Continuing Education

Continuing Education

PNW SOPHE Continuing Education

Upcoming Continuing Education Event

Applying a Trauma-Informed approach in Community Health Practice

Presenter: Jacqueline N. Darrow, MHP, LMHC

When: June 1, 2018

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM

Where: University of Washington, Health Services Library: 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195, Room T216, lower level, Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Building T-Wing, 2nd Floor

Maps, driving directions, & parking info:

*Online webinar conferencing available for those who cannot participate in-person. Login details will be provided prior to the event.*

Registration HERE

Students – FREE

Members – $10

Non-members – $15

Click HERE to Register▪ Fee includes 1.5 M/CHES credits

An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) up to a total of 1.5 Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). A maximum of 1.5 Advanced-level CECH are available.  The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. has approved SOPHE and its chapters as designated multiple event providers of CECH in health education.





Past CE Event: Your Foot in the Door: Writing Interview-Landing Resumes and Cover Letters

Interactive Webinar Presented By: Kaetlin Miller, MPH, CHES

Come join Kaetilin Miller, MPH, MCHES online as she shares hints, tips and strategies for writing resumes and cover letters for health educators in all settings. Kaetlin is a health educator by training and a wordsmith by nature. For the past 15 years she has lent her copy editing talents and wisdom to friends, family members, colleagues, and students in the process of applying to jobs, internships, and graduate programs. The future of Public Health relies on the development of a passionate, inclusive, and client-focused workforce and Kaetlin dedicates her work to supporting this.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the value of an “everything” resume
  • Identify at least three strong alternative verbs to incorporate into their current resume
  • Rephrase at least three sentences in their current (or a recent) cover letter using keywords or phrases from the job listing

Thursday, September 14th

Online CE Event from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m PST

Come join us by clicking on this link and entering the Meeting ID number! Link:

Meeting ID: 226 593 6784

Bring your revised resumes and cover letters to in-person to receive any personalized at our social networking event on September 20th from 6-8PM at                        

Shultzy’s Bar & Grill, 4114 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105                                    

For any questions, contact Megan Miller, President at or 206-330-7997



Past CE 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

>> Map / Directions


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

Are you holding an education program that could qualify for continuing education for health educators? Certified Health Education Specialists are looking for programs where they can earn credits throughout our region. PNW SOPHE is a designated provider of Continuing Education Credits for CHES. Contact Continuing Education Chair, Sarah Larson ( for assistance with the application for accreditation.


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

Seventeen high quality and very reasonably priced continuing education self-study courses are available for Registered Dietitians (RD), Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTR), Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). Learn more about the programs here.


Assessment in Health Education and Health Promotion: CHES Preparation Webinar

The 3-session webinars is designed as a refresher of the key principles, concepts, and techniques in health education to successfully prepare for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam provided by NCHEC. The webinar includes a pre-session handout that provides a reading list of important content/concepts related to the area and a live 1-hour online interactive lecture by health education faculty and practitioners. To access the webinar, click here!