Dugger, Past President
Taniesha Richardson, Pres. Elect
Brunner, Natíl Delegate
Jennifer Goodman , Mbr at Large
ADH-Public Health Educator
Smith, Member at Large
Smith, Member at Large
Evans, Member at Large
ADH- Public Health
Dear ARSOPHE Members;
Thank you to everyone who helped
with the booth at APHA. We made over $600.00 and signed up new
ARSOPHE members; so it was definitely a success. I want to thank all
of you that worked our "Most Wanted" booth. We gave honorary
memberships to our "Most Wanted" friends who helped us raise this
money for ARSOPHE so it was great Public Relations also. Our next
AR. SOPHE meeting will be on Monday, August 12th. So mark your
Have a happy and safe
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By Barbie Brunner, MEd,
National Delegates Report
Brunner, MEd, CHES
Are you a
National SOPHE Member? If you are not a National SOPHE member,
perhaps you have considered it or wondered why should I join
National SOPHE? In either case, the following represents some
benefits of National membership.
membership benefits and services are designed to help you maximize
your health education potential through:
Awards and scholarships
fees for Midyear and Annual meetings
Contact hours for CHES
Self-study videotapes and satellite teleconferences
subscription to Health Education and Behavior and Health
SIGís (Special Interest Groups)
SIGís (Special Interest Groups)
Professional Code of Ethics
some Arkansas SOPHE members who are also National SOPHE members why
they choose to hold a National membership and this is what they had
to say: "Being a national member helps me bridge the gap between the
local and national levels. By networking with National members, I
know the latest information and can apply that to my local
activities." Janie Gannaway, Media Specialist UAMS.
If you are
interested in learning more, check out the National SOPHE website at
www.sophe.org or e-mail me at
As you may
recall, AR SOPHE hired Jackie Henson of McKenna & Cuneo, law
firm in Washington D.C. to assist AR SOPHE in applying for the
501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
past several months AR SOPHE has been working with Jackie to gain
the 501(c)(3) status. In an effort to gain the status several steps
had to be accomplished prior to submitting the 501(c)(3)
application. The following steps were involved: (1) becoming
incorporated; (2) apply for a tax identification number; and (3)
completing the 501(c)(3) application.
mid-May, Arkansas SOPHE has completed the final step involved of the
501(c)(3) application. The application has been submitted to the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for review and AR SOPHE should hear
back from the IRS within the next 2 - 6 months.
IRS reviews the application, they will either (1) ask for more
information; (2) approve the application and recognize AR
SOPHE as exempt
under Section 501(c)(3); or (3) disapprove the
If the IRS
disapproves the application, Jackie Henson will help AR SOPHE
challenge the IRS rejection. In several cases involving SOPHE
chapters, the initial application has been disapproved. In those
cases, Jackie has challenged the IRS rejection via a subsequent
letter and in every single case, Jackie has won and the SOPHE
chapter received the 501(c)(3) status.
thank you goes out to Kaye Murry, Barbie Brunner, and Janie Gannaway
for their assistance in this matter. I couldn't have done it with
out you! As information becomes available from the IRS regarding the
501(c)(3) status, I will keep you posted.
Smith, MS, CHES
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Randy Frazier Speaks at
APHAís 54th Annual Convention May
1-3rd, 2002, at the Hot Springs Convention Center hosted
Arkansan, Randy Frazier, as featured speaker for AR SOPHE and the
Social Workers. His presentation titles were: "You Can Keep the
ChangeÖ" which focused on the changing culture of our work places
& "Culture Conflict and Communication" gave audience members
insight on the infinite variety of cultures and subcultures that we
encountered each day in our professional and private
dynamic and interactive style kept conference participants on their
toes all day. Both sessions were well attended by conference
participants from all professions. CEUís were available for Social
Workers and Health Educators only.
become a favorite at APHA over the years. He has addressed several
different professional sessions in the last several years and
everyone seemed to know him and anticipate a wonderful presentation.
Randy didnít disappoint, he delivered both presentations with his
signature flare and style.
Randy regarding a speaking engagement, go to his web site http://www.morethanmotivation.com/
By Barbie Brunner
CDCynergy? Itís an innovative multimedia based communication
planning tool, delivered via CD-ROM thatís intended to
systematically train public health professionals in designing health
interventions within a public health framework. This planning tool
is appropriate for public health professionals working in government
and non-government organizations, in domestic or international
settings. On May 31, 2002 the first CDCynergy training was held in
Little Rock to train Arkansas SOPHEís Executive Committee in using
the program. The CDCynergy curriculum training, facilitated by Dr.
