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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 conference, the 2014 Health Educator's Institute, is coming up on Oct 23-24 at the beautiful Maumee State Park, outside Toledo, Ohio.
--Opportunity to network with Ohio’s most vibrant, skilled and dedicated Health Educators.
--A total of 5 MCHES and 9 CHES credits (category I) will be available
--CHES credits are $2 each for OSOPHE members- the most affordable price around. Not an OSOPHE member yet? Join today for $35. Your membership will be good through 12.31.15!
To register online (pay by credit card or mail in a check), please click HERE:
I hope you had a wonderful summer and were able to take a vacation or two, even if just a long weekend. I don’t know about you, but the summer flew by for me! I had a wonderful time being a “new mom” again, although by August I was ready to go back and be around adults! By the time you read this newsletter, I will be back at the office, continuing my work to make not only Ohio State University but the State of Ohio the healthiest it can be (by the way, do you know we rank 40th in the nation’s health rankings – we have our work cut out for us!)
The OSOPHE Board has been working this summer, trying toRead more: A Message from our president, Megan Amaya
A message from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio:
Please remember to check out the free, online training Ohio Policymaking Basics. We’ve had over 50 people complete the training since we launched it in late June and we want to keep the momentum going! A few key facts about the training:
It takes about 60 minutes to complete the course which is split into four self-guided sections
Continuing education credits are available (Nursing, Certified Health Education Specialists, Registered Sanitarian and Certified Public Health)
The target audience is public health and prevention professionals and anyone else who is interested in impacting public policy related to wellness and prevention. This includes grassroots groups and students, and others who are seeking an introduction to the policymaking process.
The training describes the policymaking process and ways that advocacy and policy change can improve health.
The continuing education topic was "Fall Prevention in Elders", by Jane Acri, from the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. Jane gave us a plethora of great resources and led us in some key exercises that can help offset the risk of falls for elderly adults. During our business meeting, we voted on OSOPHE officers for next year, talked about upcoming HEI highlights, and were pleased to present our 2014 academic scholarships to students Tessa Eliot and Erin Kraftka. Click below to see photos!Read more: Recap of Sept 12 OSOPHE Quarterly meeting
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
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.
|Thu Oct 16 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM|
Webinar: Making the case for COALITIONS!
|Thu Oct 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
|Tue Oct 28 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM|
Tobacco-Free Communities: Building Capacity and Partnerships
|Thu Oct 30 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM|
A Matter of Dollars & Sense:
|Tue Nov 04 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
ODOT - Bike and Ped Summit