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The Indiana Society for Public Health Education (InSOPHE) strives to provide and create an environment in which health education/health promotion professionals can meet, exchange ideas, develop relationships, and explore the latest trends in health education and health promotion, as well as to learn from other professionals in our field. InSOPHE will give you the opportunity to build valuable connections throughout your career, while expanding your knowledge through educational workshops and seminars. Learn more about us and how you can become a member today!

The purpose of Indiana SOPHE is to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the health of all people and to advance the health education/promotion profession through research, service, leadership, education, and distribution of appropriate materials.

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Joining InSOPHE

Becoming a member of the InSOPHE association can be an interactive experience as well as an informational one. Members will be kept up to date on the activities of the organization through event reminders and notes on upcoming opportunities to network with your colleagues and earn continuing education credits. Members will also have access to our social media content, where we send out updates and alerts on the latest news in health education, Hoosier-specific events, and job opportunities.

Partner with InSOPHE for Your Next Event!

Interested in increasing attendance at your conferences and workshops? Partner with the Indiana Society for Public Health Education (InSOPHE) to offer Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) continuing education credits at your next event. See Continuing Education or 
contact us for more information.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 1:00 PM

    Monday, January 27 - January 31, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

    Webinar series addresses community and medical societies' initiatives to eliminate HPV and cervical cancer. 


    • January 27, HPV Update: Community Initiatives and Challenges
    • January 28, Medical Societies' Efforts Against HPV
    • January 29, Gathering Momentum for the Global Elimination of Cervical Cancer
    • January 30, HPV Associated Head and Neck Cancers
    • January 31, HPV Affects Us All


    • Jan 27, 2020 12:00 PM
    • Jan 28, 2020 12:00 PM
    • Jan 29, 2020 12:00 PM
    • Jan 30, 2020 12:00 PM
    • Jan 31, 2020 12:00 PM
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    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Opioid Epidemic: How Did It Happen and Where Is It Headed?

    The opioid epidemic is complex - a convergence of smaller failures in substance abuse treatment, healthcare, and public policy. Explore the possible determinants of the epidemic and policy responses to the epidemic. Presented by Walden University. 


    What is termed “the opioid epidemic” is complex, and likely comprised of a convergence of smaller failures in substance abuse treatment, healthcare, and public policy, as well as the nature of opioids themselves. Drug overdoses in any of the previous few years exceeded all American Vietnam deaths and also all deaths during the deadliest year of HIV. Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 47,000 deaths in 2017 (67.8% of all drug deaths). This webinar will examine some trends in the incidence rates of opioid overdoses in different regions of the U.S.

    We will also explore possible determinants of the epidemic and policy responses to the epidemic. For example, the 2010 expansion of the Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act (MHPAEA) opened up the substance abuse treatment market to fraud and abuse in ways never before seen in that industry. The forms of fraud and abuse uncovered contributed, in some ways, to fueling the opioid crisis in some U.S. regions.

    Finally, this webinar will discuss a range of future targets in areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and policy, including wider use of Narcan to prevent overdose deaths, the adoption of MAT as standard care for people with opioid use disorders, and increasing acceptance for syringe exchange programs to reduce the infectious disease harms associated with needle-sharing.

    Learners will:

    • Assess leading precursors to and possible determinants of the opioid epidemic
    • Evaluate changes in regional prevalence rates of opioid overdoses in the U.S.

    Accreditation Statement(s)

    Walden University is a designated provider (ID# 123343) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

    Walden University is an approved provider of CPH recertification credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

    Register Here

    • 04 Feb 2020

    Applying a Health Equity Approach to Healthcare Communications

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 4:30 p.m. EST

    Find out what is health communications. Why health communications is crucial in health promotion and health education

    Register Here

    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Indiana State House 200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204


    About this Event

    Raising the legal tobacco age to 21 is an important step in protecting kids from a lifetime of addiction. But it is only a first step. Join us as we rally at the statehouse for comprehensive and evidence-based policies that will keep Hoosier kids tobacco free and help adults quit smoking.

    A small luncheon will follow the rally and you will be encouraged to find your lawmakers to educate them about these important tobacco control priorities. Youth are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    Register Today!

