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National Health Education Week

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Since 1995, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week (NHEW), (initially in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services), during the third week of October.

NHEW is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education.

Join SOPHE, its chapters, members and partners every October for events, webinars, and activities across the country.

Elevating Health for All

In 2019, let’s raise awareness of the importance of our future health education specialists in improving consumer health and wellness.

NHEW 2019 will amplify Elevating Health for All

Monday, October 21 – Championing health for vulnerable populations through advocacy.

Tuesday, October 22 – Celebrating SOPHE

Wednesday, October 23 – School Health. Social Emotional learning

Thursday, October 24 – Digital Health: Curbing misinformation by spreading true health education messages

  • Webinar: Guest – Vanessa Boudewyns, PhD, research scientist, RTI International & co-author Misinformation & Mass Audiences, and Jeanine Guidry, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Robertson School of Media and Culture.

Friday, October 25 – Health Equity. Celebrating 20 years of REACH – Your zip code is a determinant of your health status or the impact of natural disasters on your health

Future NHEW dates

October 20-24 2020

October 19-23, 2021

Society for Public Health Education
10 G Street NE, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 408-9804
(202) 408-9815 Fax
Materials available
Contact: None designated

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Earlier Event: October 20
Respiratory Care Week
Later Event: October 21
National Check Your Meds Day