SOPHE Webinars

For a complete list of upcoming webinars and events visit SOPHE’s calendar at

If you are unable to attend a live SOPHE webinar, visit SOPHE’s Center for Online Resources [CORE] to watch the recorded webinars and receive continuing education credits.

Addressing College Drinking as a Statewide Public Health Problem: Key Findings from MD Collaborative

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

As the 2016 SOPHE Membership Survey showed, SOPHE members are looking for more information about both substance abuse and college health. This webinar presentation addresses both issues, as well as one example of how a collaborative is working to address prevalent college drinking issues. Membership surveys have also continued to tell us that members want to see SOPHE journal articles highlighted in webinar delivery. 


A Bipartisan Vision for Advancing Community Prevention: Communicating Stories and Successes to Influence Local and National Change

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Over the last decade, public health practitioners, health educators, and community advocates have successfully engaged in multiple efforts to create healthier and more equitable neighborhoods. Despite this progress, deep financial cuts to prevention and public health pose threats to our communities’ basic health and social needs. According to the 2016 SOPHE Member Survey, the most highly requested topic for CE opportunities was advocacy. During the SOPHE 2017 annual meeting, Larry Cohen and the policy team determined that presenting this timely topic caters to SOPHE members’ expressed need for advocacy-related trainings.


Technology is Fueling a New Type of Addition

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Technology is the fuel that drives most of us. We cannot escape the constant use of technology at work, in school, while exercising or even while sleeping. But when is technology too much? Technology is too much when addiction takes over and impacts a person’s health. It’s too much when it fuels stress, insecurities and anxiety. There’s a simple way to embrace a healthier lifestyle — put away your technological devices.

People must make conscious effort to modify behaviors or have more healthy behaviors. While we expect people to live healthier lives by controlling technology use, we must also spread some simple tips to reduce our dependence on technology.


CDC Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Monday, September 25, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT

With the rise in the national opioid epidemic, members have requested more information about what is going on to combat the issue (as seen in the membership survey and in phone discussions with the SOPHE 2018 Committee). This webinar will delve into the CDC led efforts to address the opioid epidemic, and thus providing more information about one of today’s biggest public health challenges.


Advocacy 101 – Preparing for the Advocacy Summit

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

The SOPHE 2016 membership survey revealed that members would like more information on emerging topics related to policy and advocacy. This particular webinar focuses on core advocacy skills that students, faculty members, and all public health professionals can use to advocate for public health priorities at the state and local level. This webinar will provide faculty and student members very “action oriented” steps so that they are not merely learning about policy advocacy strategies, but acquiring specific guidance and examples of how policy changes can be initiated in their own work. It will provide examples of how participants can inspire their peers to action and get decision-makers to change policy.