SOPHE Resources


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Tools of the Trade Three volume series designed to provide practical information and job aids to assist health educators in their day-to-day work. Practical guidance is presented in a format that is easy to read, save, consult & apply. Get your copies today.

Publishing Fact Sheets - These streamlined fact sheets are designed to encourage you and help you through the process of getting your work published. This helpful resource is available free for downloading on SOPHE's Healthy Communities web page.

Health Promotion Programs In April 2010, SOPHE unveiled its first comprehensive textbook, Health Promotion Programs. For details about the book and to order, Click here.

Coalition Guide - SOPHE has developed 5 easy to use fact sheets to assist and guide communities and leaders through the process of building a coalition. This guide is free to download and accessible on SOPHE's Healthy Communities web page.

The Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) Program

SCRIPT is an award-winning, evidence-based program shown to be effective in helping thousands of pregnant women quit smoking. It is designed to be a component of a patient education program for prenatal care providers, and is cited by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality's Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guidelines. Click here for more information and to order the guide and DVD.

Helping Communities Combat Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories
SOPHE, along with partners at the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the support of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), developed a resource for health professionals focusing on the public health challenges of clandestine methamphetamine labs. This toolkit is broken into two parts: Part A: An Educational Toolkit for Health Educators, which contains a Primer on Meth and Clan Meth Labs, Information Sheets Focusing on Different Segments of the Population Affected by Meth, a Community Action Guide, and a Resource Directory. Part B: A Guideline for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals Responding to Methamphetamine Lab Exposures contains information on Acute Meth Lab Exposures, Acute Meth Lab Toxicity, Evaluation of Children Exposed to Meth Labs, and Environmental Considerations in Cleaning up Meth Labs. Visit the SOPHE Online Store to order a free CD-ROM of the toolkit - while supplies last.

Quitlines 101: A Primer for Health Educators
This recently updated 2-page resource gives an orientation to tobacco quitlines, emphasizing their role in comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs, and the role of health educators. Click here to access a copy.

ACHIEVE Insert
This 4-page special insert was originally featured in the September/October 2011 issue of News & Views. This insert provides updates on the CDC Healthy Communities programs. Readers have the opportunity to learn more about SOPHE's role in this program, as well as familiarize themselves with ACHIEVE communities. In addition, the insert provides information on the National Prevention Strategy and the Principles of Community Engagement. Click here to access this publication.

Healthy Communities Insert
This 4-page special insert was originally featured in the July/August 2009 issue of News & Views. This insert provides updates on the CDC Healthy Communities programs. Readers have the opportunity to learn more about SOPHE's role in this program, as well as familiarize themselves with ACHIEVE communities. Click here to access this publication.

Sustainable Decisions for Healthy Communities: Connecting the Built Environment
Originally published in the July/August 2008 issue of News & Views, this 4-page insert explores the role that health educators play in addressing the built environment . Additionally, this insert connects readers with all of the latest resources, Web sites, and materials available on urban planning and public health. Click here to access this publication.

Emergency Health Education & Communication: A Primer for Health Educators
Published in the May/June 2007 issue of News & Views, features resources, case studies, competencies, and updates on all of the latest news regarding emergency preparedness and crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC). The insert also provides information on the health educator's role in emergency preparedness and how they can benefit from using some of the principle theories behind CERC. To access this click here.

National Health Education Week 2008 Planning Guide/Toolkit

National Health Education Week 2008, Healthy Aging: Living Long, Living Well, called attention to the importance of healthy aging for the nation and the critical role health education and health educators can play in achieving a healthy aging population. In order to address these concerns, SOPHE developed a toolkit to help individuals, organizations, and communities develop campaigns that promote healthy aging. Campaign planners can use this guide to plan activities throughout the year and evaluate the success of their programs. Click here for access to this toolkit.