2022 Health Educators' Institute (HEI)
Building Community, Capacity, & Connection - Down by the Bay
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, October 19th - 21st. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, engage, and network with the most vibrant, skilled and dedicated public health professionals in Ohio.
This year’s conference theme, “Building Community, Capacity, & Connection - 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. 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 September 30th.
Important Registration Instructions
Ohio SOPHE encourages all participants to register and pay online to avoid errors and streamline volunteer efforts.
Registration can be completed at: 2022 Health Educators' Institute (HEI) - Building Community, Capacity, & Connection - Down by the Bay
If your employer requires a purchase order to process payment: Please register online, but do not enter a payment option. Your registration will show a past due balance and an invoice will be sent to your email.
Checks can be made out to OHIO SOPHE and mailed to:
P.O. Box 151554, Attn: Treasurer, Columbus, OH 43215
Contact Ashton Grigley (email@example.com) with any additional questions about payments.
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 4 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.
Call the reservation line at 419-836-1466 to reserve a room under the Ohio SOPHE block.
A deposit of the first night’s room, taxes and fees are due at the time each reservation is made.
Room deposit remains fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes (currently 7.75% sales tax and 10% lodging tax, totaling 17.25% tax), Taxes and fees shall appear as separate charges on each reservation folio.
Tax-exempt attendees will need to provide a certificate of tax exemption to receive the tax-exempt rate. They will also need to pay with a company credit card or mail a company check for their payment. Individuals paying with personal credit cards do not qualify for the tax-exempt rate.
Individuals that meet the above qualifications will be exempt from the 7.75% state tax but are still required to pay the 10% local/bed tax.
It is important to reserve the room under the Ohio SOPHE Health Educators’ Institute by September 16, 2022, to ensure the group rate.
Need a Roommate?
Cost-conscious attendees can request to be paired with a roommate for the conference. If you would like a roommate, please send an email to Regan Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include which nights you will be staying in the email.
Use the following address to locate directions to Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center:
Maumee Bay State Park Lodge & Conference Center
1750 State Park Rd. #2
Oregon, OH 43616
Safety Statement for HEI 2022
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants exists in any public place where people are present. For its in-person conference, The Ohio SOPHE will follow the applicable COVID-19 health and safety measures put into effect for the time of the conference by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.
As we continue to navigate a return to in-person events, the safety of all guests, volunteers and sponsors is our highest priority. The OSOPHE Planning Committee and OSOPHE Board of Trustees have adapted the conference to provide the following
on-site safety measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all those involved: