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  • 05 Nov 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Request for Applications: Evaluating Health in All Policies 

    With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for LHDs to evaluate a Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiative as part of their lead prevention implementation program and activities. NACCHO will award up to 3 LHDs up to $20,000 each to engage in activities leading to the evaluation of at least one HiAP approach to reduce childhood lead exposure. LHDs will use NACCHO's HiAP Evaluation Guidance tool to help structure their evaluation. For full details and instructions, please review the Request for Application and apply here. 

    Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 19, 2021, 5:00 pm ET. Questions about the RFA and application process can be directed to Alix Ware at AWare@NACCHO.org.

  • 02 Nov 2021 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All cross-sector collaboration practitioners are invited to SOPHIA's virtual workshop from 11 am - 1 pm ET on Wednesday December 1 and Thursday December 2. More details are available on the event page.

    Contact SOPHIA's coordinator Oma (coordinator@hiasociety.org) with any questions!

  • 24 Sep 2021 7:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SOPHIA's working group updating the Minimum Elements and Practice Standards is accepting public comments to improve the current draft. More information is on SOPHIA's website here 

    Comments will be accepted through Friday October 29, 2021.

    Contact Emily Bever (ebever@pewtrusts.org) with questions.

  • 03 Mar 2020 3:30 AM | Anonymous

    We invite you to attend a training event

    A Tool for Planning and

    Decision Making: Health Impact Assessments

    July 2020 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Lunch at 12:15pm

    NEHA | 84th Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition| New York City

    NEHA HIA training 2020 Flyer.png


  • 06 Jan 2020 6:25 AM | Anonymous

    Please see the link below that captured the Convening Day at the Global Convening on Health and Equity event held in Barcelona. 

    It was an excellent event with many interesting speakers and participant interaction.  

    https://youtu.be/5Xnf2A26HCs


  • 19 Oct 2019 1:57 AM | Anonymous

    Monday at APHA: Join us for the SOPHIA Social!

    Don't miss the SOPHIA Monday Social at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting! Join fellow SOPHIA members and others for a casual gathering Monday evening, November 4th anytime between 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Iron Hill Brewery, 1150 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. This is an informal happy hour that can be used as an opportunity to grab a drink with other SOPHIA members, colleagues, classmates, or old friends while you’re in town for APHA. Everyone will pay their own way. So we have a rough idea of how many people will be joining us, please email SOPHIA Steering Committee member Emily Bever if you are interested in attending.


  • 08 Nov 2018 5:16 AM | Anonymous
    Don't miss the SOPHIA Monday Social! Join fellow SOPHIA members and others for a casual gathering Monday evening, November 12th anytime between 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Basic. This is an informal happy hour that can be used as an opportunity to grab a drink with other SOPHIA members, colleagues, classmates, or old friends while you’re in town for APHA. Everyone will pay their own way. So we have a rough idea of how many people will be joining us, please email SOPHIA member Emily Bever if you are interested in attending.

    Basic Pizza
    410 10th Ave, San Diego , CA 92101
    Come and go between 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • 13 Aug 2018 6:41 AM | Anonymous
    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in June, and recently extended the deadline for public comments to August 20th.

    NEPA requires an environmental review of major federal actions that may significantly affect the human environment, such as building developments, waste removal, energy, mining, and roadway development projects. These actions can have substantial impacts on public health, but health is often overlooked or considered from a narrow perspective during environmental review processes.

    CEQ is seeking input on 20 questions about the NEPA process, the scope of NEPA review, and other items. This is an opportunity for public health practitioners and advocates to act to protect the components of the regulations that require consideration of human health effects and to suggest ways to strengthen the regulations. This will not be the only opportunity to take action: Even if you are unable to submit public comments by August 20th, we wanted to make sure our members are aware of this Advanced Notice so that you and your organizations can be poised to submit public comments when the proposed rule is issued.

  • 09 Aug 2018 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    Please help us in welcoming two new and six returning members to the SOPHIA Steering Committee this term! It is important that such a talented force of HIA practitioners continues to commit their time and expertise to SOPHIA. This support from the Steering Committee and the ongoing commitment from our members are what make SOPHIA successful. Thank you!

    Elected for the 2018-2020 Term:
    Katie Hirono,* President
    Ruth Lindberg,* Vice President - Communications
    Prasanthi Persad, Vice President - Development
    Audrey Boerner,* Secretary
    Amy Meehan,* Treasurer
    Sandra Whitehead,* Member-at-large
    Benjamin Woelk, Member-at-large
    Barry Keppard,* Member-at-large

    an asterisk denotes returning members

    Current 2017-2019 Term Members-at-Large include Jimmy Dills, Fiona Haigh, Erin Marziale, and Kerry Wyss. We are also thankful for Tatiana Lin, Past President, who continues to provide support and guidance. A more formal introduction to our two new members will be shared in the coming weeks on the website and through communications.

    As we look forward to an exciting new term, we acknowledge and appreciate the work done by those completing their time serving within SOPHIA leadership. A big thanks to Lindsey Realmuto, Susan Sutherland, Steve White for their leadership over the years.

    Please note: In lieu of a member-wide vote (required when there are more candidates than positions available), the Steering Committee approved the candidates unanimously in July.

  • 06 Aug 2018 6:38 AM | Anonymous
    There is no single approach for engaging the diverse community groups, decision makers, and practitioners whose participation is key to successful HIA. The following videos, put together by the SOPHIA’s Stakeholder Engagement Working Group, demonstrate creative and practical techniques to engage community members, decision makers and other practitioners as part of the HIA process. By sharing these stories, the working group aims to honor the oral tradition of storytelling and support the HIA values of democracy and equity.

    Read more about these HIA stories and explore all four videos.
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