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"ASPHN has meant so much to me in my career"

At the ASPHN Annual Meeting June 8 - 10 in Minneapolis, Sue Foerster received the 2014 ASPHN Excellence in Advocacy Award.  In accepting her award, Sue said," ASPHN has meant so much to me in my career.  The Association is a vitally important professional support system."  ASPHN thanks and congratulates Sue and all of our ASPHN Annual Award recipients!

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ASPHN Annual Meeting Newsletter June 2014

ASPHN May 2014 Newsletter

ASPHN April 2014 Newsletter

ASPHN March 2014 Newsletter

News from ASPHN

ASPHN is pleased and proud to announce the completion of our CDC-approved water project: The State Health Agency's Role in Increasing Access to Drinking Water.  We hope you will take time to get to know all about it.  ASPHN sincerely thanks the many people who made this project happen so successfully!

At ASPHN, we like to share our members' successes!  Our newest success stories profile Robin Stanton's work with partners in Oregon to launch a Shared Meals project, Elaine Russell's leadership in developing a nutrition and physical activity strategic plan for child care centers in Kentucky, and Amy Ellings' project to get kids, staff and parents excited about bringing salad bars into Washington's schools.

ASPHN has developed a new tool for State Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators called the Safe Use of Salad Bars in Schools modifiable fact sheet. Click here to learn more about this resource and how you can use it in your state.
Did you know that ASPHN has a Facebook page?  We want you to "Like" us!

ASPHN now has a New Member Welcome Packet.  As an existing member, you may want to review the brochure and access the form on the last page to tell us how you would like to get involved in ASPHN!

ASPHN has developed tools to make it easy for you to talk about the Association's important work to your colleaguesClick here to view ASPHN's seven Key Messages, a Powerpoint presentation that includes tips and ideas for how you can incorporate the Key Messages into your conversations, and a "Cheat Sheet" that can help you remember the Key Messages.

ASPHN Board of Directors
Meeting Summaries

The ASPHN Board of Directors met on June 8, 2014. The Board:

Welcomed four new Expanded Members: Barbara Cerniauskas (LA), Jennifer Church (KS), Regina Flynn (NH) & Kate Franken (MN) and one new Associate member: Miriam Gaines (AL);

Authorized Heidi Scarpitti, Kim DeDino, Patrice Isabella, Betty Sun and Karen Probert to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors that will permit collaboration on projects and on funding proposals;

Announced that Takako Tagami will chair the fundraising committee, seeking donations from individuals; and 

Approved changing the name of the Advocacy Committee to the Policy Committee.

Click on Full Story to view the May 2014 Board meeting minutes. FULL STORY

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