Category: resolutions

Resolution to promote public health through physical activity

SOPHE recognizes physical activity reduces the risk of morbidity and premature mortality including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer; improves mood and reduces feelings of depression and anxiety; helps control weight; helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints; improves strength in older adults thereby reducing the…

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Resolution to promote a comprehensive, responsible national tobacco control policy

SOPHE recognizes that 35% of high school youth currently smoke cigarettes; each day, 3,000 kids become regular smokers, and one-third will eventually die from tobacco-related disease; and the rate of smoking among youth has increased 50 percent since 1991 and is now at a 17-year high; and almost 90% of…

Resolution for eliminating health disparities for Appalachian populations

SOPHE recognizes that the health and well-being of communities and the individuals within them is dependent not only on biological but also social and environmental factors, and that underrepresented communities of people in which health disparities are most evident have been historically silenced, ignored and their trust violated with regard…

Resolution for eliminating female gender disparities

SOPHE recognizes that the health and well-being of communities and the individuals within them is dependent not only on biological, but also social and environmental factors, and that under-represented communities of people in which health disparities are most evident have been historically silenced, ignored and their trust violated with regard…