Chapter Appreciation Month 2017

Celebrating leadership, dedication, and commitment to health education and health promotion

Spanning more than 30 states, northern Mexico and western Canada, SOPHE Chapters represent 2,000 health education specialists who are dedicated to improving public health through education.

SOPHE chapters address local and timely topics by:

  • Delivering continuing education activities
  • Advocating for public policies
  • Building partnerships with other organizations
  • Providing professional development in disease prevention and health promotion

Chapter Appreciation Month also highlights the partners and programs that support the profession.

Hear the best advice, highlights and keys to success from this week’s featured SOPHE Chapters

We will feature new chapters every week during September.

Illinois highlight – A private donation will enable the chapter to award two $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing a career in health education and helping to advance the profession. Illinois SOPHE
Pacific Northwest advice – Students and young professionals are the future of our industry and tending their growth and leadership makes for a thriving professional community. PNW SOPHE
  New Jersey keys to success – Partner with other public health/nonprofit/private organizations to cross promote the work of health education and offer your members ways to grow professionally. NJ SOPHE is the first chapter to take the Healthy Meetings Pledge and it carries a long tradition of championing the health education profession and providing local professional support. NJ SOPHE
  Delta highlight – Recruitment has been the greatest accomplishment in the past 18 months. The chapter grew by 200% with new student and professional members. It’s important to engage your membership in chapter activities and communicate frequently. Delta SOPHE
  Minnesota highlight – Recently reinstated in April 2017, the chapter is a great mix of students, new and seasoned professionals as members and leaders. They are dedicated to being responsive to the needs and interests of their rural, urban and suburban community health professionals. Minnesota SOPHE