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Below is a list of professional organizations that have a focus in health education. These organizations are local, state, and national organizations that you may want to join while in school to improve your professional skills and meet professionals in the field from all over the country.

STATE

Eta Sigma Gamma - Alpha Phi Chapter at TWU

Membership includes quarterly publication, The Health Educator. Meets during both the ASHA & AAPHERD Annual Conferences.

TWU Contact information: (940) 898-2840, esg_twu@yahoo.com
National Office : (800) 715-2559
CL 325, 2000 University Avenue
Muncie , IN 47306

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD)

Membership dues are $48/year or $20/year for students. TAHPERD is a not-for-profit professional association of individuals in the allied fields of health education, physical education, recreation, and dance. This Texas-based association is composed of over 4,500 professional and students members serving education from kindergarten through college. Membership benefits include journal subscription (3 times a year), newsletters, career resources, and much more.

Texas Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (TSOPHE)

Regular dues are $30/year and $20 for student membership. Membership includes monthly meetings, professional networking and job exchange, workshops and conferences and professional opportunities.

Contact information: (512) 244-2185
2401 Silver Spur Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
You may also contact Dr. Coyle for more information on TSOPHE.

Texas Diabetes Council (TDC)

Membership Rates: full-time student $15, emeritus $15, and regular $25. The Texas Diabetes Council addresses issues affecting people with diabetes in Texas and advises the Texas Legislature on legislation that is needed to develop and maintain a statewide system of quality education services for all people with diabetes and the health care professionals who care for them. The mission is to effectively reduce the health and economic burdens of diabetes in Texas .

Contact information: (512) 458-7490
Texas Diabetes Council, Health Promotion Unit
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas
78756-3199  

Texas Public Health Association (TPHA)

Annual Membership Dues: Fellows  $65, Active/Associate $55, Retiree Dues $35, and Student Dues are $15 a year. TPHA is a non-profit, state-wide association of public health professionals, organized in 1923 and an affiliate of the American Public Health Association. The membership includes professionals from all public health disciplines. Annual meeting in the fall. Dues include newsletter and committee membership. TPHA members also are eligible for reduced meeting registration fees, continuing education credits, and eligibility to join the Texas Department of Health Credit Union.

Contact information: (512) 336-2520
P. O. Box 201540
Austin, Texas 78720-1540

NATIONAL

American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB)

Membership dues are $160 a year. The Academy was founded in 1997 to transform the health promotion and health education field from a teaching- and service-centered profession to one with a stronger research foundation in which discovery would be valued as a means of improving practice and enhancing public health.  Annual meetings.

Contact Information: (301) 405-0056
Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland
Suite 2387 HHP Building
College Park, MD 20742
lnmarks@umd.edu

American Association for Health Education (AAHE)

Regular dues are $100/year. Undergraduate/graduate students pay $30/year. Membership includes the publication Health Education and the newsletters HE-EXTRA and Update . Meets annually in the spring. AAHE encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies.

Contact information: 703-476-3400 or 1-800-213-7193
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22031

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAPHERD)

AAHPERD is an alliance of five national associations, six district associations, and a research consortium which support healthy lifestyles through high quality programs. Membership allows you choice of two of AAHPERD's Five National Associations, journal subscriptions, newsletters, scholarships, and networking opportunities. Membership is $125 a year and student membership is $45.00 a year.

Contact information: ( 703) 476-3400
1900 Association Dr.
Reston , VA 20191-1598  

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Regular dues are $130/year. Student dues are $50/year. Membership includes the publication American Journal of Public Health and the newsletter The Nation's Health . Meets annually in the fall, usually October or November. APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. 

Contact information: (202) 789-5600
1015 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005  

American School Health Association (ASHA)

Regular membership dues are $95/year. Student dues are $35/year. Membership includes the publication Journal of School Health and The Pulse newsletter. Annual meeting is in October. The American School Health Association unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children. The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. Its mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of children and youth through coordinated school health programs as a foundation for school success.

Contact information: ( 330) 678-1601
7623 State Route 43, P. O. Box 708
Kent, OH 44240

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO)

CNHEO facilitates national level communication, collaboration and coordination among the member health education organizations. It also provides a forum for the identification and discussion of health education issues. The organization also serves as a communication and advisory resource for agencies, organizations and persons in the public and private sectors on health education issues.

The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)  

Associate membership yearly fee is $50.00.The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) was founded in 1946 as a joint effort between directors of health education in state health departments and deans of health education in schools of public health. The purpose was to strengthen state public health education program goals and objectives and develop a network to share program efforts, ideas, and materials. Associate membership is open to public health educators in state and local health department, and community-based organizations; Indian Health Service staff; administrators and faculty of schools of public health; and health educators in other organizations. There are several opportunities for conferences and networking.  

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC)

NCHEC's mission is to improve the practice of health education and to serve the public and profession of health education by certifying health education specialists, promoting professional development, and strengthening professional preparation and practice. Test months for the CHES exam are April and October.

Contact information: Toll Free (888) 673-5445
Fax (999) 634-5316
944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 310 , Allentown , PA 18109  

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Membership includes the publication Health Education Quarterly . Meets annually close to the APHA Conference in the fall. Regional conferences are also held annually. 

Contact information: (415) 644-9242
2001 Addison Street, Suite 220 , Berkeley , CA 94704

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