Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 22 Oct 2021
    • Virtual

    The Ohio Society for Public Health Education (OSOPHE) invites you to attend the annual Health Educators’ Institute (HEI).  This conference is the premier continuing education event for Ohio’s public and community health workforce.  It will be held virtually October 21st & 22nd. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, engage, and network with the most vibrant, skilled and dedicated public health professionals in Ohio.  To be part of this HEI, please complete the online registration at www.ohiosophe.org by October 10, 2021.

    Conference Overview

    This year’s conference theme, “Health Education in a Post-Pandemic World” will provide participants with new skills, information and resources to provide comprehensive health education services to their respective communities.  This annual conference is designed to provide training based on the seven areas of responsibility and advanced sub-competencies of a Health Educator. http://www.nchec.org/credentialing/responsibilities

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone interested in public/community health education!  Community Health Educators, Public Health Nurses, Worksite Wellness Coordinators, Academic Faculty and Students, Individuals from Nonprofit Organizations, Community Health & Social Workers, Public Health Researchers and Rural Health Professionals! The registration deadline is October 10th.

    Continuing Education

    Health Education: An application will be submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH).  Approximately 6 Category I CECHs will be available for CHES. SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated multiple-event provider of CECHS by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.

    Registration & Conference Rates (includes CHES credits):

    ·        OSOPHE Professional Member, Full Conference- $90

    ·        OSOPHE Professional Member, One Day- $50

    ·        Non-Member, Full Conference-$110

    ·        Non-Member, One Day- $60

    When you register, there will be an option to pay via invoice. Please mail checks to: Ohio Society for Public Health Education (OSOPHE), Event Registration, P.O. Box 151554, Columbus, OH 43215

    Discounts are available for large group registration and individuals intending to register with 10 or more individuals should contact Grant Seredick at grant.seredick@gmail.com.

    Student Registrations received at any time.

    Students must be enrolled full time at an Ohio college or university and not professionally employed.

    ·        Full Conference- $50

    ·        One Day- $30

    OSOPHE is committed to making our conference affordable for students.  In addition to a discounted registration, a limited number of students can receive an extra discount on registration when they volunteer to assist conference planners during the conference.  Contact Lydia-Ashleigh.Thornton@odh.ohio.gov for more details prior to registering for the conference. 

    ·      Student volunteers attending the full conference (2 days) are required to volunteer for two hours and attend a student volunteer meeting at 8:15am each day you are assigned a task.

    ·      (Reduced full conference price of $35).

    ·       Student volunteers attending one day of the conference are required to volunteer for one hour during the conference and attend a student volunteer meeting at 8:15am on the day you will be at the conference (reduced one day conference price of $20).

    Conference refunds will not be issued to registrants after October 2nd.

    Tentative Agenda:


    Pre-Conference Events

    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Networking and Presentations for Students and Early-Careerists


    8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Welcome & Opening Remarks, Grant Seredick, HEI Planning Chair

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

    • ·        Working Title: Advocacy in Public Health, Dr. Amy Thompson, University of Toledo

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

    • Research Poster Presentations

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

    • Working Title: Evaluating Health Barriers using the Theory of Planned Behavior, Dr. Paul Branscum, Miami University


    8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Welcome & Opening Remarks, Grant Seredick, HEI Planning Chair

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

    • Working Title: Trauma-Informed Care in Health Education, Jenny Travaille, Zepf Center

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

    • Research Oral Presentations

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   

    • Cultural Humility Begins with ME, Dr. Dawn Thomas, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    • Session Break

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

    • COVID-19 Best Practices Roundtable


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