Don’t sit on the sidelines! Become an active SOPHE member volunteer
Volunteer to work on one of the following committees and/or Communities of Practice. These activities are eligible for CHES credits.
If you are interested in volunteering on a committee, visit https://www.sophe.org/membership/volunteer/.
Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Plans, implements, and evaluates the SOPHE Annual Conference.
Advocacy and Resolutions Committee
Identifies priority health issues related to health education and advocates for funding and science-based policies. Reviews resolutions proposed by the SOPHE membership and refers them to the Board of Trustees for approval. Provides follow-up on implementation of the action steps of approved resolutions.
Selects independent audit firm and reviews audit results. (Note: SOPHE bylaws stipulate Board members only).
Develops and reviews awards criteria, encourages submissions to the SOPHE awards programs, evaluates and recommends awards winners, corresponds with nominees and award winners.
Reviews bylaws and prepares changes recommended by the Board for a vote of the SOPHE membership.
Chapter Task Force
Explores issues related to chapter capacity and optimal function, with recommendations to Board of Trustees.
Continuing Education Committee
Oversees SOPHE’s status as a multiple event provider of continuing education contact hours, and coordinates all distance learning.
Contributes to communications trends and policies affecting SOPHE members. Strategizes outreach via National Health Education Week, #myimpact and the annual conference, to market health educators.
Facilitates responsible ethical pursuit by health educators of their profession.
Develops SOPHE’s annual budget, reviews monthly accounting, and oversees SOPHE investments, SOPHE tax returns.
History Advisory Work Group
Oversees SOPHE’s documentation and celebration of SOPHE’s historical highlights.
Develops and evaluates programs/strategies related to recruitment/retention of SOPHE members.
Nominating/Leadership Development Committee
Nominates SOPHE members for office according to the SOPHE bylaws and coordinates leadership development.
Professional Development Committee
Oversees SOPHE’s Center for Online Resources & Education and programs to address continuing education needs of SOPHE members and the health and education workforce.
Professional Preparation Committee
Addresses quality assurance of professional preparation of health educators. Coordinates National Implementation Task Force on Accreditation in Health Education, Community Colleges and Faculty Community of Practice.
Develops criteria for SOPHE publications, evaluates new proposals, and oversees SOPHE-sponsored publications.
Research Agenda Committee
Identifies research needs relevant to health education, creates awareness of needs among researchers and practitioners, and fosters links between health education research to practice and vice versa.
Resource Development Committee
Develops plan to ensure the long-term financial stability & growth of SOPHE consistent with mission and strategic plan.
Strategic Planning Committee
Develops and monitors the implementation of SOPHE’s strategic plan and tracking measures; recommends revisions to SOPHE’s Board of Trustees.
Communities of Practice
SOPHE members have access to the Community of Practice forum. Choose your special interest areas under my.SOPHE account demographics!
Anthropology & Public Health
Children, Adolescents & School Health
Environmental Health Promotion
Health Disparities/Health Equity
Medical Care/Patient Education
Public Health Nutrition
Social Marketing/Health Communications
Tobacco Prevention & Control