National Health Education Week – October 21-25, 2019
Since 1995, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week (NHEW), (initially in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services), during the third week of October.
NHEW is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education.
Join SOPHE, its chapters, members and partners every October for events, webinars, and activities across the country.
Elevating Health for All
In 2019, let’s raise awareness of the importance of our future health education specialists in improving consumer health and wellness.
NHEW 2019 will amplify Elevating Health for All
Monday, October 21 – Championing health for vulnerable populations through advocacy.
- Save 25% on SOPHE’s Advocacy in Action course. One week only!
Tuesday, October 22 – Celebrating SOPHE
- Webinar: The future of health education and health promotion and key contributions of health education to public health.
- Submit a word to create SOPHE’s 70 word cloud. SOPHE has built a legacy in health education and health promotion. Now we need your help. Send us your quote, word or phrase that describes your vision of the future of health education and health promotion. It’s a chance to become 1 of 70 in SOPHE’s Legacy word cloud.
Wednesday, October 23 – School Health. Social Emotional learning
- Webinar: Transforming School Communities through WSCC: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and the Role of Health Educators in Schools
- Twitter chat
Thursday, October 24 – Digital Health: Curbing misinformation by spreading true health education messages
- Webinar: Guest – Vanessa Boudewyns, PhD, research scientist, RTI International & co-author Misinformation & Mass Audiences, and Jeanine Guidry, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Robertson School of Media and Culture.
Friday, October 25 – Health Equity. Celebrating 20 years of REACH – Your zip code is a determinant of your health status or the impact of natural disasters on your health
Future NHEW dates
October 20-24 2020
October 19-23, 2021
Related Resources2017 NHEW Toolkit
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