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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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SOPHE 2014 Annual Meeting Tops Attendance Records
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: National SOPHE Conference largest ever!
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.
Are you a current undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Health Education/Promotion at an Ohio college or university? If so, check out Ohio SOPHE’s Karen H. Evans Memorial Scholarship. Applications are available now (see below) and due by April 25th, 2014.
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.
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!!!!
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.
Tori Sinclair has been a member of OSOPHE since 2007. She joined shortly after graduating with her BS in Community Health Education from Kent State University in 2006. Since joining OSOPHE, she has served five years on the Board, including this year as SE District Rep. Tori served as NE District Rep in 2009 and 2010, then as Membership Chair in 2011 and 2012. She spent the first five years out of college
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