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2024 Annual Business Meeting and Awards

Stay tuned! We are planning for the 2024 Annual Business Meeting and Awards, and will communicate those plans as soon as finalized.

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The Health Education Monograph Special Issue on COVID-19

Check out the Spring 2022 edition of The Health Education Monograph special issue on COVID-19 commentary, projects, and research conducted by ESG students. Eight articles focus on a variety of COVID-19 related themes representing 8 ESG chapters and 18 student authors. Check it out!

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Call for Nominations

Eta Sigma Gamma is pleased to announce the call for three positions on the Board of Directors.

Do you have experience working with Eta Sigma Gamma at the collegiate or national level? Are you interested in expanding your service and leadership experiences at the national level? 

The National Board of Directors is recruiting for three open positions:

  • Treasurer
  • Communication Director/Secretary
  • Professional Member-At-Large

Nominations will open in December 2022 with voting in January 2023. All positions will begin their term of office in April 2023 during the annual business meeting (dates TBD). Gammans possessing exemplary leadership skills and a strong commitment to ESG, and the health education field are critical to the success of ESG. Eta Sigma Gamma invites nominations in the spirit of inclusivity where all forms of diversity are valued and appreciated. f you are interested in joining the ESG Board of Directors, please submit your nomination for the position of interest to Keely Rees at no later than December 31, 2022.

Aside from working with a stellar group of health education professionals, there are many benefits associated with joining the ESG Board of Directors, including:

  • Actively participating in the advancement of the health education profession.
  • Promoting the value of ESG to health education academic programs, students, and professionals, as well as public health stakeholders.
  • Opportunity to positively influence the future direction of ESG.
  • Opportunity to develop new leadership skills.
  • Opportunity to earn Category II Continuing Education Contact Hours for CHES®/MCHES®.

For more information about each position, including the term of office requirement, please review this document. Nomination/submission forms for each of the three open position can be downloaded as fillable Word documents at:

Should you have any questions about the positions, or the submission process, please contact Keely Rees at

Thank you for considering yourself or a colleague for the available positions with the National ESG Board of Directors. Your commitment to National ESG ensures the continued growth and contributions of the honorary to Gammans and the Health Education. 

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Save the Date

ESG Annual Business Meeting and Awards (virtual)
Tentative: March 31, 2023,
1:00-5pm ET

Professional Development Opportunities for Chapters, Chapter Advisors
National ESG Awards Ceremony
NCHEC Health Educator of the Year Award Ceremony
ESG Annual Business Meeting

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ESG Swag Sale


WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2022

DEAL: 15% OFF everything in the store

Share this with your ESG friends! Many new products added so you will find something for everyone on your list – even a hoodie for kids!

Discount only applies to items in the ESG SWAG STORE.

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Call for Submissions


Submission Guidelines


Manuscripts are limited to 10 pages, excluding title pages, abstract page, and APA-style reference list. Manuscripts must be type-written on white 8.5” x 11” paper and double-spaced throughout, including abstract and reference list, using a 12-point Times New Roman. Format all page margins at 1.0”. Also, do not justify lines; instead, use the “align left” style and leave the right margin uneven, or ragged.

Writing Style

Prepare manuscripts using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(7th edition). Follow the APA style for the preparation of reference citation within the text and the reference list. The reference list at the end of the manuscript must provide complete and accurate information about each entry. Also, it must include the sources that specifically support the manuscript. Make sure reference citations within the text and each citation entry in the reference list agree. Follow APA style for typeface, use of uppercase and lowercase letters, headings, quotations, tables and table titles, figures, and figure citations. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the first title page as page one, followed by the second title page (page two), the abstract (page three), text, references, and visuals. Position page numbers at the top-right of each page.

Include two title pages with the manuscript:

  • The first page must include a running head, a manuscript title, category (see above) of submission, full names of all authors, year in school of student authors, institutional affiliation, ESG chapter affiliation, complete mailing addresses and telephone numbers for all authors, and list the name and telephone number of the chapter sponsor. Email addresses for all authors should also be included.
  • The second title page should only include the manuscript title.

A 120-word abstract must accompany each manuscript. Prepare abstracts using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(7th edition).


Your Eta Sigma Gamma chapter sponsor should review the manuscript for grammar, spelling, format and content, and complete the Chapter Sponsor Form. Include one copy of the completed Chapter Sponsor Form with your submitted manuscript. Submissions must be submitted no later than TBD, however, early submission is encouraged and welcomed, as acceptance for publication will occur on a rolling basis. Approximately 10-12 articles are anticipated for this issue. Submit manuscript and Chapter Sponsor Form to Dr. Mark Kelley, Director of Publications,

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Award Applications Due

Apply for student awards and scholarships by November 15, 2022

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National Consensus on School Health Education Update

OCTOBER 7, 2021 – ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Led by the American School Health Association, Eta Sigma Gamma national health education honorary society, Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Society for Public Health Education, and Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, the National Consensus on School Health Education is pleased to share the progress of its nationwide effort to develop resources for educators interested in quality school health education as a component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.
New National Partner
We are pleased to welcome the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) as a Management Group partner. As a national partner, NCHEC has representation in each group of the initiative.
New Technical Advisor
Dr. Leigh Szucs, Health Scientist, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health, has graciously agreed to serve as a technical advisor and ex-officio member of the Expert Review Group. We welcome Dr. Szucs and look forward to her contributions.
Initiative Updates
The initiative includes four parts:
• The Management Group, with representatives (presidents and executive directors) from each of the six organizations, shares collaborative decision making on all aspects of the initiative. The Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education serves as the convening organization.
• The Development Group (see the June 14 release) is comprised of a diverse group of experts in school health education. This group has met twice to move forward with their process to draft products that focus on what students and out-of-school youth need to know and be able to do to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle and to succeed in school. Products of the initiative will be open access to the field. New members were recently added, including:
o Felipe Beltran, Health Education Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools (New Mexico)
o Bridget Cross, Teacher, Iberville Parish Schools, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (representing NCHEC)
o Dr. Emily Frank, Director of Health Education Partnerships, Oakland Center for Science, Education, and Outreach and Health Teacher, Life Academy Oakland (California) and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health
We welcome Felipe, Bridget, and Emily to the initiative.
• The Expert Review Group (see the July 2 release), which currently includes more than 45 members with expertise in school health education and related fields. Members include classroom teachers, local school district- and state-level health education directors, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and researchers as well as additional experts in the field. These experts will provide comments to the Development Group as their work progresses and may also be called upon by the Development Group to consult from time to time. Additional members have been added, including:
o Dr. Melissa Boguslawski, Manager, Project Healthy Schools, University of Michigan
o Charley Daniel, School Health Manager, Tulsa (Oklahoma) Health Department
o Jordan Fuhrmeister, Associate Project Director, Society for Public Health Education
o Radha Pennotti, Policy and Strategy Senior Associate, PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
o Duncan Van Dusen, CEO, CATCH Global Foundation (Texas)
o Kathy Wilbur, health education leader and former health education manager, Maine Department of Education
o Jamie Williams, Teaching Instructor, Department of Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University (North Carolina; representing NCHEC)

• Additional review processes including a comments period for a wide variety of experts in the fields of education, health, and related professions and a period for public comment.
All work is accomplished in accordance with the Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession.
The National Consensus on School Health Education is designed to be collaborative and inclusive. Organizations and individuals with a role in health education are invited to participate. For more information, please contact Dr. William Potts-Datema, FAHE President, at or Dr. Keely Rees, Eta Sigma Gamma President, at

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Order your ESG Swag today!

Check out the new ESG Swag! Order yours today and show your Eta Sigma Gamma support!