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December Quarterly Meeting

  • 8 Dec 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Heart of Ohio - 5000 E Main St. Columbus, OH, 43213 Conference Room, Second Floor


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Join Us for Our December Quarterly Meeting!

Friday, December 8th 

10:00am - 1:00pm

Health Education in Ohio: Advocating for a Skills-Based Approach

Presenter: Kevin Lorson, PhD - Health and Physical Education Program Director,

Wright State University

This session will explore the role of health education, within school health and Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child initiatives in Ohio. Participants will analyze student and school health data to capture the current context, issues, and status of health education in Ohio. The session examines student health needs and experiences using the YRBS, OHYES, and Ohio Healthy Students Profile. The CDC School Health Profile Survey data and the Ohio Health Education & Physical Education Survey (Lorson et al, 2019; Raffle, Ware, Lorson, & Wainwright, 2019) provides an opportunity to analyze the issues connected to curriculum, professional development, the Ohio Whole Child Framework, and stakeholder support for health and physical education. The presentation will also highlight national, state, and local advocacy efforts to promote health, physical literacy, and the whole child. We will also discuss local advocacy activities that support quality health education and physical education as well as alignment with the Ohio Whole Child Framework.

There will be the option to attend this meeting in-person, or virtual.

The in-person option will include a carry-in lunch.

- Individuals with the last name A-M should bring an appetizer or side

- Individuals with the last name N-Z should bring a dessert

- Ohio SOPHE board members will be responsible for main dishes and extras

Individuals interested in bringing something to share can sign up here.

The in-person option will be held at Heart of Ohio

5000 E Main St. Columbus, OH, 43213

The virtual option will be through Zoom:

Meeting ID: 858 1934 7653

2 Entry-level CECH for CHES are available

You MUST register to receive CHES credits

Quarterly Meeting Details


Professional Development: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All member meeting: 12:00pm - 1:00 pm

An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to  2 total Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH).  Maximum Advanced-level Continuing Education Contact Hours available are 0.  SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


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