Society for Public Health Education
"Helping to improve the health of people through education"
2018 Annual Fall Delta SOPHE Conference
Ms. Erin Leigh Murphy Cromeans
We are beginning the planning for the Delta SOPHE Conference for 2018. We needed a few items shared with the larger group, so that we can begin to move forward!
- Does Thursday, Oct 25 (pre-conference workshop) and Friday, October 27 (day conference) pose any significant conflicts for other campuses?
- If anyone is interested in joining the planning committee, please email Erin Cromeans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Conference theme suggestions may also be submitted to Erin Cromeans at email@example.com!
Ole Miss is excited to host the next Delta SOPHE conference!
Assistant Director of Health Promotion
Department of Campus Recreation
The University of Mississippi
214 Turner Center
University , MS 38677-1848
O: +1-662-915-6543 | F: +1-662-915-5593
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.olemiss.edu
54th Anniversary of Smoking and Health
Where were you on January 11, 1964, when Surgeon General Luther L. Terry, MD, released the report Smoking and Health? I was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, drinking poisoned water. Of course, the smokers who were also drinking the poisoned water were exposed to far more health risks than I was as a non-smoker.
On January 11, 1964, Surgeon General Luther L. Terry, MD, released a report that “hit the country like a bombshell,” he later recalled. The report affirmed that smoking cigarettes caused higher mortality in smokers as well as an increased incidence of lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
The Surgeon General chose a Saturday to release the report to minimize the effect on the stock market and to maximize coverage in Sunday newspapers.
“It was front page news and a lead story on every radio and television station in the United States and many abroad,” Dr. Terry said in later years. More than 70 million Americans at that time—about 42% of the national population—were regular tobacco users.
Delta SOPHE 2018 Spring Business Meeting & Seminar/Workshop is Friday, March 23, 2018.
The host institution is Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
Summary by: Dr. Nakietra Burse - Advocacy 2017 Summit
This was my second year attending SOPHE’s Advocacy Summit. I think it is an invaluable experience for not only public health practitioners, but also students and other academicians. The skills taught at the conference are practical skills that can be used in our daily advocacy work. The most profound part of the experience for me is being able to go to Capitol Hill and advocate on behalf of Mississippians. Each year, though SOPHE has an agenda prepared for the Capitol Hill visits, I find it extremely important that we always make sure the issues hit home and are representative and reflective of what is going on in Mississippi. The Capitol Hill visits are typically with staffers, but just the experience of being in the nation’s capital being a voice for Mississippi is powerful. I think this is even more impactful for students. Particularly, with Jackson State University being located in the capital city, going to the State Capitol is a fairly easy and common thing to do, but to be able to interact with individuals from different states, learn best practices, and bring those practices back home is extremely impactful.
I think this opportunity was great and I hope that more students and JSU faculty can attend in the future.