Volunteer Committees

Review the following member opportunities and submit your selection below to get connected to your SOPHE volunteer opportunity.

2024 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Advocacy and Resolutions Committee
Identifies priority health issues related to health education and advocates for funding and science-based policies. Reviews resolutions proposed by the SOPHE membership and refer them to the Board of Trustees for approval. Provides follow-up on the implementation of the action steps of approved resolutions.

Audit Committee
Selects an independent audit firm and reviews audit results. (Note: SOPHE bylaws stipulate Board members only).

Awards Committee 
Develops and reviews awards criteria, encourages submissions to the SOPHE awards programs, evaluates and recommends awards winners, and corresponds with nominees and award winners.

Bylaws Committee
Reviews bylaws and prepares changes recommended by the Board for a vote of the SOPHE membership.

Continuing Education Committee 
Oversees SOPHE’s status as a multiple event provider of continuing education contact hours, and coordinates all distance learning.   

Communications Committee
Contributes to communications trends and policies affecting SOPHE members. Strategizes outreach via National Health Education Week, #myimpact, and the annual conference, to market health educators.

Ethics Committee
Facilitates responsible ethical pursuit by health educators of their profession.

Finance Committee
Develops SOPHE’s annual budget, reviews monthly accounting, and oversees SOPHE investments, SOPHE tax returns.

History Advisory Work Group
Oversees SOPHE’s documentation and celebration of SOPHE’s historical highlights.

Membership Committee
Develops and evaluates programs/strategies related to recruitment/retention of SOPHE members.

Professional Development Committee
Oversees SOPHE’s Center for Online Resources & Education and programs to address continuing education needs of SOPHE members and the health and education workforce.

Professional Preparation Committee
Addresses quality assurance of professional preparation of health educators.  Coordinates National Implementation Task Force on Accreditation in Health Education, Community Colleges, and Faculty Community of Practice.

Publications Committee
Develops criteria for SOPHE publications, evaluates new proposals, and oversees SOPHE-sponsored publications.

Research Agenda Committee
Identifies research needs relevant to health education, creates awareness of needs among researchers and practitioners, and fosters links between health education research to practice and vice versa.

Resource Development Committee
Develops plans to ensure the long-term financial stability & growth of SOPHE consistent with the mission and strategic plan.

School Health Teacher Education Standards Work Group
Develops school health teacher education standards for accreditation. By invitation only.

Strategic Planning Committee
Develops and monitors the implementation of SOPHE’s strategic plan and tracking measures; recommends revisions to SOPHE’s Board of Trustees