SOPHE Membership

SOPHE represents more than 4,000 health education professionals and students in the U.S who work in schools, universities, voluntary organizations, healthcare settings, and in local, state and federal agencies.  SOPHE is the only independent voice for advancing health promotion policy, research and practice.

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A SOPHE membership is not only an investment in your career, it’s an investment in the future of health education.

Membership Dues

Member Type Description Fee
Practicing – New First time member; Health education professional with more than one-year experience $145
Practicing-Renewing/Returning Health education professional who has previously been a member of SOPHE $195
Practicing – 3-year $45 savings $540
Student* Full-time student in good standing with at least 6 months or more until graduation $80
Transitional** Health educational professional who has graduated within the last 24 months $130
Emeritus Retired professional $130
Emeritus – 3-year $35 savings $355
*Students must be enrolled full-time with at least six months until graduation. Please submit unofficial transcripts, enrollment verification or letter from a faculty or school representative certifying status.
**Transitional members must submit copy of unofficial transcripts or enrollment verification certificate certifying graduation within the last 24 months. (Maximum of one year of membership is allowed at this category)

Member Benefits

Professional Development

SOPHE’s Annual Conference

SOPHE members save on registration fees. Annual gathering of health education and health promotion professionals, students, academics and others.

SOPHE’s Annual Advocacy Summit

Annual gathering of students, academics and professionals to advance legislation to promote the health and well-being of Americans.

Center for Online Resources & Education – CORE

Earn continuing education contact hours online, 7 days a week. Choose how and when you want to learn.

Career Connection

Find and apply for the latest jobs in the field.

Awards, scholarships, and fellowships

Apply to 14 recognition awards, most with financial support.

Professional preparation and practice standards for CHES® and MCHES®


Join a local SOPHE Chapter

Connect to professionals and students in your community.

Communities of Practice

Join one or more communities based on your interest.

Take action

Join hundreds who have a voice for public health.

Participate in online forms


Subscriptions to three peer-reviewed health education journals

Electronic newsletters

  • News You Can Use – biweekly resources, webinars, tools and news – Sign up
  • News & Views – quarterly news and information for members

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