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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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Welcome Ohio SOPHE members and visitors to our website! I am the president for Ohio SOPHE this year, and very honored and excited about being in the role. For those of you who are members or those of you who are interested in becoming a member, there is a lot going on in Ohio SOPHE in 2014! We have so many benefits to our membership! the first being our upcoming quarterly meeting on Friday, March 14 from 10-2 PM at the American Cancer Society in Dublin, Ohio. Members and nonmembers alike are invited toRead more: Welcome from OSOPHE president, Dr. Megan Amaya
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.
Our membership year goes from January 1st thru December 31st. So NOW is the time to join to receive all the benefits! Current members, please renew by Friday, February 21, 2014 to avoid being removed from the list serv. Our membership process is all online and easy to do - see below for instructions.
Benefits of being a member of Ohio SOPHE include:
Read more: Renew your OSOPHE Membership or Join Today!
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.
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.
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
|Wed Mar 12 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Advocacy Day - American Heart Association
|Wed Mar 12 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM|
We are the Majority Webinar - Reaching Youth Webinar
|Tue Mar 18 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Problem Gambling Prevention Trainings Drug Free Action Alliance - Cleveland
|Fri Mar 21 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Worksite Wellness Conference
|Tue Apr 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
OPHA Public Policy Institute - Gun Violence a Matter of the Public’s Health