Benefits of Membership

  • Stay abreast of emerging public health nutrition issues and strategies.

  • Strengthen your leadership skills.

  • Network with colleagues and with state and national nutrition leaders.

  • Influence important public policy.

  • Participate in educational workshops on cutting edge public health nutrition issues and strategies.

  • Work side by side with national partners to move forward key nutrition policies and programs.

In a nutshell, your active participation in ASPHN can keep your state on the cutting edge.

In addition, state agencies benefit when their staff members are active participants in ASPHN.

  • Great opportunities for leadership training.

  • State visibility to national leaders.

  • Knowledge of what other states are doing, how they are doing it, and learning opportunities to apply other state’s programs and experiences in your state.

  • Exposure to new resources.

  • Examples of collaboration internally and at the community level.

  • Read the leadership success stories from members who are involved in ASPHN.

  • In a nutshell, your active participation in ASPHN can keep your state on the cutting edge.

Types of Membership

Designee Member

A person appointed by the chief health official of the official public health agency of each U.S. state, district, territory, possession or tribe. The Designee must be an employee of the public health agency.

Expanded Member

Eligible individuals perform state-level public health nutrition duties in the state department of human services, education, agriculture or aging, or tribes. Expanded members can be nominated by the state nutrition director or they can nominate themselves to be an Expanded Member. ASPHN's Board of Directors then approves their membership.

Associate Member

Individuals or agencies with an interest in public health nutrition who do not work for, or are not consultants contracted by the state public health, human services, education, agriculture or aging departments, or tribes.

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