Health Educators at Work


 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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Celebrate "Every Kid Healthy Week" by writing a "mini-grant" with an Ohio school!

A message from our friends at Ohio Action for Healthy Kids:

Ohio Action for Healthy Kids is promoting the second annual "Every Kid Healthy Week", on April 19-25 in our nation's schools and included as part of that week is a mini-grant opportunity for schools.  Please read below for more information from Kristen O'Connor, RDN., LD, Ohio State Coordinator!:

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Read more: Celebrate "Every Kid Healthy Week" by writing a "mini-grant" with an Ohio school!

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December Quarterly Meeting Recap

Thanks to speakers Laura Rooney from ODH and Annie-Laurie McRee, Dr. PH, from the Ohio State University School of Public Health, who were our speakers for the professional development portion of our quarterly meeting.  They gave us an update on the latest research on adolescent brain development and the newly formed Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership. Over 50 were in attendance.  Click below to obtain a copy of their powerpoint presentation and see more photos!

Read more: December Quarterly Meeting Recap

December 2014 Newsletter

Get the scoop on happenings around the state! 

See attachment below for the December 2014 Ohio SOPHE Newsletter.  Thanks to NW District Rep, Bethany Deakins for putting it together!


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The 2014 OSOPHE Spirit Award Goes To....

Daniel Davis!  This award was established in 2009 to
remember the positive spirit of Patty Kuun's longtime dedication to our organization and is awarded annually to an Ohio SOPHE member who shows exceptional spirit and dedication to OSOPHE.

Dan currently serves as the President & CEO of the National Parkinson Foundation of Central & Southeast Ohio.  Here is Dan, pictured to the right, with past-president Amy Bernard, as he receives the award at our Annual 2014 Health Educator's Institute on October 23-24.  Read more about how Dan has enhanced our organization below...

Read more: The 2014 OSOPHE Spirit Award Goes To....

Another Great Annual Conference!

Our annual conference, the 2014 Health Educator's Institute, was held on Oct 23-24 at the beautiful Maumee State Park, outside Toledo, Ohio.  A big thanks to our planning committee and of course, all the speakers for their time and energy that made the conference a big success!

To view speaker presentations and handout links, click on "Read More" below.


Read more: Another Great Annual Conference!

Kudos to Ashlee, Amanda and Ashley

Kudos and Congrats to Tobacco-Free Advocates in Ohio

A big CONGRATS to Ohio Tobacco-free advocates, Montgomery Dayton Public Health Dept's Bruce Barcelo (pictured left, with Shelly Kiser from American Lung Association), Ohio Senator Shannon Jones, and Connie Boehm, director of student wellness at Ohio State University. The Tobacco Free Ohio Alliance, a statewide tobacco prevention and cessation coalition, honored these three tobacco control advocates at its annual conference on October 21. 

2015 Ohio SOPHE Board Members Announced!

Our 2015 Board elections were held during the September 2014 quarterly meeting, and we are happy to announce our 2015 Ohio Society for Public Health Education officers, who will begin their term on January 1, 2015.  Thanks to all our members who volunteer as leaders or volunteer on committees to make our organization run!

President: Rob Braun 

Past President: Megan Amaya

President-Elect: Dan Davis

Secretary: Nicole Smith

Treasurer: Holly Raffle

National Delegate: Amy Bernard

Student Liaison: Taylor Holsapple

 More officers below...

Read more: 2015 Ohio SOPHE Board Members Announced!
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