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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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Board Member Jewelz Crandall attended the 2016 SOPHE National Conference in Charlotte, NC


Alaska Board Member Jewelz Crandall attended the 2016 SOPHE Conference in Charlotte, NC. Jewelz represented PNW SOPHE by engaging with other SOPHE chapter members from across the US and seeking information about chapter development strategies. She made the most of the conference by attending SOPHE workshops, lectures, and special events, and enjoyed exploring the exhibits hall. Jewelz also served on the National Planning Committee and was a session moderator.

A big thanks to Jewelz for being an excellent representative of PNW SOPHE at the national conference!


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Save the Date! PNW SOPHE will be holding a CE Event, Friday May 6th


Reaching the Hard-to-Reach: Cultural Competency and Health Education for Vulnerable Populations

Earn 2 CE credits and learn skills for effectively outreaching to and engaging vulnerable populations in healthcare. Elizabeth ‘Tizzy’ Bennett, Director of Community Benefit and Guest Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital, will be moderating, while panelists Brian Aylward from Iora Health, Nadia Novotny from Neighborcare, and Shambricia Spencer from Planned Parenthood will highlight their work with LGBTQ, homeless, and older adult populations. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the challenges to accessing healthcare services experienced by vulnerable populations as well as strategies to better serve them.

Date: Friday, May 6th 9:30-11:30am

Location: Seattle Children’s Roosevelt Commons Admin. Bldg. – Rm 4040 A/B, 4300 Roosevelt Way 98105 – Near 45th NE and I-5

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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.