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Professional Organizations

American Public Health Association – APHA


The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world; protecting all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats.  APHA strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. (Retrieved August 10, 2013 from: www.apha.org)

Society for Public Health Education – SOPHE


The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, network of local chapters, and partnerships with other organizations.  SOPHE members work in elementary/secondary schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites, and local/state/federal government agencies. (Retrieved August 10, 2013 from: www.sophe.org)

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. – NCHEC

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


The NCHEC enhances the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists.  NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.  (Retrieved August 10, 2013 from: www.nchec.org)

Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary – ESG


Eta Sigma Gamma is a national health honor society created for students in the Health Education discipline.  The mission of Eta Sigma Gamma is to elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally trained men and women in the Health Science discipline. (Retrieved August 10, 2013 from: www.etasigmagamma.org)



HPCareer.net works exclusively in health promotion and wellness, supporting both the profession and the industry via the following: Career Advertising, Partner Network, Continuing Education, and Web Site and Online Community Development, Support and Management. (Retrieved August 10, 2013 from: www.hpcareer.net)

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