Pre-Conference Events

4:30 p.m.  6:00 p.m. Registration in main lobby

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Networking and Social

Whether you are a student, first-time attendee or a veteran health educator, this session will help you hone your networking skills. Meet your fellow health educators and earn CHES/MCHES credits.

A full meal will not be provided Wednesday evening. A restaurant and a lounge are located inside the lodge. The Water’s Edge Restaurant and the Icebreaker Lounge are available for dining options on site. Food Service 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; please plan accordingly


6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.   Wellness Activity

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Exhibits Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast & Scholarship Raffle

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.   Welcome & Opening Remarks 

Anne Marie Hodges, OSOPHE President-Elect & HEI Planning Chair

9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.  Keynote address

      Advancing Social and Community Participation in Health 

              Ruth Dudding, CHES®C-CHW- Athens City-County Health Department &

              Melissa Thomas, PhD, MSPH, MSA, MCHES®, C-CHW- Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

10:20 a.m.  10:30 a.m. Break & Exhibits 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions I

1. Is Your Community Ready for Change? Leveraging the Tri Ethnic Model for Community      Readiness

Jen Morel, MPH, CHES, Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service &
Tessa Miracle, PhD., OCPS, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

2. Gambling & Lethality: Why Ask?

Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPC, ICPS, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio &

Mary Wolff, MS, OCPS, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

3.  Higher Education Innovations to Advance Equity

  Implementing Equity Task Force Recommendations to Improve Academic Success

  Manuella Crawley, PhD., CHES &  Jodi DeMarco, DHSc, Cleveland State University

  Showcasing Success in Partnerships Between Higher Education and Free Health Clinics

   Zena Hanmdan, PhD., 1795 Group

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Wellness Break & Exhibits

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch (service begins at 11:45 a.m.)

Plenary Speaker (begins at 12:15 p.m.) 

     Building Community, Capacity, & Connection with National SOPHE 

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES® - President, Society for Public Health Education

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Concurrent Session II

1. Addressing Gaps in Ohio’s Health Outcomes: Blueprints for Equity and Justice in Ohio
Tiffany Huber, MA, & Lei'Ana Riggs, MPH, Ohio Department of Health

2. Say “YES!” to OHYES!: How Schools and Communities Benefit from Local Youth
Jessica Kickel, MSW, MPH, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

3. Community Health & Capacity Building

Building Community & Capacity Through a Coalition

Michelle Vargas, MA, LPC, Franklin County Suicide Prevention

Young Adults Living in Generational Poverty in Northwest Ohio: The Relationship            Between Health and Vocational Access

Beanna Martinez, MS, The University of Toledo

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Wellness Break & Exhibits

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Concurrent Session III

    1. Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Enhance Coalition Member Engagement & Increase Coalition Productivity
    Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS, You Thrive Training & Consulting

    2. Scare Tactics Don’t Work:  Evidence Based Environmental Strategies for Prevention
    Derek Longmeier, MBS, OCPC, ISPS, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

    3. Advancing Health Equity at the Local Level

    Assessing Organizational Health Literacy

    Jessica Cheverlot, MPA, Franklin County Public Health

    Harnessing the Power of Local Health Departments for Effective Tobacco Retail Licensing

    Wendy Hyde, M.Ed., Baldwin Wallace University

    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ohio SOPHE Memorial 2-mile Walk/Run

    5:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Poster Session & Hors D'oeuvres (Conference Main Lobby)

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner & Scholarship Raffle (Ballroom)

    8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Networking Activities: S'mores, Bonfire, Icebreaker Lounge


    6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.   Wellness Activity

    8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Registration Open

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Exhibits Open

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast & Scholarship Raffle

    9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.   Morning Announcements

         Anne Marie Hodges, OSOPHE President-Elect & HEI Planning Chair

    9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Plenary Session

        Our World: Exploring the Impact of Social Determinants of Health

            Rob Braun, PhD, CHES, Chris Saylor, BA, CHES, Otterbein University

    10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Wellness Break & Exhibits

    10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Plenary Session

         It’s Fine, I’m Fine, Everything’s Fine: Acknowledging Trauma in the Workforce

               Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD., MSW, LCDCIII, TTS, Mighty Crow Media

    11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch, Ohio SOPHE Awards & Closing 

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