2022 Health Educators’ Institute
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 in-person at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center October 19-21, 2022. 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 2022 Health Educators' Institute (HEI) - Building Community, Capacity, & Connection - Down by the Bay by September 30, 2022.
This year’s conference theme, “Building Community, Capacity & Connect – Down by the Bay” 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.
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 19th.
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 8 Category I CECHs will be available for CHES and up to 5 advanced CECHs will be available for MCHES. 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):
Early Bird - Registrations Received by August 31, 2022 (OSOPHE Professional Members Only)
Full Conference - $185.00
One Day - $125.00
OSOPHE Professional Members
Full Conference - $200.00
One Day - $150.00
Full Conference - $250.00
One Day - $175.00
Student Rates (Received anytime)
Students must be enrolled full time at an Ohio college or university and not professionally employed.
Full Conference - $100.00
One Day - $75.00
In addition to a discounted registration, a limited number of students can receive an extra 15% discount on registration when they volunteer to assist conference planners during the conference.
Contact Regan Johnson (email@example.com) for details prior to registering for the conference.
Student Volunteer Rates (Registration Code Required)
Full Conference - $85.00
One Day - $60.00
To receive the discount, students attending the conference are required to volunteer for two hours and attend a student volunteer meeting at 8:30am each day you are assigned a task ($15.00 discount).
Breakout Session (Oral Presentation) Presenters – Discounted conference rate:
HEI 2022 COVID Protocols & Masking
Currently, in Lucas County, Ohio, community level of spread is Medium. Help take action to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level. If you are at high risk of getting sick, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public. If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact, and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors. As advised by the CDC and local guidelines, we advise the following:
The HEI Planning Committee has masks available. When you check-in for your conference packet, should you like a mask and did not bring your own, please request one. We have taken precautions to allow for comfortable social-distancing while convening in the conference halls, and hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the conference center.
Conference refunds will not be issued to registrants after October 2nd.