    InSOPHE will be offering CHES/MCHES continuing education credit hours  for participating InSOPHE members

    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • IUPUI, 1050 Wishard Blvd Room 6040, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
    • 30 Sep 2020

    21st Century Practitioner Scholarship

    Application deadline: August 30, 2019 [2019 SUMMIT *extended deadline] -or- September 30, 2019 [SOPHE 2020 CONFERENCE]

    • This award provides event support to SOPHE members who are health education specialists and practitioners at the national and/or chapter levels to facilitate their professional development and attendance at SOPHE's events. Applicants will select the event, the Annual Conference, March 17-20, 2020 in Atlanta or Annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC (fall), based on the application cycle and deadline listed on www.sophe.org.

      Scholarship support can include any combination of registration fees to the conference or summit and any real and reasonable travel expenses incurred, as per federal per diem, and lodging at the official event hotel or a substitute hotel, not to exceed the cost of the assigned event hotel.

      SOPHE also encourages and allows conference/advocacy support funds to be used for supplemental SOPHE chapter membership.

      Total support cannot exceed $800 and is reimbursed upon submission of receipts, required travel reimbursement form following the event, and one-page personal statement describing how the information will be shared or applied in his/her work.

      Application Requirements:

      • Proof of active national SOPHE or chapter membership.
      • Resume/CV documenting full-time employment as a health educator for at least three years.
      • Letter from national or chapter SOPHE leader/committee chair, verifying your active volunteer service for at least 12 months.
      • One page personal statement should express enthusiasm for attending the conference or summit, be typed, single spaced, maximum of 1-page in length, minimum of 11-point font and 1-inch margins on all sides, use standard rules of grammar, punctuation and writing.
      • Description of your SOPHE volunteerism activities at the national or chapter level and how you will share information from this conference with members of your chapter, Community of Practice, forums, university, non-governmental organization, agency or work program.

      Assemble resume/CV, proof of membership, volunteerism service letter, and personal statement into one PDF document before completing and submitting the online application.

    Click here for more information. 

