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CHES/MCHES CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS

ABOUT CHES/MCHES CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS – IN-PERSON AND WEBCAST

Teachers College, Columbia University is a designated National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) PROVIDER for this event. The conference is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to a total of 10 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 10. Both those participants who attend the conference in-person and view the Webcast are eligible for the 10 Category I continuing education contact hours. Credits will be reported to NCHEC by June 8, 2014 


$10 COST OF CHES/MCHES CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS:

For in-person conference participants, this check must be submitted on the morning of Friday March 7 at the conference registration table in Everette Lounge in Zankel Hall at Teachers College, Columbia University. The cost is $10. Make checks payable to Teachers College, Columbia University and write in the memo section: CHES/MCHES fee and your CHES/MCHES number. This is part of the requisite task of officially registering for the CHES/MCHES continuing education contact hours. 

For the webcast conference participants, a check for $10 made out to Teachers College, Columbia University must be mailed to Dr. Barbara Wallace (attention Erik Santacruz), Department of Health and Behavior Studies, 525 West 120th Street, Box 114, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. In the memo section of your check please put: CHES/MCHES fee for ___Enter Name of Person___ and their CHES/MCHES Number.  If your professional name (i.e. CHES/MCHES number associated with that professional name) does not match the check name, then please explain this on a separate piece of paper. If you are mailing in a check for more than one participant, then list their Professional Names and corresponding CHES/MCHES numbers on a separate piece of paper. This is part of the requisite task of officially registering for the CHES/MCHES continuing education contact hours.

 

CHES/MCHES TRACK AND EVALUATION FORMS:

For in-person conference participants, when specifically registering on site for the CHES/MCHES continuing education contact hours at the registration table, the packet of CHES/MCHES session evaluation forms will be provided, as well as the instructions for turning in all materials at the end of the conference in order to receive a certificate for 10 Category I continuing education contact hours. The conference program will use a CHES/MCHES symbol to designate all CHES/MCHES sessions approved for credit. These are all of the sessions held in the main COWIN Auditorium. To receive the 10 Category I continuing education contact hours, a participant must attend all CHES/MCHES sessions and turn in the completed evaluation forms that correspond to these sessions

For the webcast conference participants, all who decide to join the conference Webcast and seek the 10 Category I continuing education contact hours via the Webcast, must do the following:

  1. SUBMIT THE $10 FEE BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS, ABOVE

  2. DOWNLOAD FROM THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE THE PACKET OF CHES/MCHES SESSION EVALUATION FORMS –as a WORD FILE where you can enter your ratings and comments

  3. WATCH THE 9 SESSIONS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE 10 Category I continuing education contact hours

  4. SUBMIT THE EVALUATION FORMS FOR EACH SESSION VIEWED AND EVALUTED, sending your evaluation forms as an e-mail attachment to the Conference Administrative Assistant, at "Erik Santacruz" es3008@tc.columbia.edu.

Click Here to Download Session Evaluation Forms

YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE 4 STEPS TO RECEIVE YOUR CHES/MCHES CERTIFICATE FOR 10 Category I CHES/MCHES sent to you via e-mail as an attachment; and, in order for NCHEC to receive notice of your receipt of the continuing education contact hours.

!!!ATTENTION!!!

Those who will be attending the FOCUS ON PALLIATIVE CARE ACCESS session whether in-person or webcast must download Handout #1 and Handout #2. These handouts are vital for participants attempting to earn CHES/MCHES credit.

COMBINATIONS ACCEPTABLE: A person can combine the submission of in-person evaluations and evaluations returned as an e-mail attached from sessions watched via the Webcast.

JOIN EVEN AFTER THE CONFERENCE HAS STARTED: It is possible to send/receive a Tweet or Text message from a CHES/MCHES peer in attendance that one is missing a truly great conference event. Anyone can then register for FREE for the conference (go to www.tc.edu/HealthDisparitiesConference, click Webcast). Any portion of conference that was missed will be accessible via a code you receive from the Total Webcasting company, after your register with them for access to the conference.