Communities of Practice
SOPHE’s Communities of Practice (CoP), are member-driven discussion boards of varied subject and interest areas. This is a members-only perk!
Discover, share and connect with other health educators through our members-only social network. Members who share a similar professional role or a passion for a health topic or an area of practice can exchange ideas, resources, research, or build solutions to common issues.
Choose a CoP and introduce yourself – share an article, post your opinion, or say “hello.”
SOPHE’s current Communities of practice are:
- Arts & Health
- Children, Adolescents and School Health Education (CASH)
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health
- Global Health
- Health Communications/Social Marketing
- Healthy Aging
- Health Disparities/Health Equity
- Medical Care/Patient Education
- Professional Preparation
- Public Health Nutrition
- Students/New Professionals
- Tobacco Control and Prevention
- University Faculty
- Worksite Health Education
Learn how CoP’s became a valued component of SOPHE.
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, discusses SOPHE’s Communities of Practice
SOPHE CoP’s are organic, changing communities.
Several CoPs seek petitions to establish a community.
Implementation science is the study of translating knowledge and evidence into local policies and practices. The CoP members can share articles, tools and resources, and guides to help researchers and practitioners better use evidence and evaluate those efforts.
Centered on three subthemes:
Reflective Practice – Critique current paradigms and systems of power, intentional with word choice and context, and encourage accountability.
Center Communities – Recognize communities as a primary focal point of health education & promotion practice and seek meaningful engagement to center their wisdom.
Promote Justice – Identify root causes that compromise the health of individuals and communities to change systems and promote justice.