Certified Health Education Specialists can earn credits at several local conferences that offer opportunities for educational and professional growth.
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Through different community outreach strategies, we promote the health education profession and the importance of CHES to the public and potential employers.
We keep you updated on job opportunities, new research, legislative actions, conference announcements, and much more. Association members also receive newsletters.
is to improve the health of Utahns by promoting the advancement of the health education profession and the employment of health educators in the public and private sector.
Increase USOPHE membership among professionals and students
Maintain electronic media to disseminate health-related activities, information, and opportunities to all members
Strengthen membership involvement in USOPHE workshops, conferences, and activities
Promote USOPHE members' awareness and involvement of current health-related legislative issues
Implement a fundraising committee to enlarge financial situation and benefit from non-profit status
Support and grow the mentor/mentee program
Boost USOPHE's presence in the community through more community outreach activities
Build and maintain a historical account of USOPHE
Create more opportunities for members to receive CHES credits
Current USOPHE Board members
Free Webinar- December 2nd from Noon to 1 pm. Learn how Utah State University Extension created a hybrid Certified Peer Support Specialist training to address barriers and improve access for rural community members. The hybrid educational program supports the training of paraprofessionals prepared to work in behavioral health treatment teams and a recovery-oriented system of Read more about The Value of Peer Support: Building Utah’s Behavioral Health Treatment Workforce[…]
President-Elect Jordan Merrill, MA Jordan Merrill, Community Health Program Manager at Intermountain Healthcare serving St. George Regional, Cedar City, and Garfield Memorial Hospitals. Jordan has worked in the community health field for several years after receiving an education from Dixie State and Southern Utah University. He has served on state and local coalitions including serving Read more about Newly Elected Board Members for 2022[…]
Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners! Awardee’s were recognized during our USOPHE Virtual Conference on November 4th, 2021. Catherine Summerhayes Distinguished Service Award Sarah Hodson, MPH MCHES® Utah Department of Health “Sarah Hodson currently serves as the new Deputy Director for the Bureau of Health Promotion at the Utah Department of Health. In this new Read more about 2021 Recognition Awards[…]
Early bird pricing ends September 30th. Regular Pricing (October 1st – October 31st) : USOPHE Members $40 Non-members $50 Students $30
Put on those thinking caps! Who would you nominate to serve on the USOPHE Board of Directors? You can even nominate/volunteer yourself! Complete the nomination form by October 1st, 2021.
The USOPHE Virtual Conference is scheduled for November 4th, 2021. We want to take a minute out of the conference to recognize our USOPHE members who are going above and beyond to promote public health in Utah. Who are your Public Health Shining Stars? Nominate them today! October 1st is the last day to submit Read more about Now Accepting Award Nominations[…]
This webinar will prepare participants to utilize principles of change management theory in providing transformational leadership in turbulent times. Learning objectives for this webinar presentation are below:• Describe how principles of Change Management Theory can be utilized to promote organizational acceptance for strategic planning.• Facilitate the development of strategic planning using a Systems Thinking approach Read more about Register for Fall Webinar[…]
Early Bird (July 8th through September 30th): USOPHE Members $35 Non-members $45 Students $25 Regular Pricing (October 1st – October 31st) : USOPHE Members $40 Non-members $50 Students $30 Conference details: The annual USOPHE Conference will be held virtually on Thursday, November, 4, 2021 from 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM MST. The theme this year is “Growing Read more about Early Bird Registration Now Open[…]
USOPHE is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2021 USOPHE Virtual Conference scheduled for Thursday, November 4th, 2021. Breakout sessions will be 45 minutes. The USOPHE planning committee welcomes abstracts related to all public health topics, but are especially interested in abstracts related to: • Resiliency as it applies to public health organizations or communities • Read more about Call for Abstracts[…]