Past events

27 Jan 2020 Youth Action Day powered by VOICE
23 Jan 2020 Rural Disparities in Health and Healthcare by Race and Ethnicity - Webinar
13 Dec 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
10 Dec 2019 How to Maintain Your CHES/MCHES Credential 2019
08 Nov 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
06 Nov 2019 InSOPHE Annual Fall Conference - Beyond the Horizon
21 Oct 2019 National Health Education Week – October 21-25, 2019
19 Oct 2019 SOPHE's 21st Annual Advocacy Summit
11 Oct 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
01 Oct 2019 Social Justice Town Hall
19 Sep 2019 Making Connections IN Health
13 Sep 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
13 Sep 2019 Now Accepting Nominations for McKenzie Award
12 Sep 2019 Preventing Addiction-Related Suicide
09 Aug 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
08 Aug 2019 Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and/or Cognitive Disabilities
18 Jul 2019 Five Essential Skills for Aspiring Health Education Consultants - SOPHE Education
12 Jul 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
25 Jun 2019 The HIV Care Continuum: Risk Reduction and Care for Persons Living with HIV (PLWHIV)
14 Jun 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
14 Jun 2019 Impact of Trauma on Health and Academic Achievement
20 May 2019 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Core Training
10 May 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
24 Apr 2019 Global Perspectives on Personal and Professional Development
23 Apr 2019 InSOPHE After Work Social at Sun King Brewery
22 Apr 2019 BREAKING BARRIERS: Improving Access to Health Services for Women and Children in Indiana
12 Apr 2019 The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Preterm Birth Rates: Zip Code Eclipses Genetic Code
12 Apr 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
02 Apr 2019 CHES Exam Study Sessions
26 Mar 2019 CHES Exam Study Sessions
26 Mar 2019 National SOPHE 2019 Annual Meeting
19 Mar 2019 CHES Exam Study Sessions
08 Mar 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
27 Feb 2019 InSOPHE after-work Networking Event
27 Feb 2019 Healthcare and Community Education Partnership to Enhance Reach and Increase Behavior Change
19 Feb 2019 Raise It for Health Day at the Indiana State House
08 Feb 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
22 Jan 2019 Obesity and the Standard American Diet- Webinar
10 Jan 2019 Using Health Behavior Theory to Design and Evaluate a Curriculum Intervention to Protect Young Workers
28 Dec 2018 Funding Opportunity: Health and Climate Solutions
07 Dec 2018 2018 Indiana Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Conference
05 Dec 2018 How to Maintain Your CHES or MCHES Certification
03 Dec 2018 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week: Shatter the Myths in Your Community- Webinar opportunity
03 Dec 2018 Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention
28 Nov 2018 Data Across Sectors for Health
15 Nov 2018 Epilepsy Disparities and Seizure First Aid- Webinar
08 Nov 2018 Behind the Label with the FDA: Ensuring Health Educators Understand the Updated Nutrition Facts Label
07 Nov 2018 2018 Fall Conference Empowering Indiana: Confronting Social Injustice through Health Education
18 Oct 2018 How to Use Social Media to Promote Public Health Messages
12 Oct 2018 InSOPHE Board Member Meeting
11 Oct 2018 2018 Indiana Public Health Conference
25 Sep 2018 Indiana Annual Recovery Month Symposium (IN ARMS)
17 Sep 2018 Scholarship Opportunity- Application Due
14 Sep 2018 InSOPHE Board Member Meeting
14 Sep 2018 Webinar - Preventing Unintentional Childhood Injuries - Then, Now, Imagine
31 Aug 2018 Last Day to Register for CHES Exam!
29 Aug 2018 Indiana Bike & Walk Summit
25 Aug 2018 Hester Shultz Fellowship Applications Due
10 Aug 2018 InSOPHE Board Member Meeting
23 Feb 2018 February 2018 Public Health INsights and INnovations
02 Nov 2017 2017 Fall Conference
29 Sep 2017 September 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
29 Sep 2017 INsights and INnovations NONMEMBER
25 Aug 2017 August 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
28 Apr 2017 April 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
20 Apr 2017 Indiana Public Health Conference 2017
24 Feb 2017 February 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
15 Feb 2017 2017 Indiana Public Health Advocacy Summit
27 Jan 2017 January 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
27 Oct 2016 Communicating Health: Technology in Health Education
27 Oct 2016 2016 InSOPHE Fall Conference Non-Member Credit Fee
15 Sep 2016 Indiana Public Health Conference
14 Sep 2016 Indiana Public Health Pre-Conference Academy: Proposal Writing and Grant Managment
07 Apr 2016 Indiana Public Health Week Conference
15 Feb 2016 Tobacco Free Indiana Day
11 Dec 2015 IPHA Public Health Forum Series
07 Oct 2015 Hometown Health Education Heroes
01 Jul 2015 Promoting Smokefree Pregnancies in Indiana Webinar
26 Jun 2015 Public Health INsights and INnovations
23 Apr 2015 SOPHE 66th Annual Meeting: Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion
23 Jan 2015 IPHA Public Health Breakfast Forum: "Guns, Violence, and Youth: Community-Based Interventions"
22 Jan 2015 ICC's "This Just In" Presentation: "Emerging Trends and Research in Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination"
03 Nov 2014 Health Education: Paving the Way to a Healthier Future
23 Oct 2014 Health Educator's Institute 2014
07 Oct 2014 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit
22 Sep 2014 InSOPHE Student Recognition Award Due!
10 Sep 2014 Webinar- YHSC Program
30 Jul 2014 Lessons Learned from Seattle-King County REACH
22 Jul 2014 Mobilizing for Oral Health Equity: An Interdisciplinary Effort
16 Jul 2014 Stress Reduction - Techniques in Stress Reduction I
08 Apr 2014 Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference
07 Apr 2014 Public Health Week
19 Mar 2014 SOPHE 65th Annual Meeting
22 Feb 2014 17th Annual Health Education Adocacy Summit
02 Nov 2013 APHA Annual Meeting
17 Sep 2013 Making our Voices Heard: Training for Public Health Advocacy
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