Jacquie Rainey, included the use of a template for creating a health
communication plan, examples of real public health interventions,
glossary of health communication terminology, and resources useful
for developing and evaluating communication plans.
CDCynergy workshop provided the opportunity for the Arkansas SOPHE
Executive Committee to gain a better understanding of the program
and taught us how to navigate through the CD-ROM. It also provided
an overview of the health communication content, and allowed us the
chance to use the multi-media resources available in the CD-ROM. The
training was interactive and fun. A huge thank you to Dr. Rainey for
her willingness to train us so that we can promote the program.
Watch for the upcoming announcement about additional trainings with
If you have
questions or would like more information, please contact Barbie
Brunner at BrunnerBarbaraW@uams.edu.
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In an effort to build on the
popularity of last yearís booth, SOPHE members decided once again to
sponsor the "10 Most Wanted in Public Health" as a fund raiser
during the APHA conference. Through Tshirt sales and donations, the
booth raised $655.00 for ARSOPHE.
Arkansas Department of Health
colleagues from across the state joined in the money raising effort
and had their "wanted" photos taken, while decked out in orange
jumpsuits. Some "criminals" truly looked the part by showing their
scowling faces and dangling cigarettes; one was even behind
Every person who donated a dollar
toward someoneís "bail" received a chance toward a color television
or DVD player. Lydia Lowery, a Secretary II at the Arkansas
Department of Health Southeast Region Office in Monticello, was able
to get the prizes donated by the Wal-Mart Super Center in
Monticello. Ten chances were also given to everyone who spent their
money on the purchase of a SOPHE T-shirt.
Leading the way this year by
lending their "mugs" for the 10 Most Wanted were David Rath, Alma
Desio, James Duffy, Sara Eichmann, Rita Hill, Robert Thomas, Arlene
Rose, Joanne Jones, Marty Chambers and Hazel Mabry.
Thanks to everyone who helped out
with the project by participating, taking the photos or at the
Campbell, formerly the Health Education Supervisor for the
Diabetes Education Program recently accepted the position as
Arthritis Program Leader for ADH and working closely with the
Arthritis Foundation, Arkansas Chapter as well as other partners.
The Arkansas Arthritis Program (AAP) is in the process of
implementing an Arthritis State Plan based on the National Arthritis
Plan with an Arkansas-based need. The focus of the AAP will be
generated toward Ouality of Life (QOL) for those affected by
arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. Our immediate efforts will
be to enhance programs that currently exist, such as the Aquatic and
PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise) programs. These are
programs that are evidence -based and assist in bringing QOL to
people with arthritis and other rheumatic
Piggee, a former Health Educator. Tommy is leaving ADH to
pursue a PhD at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is
currently statewide Services, Group Leader for Infectious Disease
and has previously done an outstanding job as "Assistant Director"
for the Chronic Disease Group. Tommy's last day with ADH will be
July 19, 2002.
Mary Ramey, MPH, MS, CHES, LRCP has
recently been asked to speak at NAMI (National Alliance for Mental
Illness) National Convention in Cincinnati, June 25-27. She will be
speaking about the state of mental health care in Arkansas. Mary has
also recently finished an assessment focusing on the health
needs/practices of Northwest Arkansasí growing Hispanic
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The mission of the Arkansas SOPHE Chapter of the
Society for Public Health Education is to promote, encourage and
contribute to the advancement of the health of all people through
education and to enhance professionalism through the standards of
professional preparation and practice of health education.
Individual - Individual membership is open to
any professional with a graduate or undergraduate degree from a formal
health education program or a professional who is employed or functioning
in a health education capacity or an individual with professional
education and experience as a health educator, who has been employed in
the health field for at least one year.
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membership is open to any person enrolled full-time or part-time, either a
graduate or undergraduate, in a health education program.
- Affiliation with national SOPHE
- The latest information on health education
research, program development, and evaluation
- Opportunities to participate in
legislative action and information
- CHES continuing education provider
- Opportunity to know other members who are
active at local, state, national, and international levels
Sponsor or cosponsor an
annual health education conference
Provide an AR SOPHE membership directory
Publish quarterly newsletter
Sponsor study sessions for
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