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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF), invites distance learning professionals who are responsible for developing online training products to apply to participate in the CDC E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship. Apply today!
The CDC E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship application period will be open from October 3 –.
The ELI Fellowship empowers education and training professionals from state and local health departments and public health organizations with the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to create quality e-learning products. As part of the fellowship program, participants will create an online training product, receive mentoring support from CDC and outside e-learning experts, collaborate with peers, and take part in online learning opportunities. Participants will also travel to the CDC offices in Atlanta, GA to attend an in-person orientation and a final showcase event where they will present their e-learning products and receive constructive feedback from their mentors and peers.
Eligibility: Current students who are paid members of the local chapter. The student’s major must be in health education, public health, public health policy, public health communication, or similar. Nominees will have been chosen as the Chapter student award recognition winner. Each Chapter, with the student’s permission, will forward the student’s application packet to the House of Delegates (HOD) for consideration for the national award.
Recognition: The selected Chapter student will receive a $125 award and name will be forwarded by each Chapter to the House of Delegates (HOD) for national nomination. The HOD will then select one student to attend and be recognized at the HOD Annual Business Meeting.
The selected student will receive a $500.00 travel stipend to attend and be recognized at the HOD Annual Business Meeting on March 29, 2017, in Denver, CO. Additional recognition may include recognition in the final conference program, in the slide presentation at the welcoming address, snapshot orientation session for new professionals and students, and highlighted at the chapter resource display table.
Criteria: The selected student will be determined by the Chapter based on the merit of his or her application information including professional background and experience, contributions to the profession and/or local Chapter, personal statement, and letter of recommendation. The Chapter will determine their voting method for selection. This application is required to be used by the Chapter to submit for the HOD Student Recognition nomination.
The selected student will be determined by the HOD based on the merit of his or her application information including professional background and experience, contributions to the field and/or local chapter, personal statement, and letter of recommendation. The student will be expected to attend the House of Delegates Annual Business Meeting on March 29, 2017, to provide a short lecture/demonstration/activity at the approval of the Melanie Stopponi, Speaker of the House.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2016
Exam Prep Course Offered at California State University Fullerton (CSUF)
Led By: Ellen Lee, RN, MS, Ed.D., CHES CSUF Health Science Faculty Member
Date: October 1, 2016
Location: California State University Fullerton (CSUF)
Room: Kinesiology - Room 164
Note: Must be registered for test to enroll in test prep course
The next CHES exam is October 15, 2016
Join SC SOPHE for a CHES 101 Webinar!
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Webinar Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/343260989
Phone: United States : +1 (224) 501-3212 (Access Code: 343-260-989)
We welcome our speaker, Elizabeth (Beth) H. Chaney, Ph.D., MCHES who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion, at East Carolina University (ECU). Dr. Chaney received her B.S. in Biology and M.A. in Health Studies from The University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in Health Education from Texas A&M University in August 2006.
The SC SOPHE Board is pleased to announce that Ms. Lana Clay of Placentia, CA is the recipient of the 2014 Student Recognition Award.
Ms. Clay earned a BS from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona and an MS in Health Science from Western University of Health Sciences, and is currently continuing her public health studies at Harvard University. In her application, she demonstrated her extensive experience, commitment to the public health field, and passion for public health and community health education. Ms. Clay has volunteered hundreds of hours in various capacities for oncological pediatric groups in Orange County. She is doing very well academically, and has received multiple awards for her academic achievements and community service, including the prestigious Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship. Her overall professional goals are to contribute to the development of pediatric oncological not for profit organizations and to conduct research to eradicate cancer.
New SOPHE Issue Brief Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Health Education Specialists in the ACA
In celebration of National Public Health Week, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has released a new issue brief entitled "Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Education Specialists."
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers multiple policy levers for improving patient care and maximizing health outcomes, in part by expanding the opportunities for health education specialists to contribute to the goals of prevention, screening and treatment. Click here to access the issue brief.