The New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (NJ SOPHE) was established in 1984. The founding health education professionals developed the following preamble to guide the purpose and direction of the chapter:
"New Jersey Society for Public Health Education (NJ SOPHE) is a professional organization of health educators. The purpose of this chapter is to promote, encourage, and contribute to the advancement of the health of all people through education by encouraging study, improving practices, and elevating standards in the field of public health education. NJ SOPHE provides an opportunity for its members to foster and improve health education principles throughout New Jersey."
NJ SOPHE has served as a professional conduit for health educators across the state to convene, network across various work settings and public health specialties, share research in peer-reviewed journals, and partner with other non-profit, governmental, private, faith-based organizations, academic, and healthcare entities on public health issues.