The Ohio Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education is a professional membership organization that exists to provide professional development, leadership and advocacy for public health education and those who work in this field.  We promote healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through our professional development opportunities, listserv, social media network, and numerous partnerships with other organizations.  Ohio SOPHE members work in a variety of settings;  schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, health care settings, worksites, and government agencies. 


Membership Requirements

  • Currently practicing in health education/health promotion or working in a related field.
  • Has a graduate or undergraduate degree from a formal health education program.
  • A faculty member of a health education program.
  • A student enrolled in a formal health education program, or up to one-year post-graduation.

Membership Benefits

  • Quarterly Educational Program and Business Meeting
  • Reduced price CHES/MCHES credits
  • Annual Conference, Health Educator's Institute (HEI)
  • Academic Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate members
  • Access to OSOPHE email Listserv - send and receive 
  • Stay Up to Date with Quarterly Newsletters
  • National SOPHE Conference Scholarship
  • Network with access to Membership Roster
  • Join Colleague to Advocate for Change with Legislative Activities
  • Access to Member Only Section of the Website
  • Professional Skill Building 


Membership fees depend on the level at which you join. There are two levels of membership, and your membership starts the day you join for one calendar year.

  • Professional: $40.00
  • Student: $12.00
    • Student Member - A person who is enrolled full-time in a health education program, OR a person who has graduated from a health education program within the last 12 months.  Applications for a student membership must include an email or letter from a faculty member or academic advisor certifying that you are a full-time student enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in health education.  Please send student or recent graduate verification messages, as well as any questions, to membership chair, Amanda Lynch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For individuals wishing to join National SOPHE, please click HERE for more information. 

How to Join or Renew Your Membership with OSOPHE

Please note that our online membership registration is no longer up. If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, please download, complete and email this completed membership form to Amanda Lynch, OSOPHE Membership Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your email, please indicate the name of the organization where your payment will be coming from.  Checks can be mailed to Ohio SOPHE Treasurer, at Ohio Society for Public Health Education, attn: Treasurer, PO Box 151554, Columbus, OH 43215.  Please note that memberships processed this way may take 4-6 weeks to process. You will receive an email confirmation when your check and form have been received.

Please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns.

For more information about Ohio SOPHE membership, please check out the brochure located at the bottom of this page.  For questions, contact Amanda Lynch, Membership Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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