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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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First time member? Click HERE
Renewing Member? Click "Read More" below.
Our memberships run from Jan 1 - Dec 31st of each year, and it's is one of the best deals around: $40/year for professionals and $12 for students.
Read more: It's that time again - Renew your Membership/Join Ohio SOPHE Today!
Members of the Ohio Wellness and Prevention Network (OWPN): We need your help to spread the word about two great online trainings on policy change for healthy communities! Ohio Policymaking Basics and Creating Opportunities for Healthy Communities (newly updated) are free courses that take about one hour to complete. Continuing education credits are available. Consider adding these training sessions to your organization’s workforce development plans, new employee orientation, board member training or student coursework.Read more: Two new online opportunities for CHES credits!
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!:Read more: Celebrate "Every Kid Healthy Week" by writing a "mini-grant" with an Ohio school!
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
See attachment below for the December 2014 Ohio SOPHE Newsletter. Thanks to NW District Rep, Bethany Deakins for putting it together!
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....
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!
|Fri Mar 06 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
OSOPHE Board Conference Call
|Mon Mar 09 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM|
Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps to Walkability
|Fri Mar 13 @10:00AM - 02:00PM|
OSOPHE Quarterly Meeting
|Wed Mar 18 @ 1:00AM - 02:00PM|
Webinar: Environmental prevention is sustainable prevention
|Fri Mar 20 @12:00PM - 02:00PM|
Tobacco, population health planning and infant mortality provisions in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget