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This week:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) individuals are disproportionately impacted by tobacco use because of higher prevalence rates and reduced access to trusted care. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and their partners have prioritized addressing LGBTQ+ health and reducing tobacco use among this community. 

In this webinar, participants will get a first-hand look at the PADOH in their utilization of momentum from discussions and data to address tackle statewide goals and objectives around decreasing tobacco-related disparities, including partnerships with medical schools to improve training around LGBTQ+ health needs and culturally competent/responsive care.

Learning objective: 
  1. Describe at least three examples of how LGBTQ+ populations face tobacco related health disparities.
Using Self-Assessment Tools for Personal and Professional Development
Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Whether you are a new health education professional trying to identify and develop your strengths for that first job, a seasoned professional trying to figure out what is next for you in your career or a mid-career health education professional managing a department or organization responsible for the professional development of others, understanding your own style, preferences and strengths is critical to your professional and personal development and the development of your staff.

This webinar will describe five popular self-assessment tools (True Colors®, StrengthsFinder 2.0, DiSC®, EQi® and MBTI®), the information provided by each assessment and how it can be used, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each assessment. The presenter will also describe how individuals can access many of the assessments online.

Learning objective: 
  1. Describe five self-assessment tools that can be used for both personal and professional development.

Next week:
Preventing Opioid Misuse: Health Education Campaigns & Curriculum
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
According to CDC, overdose deaths due to opioids has quadrupled from 1999 - 2015. Health education professionals have a critical role to play in confronting this public health epidemic, which claims approximately 116 lives each day. This webinar will feature a new national communications campaign, The Truth about Opioids, to educate youth and young adults about the dangers of opioids and how to get help. The campaign builds on Truth Initiative's highly successful efforts in reducing the number of teen smokers. This webinar also will feature a new SOPHE curriculum, POPPED!, for public health undergraduate and graduate students and other 
evidence-informed resources regarding opioid use disorder prevention and treatment.

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe at least three elements of the multi-channel communications campaign, The Truth About Opioids, which can be integrated into a health education plan to prevent and reduce misuse of opioids among youth and young adults.
  2. Identify at least two SOPHE resources that can be used to train professionals and the public about opioids prevention and misuse.
  3. Describe how health education specialists can become involved in addressing the opioids epidemic in their state or community.

Glance at September webinars right around the corner!
Multi-Theory Models for Health Behavior Change
Monday, September 10, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
In this webinar, the participants will learn about the trends in health education/promotion that has led to the development of multi-theory models. Recent models such as an integrative model of behavioral prediction and multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior change will be discussed with practical applications. The applications of an integrative model of behavioral prediction to aerobic physical activity, muscle strengthening physical activity, vegetable subgroup consumption, binge drinking, sleep and seeking genetic testing will be presented. Likewise, the applications of a multi-theory model of health behavior change to physical activity behavior change, sleep behavior change, consumption of small portion size behavior change, drinking water instead of sweetened beverages change, fruits and vegetables consumption change and responsible drinking/abstinence behavior change from binge drinking behavior will be discussed.

Learning objectives:
1)      Apply theories and/or models to health education assessment process.
2)      Apply principles of evidence-based practice in selecting and/or designing health education strategies/interventions.
3)      Apply theories and/or models of implementation of health education interventions.
4)      Select a model for evaluation of health education interventions.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Based on the needs of SOPHE's membership needs and service to the health education profession, SOPHE Policy & Resolutions Committee came to a consensus that the public health impact of gun violence prevention is a key issue for health education specialists in 2018. This webinar focuses on core advocacy skills that students, faculty members, and all public health professionals can use to advocate for public health priorities (i.e. gun violence prevention) at the state and local level. This webinar will provide examples of how participants can inspire their peers to take action and get decision-makers to change policy.

All SOPHE members and non-members are welcome to join us for this webinar to learn about health advocacy competencies - registrants of the 2018 Summit are strongly encouraged to attend.

Learning objectives:
1)      Develop an advocacy plan in compliance with local, state, and/or federal policies and procedures to advance the health education profession.
2)      Describe at least two strategies to advance advocacy goals.

mother_kid_vegetables.jpg Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Join Dr. Shreela Sharma (co-founder) and Tara McNerney (Program Director) as they present on Brighter Bites' (BB) evidence-based model for improving health outcomes amongst families of elementary school students. Brighter Bites is a Houston-based and now national nonprofit dedicated to creating communities of health through fresh produce. Dr. Shreela and Tara will take a deep look at the data Brighter Bites use to measure the impact of our program, and what this looks like on the ground.

Learning objectives:
1)      Describe the model used for implementation of the BB program.
2)      Identify at least two tools used for evaluation of the BB program.
SOPHE's focus areas  support individual healthy behaviors and influence policy, systems and environmental change to  improve the health of society.  National Health Observances raise awareness on these health  topics .  Learn more:

Looking for CE credit?
While SOPHE does not offer CE credit for attending LIVE webinars, these webinars will be recorded and uploaded into SOPHE's Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE), where they will be available to purchase for CE credit within two weeks of the live webinar date. 

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