For a complete list of upcoming webinars and events visit SOPHE’s calendar at www.sophe.org/calendar/

If you are unable to attend a live SOPHE webinar, please visit SOPHE’s Center for Online Resources [CORE].  You can watch recorded webinars and receive Continuing Education credits.


Zombies, Ebola, and Other Pandemics: Lessons Learned in Health Risk Communication

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Health risk communication is a difficult task. Ideally, it addresses the public’s need for information without causing unnecessary alarm. Two recent articles in Health Education & Behavior examined the results of two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campaigns to engage the public.


Getting to Equity in Obesity Prevention: A New Framework

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Health equity remains a high priority area. In this webinar, Dr. Kumanyikawill and Dr. Dietz will explain why obesity and overweight in children and adults should be framed as a health equity issue. Attendees will learn a new framework for addressing obesity and overweight which addresses social determinants, identfy four components of a new health equity framework, and describe the relationship between clinical and community partners and systems in building community resilience for preventing and controlling obesity and overweight.


Using a Systems Model to Simulate Policy Impacts on Obesity Prevalence and Costs

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Systems thinking, especially with simulation models, facilitates understanding of complex health policy problems. Using a simulation model to educate legislators, educators, and health experts about the policies that have the greatest short- and long-term impact on childhood obesity can encourage strategic investment in low-cost, high-return policies. This webinar will feature the Georgia childhood obesity model created by and for legislators and other stakeholders to support a dialogue on policy interventions designed to reduce childhood obesity (specifically, BMI for age percentiles).


Developing Sustainable Policy Using Data

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Broad overview of the use of data for policy to facilitate the development of sustainable policy. Will explore the “so what” for academicians and researchers as well as other strategies for policy work.


MCHES: What you need to know to sit for the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Exam

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Many MCHES certification holders are unfamiliar with or have not considered moving forward to become CDEs. SOPHE is working with NCBDE to share eligibility requirements to sit for the CDE exam and the requirements for maintaining certification.