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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

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)

    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. 

    • Monday, November 09, 2020
    • (UTC-05:00)
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • (UTC-05:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Conference

    2020 Insophe annual fall conference:

    Reflections on Systemic Injustice and Racism

    To accommodate the virtual nature of the InSOPHE Fall Conference, the conference program will be held over the course of two days. 

    • The first half of the conference will begin on Monday, November 9th from 1PM to 5PM EST
    • The second half of the conference will continue on Tuesday, November 10th from 9AM to 12PM EST

    We hope this conference schedule will allow for higher attendance and flexibility with work and school obligations.   All registration fees include continuing education contact hours for master-certified and certified health education specialist (MCHES/CHES). Due to the transition to a virtual conference this year and our desire to positively impact the world around us, the InSOPHE Board of Directors has decided to donate all profits from this year's fall conference. To ensure we reach a variety of public health issues, organizations receiving donations will be selected by the speakers of the conference.

    An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) up to a total of 4.25 Entry Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. has approved SOPHE and its chapters as designated multiple event providers of CECH in health education.

Past events

Thursday, August 06, 2020 The Vaping Epidemic: An Overview of Causes and Potential Community Solutions
Thursday, July 16, 2020 InSOPHE COVID-19 Webinar Series: “Keeping Up with The…” – Addressing Other Health Priorities During COVID-19
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Racism as a Public Health Crisis - OPHA webinar
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition - APHA webinar
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 SOPHE WEBINAR: Health Reimbursement Arrangements 101 Webinars
Thursday, May 21, 2020 SOPHE WEBINAR: Supporting Health Through Nourishing Foods
Friday, May 15, 2020 "I was Mentally Prepared for a Zombie Virus" - Dealing with Personal and Patient Trauma During a Pandemic"
Thursday, April 30, 2020 “If You Could Come In on Saturday, That Would Be Great” - Best Practices for Working from Home in the Age of a Pandemic (webinar event)
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Webinar: Ghosting Tobacco: Why Communities Should Take A Stand
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Health Links™ Webinar: The Silent Epidemic of Eating Disorders in the Workplace
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Contraceptive Care During COVID-19: Overcoming Challenges + Optimizing Opportunities
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Addiction 101: Intro to Addiction Screening + Treatment
Monday, April 06, 2020 National Public Health Week
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2020 CHES Study Sessions
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Tobacco Free Indiana Advocacy Day - by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Applying a Health Equity Approach to Healthcare Communications (webinar)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 The Opioid Epidemic: How Did It Happen and Where Is It Headed? (webinar)
Monday, January 27, 2020 Indiana University, in partnership with the American Medical Women's Association and the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer: Us vs HPV 2020 (Webinar Series)
Monday, January 27, 2020 Youth Action Day powered by VOICE
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Rural Disparities in Health and Healthcare by Race and Ethnicity - Webinar
Friday, December 13, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 How to Maintain Your CHES/MCHES Credential 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 InSOPHE Annual Fall Conference - Beyond the Horizon
Monday, October 21, 2019 National Health Education Week – October 21-25, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019 SOPHE's 21st Annual Advocacy Summit
Friday, October 11, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Social Justice Town Hall
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Making Connections IN Health
Friday, September 13, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Friday, September 13, 2019 Now Accepting Nominations for McKenzie Award
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Preventing Addiction-Related Suicide
Friday, August 09, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and/or Cognitive Disabilities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Five Essential Skills for Aspiring Health Education Consultants - SOPHE Education
Friday, July 12, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 The HIV Care Continuum: Risk Reduction and Care for Persons Living with HIV (PLWHIV)
Friday, June 14, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Friday, June 14, 2019 Impact of Trauma on Health and Academic Achievement
Monday, May 20, 2019 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Core Training
Friday, May 10, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Global Perspectives on Personal and Professional Development
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 InSOPHE After Work Social at Sun King Brewery
Monday, April 22, 2019 BREAKING BARRIERS: Improving Access to Health Services for Women and Children in Indiana
Friday, April 12, 2019 The Social Determinants of the Racial Disparity in Preterm Birth Rates: Zip Code Eclipses Genetic Code
Friday, April 12, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 CHES Exam Study Sessions
