Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
The mission of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is to provide leadership to the profession of public health education and to contribute to the health of all people and the elimination of disparities through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in professional preparation and practice, and advocacy for public policies conducive to health.
SOPHE's Program in Action
SOPHE is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health in collaboration with other centers at CDC. With CDC funding, SOPHE is
- Establishing the SOPHE/CDC Graduate Fellowship Program in Adolescent and School Health to train students working on research- or practice-based projects that address adolescent and school health from the perspective of health education, health promotion, or the behavioral sciences. The fellowship seeks to highlight the importance of community and school health partnerships for improved health outcomes among youth.
- Publishing a special supplement of SOPHE's journal Health Promotion Practice featuring practice-based projects that address specific aspects of adolescent and school health. The issue will be devoted to accomplishments and lessons learned from programs dedicated to improving health outcomes, with special emphasis on HIV and STD prevention among high- risk youth; teen pregnancy prevention; chronic disease prevention; and tobacco use prevention.
- Convening an expert consensus panel on youth, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, and health disparities. The panel will review the collected evidence published in the Health Promotion Practice supplement and other relevant data to develop and disseminate recommendations and best practices for eliminating health disparities related to chronic disease and youth.
- Enhancing the content of SOPHE's School Health website which provides comprehensive resources for school-aged youth, parents, teachers, school administrators, and researchers on chronic diseases and adding information about HIV/AIDS.
- Adolescent and School Health
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