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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

    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Indiana State House - North Atrium 200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Raise It for Health Day at the Indiana State House

    Join the Raise It for Health campaign, Tobacco Free Indiana, the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana and other partners at the Indiana State House, North Atrium, to raise awareness about the need to raise the cigarette tax to help adults quit smoking, protect youth and strengthen Indiana businesses.

    That same day, the American Lung Association will be releasing a new report card showing Indiana receives an F for addressing smoke.

    The theme of the day will be, Raise the Tax, to Raise Our Grade. We will have a strong youth presence and funding is available to bring youth that day. Reach out to kmitchell@tobaccofreekids.org for more information.

    Please register in advance.

    Here is the schedule for the day, so you can plan appropriately:

    9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration/check-in

    10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Rally

    10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Youth-led delivery of postcards to the Governor

    11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch, invite your lawmaker to stop by!

    1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lawmaker meetings


    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online

    Healthcare and Community Education Partnership to Enhance Reach and Increase Behavior Change

    Meeting Description:

    This webinar will highlight a local Michigan “Prescription for Health” nutrition education program to show viewers the following:

    o How Prescription for Health programs varies from other methods of health education.

    o The value of connecting health education with medical professionals and their patients.

    o The sustainability of these types of programs.

     

     

    Click Here To Register

    Details

    Date:

    Wed, Feb 27, 2019

     

    Time:

    11:00 AM EST

     

    Duration:

    1 hour

     

    Host(s):

    SOPHE Education

     

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     Presenter Information

    Sarah Rautio, PhD

    Sarah Rautio is a Michigan State University Extension Educator who serves in both the Health & Nutrition Institute and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute. Her dual assignment has made it possible for her to specialize in the linkages between human health & gardening.

    Sarah has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Oakland University and a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from MSU.  Her past work includes working as an MDNR Fisheries Research Biologist; serving as adjunct faculty at a community college; editing for professional science journals; implementing community garden projects for nonprofit organizations, and coordinating garden-related education & events for a plant nursery.

    Sarah has been with MSU Extension since 2016.  She programs in many counties in Michigan and leads some statewide MSU Extension Health & Gardening Initiatives.  

    Denise Aungst, MA



    Denise is a Supervising and Staff Development Educator at Michigan State University in 14 counties of Northeast Michigan. She provides oversight and support for programming, planning, and implementation of SNAP-Ed community nutrition education. Denise has served in this capacity for 6 years and has been an educator with MSU Extension for about 11 years. She previously worked with a regional education service district for 10 years in 10 school districts within the same region. Denise is a mother to 4 boys, 15, 12, 7 and 4 making life fun as well as giving plenty opportunity for applying wellness practices individually and within the family contest.

    Tara Roberson, B.S., CHES



    Tara is a Community Nutrition Instructor at Michigan State University Extension. She plans, organizes, and implements SNAP-Ed programs across two counties in Northeast Michigan. For the past two years, she has engaged class participants of all ages in a variety of nutrition and physical activity lessons. She is passionate about the public health field and strives to improve the quality of life for others. Tara received her B.S. in Community Health Education at Central Michigan University.


    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TBD



    Please save the date for InSOPHE after-work Networking event

    Date: 2/27/2019

    Time: 4:30-6:30pm

    Where: TBD

    Please look at your email for further details and how to register for this free networking event. 

    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Indianapolis

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hine Hall, 875 W. North Street Rm 216, Indianapolis, IN
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 29 Mar 2019
    • Salt Lake City, Utah

    SOPHE 2019 Annual Conference

    “Elevating Health Through the Power of Many”

    In 2019, SOPHE’s 70th convention year, we remain an organization that continuously strives to improve and elevate the health of all people, through collaboration across health and non-health sectors, advocacy for improved policies and systems, and fostering the circle of research and practice.

    We are committed to addressing the determinants of health and improving health outcomes through health education and promotion in all practice settings.

    We welcome exhibitors and sponsors who share these goals and invite you to connect with some 800-900 decision makers and information multipliers. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

    SOPHE 2019 Program Schedule

    March 26Pre-conference workshops, SOPHE Board Meeting, SOPHE House of Delegates and student case study competition

    March 27-29Annual conference workshops, sessions, Ignite, keynotes, plenaries and membership meetings

     Conference subthemes:

    • Translating Evidence to Practice Health Education and Health Promotion in Action
    • Future of the Nation, Future of the World
    • Achieving Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities
    • Personal and Professional Development for Health Educators
    • Emerging Issues and Discovery of New Knowledge in Health Education and Promotion


    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hine Hall, 875 W. North Street Rm 216, Indianapolis, IN
    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hine Hall, 875 W. North Street Rm 216, Indianapolis, IN
    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Indianapolis

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 10 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Indianapolis

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Indianapolis

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 09 Aug 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

    The InSOPHE Board of Directors meet on the second Friday of every month at 1pm eastern time for one hour.  All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to interested members at any time.

    For meeting details, please contact a board member!


Past events

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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