ADH-Public Health Educator
Deedra Smith, Past
Kaye Murry, President
Barbie Brunner, Nat’l
Ctrs of Ark.
Community Dev/Staff Svcs Coord
Jennifer Goodman , Mbr at
Sue Porbeck, Member at
St. Vincent’s Health
Misty Smith, Member at
Marion Evans, Member at
ADH- Public Health
the change of seasons also come changes within AR SOPHE. During the
October 12, 2001 meeting at UAMS a new slate of officers will be
announced. Congratulations to those who have stepped up to take on a
role in AR SOPHE for the next term.
are also in order for member, Marian Evans. She received the 2001 AR
SOPHE $250 Scholarship. Marian is a Public Health Educator with the
Arkansas Department of Health, and has recently accepted the
position of Local Health Unit Administrator in Pine Bluff. Her
scholarship will go toward deferring the costs associated with
receiving her graduate degree from Tulane/Arkansas MPH program. Way
to go Marian!
Over the past
few months our Past President, Deedra Smith, has been diligently
researching the feasibility of AR SOPHE receiving 501c3 status. She
recently shared her findings, and through a unanimous Executive
Council vote AR SOPHE has begun the process of becoming non-profit.
This will be a great opportunity for our professional organization.
want to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the membership for
allowing me to serve AR SOPHE this year as President. I have really
enjoyed working with all of you. I will never be able to go to
Cannon Grill again without thinking of AR SOHE and the fine people
I’ve had the benefit of working with. I want to say a special thanks
to Barbie Brunner and Dana Smith for all of their hard work and
dedication to AR SOPHE and helping me through the many projects we
have tackled this year. I look forward to serving next year as Past
President and representing SOPHE in APHA.
Thank you all
for a great year!
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National Delegates ReportBy Barbie Brunner, MEd,
Annual Meeting to
Coincide with National Health Education Week
Plan now to attend SOPHE’s annual meeting in
Atlanta, October 19-21, 2001. “ A 2001Odyssey:
Mentoring, Partnering, Leading the Way”. As always, this promises to
be an exciting conference, featuring nationally known speakers. In addition, the conference
just happens to coincide with National Health Education Week, with
special activities planned to provide professional and public
education and to also focus national attention on the profession of
Conference arrangements, registration forms
and other details are available on the SOPHE website, http://www.sohpe.org/ , or by
calling (202) 408-3018.
Five-Year Strategic Plan
On October 19, National SOPHE’s latest
Strategic Plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees and House
of Delegates for approval.
If accepted, this plan is intended to guide the organization
over the next five years through 6 broad goals:
To expand the
reach and effectiveness of SOPHE’s advocacy efforts.
To promote the
use of health education to eliminate health disparities.
expand and promote a dynamic research agenda for health education
and behavioral sciences.
To support and
enhance the professional preparation and training of health
educators and public health professionals.
market health education.
To continually elevate SOPHE’s performance in
operations and governance to achieve the strategic plan.
corresponding objectives have been identified to assist the
organization in achieving these goals. These objectives not only
relate to the operation of our parent organization, but also have
direct implications for the growth of our chapter and for the
advancement of our profession.
If you would like to review a copy of the full report, please
contact me at BrunnerBarbaraW@uams.edu.
Developments for Breast Cancer
ContourMed, Inc., a Little
Rock based company manufactures and distributes a revolutionary
breast prosthesis that is custom made, offering women breast forms
that are more lightweight and lifelike than any other breast form on
the market. For women
who have had a mastectomy, the weight and comfort of the prosthesis
are two major concerns.
ContourMed has created a breast form that is custom fit to
each woman. The breast
forms are created using ContourMed’s patented technology that was
developed at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at the University
for Medical Sciences.
The scanning technology captures the exact shape, slope, and
contour of the intact breast.
Next, ContourMed’s technicians use a copolymer Silastic to
build a lifelike breast.
ContourMed has started scheduling Scanning events all over
Upcoming Scanning Events
Little Rock-October 18&19
Graves Intimate Fashions
Hot Springs-November 5&6
For more information contact:
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SOPHE Health Education Conference
28 – March 1, 2002
Take a look at some of the exciting topics
that will be covered during the conference:
Why are Kids
Getting Adult Diseases?
ARCHIN: Bringing Rural Health
Prevention Programs for Youth:
Writing for Real
People: Writing Easy to
Read Materials for Patients and the Community
Good Grief: Educating Patients and
Families about the Grieving Process
Sustaining a Local Coalition
Health: A Comprehensive
Developmental Health Education Program
Education and Resources
Delivery to Minority Populations
Blood Donations: What the Public Should
These are just some of the topics that will
be covered. Karen
Denard Goldman, the President of national SOPHE, will be our opening
keynote speaker and will also conduct a break-out session on
“Planning for the Theoretically Challenged.” It will be a fun and
exciting learning opportunity for many health education
professionals in the state.
Watch for your
at the end of
We are still in need of conference sponsors
and exhibitors. If you
(or your agency) would like to help in these areas, please notify
Dana Smith at (501) 753-4840 or via e-mail at Dmsmith00@aol.com.
Annual renewal starts
November 1st. All
membership fees will be due at this time. Members of the Arkansas
Chapter only pay $25.00/year, chapter members that are also National
SOPHE members pay $15.00/year.
The following are those who will not need to renew in
November: Kim Blann,
Kathleen Courtney, Nikeba Davis, Trish Frederick, Tate Krisman, Jane
Lanners, Charlotte Wheelan, and Amanda Terpening.
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.
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“Smoking Cessation Specialist
For further information, contact Ashley Harden at
(870) 338-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Recruiting and Managing Volunteers”
a.m. - 12 noon
Fayetteville, Mountain Home, Little Rock,
"Latest prevention research – what’s
happening in 2002?"
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Presenter: Carl Shackelford, SW
Little Rock, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Helena, and Hope.
Sites and dates are tentative. To register or find out
more, contact Heather Ribich at (501) 569-3071 or email@example.com
**The new calendar for Mid-South will be
coming out very soon.
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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
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
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with professional education and experience as a health educator, who has
been employed in the health field for at least one year.
Student - Student 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,
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