Communities of Practice

SOPHE’s Communities of Practice (CoP) allows members who share a similar role or a passion about a health topic or an area of practice and a desire to exchange ideas, resources, research, or solution to common issues.

  • Arts & Health
  • Children, Adolescents and School Health Education (CASH)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Communications/Social Marketing
  • Health Disparities/Health Equities
  • Healthy Aging
  • Medical Care/Patient Education
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Students/New Professionals
  • Tobacco Control and Prevention
  • University Faculty
  • Worksite Health Education

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, discusses SOPHE’s Communities of Practice

Join the conversation by logging onto to join a community. Review the demographics in your profile and subscribe to your area of interest community. You must be a current SOPHE member to join a CoP.

SOPHE’s Communities of Practice are asking volunteers to step up and lead the following CoP forums.

Emergency Preparedness
Chair: OPEN
Co-Chair: OPEN

Medical Care/Patient Education
Chair: Jody Steinhardt
Co-Chair: OPEN

Public Health Nutrition
Chair: Jody Vogelzang
Co-Chair: OPEN

Social Marketing/Health Communications
Chair: Christina Jones
Co-Chair: OPEN

These forums operate as a digital listserv to help provide a wealth of resources, opportunities for collaboration and a network of health educators who share a similar professional role or research interest. If you have a desire to exchange ideas and resources while providing leadership to your colleagues, consider applying to co-chair a CoP today! Email Heather Flattery at with a resume and cover letter expressing your interest.