Georgia Society for Public Health Education
Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GASOPHE) is a professional organization for professional health educators and others in public or community health. GASOPHE is an official chapter of the Society for Public Health Education.
GASOPHE is unique from other professional development organizations because we focus only on health education as it applies to our communities including schools, place of worship, housing, and families. We specialize in bringing health educators together for a common cause, advancing the health education field while creating healthier environments for the residents of Georgia
For more than 60 years, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has served as an independent professional association represented by a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students throughout the United States and 25 international countries. The organization promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations. SOPHE members work in elementary/secondary schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites, and local/state/federal government agencies.
SOPHE is a 501 (c)(3) professional organization founded in 1950 to provide global leadership to the profession of health education and health promotion and to promote the health of all people by: stimulating research on the theory and practice of health education; supporting high quality performance standards for the practice of health education and health promotion; advocating policy and legislation affecting health education and health promotion; and developing and promoting standards for professional preparation of health education professionals. SOPHE is the only independent professional organization devoted exclusively to health education and health promotion across all settings.
For more information about SOPHE, log onto http://www.sophe.org/.