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South Florida: Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong Elected to Board of Commissioners for NCHEC

Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong, a University of South Florida College of Public Health (COPH) alumna and assistant professor of community and family health, was recently elected to an at-large commissioner position with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development and strengthens professional preparation and practice.

The two credentials offered through NCHEC include the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). While certification through NCHEC is voluntary, it establishes a national standard for individual health education specialists and attests to the individual health educator’s knowledge and skills.

The Board of Commissioners, which is comprised of 11 members, governs and is accountable for all NCHEC activities.

“I’ve been an NCHEC member since 2001, when I first got certified in health education,” said Dr. Armstrong. “But this role will give me more insight into how the credentialing side works. I’m really excited for the opportunity to develop my leadership skills at this new level.”

This year, NCHEC celebrates its 30th anniversary as an organization and currently has over 14,500 actively certified individuals.

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