Resources

SOPHE offers a wealth of health education and health promotion resources across the field. Browse SOPHE books and publications.

Resolution on improving the public’s health through environmental health education and health promotion

The World Health Organization defines environmental health as comprising those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing those factors in the environment…

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Resolution on coordinated school health

Six priority risk behaviors- tobacco use; unhealthy dietary behaviors; inadequate physical activity; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, including HIV infection; and behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence- contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social…

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Strengthening the role of health education and health promotion in unintentional injury prevention

Many unintentional injuries are similar to diseases, in that injuries do not occur at random and have identified risk factors making them preventable. Unintentional injuries can occur from a variety of causes, such as: traffic incidents, both pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes, fires, falls, drownings, suffocation, poisonings, recreational and sports-related activities.

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Advancing food safety education through supporting country of origin labeling

Food borne disease is caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages that contain disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Poisonous chemicals, or other harmful substances, can also cause food borne diseases when contained within food products. More than 250 different food borne diseases have been identified and described…

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