Society for Public Health Education

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is an independent, international professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. The organization promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations. With its primary focus on public health education, SOPHE provides leadership through a code of ethics, standard for professional preparation, research, and practice; professional development; and public outreach.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a SOPHE member, check out our Membership at a Glance.


SOPHE is a 501 (c)(3) professional organization founded in 1950 to provide leadership to the profession and to promote the health of all people by: stimulating research on the theory and practice of health education; supporting high quality performance standards for the practice of health education and health promotion; advocating policy and legislation affecting health education and health promotion; and developing and promoting standards for professional preparation of health education professionals. SOPHE is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to public health education and health promotion.

This Website

This website was created to promote and enhance the communication of timely information to health professionals about environmental health and all-hazards emergency preparedness.  It seeks to bridge the gap between research and practice by promoting new tools, resources, and training and education on these topics, as well as enhancing the exchange among SOPHE’s National Environmental and Health Promotion Network.

Contact Us

Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street, NE
Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-9804
Fax: 202-408-9815