Southern California Society for Public Health Education (SC SOPHE) members work in a variety of professions in many different settings and come from all over Southern California. Read on to find out more!

What is a Health Educator?

A health educator is someone who promotes, maintains, and improves individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.

Health education is a growing field and is expected to reach 78,000 by 2016, an increase of 26% in ten years. More than 250 colleges and universities provide baccalaureate, masters and/or doctoral degrees in health education. Many health educators have achieved the designation of certified health education specialists (CHES) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


What types of jobs do SC SOPHE members have?

In addition to health educators, we have many members who are students, professors, researchers, consultants, and more.

Where do SC SOPHE members work?

Our members work in a variety of different settings including hospitals, clinics, local, county, and state health departments, health insurance companies, nonprofits, schools/universities, social assistance and social advocacy organizations, and private businesses.

Where do SC SOPHE members live?

We welcome members from all over Southern California including counties as far north as San Louis Obispo and Kern and as far south as San Diego and Imperial. Below is a map showing all counties in our geographic area.

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