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 CHES Exam Study Sessions
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 National SOPHE 2019 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 CHES Exam Study Sessions
Friday, March 08, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 InSOPHE after-work Networking Event
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Healthcare and Community Education Partnership to Enhance Reach and Increase Behavior Change
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Raise It for Health Day at the Indiana State House
Friday, February 08, 2019 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Obesity and the Standard American Diet- Webinar
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Using Health Behavior Theory to Design and Evaluate a Curriculum Intervention to Protect Young Workers
Friday, December 28, 2018 Funding Opportunity: Health and Climate Solutions
Friday, December 07, 2018 2018 Indiana Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Conference
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 How to Maintain Your CHES or MCHES Certification
Monday, December 03, 2018 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week: Shatter the Myths in Your Community- Webinar opportunity
Monday, December 03, 2018 Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Data Across Sectors for Health
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Epilepsy Disparities and Seizure First Aid- Webinar
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Behind the Label with the FDA: Ensuring Health Educators Understand the Updated Nutrition Facts Label
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 2018 Fall Conference Empowering Indiana: Confronting Social Injustice through Health Education
Thursday, October 18, 2018 How to Use Social Media to Promote Public Health Messages
Friday, October 12, 2018 InSOPHE Board Member Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 2018 2018 Indiana Public Health Conference
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Indiana Annual Recovery Month Symposium (IN ARMS)
Monday, September 17, 2018 Scholarship Opportunity- Application Due
Friday, September 14, 2018 InSOPHE Board Member Meeting
Friday, September 14, 2018 Webinar - Preventing Unintentional Childhood Injuries - Then, Now, Imagine
Friday, August 31, 2018 Last Day to Register for CHES Exam!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Indiana Bike & Walk Summit
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Hester Shultz Fellowship Applications Due
Friday, August 10, 2018 InSOPHE Board Member Meeting
Friday, February 23, 2018 February 2018 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Thursday, November 02, 2017 2017 Fall Conference
Friday, September 29, 2017 September 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Friday, September 29, 2017 INsights and INnovations NONMEMBER
Friday, August 25, 2017 August 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Friday, April 28, 2017 April 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Indiana Public Health Conference 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 February 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2017 Indiana Public Health Advocacy Summit
Friday, January 27, 2017 January 2017 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Communicating Health: Technology in Health Education
Thursday, October 27, 2016 2016 InSOPHE Fall Conference Non-Member Credit Fee
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Indiana Public Health Conference
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Indiana Public Health Pre-Conference Academy: Proposal Writing and Grant Managment
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Indiana Public Health Week Conference
Monday, February 15, 2016 Tobacco Free Indiana Day
Friday, December 11, 2015 IPHA Public Health Forum Series
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Hometown Health Education Heroes
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Promoting Smokefree Pregnancies in Indiana Webinar
Friday, June 26, 2015 Public Health INsights and INnovations
Thursday, April 23, 2015 SOPHE 66th Annual Meeting: Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion
Friday, January 23, 2015 IPHA Public Health Breakfast Forum: "Guns, Violence, and Youth: Community-Based Interventions"
Thursday, January 22, 2015 ICC's "This Just In" Presentation: "Emerging Trends and Research in Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination"
Monday, November 03, 2014 Health Education: Paving the Way to a Healthier Future
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Health Educator's Institute 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit
Monday, September 22, 2014 InSOPHE Student Recognition Award Due!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Webinar- YHSC Program
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Lessons Learned from Seattle-King County REACH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Mobilizing for Oral Health Equity: An Interdisciplinary Effort
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Stress Reduction - Techniques in Stress Reduction I
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference
Monday, April 07, 2014 Public Health Week
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 SOPHE 65th Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 22, 2014 17th Annual Health Education Adocacy Summit
Saturday, November 02, 2013 APHA Annual Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Making our Voices Heard: Training for Public Health Advocacy
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Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.


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