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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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Fall is the time of year for a few important tasks for the OSOPHE Board. One task is completing the Chapter Annual Report which gets submitted to National SOPHE in November and the other is nominating members for the Patty Kuhn OSOPHE Spirit Award. Working on both of these has made me reflect on how great OSOPHE is, and the reason OSOPHE is so great – our fantastic members who get involved.
At the national SOPHE meeting last March...Read more: Message from our President, Dr. Amy Bernard
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.
The 2013 Karen H. Evans Memorial Scholarship Winners are Megan Glynn (Undergraduate student - University of Toledo), Nichole Hodges (Graduate student - The Ohio State University), and Ashley Merianos (Graduate student - University of Cincinnati).
Please see attached document for more information on our winners.
Awards were presented at the Ohio SOPHE Quarterly Meeting on September 13th at the American Cancer Society in Columbus from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Congratulations Megan, Nichole and Ashley!!!!
Kudos to NE District Representative Sara Warner, for arranging our Fall Newsletter! Click on the attachment below to get the latest scoop on our members, programs and new resources around the state.
ADVOCACY ALERT -- ADVOCACY ALERT -- ADVOCACY ALERT!!!
Thanks to our partners, the Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance and American Heart Association, we finally have a bill being drafted to adopt state health education standards! At this time, we really need to educate the public. Our advocacy committee asks that you take a minute to write a letter to the editor regarding state health education standards. We are one of only two other states in our country that does not provide a framework at a state level to assure quality in school health education.
Update: Thanks to Kristen Miele, who submitted a letter that was published in the Columbus Dispatch! http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2013/05/27/ohio-health-education-lacks-standards.html
Tobacco-related posters and miscellaneous materials are now available from the Ohio Department of Health. See attachment below for ordering information.
Ohio scores 3 out of 10 on key indicators of steps we could take to prevent injury and death. Find out more about what we can do to improve!
Injuries are the third-leading cause of death nationally, and the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 44.
A new interactive map on rwjf.org tracks state injury death rates and the policies that states have in place to reduce harm from automobile accidents, recreational activities, intimate partner violence and other common causes of injury across the United States.
The map uses updated data from The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report concludes that millions of injuries could be prevented annually if more states adopted additional research-based injury prevention policies, and if programs were fully implemented and enforced.
The American Lung Association in Ohio asked Ohioans what clean air means to them and if they would pay a penny more per gallon of gasoline to prevent 2,500 premature deaths every year due to air pollution caused by gasoline and tailpipe emissions. The response was amazing. Watch now!
|Fri Dec 13 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Problem Gambling Prevention Trainings - TOLEDO
|Fri Dec 13 @10:00AM - 02:00PM|
Ohio SOPHE Quarterly Meeting
|Thu Jan 16 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM|
Universal Breakfast: Making it Work for Your School
|Wed Jan 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Problem Gambling Prevention Trainings - COLUMBUS
|Wed Feb 19 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Problem Gambling Prevention Trainings - CINCI