Category: health education

Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers

The Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers is a timely resource that facilitates the action steps needed to educate policymakers on relevant health policy issues. The guide stems from the curriculum of SOPHE’s State Health Policy Institute (SHPI) that ran from 2009-2011. The guide is comprised of six chapters…

SOPHE 2018 Annual Conference presentations – Opioids and HIV

Friday, April 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio Opioid use in the U.S. has been rising steadily since 2007. In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed more lives than any prior year. As opioid abuse rises, so have the accompanying risky behaviors, i.e., sharing needles and engaging in unprotected sexual activity that…

POPPED – Prescription Opioid Prevention Through Pre-Professional Education & Discussion

Developed by SOPHE/CDC 2017-18 Unintentional Injury Prevention Fellow Brandon Horvath, MPH, the POPPED curriculum is designed to increase awareness about the opioid epidemic and initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. Health professional students at Thomas Jefferson University showed significant increases in both knowledge and awareness about the opioid…

MMWR | State laws regarding indoor public use, retail sales and prices of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth in the United States. A comprehensive approach to reduce youth initiation of e-cigarette use and population exposure to e-cigarette aerosol that combines state-level strategies coupled with federal regulation could help reduce health risks to young people.  Kenemer, MPH, B.; King,…

2017 NHEW Toolkit

National Health Education 2017 Toolkit 2017’s NHEW pays tribute to Scaling New Heights: Health educators know what’s up – October 16-20. This toolkit can be used to promote NHEW, including the following daily themes: Monday, October 16: Health Connections Tuesday, October 17: Technology tweets Wednesday, October 18: What’s advocacy got…