SOPHE 66th Annual Meeting

Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion

April 23-25, 2015
Portland Hilton, Portland, Oregon

Registration Fees:


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Conference Hotel:
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower (downtown)
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

SOPHE's special room block rate of $139/night is already SOLD OUT! 

There are a limited number of rooms available at the Hilton. They are in their Executive Tower rooms, for $169 per night.  

Click here to reserve your hotel room now!  

SOPHE is working with other local Portland hotels to arrange for additional room blocks for SOPHE 2015 attendees.  More information coming soon!

Paramount Hotel (1-2 blocks from Hilton Portland) has a limited number of rooms for $179 per night.  You can contact them by calling Toll Free (855)215-0160 or (503)223-9900. When booking a room, make sure to let them know you are with SOPHE. These room rates are only available between April 20-25. 


Click here for SOPHE 2015 Agenda and Preliminary Program

Save the Date: Friday, April 24, 2015: SOPHE Annual Awards Ceremony Gala

We are planning a fun and celebratory event!  Join us as we celebrate the work of students and professionals in Health Education and Health Promotion. 
This year we will be in the Skyline Rooms on the 23rd floor of the Portland Hilton.  Purchase your Gala ticket ($55) when you register for SOPHE 2015.


Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 for some exciting pre-conference workshops. There is a small additional fee for each of these sessions.

2:00 – 4:00pm | Workshop W1:  Publish or Perish: Demystifying the Peer Review Process
Join us for this exciting hands-on workshop that will allow you the opportunity to hear from and dialogue with health education & promotion journal editors.  Participants will have the opportunity to hear about their journal's guidelines as well as their recommendations for increasing your chances of acceptance.  Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their writing skills and have a manuscript reviewed by a presenter.  This workshop has limited space so sign up today!


  • John P. Allegrante, PhD; Editor-in-Chief Health Education and Behavior
  • Dixie Dennis, PhD; Editor, Journal of Health Education Teaching Techniques
  • Brenda Jamerson, PharmD; Editor, American Journal of Health Studies
  • E. Lisako J. McKyer, PhD; Editor Eta Sigma Gamma's The Health Education Monograph Series; Associate Editor, American Journal of Health Education
  • Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD; Editor-in-Chief Health Promotion Practice
  • Miguel A. Pérez, PhD, MCHES; Editor, Global Journal of Health Education and Promotion

2:30 – 5:00pm | Workshop W2: Advocacy Strategies for the 21st Century
Health policy enactment and advocacy is the next general of health education. As funding for health based programs continue to decrease and health disparities continue to exist there is clearly a need for action and awareness. Recent research suggests that there is modest involvement by both health education faculty and public health practitioners. This session will provide information and skill development on various cutting edge and evidence based advocacy strategies that include community organization, and use of social media. Community organization and empowerment is often one of the most basic and influential methods to alert individuals and groups about the public health disparities that exist. These groups can help provide mass education and advocate for community based changes and policy implementation at the local level which can significantly improve access to resources and health programming and advance ordinance implementation. Utilization of social media is another useful and effective method to promote changes in health behavior, change social norms, and to energize individuals to advocate on health related issues.

Presenters: TBA

5:00 – 7:00pm | Workshop W3: First Steps toward Standalone Baccalaureate Accreditation
The workshop will be targeted at programs interested in pursuing or learning more about CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation.  The accreditation timeline, from application to self-study to site visit and accreditation decision will be discussed. The workshop will cover the application process and eligibility requirements for applying for CEPH accreditation in depth. We will also briefly discuss the site visit and self-study process and touch up the CEPH SBP criteria. There will be a Q&A time at the end of the workshop.


  • Laura Rasar King, Executive Director, Council on Education for Public Health
  • Nicole Williams, Council on Education for Public Health



(Please contact the SOPHE office if you would like to ONLY attend a pre-conference workshop and NOT the full Annual Meeting)


Interested in Exhibiting or being a Sponsor?  Click here to download the 2015 SOPHE Exhibitor Prospectus.

SAVE THE DATE: March 30-April 1, 2016 – SOPHE's 67th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina
(Call for Abstracts expected to open in May 2015)