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Pacific Northwest (PNW) SOPHE is a chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). We are a dynamic group of professionals and students dedicated to the promotion of health education in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Province of British Columbia. Join us on LinkedInLinkedIn and FacebookFacebook!

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PNW SOPHE Board Members in Action!


Our very own president and vice-president, Maryam Jafari and Sarah Stempski, present water safety for kids on King 5 New Day Northwest! Both Maryam and Sarah work as health educators at Seattle Children’s. Learn more about their professional endeavors, and those of other board members, at Meet out Board.

Great job ladies!!! Thanks for helping raise awareness about National Water Safety Month and promoting helpful tips for keeping kids safe!


Be sure to check out the video on www.king5.com

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Save the Date! PNW SOPHE Spring Social will be held Wednesday, June 15th from 6-8pm


The spring social has moved to Wed, June 15th from 6-8pm at The Rock in Lynnwood, WA.
The social topic, ‘Health Literacy’, will be a great opportunity to have discussions about helping individuals understand health information and utilize services. You’ll also get to network with professionals in the field and enjoy some awesome wood-fired pizza!
Hope to see you there!



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Featured Member Profile

Nicole Hurst

Nicole Hurst

Nicole Hurst is a new PNW SOPHE Member and recipient of our 2016 CHES Scholarship Award. She decided to become a member after attending the 2015 SOPHE Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon and several of the PNW SOPHE Quarterly Socials. What inspired Nicole most about these SOPHE events are the opportunities to network within a local professional community and learn more about different career paths from people with many years of experience in the field, to those just starting out. She has received advice and support from others while planning her future career, and looks forward to taking advantage of continuing education opportunities offered through her PNW SOPHE membership.

Nicole’s main career interests are in sexuality education, nutrition, the causes and effects of homelessness, and working with youth. She graduated from Western Washington University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health, obtained her CHES certification last October, and currently works for Planned Parenthood of the Greater Pacific Northwest and Hawaiian Islands. While she hopes to have a career rich in a variety of health topics to stay well-rounded, Nicole’s current goal is to become a health educator who works with teens and young adults, helping to empower them to become positive agents of change in their communities.

Outside of work, Nicole is an avid backpacker, yogi, foodie, and traveler. Since her graduation she is getting back into reading for pleasure, watching movies, and going to concerts, but most of all Nicole just enjoys spending time with the people she loves.