SOPHE’s annual conference: Through the eyes of a student – Society for Public Health Education – Health Education Article

Last year, I attended my first health professional conference. I packed several stuffy straight and narrow pantsuits expecting that was appropriate dress while attending conference. Luckily, I also packed some of my favorite business casual clothes. The energy at SOPHE 2018 was far from what I expected, especially as a student. I thought I had to portray an image in order to make the kinds of connections I was looking to make but I was wrong. Everyone at SOPHE is…

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Preparing for the CHES Exam – Society for Public Health Education – Health Education Article

A student perspective The Code of Ethics of the health education profession and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing outlines responsibilities that health education specialists have to the public, employers, and the profession. As a PhD student in health education, with a M.S. in health education and behavior and a CHES®, I feel a sense of responsibility to promote the profession and work with future health education specialists during their journey of becoming CHES® certified and working in the…

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