NHEW 2019

Elevating Health for All 

Activities & Daily Themes

National Health Education Week (NHEW) promotes awareness of public health issues and a better understanding of the role of health education. Use this toolkit to celebrate NHEW in your community.

For more than 21 years, SOPHE has celebrated National Health Education Week, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, during the third week of October.

Join us to promote the value and role of health education specialists in improving consumer health and wellness through health education and health promotion. Due to popular demand, NHEW #2019 features four webinars and a Twitter chat this week.

To plan your organization’s NHEW events, use the daily themes and activities as a guide. There is no requirement to align your NHEW events with these themes. You are welcome to focus on other areas related to health education that best suit your audience.

Visit the following pages for social media posts, graphics and images.

Let’s celebrate National Health Education Week – NHEW 2019

Kick-off social media posts to highlight 2019 NHEW

Monday, October 21 | Championing health for vulnerable populations through advocacy

 Advocating through #myimpact


  1. Save 25%  on SOPHE’s Advocacy in Action online course. Valid only October 21  – 25, 2019.
  2. 2019 Virtual Advocacy Day Toolkit
    1. Call, email, connect via social media or visit your local elected officials about the public health impact of opioids.
    2. Educate officials on equity policies, programs and practices that address health, social, economic, environmental and other factors that improve health.
    3. Use SOPHE’s advocacy tools and social media posts to make your impact.

Tools: social media posts and graphics

Tuesday, October 22 | Elevating Health for All


Webinar | 2:00 p.m. EST | Elevating Health For All: Key Contributions of Health Education to Public Health

Guests: Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES,® professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University; Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES,® SOPHE CEO; Jean Breny, PhD, MPH, president, SOPHE Board of Trustees; and Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES,® president-elect, SOPHE Board of Trustees

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SOPHE has built a legacy in health education and health promotion. Now we need your help. Submit 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.

Tools: social media posts and graphics

Wednesday, October 23 | School and Emotional Learning


Webinar | Learn how to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model using SEL core competencies & skills. | 2:00 p.m. EST | TBA

Tools: social media posts and graphics

Thursday, October 24 | Digital Health: Curbing misinformation by spreading true health education messages


Webinar | 2:00 p.m. EST | 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.

Tools: social media posts and graphics

Friday, October 25 | Health Equity. Celebrating 20 years of REACH


Webinar | 2:00 p.m. EST | Your zip code is a determinant of your health status or the impact of natural disasters on your health

Tools: social media posts and graphics

NHEW 2019 news release

NHEW 2019 infographics

NHEW 2019 logos

As we all celebrate NHEW, we honor the work of health education specialists and acknowledge the partnerships that help us build community and school health.

We recognize health education specialists for their contributions to promoting and improving individual and population health and to providing health education and health promotion services for cost-effective prevention, wellness, and disease management.