Colorado Society for Public Health Education

National SOPHE Updates

SOPHE 2017 Annual Conference - Call For Abstracts now open!

Submit an abstract to be considered for a presentation at SOPHE's 68th annual conference, March 30 - April 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Abstracts are encouraged to address topics such as the ever changing landscape of technological advancements; partnerships & coalitions; engagement in entrepreneurship; and addressing transgenerational and transdisciplinary issues.

We want to explore innovative strategies that enable us to better reach and understand the needs of the populations we serve, as well as address the growing needs that will require stronger, more effective teams, coalitions and communities to improve health for all.

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Stand with us at the Health Education Advocacy Summit and be a part of the solution! 

Let's rally our collective voices to educate legislators and the administration on the value of continued investments in prevention - for improving lives, reducing health care costs, and contributing to a sound economy. 

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CDC and the National Park Service have created a new tool to assist communities

The Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook: A Tool for Planners, Parks and Recreational Professionals, and Health Practitioners  is quick guide for incorporating public health considerations in the development and improvement of a park or trail. This tool can help start collaborative discussions about the health benefits of parks and trails and prepare for a health impact assessment (HIA).

The tool includes information to help users find health data and learn about completed HIAs that included parks, trails, or greenways. It also includes case studies that pilot its use in Whatcom County, Washington, and a Mescalero Apache tribal area in New Mexico. 

The workbook consists of five sections:

  • Community health profile
  • Site information.
  • Site planning (includes subsections on physical health and social and mental wellness).
  • Park and trail system planning.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
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