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We promote healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through our professional development opportunities, listserv, social media network, and numerous partnerships with other organizations. Ohio SOPHE members work in a variety of settings; schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, health care settings, worksites, and government agencies.
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Our annual Health Educator's Institute is scheduled for October 23-24, at Maumee Bay State Park Resort - in beautiful Northwestern Ohio.
We are thrilled to announce that Vic Strecher has CONFIRMED as our keynote speaker! Dr. Strecher spoke and received an overwhelming standing ovation at the National SOPHE conference held in Baltimore in March 2014.
Mark your calendars now - this one is not to be missed!
We are excited to announce that Ohio Medicaid is now covering best practices cessation services for all of its recipients – that includes in-person, group and phone counseling and all FDA approved medications!
Now it’s important that we get this information out to as many providers as possible so that people can begin using these services. The tobacco section at the Ohio Department of Health has very helpfully created the attached fact sheet that shows how providers can bill for the services. Please help to distribute this as widely as possible so that people can utilize these services.
Why is it urgent that we get this info out? The new "Tips From a Smoker" campaign starts July 7, and we know that this will drive many Ohioans to make a quit attempt. If you haven’t seen the new videos from the campaign, check them out: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/press/campaign-preview-2014.html. Very moving!
If you have other ideas for distributing this information, please let me know. We would like to get this as wide a distribution as possible.
Thanks for all you do to fight the terrible toll that tobacco takes in Ohio!
Director of Advocacy
American Lung Association in Ohio and Michigan
5900 Wilcox Place
Dublin, OH 43016
Fax: (614) 279-4940
We had a great quarterly meeting on June 13! Our presenter for our continuing education portion of the meeting was D.J. McFadden, MD, MPH, who is the Health Commissioner for Holmes County, speaking on preventing school violence from a public health perspective. See attachment below for his presentation. Next meeting - September 12th!, from 10:00-2:00 at the American Cancer Soceity in Dublin, OH. Our speaker will be Jane Acri, LSW, Community Education Program Manager, COAAA: Fall Prevention in Elders.
Below is an info graphic to summarize the results from a recent survey released from Dayton-Montgomery Public Health regarding how residents feel about tobacco-free parks. The full report is attached below.
Our membership process is one of the best deals around! $35/year for professionals and $10 for students. It's all online and easy to do - see below for instructions.
Benefits of being a member of Ohio SOPHE include:
· Access to the Ohio SOPHE list serv to stay abreast of job opportunities, emerging issues, hot topics, and health education news which are critical to your success as a health education professional.
· Distinguish yourself as a top professional in the health education and promotion discipline with access to continuing education and professional development resources such as annual conferences, seminars and workshops, webinars, and networking with other talented Health Educators in Ohio.
· Category 1 CHES and MCHES credits are just $2 for members. Approximately 25 Category I credits are offered annually through conferences, quarterly membership meetings, webinars and special events.
· Gain experience in health advocacy, marketing, technology, marketing and so much more by joining an Ohio SOPHE committee
· Special member savings on registration for the annual Health Educator’s Institute (HEI) and other events organized by OSOPHE.Read more: Join Ohio SOPHE Today!
New Health Education Models & Research Released
Washington, DC - More than 730 health education and health promotion professionals convened at the Society for Public Health Education's (SOPHE's) 65th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, from March 19 - 21 to exchange the latest research and practice in health education. Discovery 2014, drew the largest attendance in SOPHE's history, with participants from schools, health departments, hospitals, and other settings who attended more than 100 scientific presentations and roundtables and 150 poster presentations.Read more: SOPHE 2014 Annual Meeting Tops Attendance Records
Great quarterly meeting on Friday, March 14! Thanks to Cresha Auck Foley, Government Relations Director with the American Heart Association, who gave us a thought-provoking presentation on "Health Advocacy – Getting Started" (photo below). Her presentation is attached below. Joining us for their first OSOPHE meeting last week with our speaker, Cresha Auck Foley (left) was graduate student Jordan Stokes with Professor (and past OSOPHE president) Amy Bernard, and undergrad students Ana Montalvan and Taylor Holsapple, all from Univ of Cincinnati. Welcome! Handouts and speaker presentations from Quarterly Meetings are available in the Member Area OSOPHE documents portal.
Minutes from the business meeting will be sent out through the listerv soon.
See attachment below for the March 2014 Ohio SOPHE Newsletter. Kudos to SE District Rep,Tori Sinclair, for putting it together!
Thanks to the OSOPHE board and planning committee, sponsors, exhibitors and fabulous speakers for a great annual conference on October 23-24. Special kudos to Health Educators Institute chair, Megan Amaya for pulling it all together. To view some of the presentations, handouts and photos, click here.
|Wed Jul 09 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM|
Community Needs Assessments Webinar
|Thu Aug 07 @ 8:30AM - 02:30PM|
7th Annual Injury Prevention Seminar
|Fri Aug 15 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Green Schools Rally
|Sun Sep 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Moving Day - National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio Chapter and the National Parkinson Foundation.
|Tue Oct 28 @ 7:30AM - 05:00PM|
Tobacco-Free Communities: Building Capacity and Partnerships