Continuing Education

Continuing Education

PNW SOPHE Continuing Education

Upcoming Continuing Education Event

Promoting Effective Learning and Change in Adults

Date: Friday, April 28th

Networking from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

CE Event from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Seattle Children’s Hospital  – Room OA.5.341
4800 Sandpoint Way 98105

Near 45th NE and I-5 Street parking ▪ On bus lines

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Presented by: Taryn Oestreich, MPH, MCHES

Taryn Oestreich, MPH, MCHES is in the trenches working several positions concurrently – for the Veterans Health Administration (VA) – Health Sciences Research and Development division, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington and Western Washington University. At the VA she trains staff for the national Shared Decision Making for Aging Veterans project and serves on the Veterans Health Education and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (yes, they call it hippy dippy) Committees. For Children’s she recruits and trains instructors for community education classes and helps staff safety education events. Taryn also teaches college courses at the University of Washington. She delivers the Enhancing Connections education intervention to parents with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis who have children ages 5 to 17. And, she has been teaching college courses to “mature students” – that’s college speak for students over 23 – for over 30 years.

See link here for more information.


Registration opening soon▪ Payment can be made via PayPal ▪ Limited to 40 participants

Members – $30 ▪ Organizational Members – $100 (5 registrants per $100)

Students – $16 ▪ Non-members – $40

Register at ▪ Fee includes 2 M/CHES credits

Questions on alternative payment – contact Megan Miller, President at or 206-330-7997




Become a Veggicator Educator!

Veggiecation hosts a 3-hour online training that teaches the unique formula for our signature Healthy Kids Cooking Classes! These hands on cooking classes have been wildly successful in getting children to explore new foods. This course also qualifies for 3 CHES/MCHES CEU credits. Enter code NCHEC10 to receive 10% off any monthly trainings!

Register now by visiting the Veggiecation website:


Certified Health Education Programs

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SOPHE Center for Online Resrouces & Education (CORE)

SOPHE CORE is a great eLearning resource offering webcasts, online courses, journal self-study, and webinars in a variety of health education and public health topics. Create a CORE profile and get started now!


Health Education Partners Self-study Continuing Education

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