Membership Committee

The Committee shall:

Stimulate all active Members to retain their membership.
Encourage members of the Chapter to become active members of SOPHE.
Seek new members among eligible health professionals and others interested in health education.
Work with universities to encourage student participation.
Develop, maintain, and distribute a packet for new and renewing members.
Develop, maintain, and distribute a membership directory.
Notify the Board if the Chapter does not sustain the required SOPHE Fellows in good standing.
Submit a report of the activities of the membership committee to the Board on a quarterly basis.

 

Program Committee

The Committee shall:

Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs and continuing education workshops for Chapter meetings.
Assist the Continuing Education Chair in providing continuing education contact hours (CECH) for TSOPHE workshops.

 

Professional Preparation Committee

The Committee shall:

Represent TSOPHE at state and/or national role delineation meetings, and other meetings on preparation and practice evaluation.
Act as a consultant to the universities in the professional preparation of community, public health educators.
Work with the Membership Chair to encourage student participation in TSOPHE.

 

Communications Committee

The Committee shall:

 Solicit newsletter articles and relevant information from the Chapter Board, Committee Chairs, and other sources.
Prepare, print, and distribute a Chapter newsletter to the membership at least twice a year.
Submit newsworthy items to SOPHE publication.
Maintain the Chapter website and listserve.
Prepare and distribute special events information to the membership as needed.

 

Continuing Education Committee

The Committee shall:

Work with the Program Planning Committee to complete the documentation required to provide continuing education contact hours (CECH) for participants of conferences and workshops.
Coordinate staffing and registration procedures for CECH during conferences and workshops and award certificates to participants.
Maintain documentation for five years on all individuals who have received CECH through TSOPHE.
Reapply at appropriate intervals to be a multiple event provider for CECH.
Increase the availability of opportunities for Chapter members to earn Certified Health Education Specialist Continuing Education Contact Hours (CHES and MCHES CECHs) by facilitating the application process for groups planning continuing education events.

 

Advocacy Committee

The purpose of the committee shall be to influence state and national legislation, policies, and programs that have implications for health education practice and the public’s health. More specifically, the Committee shall:

Participate in conference calls and other meetings of the SOPHE Advocacy Committee.
Report actions of the SOPHE Advocacy Committee to the TSOPHE membership at least twice a year.
Seek membership input on legislative issues at the state and federal levels.
Coordinate and draft TSOPHE response and/or action to designated individuals or organizations.