National Case Study Competition in Health Education®

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Case Studies in Public Health Education Practice, Karl L. Larson Ed.
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What is the National Case Study Competition in Health Education®?

Every year, NCSCHE® brings together up to 50 teams (30 undergrad and 20 grad) from leading universities to compete in solving a real-life challenge. Three weeks prior to the competition, students and their advisor will be emailed a community-based public health case. Students work independently to develop a resolution to the issue and a presentation for a panel of judges. Teams will have free reign to address the issue as they see fit, but generally they will have to show competence in the NCHEC Core Competencies for a Health Education Specialist. Students present to a panel of judges, given approximately 15 minutes to present, and then 10 minutes for questions from the panel.

Eta Sigma Gamma, SOPHE, and NCHEC are now partnering with the National Case Study Competition in Health Education® (NCSCHE®).

What You Need

You will need the following information to register:

–Date of Registration
–School Affiliation
–Undergraduate or Graduate team
–Advisor: Name, e-mail, phone, mailing address
–Participants: Name, email, phone— 2 participant spots for graduate teams, 3 participant spots for undergraduate teams
–ESG Chapter affiliation: yes/no, and if yes, which chapter  
–Payment for registration fee, $200 for ESG Chapters, $250 for non ESG chapter affiliation.
–Agreement to the following statement: “As a registered participant in the National Case Study Competition in Health Education®, we understand that 1) we have committed to participation; failure to complete the competition will result in loss of registration fees and prohibited participation for the next two years, and 2) we will notify the Competition in the case that team participants change.”
— You will receive the Rules for Participation upon registration.


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You will have the opportunity to apply CHES competencies to the case and do what you’ve been training to do.

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You will gain highly useful skills such as becoming good at team work, problem solving and applying theory to real life cases.

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Companies are constantly looking for people with problem solving skills to combat the challenges that they might face in their market, participating in case competitions will put you on their radar.

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The main takeaway that we hear from previous participants is the amazing experiences. Take part in the events that we plan or the personal encounters with people from all over the United States.



The NCSCHE® national competition is planning to be held March 18, 2024 during the SOPHE meeting in St. Louis. The intent is to offer two formats this year: both online and face-to-face at the conference. More in formation will be forthcoming…


National competition: There is a $250 registration fee for each team. If the team is part of an ESG chapter, the registration fee is $200.

Regional competition: There is a $100 registration fee for each team. If the team is part of an ESG chapter, the registration fee is $80.


Yes. Schools can enter multiple teams in the competition.

Please contact us with questions.