Advancing Health Through Leadership

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

ASPHN IN ACTION

At ASPHN, there’s always something going on! Stay connected on all the latest happenings and don’t miss a single opportunity by visiting our home page often.

ASPHN OBSERVES

It’s May and we’re observing Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health, and this year’s theme of TOGETHER for Mental Health reminds us to join together to improve our nation’s mental health care. Check our home page and social channels for tools and information.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Tiare Sanna, MS, RDN is advancing WIC’s reach in Oregon through a partnership with APHA. Together, they produced a video highlighting Oregon WIC services, which are often first to try innovative, new approaches including the improvement of clinic environments using a trauma-informed lens.

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ENHANCE YOUR PRACTICE

Every year across the nation, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed. ASPHN’s Maternal Mental Health Brief offers tools, reports and examples on how public health nutritionists can strategically and positively influence outcomes of maternal mental health.

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GET ACTIVE

ASPHN’s Checklist for Change provides a fresh framework from which we can examine the vegetable and fruit consumption crisis from all angles, and open our minds to all ideas and possible solutions. We need everyone who cares about this issue to get involved. Please learn more and help us take the next steps.

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ASPHN IMPACT

ASPHN’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN encompassed 26 CoIIN teams in 12 states. Over three years, the teams developed strategies to improve the health of children from birth to early adulthood, including children with special needs. See the full impact of this program designed to support Title V programs.

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SIGN-UP CORNER

At ASPHN, we build leaders in public health nutrition through unique learning and professional growth opportunities and events. Prioritize your career by staying up-to-date on the latest offerings and sign-up for upcoming events through the Sign-Up Corner!

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MEMBERSHIP IN ASPHN

At ASPHN, we strengthen nutrition policy, programs and environments for all people through the development of public health nutrition leaders and the collective action of our members nationwide. To accomplish our mission, we provide state and national leadership on food and nutrition policy, programs and services to our membership. Your active participation in ASPHN can keep you and your state on the cutting edge. Stay abreast of emerging public health nutrition issues and strategies; form new connections and partnerships with others professionals; influence important public policy and strengthen your leadership skills with ASPHN.

INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP?

Do you perform state-level public health nutrition duties in your state department of health, human services, education, agriculture, aging or tribes? You can join ASPHN at no cost if your state pays annual dues! If you aren’t affiliated at the state-level, you can still join ASPHN! Membership starts at $25 for students and $50 for professionals. Learn More…

CONNECT WITH OUR MEMBERSHIP

ASPHN has members in all U.S. states and territories. Our membership directory lists all of our members, their state, program and contact details. Use the directory to find peers and build connections that will strengthen your own work in public health nutrition. Browse the Directory…

SIGN-UP CORNER

This quick list of upcoming events helps you make the most of your ASPHN membership. Never miss a sign-up. Simply click on the event name to access its sign-up!

  • Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Council Webinar
    The F&V Nutrition Council welcomes all members to register for its upcoming May 26th webinar on obesity prevention in early child care and education settings! During this webinar, our presenter, Judy Sharpe, MPH, RD, CD, IBCLC, Utah Department of Health, will explain why child care settings are ideal for teaching children healthy lifelong habits.
  • ASPHN’s 2022 Annual Meeting
    This year, ASPHN celebrates its 70th anniversary! Please help us mark this important milestone as we honor public health nutritionists at our 2022 Annual Meeting, “Bridging the Gaps: Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence in Leadership.” This outstanding virtual event will be held June 13-15!
  • Health Equity Internship
    ASPHN’s Health Equity Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to apply academic and problem-solving skills to real-life work experiences. Students must be enrolled in a public health program within federally designated minority-serving institutions to be eligible for the paid 12-week program. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 cohort is June 30th!
  • Apply To Be Featured In the Public Health Nutrition Hall of Fame
    ASPHN has created the Public Health Nutrition Hall of Fame to salute our members’ efforts and help others learn about the value of public health nutrition. Browse our Hall of Fame to see how our members are inspiring change!
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