Angela Dugger, Past
Taniesha Richardson, President
Barbie Brunner, Nat’l
ADH-HHI Statewide Coordinator
Kim Miller, Historian
ADH-Public Health Educator
Jennifer Goodman , Mbr at
ADH-Public Health Educator
Dana Smith, Member at
Misty Smith, Member at
UAMS-Cancer Research Center
Marion Evans, Member at
ADH- Public Health Educator
Kaye Murry, CHES
Happy New Year
to all fellow Arkansas SOPHE members! I am really excited about
being President this year.
It is going to be an exciting year with the Spring Into
Wellness conference in February. I want to encourage everyone
to attend the conference and yes get involved in the work in
preparing for this conference.
Dana Smith will be happy to hear from everyone who would like
to assist. We will also
be doing something fun again for APHA similar to Jail ARSOPHE
members we did last year.
That was fun and raised a lot of money for ARSOPHE. We just did the Toys For
Tots in December and bought toys for three children. It was so much fun shopping
for these children!
Thank you to all who donated and participated in making
someone else have a happy Christmas! The joy of giving if far
better than receiving.
I would also
like to take this opportunity to thank some of the outgoing
officers. Angela Dugger
did an outstanding job as President last year. Thank you Angela for your
dedication last year to making Arkansas SOPHE the great chapter it
is. Thank you also to
Lauren Barnes for serving as secretary for two years. Thanks to Lauren everyone
received notice of ARSOPHE meetings, minutes were kept, and in
general Lauren was the communication network. Thank you Lauren for doing
such a great job! And
thanks also to a few other behind the scenes Executive Council
members of 2000-2001;
Deedra Smith (Past President), Lisa Weaver (Historian), Sue
Porbeck (Member at Large).
I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone. Last year was a great year
for AR SOPHE thanks to these out-going officers as well as those
still serving an office.
If anyone has
any ideas on meeting times and places please contact me. Or if you have any
ideas on projects for AR SOPHE please contact me.
Our next AR
SOPHE meeting is January 14, 2002, at 11:00 at UAMS on the
8th floor, meeting room #3. I hope you will all try to
come. We will have
reports on the Spring Into Wellness 2002 conference so we really
need everyone there.
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National Delegates ReportBy Barbie Brunner, MEd, CHES
CDCynergy, an interactive CD-ROM
program, is a training and decision support tool designed to help
public health professionals systematically plan communication
programs. Developed by CDC, it’s designed to offer a
collection of “best practices” for health communication. The
software is being distributed free with the recommendation that
users receive a one-day training workshop. A CDCynergy
pre-conference workshop was offered at the 2001 annual meeting.
During 2001, CDCynergy has been
developing specialized versions for immunizations, tobacco, and
cardiovascular disease. National SOPHE, in partnership with
CDC, will be working to disseminate this program by training
professionals in each state. To establish a network of
trainers, each local SOPHE chapter has been given the opportunity to
send a representative to Atlanta, February 21-22, 2002, to attend
the CDCynergy training. Jacquie Rainey, DrP.H., CHES has been
selected to attend from Arkansas SOPHE. We look forward
to adding this resource as a potential workshop topic.
To learn more about CDCynergy go to
to our new SOPHE members:
SOPHE Health Education Conference
28 - March 1, 2002
Holiday Inn Select
“Spring Into Wellness” at the Arkansas SOPHE Health Education
Conference February 28 - March 1, 2002. Arkansas SOPHE will
host an exciting health education conference targeted toward health
education professionals in the medical, community and school
settings. Numerous topics will be discussed during the conference
including smoking cessation, diabetes education, cardiovascular
health, coalition building, materials development, grant writing and
$75 Full Registration
CEUs Offered : Application has been made to
offer the following continuing education contact hours:
-Certified Health Education Specialists
Public Health Educators
For further information regarding the conference or for
on-line registration, go to Arkansas SOPHE
Health Education Conference. For a registration
brochure, please contact Dana Smith, Conference Chair, at (501)
686-8084 or DMSmith00@aol.com. The deadline for
registration is February
15, 2002 and space is limited, so register now!
We also have space
available for exhibits.
If your organization wishes to exhibit, please contact
Taniesha Richardson at 501-280-4813 or trichardson@HealthyArkansas.com.
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SOPHE Honorary / Distinguished Fellow Award
Dana Smith, MS, CHES
DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 6,
are now being accepted for the Honorary and Distinguished Fellow
awards are given by Arkansas SOPHE to health educators that have
made significant contributions to the profession. We all know of
individuals that are worthy of this award, so I encourage everyone
to consider nominating someone.
If you are interested in receiving a nomination form, please
contact Dana Smith at (501) 753-4840 or
The awards will be given out at the Arkansas SOPHE Health
Education Conference on February 28, 2002.
Criteria for Nomination:
The contributions should be such that they are generally
recognized as highly significant by health
Letters of nomination should describe the nominee's
Emphasis should be placed on the accomplishments of the
nominee and not on his/her position or educational background.
individual must be a
Arkansas SOPHE to be nominated for the Distinguished Fellow
for the Honorary Fellow Award
are not required to be a member of Arkansas
SOPHE. He/she must be an advocate and
friend to the field of Health
of a nominee must be from
an Arkansas SOPHE member.
completed nomination form should be attached along with two
letters of recommendation and returned by Wednesday,
nominees meet the criteria, they will be considered by the awards committee for
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Anyone who needs
to change their address, phone number, or e-mail needs to let Marian Evans know so
she can update the SOPHE membership roster.
- "Spring Into
Wellness" Conference Preparation/Planning
of 501c3 status
scholarship for continuing education in the field of Health
Education awarded to Marian Evans
of national speaker,Donna Yutzy at APHA
- Launching of
- Design and
distribution of SOPHE’s first T-shirts
- We provided
Christmas presents for several children on the Angel Tree at Park
- Raised money for SOPHE with
a unique fund raiser at APHA called "Jail the Candidates"
“Spring Into Wellness” 1st Annual Conference- Feb.28,
March 1, 2002
Health Association Annual Meeting- May 1st,
2nd, and 3rd.
Mid South Prevention
information or to register call (501) 569-3067
28, March 1, 2002- SOPHE Conference
- April 20, 2002- CHES Exam
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The mission of
the Arkansas SOPHE Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education is
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all people through education and to enhance professionalism through the
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- Opportunities to participate in legislative action and information
- CHES continuing education provider
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