National Health Education Week – October 16-20, 2017

Since 1995, National Health Education Week (NHEW) is celebrated during the third full week of October. Sponsored by SOPHE, this week-long celebration brings attention to a major public health issue and promotes understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public’s health.

“Scaling New Heights: Health educators know what’s up”

Monday, October 16: Healthy Connections

Activity: SOPHE will host a webinar on health disparities related to the connection between mental health and physical health. 2:00 p.m. EST webinar, Healthy Connections

Activity: Join our Faces of Health Education Specialists initiative. We feature the various lives of SOPHE health educators through their careers and their contributions to promoting and improving people’s health. Sign up to be a face.

Activity:  Spread the word about SOPHE to your colleagues. Encourage your colleagues to visit the website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Let your colleagues know what SOPHE does for you and what SOPHE can do for them. There’s power in numbers!  See membership information

Tuesday, October 17: Technology tweets

Activities:
Share how technology has affected your work on social media @SOPHEtweets  | Facebook   |  Instagram
Share ideas for new technological advancements that would make health educational delivery easier during a NHEW Twitter chat – join @SOPHEtweets at 1:00 p.m. EDT for the Twitter chat, Technology Tweets #NHEW

Wednesday, October 18: What’s advocacy got to do with it?

Activity: SOPHE will host a webinar on community health and the impact of advocacy 2:00 p.m. EST webinar, What’s advocacy got to do with it?

Thursday, October 19: What’s the impact of environmental health?

Activity: Share a story or a resource on how the physical or built environment affects health. Describe how your community or priority population may be affected by climate changes in your local area. Post your story or resource to Facebook using #NHEW.

Friday, October 20: Community health – this is who we are and what we do

Activity: SOPHE will host a webinar, Community Health: Changing the Classical Archetype – noon EST

Activity: Host a community event for NHEW and post photos to Instagram, upload a video to Youtube, or broadcast the event on Facebook Live. Share your photos, video or live event via social media and tag #NHEW.

Activity: Spread the word about SOPHE to your colleagues – like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Let your colleagues know what SOPHE does for you and what SOPHE can do for them. There’s power in numbers! Join SOPHE.

#NHEW Toolkit

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Check out the NHEW 2017 Toolkit to plan your celebratory week. Available in PDF

 

 

 

 

 

New this year! Labels for promoting NHEW Week. These labels can be used with Avery #22806

NHEW 2017 2x2 labels

 

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