Mission Statement

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.


  • 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 educators who share a vision of eliminating health disparities through public health education/promotion and committed to promoting/sustaining healthy communities.
  • Serve as a bridge and outlet to National SOPHE through attendance, engagement and membership; disseminate and make available SOPHE information, resources and opportunities to chapter members.


  • Healthy lives through knowledge, involvement, education, promotion and practice.
  • Demonstrating integrity, accountability and transparency amongst the membership while embracing diversity, promoting teamwork & collaboration and encouraging innovation.
  • A healthy world through health education.


  • Provide monthly trainings, professional development activities and social support events to health educators within Northern California.
  • Highlight groundbreaking work being conducted by colleagues in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Serve as intermediaries of CHES credits between event sponsors and health educators.


Sign Up for Membership


Membership in SOPHE affords many rights and privileges to valuable information, resources, and networks to enhance your health education research and practice.

By logging in, Norther California SOPHE members can access SOPHE’s newsletters with the latest health education updates, jobs and internships, grant/funding opportunities, and shop for discounted SOPHE resources.  As a SOPHE member, you can join 13 different Communities of Practice or interest groups to exchange ideas, questions, tools, and dialogue with other SOPHE members working in similar areas. 

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Anthropology & Public Health
& School Health
Environmental Health
Health Disparities/Health Equities
Healthy Aging
International & Cross-Cultural Health
Medical Care/Patient Education
Social Marketing & Health Communication
Students & New Professiona
University Faculty
Work-site Health Education