these universities can sit for the CHES exam.
•Certified Health Education Specialist Exams: The Revision Process - Cherylee Sherry, MPH, MCHES® and Linda H. Lysoby, MCHES®, MS, CAE
•HBCUs and Curricular Mapping for CHES - Erin Sweeney, PhD, MEd, MCHES® and Jordan Miller, MPH, MCHES®
Zebley Diaz (Moderator)
Editorial & Communications manager
Zebley Diaz currently serves as SOPHE's Editorial & Communications manager where she oversees management of Health Education and Behavior. Previously, she managed the Federal Bar Association's legal journal The Federal Lawyer. Zebley received her Masters in Strategic Communication from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She completed her bachelor's in journalism from the University of Hawaii in 2016.
Dr. Cherylee Sherry, MPH, MCHES®
Healthy Systems Manager
Minnesota Department of Health
Ms. Sherry brings almost 40 years of program development and leadership experience in community health and health care to the Minnesota Department of Health. She is currently the Healthy Systems Manager for the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives. Previously she worked on the formation and implementation of the Health Care Homes (PCMH) Initiative. Prior to joining MDH, Ms. Sherry led community health initiatives addressing maternal & child health and chronic disease at an urban safety net hospital. She was the executive director of a community health clinic in Minnesota that provided clinical, health education and home health care services. While working on her master?s degree, she was the project director for an adolescent pregnancy & prevention services consortium and a comprehensive child development program in Brooklyn, NY.
Linda Lysoby, MCHES, MS
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC)
Erin Sweeney, PhD, MEd, MCHES
University of Nebraska Kearney
Erin Sweeney, PhD, MEd, MCHES has been in the health education field for over 15 years. Dr. Sweeney taught at the middle school level before transitioning to academia, where she has been for the past ten years. She currently teaches health education courses at the University of Nebraska Kearney, teaching both to the general college population and health/PE teacher candidates. Dr. Sweeney has presented at multiple state and national conferences and published in multiple journals, with a focus on high school drug testing, pedagogy, adolescent health, sexuality education, and injury/violence prevention.
Jordan Miller, MPH, MCHES
Senior Lecturer and Program Director, Population Health, MS
Arizona State University
Jordan Miller is a Doctor of Public Health and Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She serves on the SOPHE Professional Preparation and Student Health Edu-Thon Committees. She is a Senior Lecturer and Program Director for the Population Health, MS at Arizona State University. Her research and practice interests include experiential learning, mentoring, diabetes, and the health impacts of greenspace.