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SC-SOPHE Work Experience Opportunity

Sophe organization logoSC-SOPHE is looking for an individual to volunteer for the Secretary position or assistant.

For more information regarding the position, please view the following link: http://www.scsophe.org/boarddirectors/bylaws. Please feel free to email Jayzona (jalberto@westernu.edu), Helen (hmusharbash@westernu.edu), or Crystle Guevarra (clguevarra@westernu.edu) any questions or concerns regarding SC-SOPHE.


SC-SOPHE Membership Opportunity

2014 Current MSHS alumni and student board members are as follows: Jayzona Alberto, Helen Musharbash, and Crystle Guevarra

The benefits of becoming a member of SC-SOPHE include opportunities to network with other health education professionals, obtain discounted professional development training, access available job postings, and post articles in a professional and peer exchange. A fee of $30 for professionals and $15 for students is required to join. For more information, please contact Jayzona, Helen, or Crystle via email.
Feel free to email me any questions or concerns regarding the events and announcements above. Please look out for emails regarding upcoming MSHS student meeting and events. Hope to see you at one of the upcoming events!


Project: INSAN After School Homework Help/Mentoring for Under-Served Children

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Looking for few energetic and motivational volunteers who must be 18 years of age and up, a college student, or a teacher. This is a structured volunteering where we would like you to commit for the entire quarter/semester. One can volunteer as little as one or two day(s) of the week, once or twice a month, or entire month (for a better outcome a consistency is needed). For more information, please contact Insan Mission: or visit: www.insanfoundation.org.

Duration:2013-14 Session, on going
Days:Mondays & Wednesdays (Location A), Tuesday & Thursdays (Location B)
Time: 2:30 – 5:00 PM (Location A), 3:00 – 6:00 PM (Location B)

Location:Pomona (Both)  
Students:about 30, mostly Elementary School, some Middle School, few High School ones
Demographic:Children of Low Income/ Financially Disadvantaged Families, At Risk Students
Program:Homework help with inspirational and positive approach, some hands on Fun Activities, Enrichment, Health, Safety, and Good Citizenship


INSAN Volunteer Opportunities

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Below are some INSAN volunteer opportunities. For more information visit www.insanfoundation.org. For more information, please contact Insan Mission: or visit: www.insanfoundation.org.

Upcoming Volunteer Events:

  • Sunday Aug 17, 2014, 3:00 – 5:30 PM, Serving Dinner in Pomona
  • Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 9:00 – 11:30 AM, Packing & Delivering Meals in Claremont
  • Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, 9:30 – 12 PM, Handing Groceries and Non-Perishable Foods in Pomona
  • Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 9:00 – 5:00 PM, Back 2 School Supplies Awareness Campaign/ Fund Drive, TBA
  • Sunday, Aug 31, 2014, 10:00 – 5:00 PM, Back 2 School Supplies Awareness Campaign/ Fund Drive, TBA

You can also help by making In Kind Donations of any quantities.
Back 2 School Backpack & Supplies Drive
Before we know it, back to school will be here. As you will be buying your stuff consider buying few extra to share with those unfortunate.

Essentials Needed:


  • School Backpacks
  • Pencils, Pens, Markers, Color Pencils, Coloring Sets, Sharpies
  • Notebooks, Binders, Folders
  • Ruled & Graph Papers, Printer & Craft Papers
  • Erasers, Glues, Sharpeners
  • Pencil/Pen Case
  • School Calculators


Hygiene Kits Drive
Few basic items such as toothbrush and paste which we all take it for granted are very valuable to homeless, almost a luxury.

Few Basic:


  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hair Brush
  • Women Sanitary Pads


SC SOPHE Continuing Education Event: Social Media in Health Education 101 September 04, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Where: Western University of Health Sciences – Health Professions Center – Bartlett Theater

Cost: SC SOPHE Members: $20; Non-Members: $25

To register, visit : http://scsophe.org/calendar-sp-1251925697/event-lists/event/167-sc-sophe-continuing-education-event-social-media-in-health-education-101.

Contact: Please contact Carissa Beatty at membership.scsophe@gmail.com.

This session will provide a quick-start introduction to social media and its uses through an interactive tour of four of today’s most popular social media sites. The presenter will outline case studies of successful campaigns, give an overview of the steps for planning, and provide practical implementation tips for a social media campaign that supports your public health program goals.


2014 Health Education Practice Conference Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Health Education Practitoners conference
Where: California Endowment in Los Angeles

Cost: Spaces are limited! Early bird registration is $25 and $30 thereafter. Registration payments are final (no refunds). No onsite registration.
To register, visit the Eventbrite webpage at: https://4thannualhepc2014.eventbrite.com. Note there is a processing fee when paying through eventbrite.

Contact: Erika Gist (Siever) at 213.351.7827 or esiever@ph.lacounty.gov

Your paid registration entitles you to full access to the conference, including the workshops and poster session; continuing education units (CEUs) for certified health education specialists and nurses and the opportunity to network with health professionals. Registration includes breakfast and lunch buffets.

Online Training Opportunity in Community Based Reasearch

University of Michigan
To register, visit the University of Michigan CBPR website

From the website: Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organization representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process. CBPR aims to increase knowledge and understanding of what is being studied and to integrate the knowledge gained with interventions and policy changes to enhance the health and quality of life of community members.

Important dates

Application deadlines: May 31 and Oct 31

Fall term: Aug 11 – Nov 21, 2014

Spring term: Jan 5 – Apr 17, 2015

Summer term: Apr 27 – June 26, 2015

Tuition: $570/credit hr



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