Please Join Us on March 11!
Did you know that 90% of adult smokers started before the age of 21? Raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21 will drastically reduce tobacco use in our country. On 3/11, Dr. Rob Crane and Attorney Micah Berman will share the momentum and tools behind the Tobacco21 campaign, which is a great example of a SYSTEMS and ENVIRONMENTAL strategy. No matter which area of public health you work in, this presentation will benefit you!
Who is your OSOPHE District Rep?
To help better connect our members, our OSOPHE representatives have a big role! Along with their regular daytime jobs as health educators, grad students and generally all-around connectors in the community, they...
*Collect and create quarterly newsletters,
*Serve on Membership Committee,
*Inform and update regional SOPHE members of current health education activities,
*Provide and post on OSOPHE listserv information about local health education job positions,
*Coordinate regional OSOPHE display usage,
*Work with Student Liaison and Scholarship Chair to provide Ohio SOPHE brochures/presentations to local faculty and students,
*Follow-up with new members to review Ohio SOPHE meeting dates.
To email Katherine Mastro, Northeast District Rep HERE
To email Kristen Bertke, Southwest District Rep HERE
To email Ann Mehl, Southeast District Rep HERE
To email Laurasona Leigh, Northwest District Rep HERE
Carrie Minor awarded Ohio SOPHE Spirit Award!
The Ohio SOPHE Spirit 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.
The 2015 Patty Kuun Ohio SOPHE Spirit Award has been granted to OSOPHE member Carrie Minor, MPH, CHES, who is a Health Educator and the Safe Communities Coordinator at Licking County Health Department. As the Southeast District Representative, Carrie took on this role enthusiastically and has volunteered for “ad-hoc” tasks throughout the year, including being the HEI registration co-chair, a large task in itself.
When our marketing chair position became vacant, unexpectedly, and in the middle of our re-branding efforts, Carrie volunteered to fill this role as well and picked up seamlessly. Being an active board member can sometimes be difficult to balance with the jobs
we are all paid to do. Carrie has always been responsive to specific requests for help, general board discussions and has done a nice job of stepping in when we need someone the most. Kudos to you Carrie- you truly embody Patty’s spirit, her love and dedication to Ohio SOPHE. We are a better chapter because of your efforts!
Past OSOPHE President Dr. Megan Amaya, left, presented Carrie, right, with the OSOPHE Spirit award at the 2015 Health Educator’s Institute at Deer Creek Resort on October 22.
Grad student Aubrey gives us the scoop on OSOPHE
Aubrey Culp, a Doctoral Student in Health Education at the University of Cincinnati, took a few minutes at our annual Health Educators' Institute to talk about Ohio SOPHE.
“Being an OSOPHE student member is rewarding for a number of reasons. This membership is especially helpful for students as we are offered opportunities to stay abreast on current research and best practices in health promotion and education through the annual state Health Educator's Institute conference and national SOPHE conferences, access to journals and newsletters, and access to continuing education courses.
2015 HEI Presentations/HandoutsBernadette Melnyck Presentation: Sitting is the New SmokingDickman Presentation: Health CoachingDickman Handouts: Decisional Balance, Smart Goal Setting Hykes Presentation: Public Policy, Agenda Setting, and ActionHykes Handout: Public Policy, Agenda Setting, and ActionStefanak Presentation: Health Department AccreditationGraffagnino Presentation: Policy, System and Environmental ChangeHyde Presentation: Ohio Public Health Partnership TFKLobb Presentation: PSEC Evaluation Lobb Handout: PSEC Evaluation ResourcesMorrison Presentation: Wellness 101Schoen Presentation: Environmental CarcinogensSchoen Handout: Human Carcinogen Lists
Stefanik: Health Department AccreditationThomas Hiermer Archer Presentation: Fracking from a Landowner's PerspectiveThomas Riegel Kaye: Creating A Strong Internship Program
Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship Winners!
The 2015 Karen H. Evans Memorial Scholarship Winners are Grant Serendick (Undergraduate student - Otterbein University), Andrea Costin (Graduate student - The Ohio State University). Awards were presented at the Ohio SOPHE Quarterly Meeting on September 11th by President Dr. Rob Braun at the American Cancer Society in Columbus.
Congratulations Grant and Andrea!
2016 Ohio SOPHE Board Members Announced!
Our 2016 Board elections were held during the September 2015 quarterly meeting, and we are happy to announce our slate of Ohio Society for Public Health Education officers, who are now working with the current board members to transition their roles, and will officially begin their term on January 1, 2016.
Thanks to all our members who volunteer as leaders or volunteer on committees to make our organization run!
President: Dan Davis
Past President: Rob Braun
President-Elect: Nicole Smith
Secretary: Haley Riegel
Treasurer: Cynthia Anderson
National Delegate: Cathy Ramstetter
More officers below...
Recent Quarterly Meeting Recap
Thanks to Sarah Ginetti, RD, and Carol Gill, MA, CHES for their wonderful presentation at our June 12th meeting on "Creating and Sharing Effective Success Stories". About 30 OSOPHE members attended and many received CHES and MCHES credits, and stayed for the General OSOPHE business meeting afterwards.
As always, quarterly meeting presentations and handouts (in this case: examples of great and not-so-great success stories) are available in the Quarterly Meeting Presentation files, in Member Documents, accessible to all current members. For member log-in, see http://www.ohiosophe.org/member-area/login-logout
Ohio SOPHE Member Publishes Text on Health Behaviors
Ohio SOPHE member Dr. Marietta Orlowski has just published a textbook - Introduction to Health Behaviors: A Guide for Managers, Practitioners & Educators.
The book is featured in both a public health series and a health care management series and includes work from numerous Ohio projects, including the Dayton-Montgomery County Infant Mortality initiative.
Introduction to Health Behaviors is published by Cengage Learning and available through the publisher’s website (http://tinyurl.com/mb46xtu) and Amazon.