Ohio SOPHE is dedicated to the development and continuing education of all who work in the field of health education/promotion throughout Ohio.  Many opportunities are provided each year to offer knowledge and skill development for all health educators.  A volunteer committee plans and implements many offerings each year for: individuals with CHES certification, health education generalist and those practicing health education.   At our quarterly meetings, annual HEI conference and other events, CHES credits are $2 each for members and $5 for non members.  OSOPHE member Mary Kramer is our professional development chair for 2016.  If you have any questions, please email her by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Offerings include:

  • Health Educators' Institute - annual conference providing 10-15 CHES and CEUs for other professions.
  • Four programs - held mainly in Columbus in conjunction with quarterly member meeting offering 2 CHES CEUs each.  For those who cannot attend, webinars are offered as well.  See our Calendar for the dates.
  • One-day workshops as needs are determined.

Ohio SOPHE is a CHES/MCHES credentialing provider.  Requests for CHES/MCHES continuing education application information should be made to Ruth Dudding by clicking HERE.  OSOPHE continuing education chair, well in advance of the event.

Dr. Deana Chisholm from Nationwide ChilThe professional development portion of our Quarterly meetings usually is from 10:00-12:00, with lunch afterwards, and then our OSOHPE business meeting is from 1:00-2:00. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Members receive a discounted rate for CHES credits. At our quarterly meetings, annual HEI conference and other events, CHES credits are $2 each for members and $5 for non members.

To the left is a photo of Dr. Deena Chisholm from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus who spoke on "Health Literacy" during our December 2013 Quarterly Meeting.  




Dr. Vic Stecher, author of "On Purpose", and professor at the University of Michigan presented at our Health Educator's Institute in 2014.

Did you know that National SOPHE offers a "Journal Self Study" for CHES credits?

Each bi-monthly issue of Health Promotion Practice features two self-study articles. Each article is worth up to 2.0 Category I continuing education contact hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). HPP self-study articles are valid up to one year after the issue date and self-study tests can be found  HERE