Our Mission

Northern California’s SOPHE is committed to the professional development and advancement of public health professionals, via networking and enrichment opportunities that contribute towards their empowerment and leadership qualities. These skills are demonstrated through health education, advocacy, social justice, program development and community organizing.

 

Mission

Northern California’s SOPHE is committed to the professional development and advancement of public health professionals, via networking and enrichment opportunities that contribute towards th..

Vision

Provide and facilitate open lines of communication so that current public health trends can be shared thru an extensive network of resources that will encompass a global perspective. Unite ed..

Values

Healthy lives through knowledge, involvement, education, promotion and practice. Demonstrating integrity, accountability and transparency amongst the membership while embracing diversity, promotin..

Goals

Provide monthly trainings, professional development activities and social support events to health educators within Northern California. Highlight groundbreaking work being conducted by colleagues..

Current News

FDA In Brief: FDA provides free digital calendars to retailers as part of voluntary educational program aimed at preventing illegal sales of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors

 Jun 22, 2019

 

 

FDA In Brief: FDA provides free digital calendars to retailers as part of voluntary educational program aimed at preventing illegal sales of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors Michael Felberbaum (https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-newsroom/michael.felberbaum@fda.hhs.gov) https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-newsroom/fda-brief-fda-provides-free-digital-calendars-retailers-part-voluntary-educational-program-aimed?utm_source=CTPEblast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=stratout&utm_content=pressrelease&utm_campaign=TIOW “Retailers play a critical role in keeping harmful and addictive tobacco products like e-cigarettes out of the hands of America’s youth. Unfortunately, there are retailers who continue to illegally sell these products to kids, which is especially concerning since tobacco use is almost always initiated and established during adolescence,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D. “As part of our Youth Tobacco ..

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The E-Cigarette Debate: What Counts as Evidence?

 Jun 22, 2019

 

 

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) July 2019 (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/109/7) The E-Cigarette Debate: What Counts as Evidence? Amy Lauren Fairchild (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/author/Fairchild%2C+Amy+Lauren) PhD, MPH,Ronald Bayer (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/author/Bayer%2C+Ronald) PhD, andJu Sung Lee (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/author/Lee%2C+Ju+Sung) MHAAuthor affiliations, information, and correspondence details (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305107#) Accepted: March 14, 2019 Published Online: June 05, 201 Two maor public health evaluations of e-cigarettes—one from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the other from Public Health England (PHE)—were issued back to back in the winter of 2018. While some have re ..

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Article: Socioeconomic Differences in Cigarette Use

 Jun 18, 2019

 

 

Subject: Socioeconomic Differences in Cigarette Use Dear Tobacco Control Programs and Partners: Today, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is releasing the following article in the journal,Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD). Socioeconomic Differences in Cigarette Smoking Among Sociodemographic Groups This study examined variations in cigarette smoking by socioeconomic status (education and poverty status) in relation to population sociodemographic characteristics (age, race/ethnicity, region and sex). The study analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of US adults by using combined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2011–2014). Low socioeconomic status was generally associated with increased cigarette smoking prevalence by age, race/ethnicity, and region, irrespective of sex. The only exceptions were for Asian and Hispanic women, where low educational attainment was not associated with a high prevalence of cigarette smoking, and a ..

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Northern California’s SOPHE is committed to the professional development and advancement of public health professionals

 

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