National Capital Area Society for Public Health Education (NCA SOPHE) is a professional organization for Health Educators and other Public Health Practitioners. NCA SOPHE is an official chapter of the Society for Public Education (SOPHE) and provides support for the SOPHE’S Strategic Plan.

NCA SOPHE’s goal is to be one of the leading public health platforms for health education in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Region. Whether you are a student, Health Educator, Nurse, Doctor, Health Promotion and Wellness Specialist, Health Advocacy Specialist or another type of public health professional that supports health education, NCA SOPHE is here to help you link your professional goals to the public health industry. NCA SOPHE goal is to provide updated resources and information to assist in developing our members’ professional skills. What makes NCA SOPHE unique from other professional public health organizations in the area is our commitment to focus on bridging the gaps between health education and public health; and increasing our role in the public health community for the different types of Public Health Educators.

NCA SOPHE is the news behind the news for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Region for the public health industry. NCA SOPHE and their members are committed to improving the health of our communities, one person at a time; and one community at a time through health education. Together we understand that new health behaviors need to be taught as the cycle of life changes and a person’s health has been compromised due to unforeseen circumstances. NCA SOPHE and its members understand that patients may need additional lifestyle management skills to sustain good health and well-being. Additionally, their caregiver may need to be educated on their care.

NCA SOPHE welcomes you to joint and get involved. Developing professional evidence based skills and training upcoming professionals are a necessity to our profession. We need your support, volunteered leadership, professional expertise, collaboration, ideas and passion to build one of the best public health education platforms in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Region. It’s your voice that matters in helping to change the future of health education.



Karen W. Stewart, MPH, MCHES, CIC

President, NCA SOPHE

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