SOPHE 2019 Call for Abstracts

Open May 1 – July 10, 2018

SOPHE is now accepting abstracts for its 2019 annual conference, March 27-29, 2019 in Salt Lake City.

SOPHE strives to improve and elevate the health of individuals and communities through collaboration, advocacy and enhanced efforts in health education and health promotion research and practice.

SOPHE values individuals working to impact health, wellness and improve health outcomes through health education and promotion.

SOPHE 2019 will focus on the real and potential impact of health educators when they work together to elevate health for ALL.

Additional information on the 2019 Call for Abstracts. *

Volunteer to be a SOPHE 2019 Abstract Reviewer

Use your influence: Review SOPHE 2019 abstracts

SOPHE seeks volunteers to review submitted abstracts for SOPHE’s 70th Annual Conference.  If you are interested in serving in this capacity, you must complete the reviewers’ survey by Sunday, July 1.

What does it take?

  • Availability to complete reviews between July 20 – August 7, 2018
  • Expect to be assigned between 5 and 10 abstracts
  • SOPHE will provide the rubric for reviews
SOPHE will contact you by July 13 to confirm your selection as an abstract reviewer. Abstract assignments and detailed instructions
will be emailed on or before July 20.
Together we have the impact to elevate health through the power of many.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
There is STILL TIME to submit your own abstract!
Submissions are due by July 10, 2018. You will need a account.

Conference Subthemes

Translating Evidence to Practice Health Education and Health Promotion in Action

Research generates evidence, and evidence is best used to inform practice. Abstracts are sought for both skill-building and research-based sessions that address methods of using evidence to guide practice, developing and using the tools required to translate evidence into demonstrable action, and innovative systems, technology, and programs that support better practice in the field of health education and promotion. Topics may include theory-based practice and program planning; development, implementation, and evaluation of health programs; successful protocol and procedures; and effective strategies for health advocacy and health policy design.

Future of the Nation, Future of the World

As we reflect upon the achievements in health education and promotion, we also look to the future. What are we doing to promote the health of the next generation? In this context, we are seeking abstracts in all areas of health education and health promotion addressing the well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults. Topics may include both research and practice initiatives for children, adolescents, and young adults focusing on improved health literacy, enhanced health behavior skills, and reduction of risk factors for the six priority health behaviors monitored by CDC, in any setting or scope of practice.

Achieving Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities

With cultural competency at the forefront of how we collaborate with others to improve lives and impact social outcomes through education, promotion, and advocacy, we must always seek to improve our understanding of how we as health educators can promote equitable action and empower all populations and communities. We invite abstracts that focus on addressing social determinants and using inclusive practices as a foundation for increasing health equity and improving health outcomes for vulnerable, underserved, and/or diverse populations. SOPHE has always believed in “thinking globally, acting locally.” Abstracts that address health education and health promotion research and practice in cross-cultural settings, at global and international avenues, are also encouraged.

Personal and Professional Development for Health Educators

Health education and promotion is a dynamic and applied field of practice that requires constant innovation and forward thinking. As health educators, we must continue to focus on personal growth and professional development, mentorship, adult education, self-care practices, preparedness and continuing education, as well as methods of staying current in promising and effective practices and future trends. We invite abstracts related to initiatives that enhance the knowledge, motivation, skills of health educators, and the culture of health education and health promotion as a profession.

Emerging Issues and Discovery of New Knowledge in Health Education and Promotion

Emerging and re-emerging health-related issues require health education specialists to continue to look for new and timely health education and promotion strategies that make a difference. Discovery of new knowledge requires both qualitative and quantitative research endeavors. We invite abstracts that focus on emerging and re-emerging issues that affect health, innovations in systems and technology, research methods and projects of new knowledge discovery in health education and health promotion.


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