Tag: health

Complementary roles and training of health education specialists & community health workers

Health education specialists and community health workers are valuable occupations that improve the health of individuals and communities. These occupations have complementary roles in addressing health care demands and strengthening individual and community capacity through patient and community education, patient navigation, referrals, social support, advocacy and other activities. Although their…

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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…

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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…

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