This year, USOPHE will be hosting PROMO-PALOOZA! Our 1st annual case study competition.
Are you interested in building your resume? Take advantage of this new and unique opportunity! Showcase and celebrate your health education and promotion program planning skills in a fun contest that melds evidence based strategies with a world of reality! This competition will give undergraduate and graduate health education/public health majors the opportunity to display their expertise. Teams of three students are challenged to solve a real-world health issue using competencies required of a health educator.
Case scenarios, order of presentations and judging criteria will be provided to registered teams two weeks before the competition. Teams prepare their response to their assigned case scenarios, which they will present at USOPHE’s Annual Conference on September 28, 2017. Without the aid of technology, teams will present for 12 minutes and take questions from the judges for an additional 3-5 minutes. Judges will be from sister affiliate chapters of national SOPHE and USOPHE members. Up to 6 undergraduate teams and 6 graduate teams will be accepted for the competition. Winners will be announced at the end of the conference and will receive a one year membership to USOPHE, free registration for the 2018 USOPHE conference and free registration for the 2018 Advocacy Training.
To register, please email Kristi Strongo at Kristi.firstname.lastname@example.org with the email titled: USOPHE Promo-Palooza Registration. Please include the following information: name of university, whether it is an undergraduate or graduate team, names of the three team members, and e-mail addresses of the team members.
- One registration for an undergraduate team and one registration for a graduate team per university will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Beginning September 1, 2017, registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to reserve your space.
- Student teams will receive a case study scenario addressing a specific health issue.
- Teams have the freedom to address the issue as they see fit but are encouraged to show competence in the program planning and implementation process outlined in the Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialist.
- Teams must present their response to the case scenario without the aid of technology (e.g. no PowerPoint, audio, video, internet, social media or mobile devices).
- Student teams may consult one Certified Public Health (CPH) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) professional but cannot be a university faculty. (E-mailKristi Strongo at Kristi.email@example.com to make connections.)
- Students may not include other peers or faculty in the issue resolution or presentation development.