Mountain Home Health Educator Receives National Certification

By David Robinson

The newly created certification is awarded by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. It signifies that Harvey has met the national standards for individual health education practitioners and indicates her advanced-level knowledge and skills.

Harvey’s job takes her across the 10-county region served by the AHEC, providing a range of public health programs targeting all ages and including topics such as oral health, diabetes and breast care.

“At AHEC North Central, one of our primary missions is public health education, so it’s vital that we have people with exceptional health education skills like Amanda,” said Dennis Moore, director of AHEC North Central. “We’re proud of Amanda’s achievement, and we know that she is making a difference in our region.”

To achieve the credential, Harvey had to meet academic and experience requirements, pass a certification assessment, and she must comply with ongoing continuing education requirements.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or