Membership Communication and Outreach

ASPHN's Membership Communication and Outreach Committee

The ASPHN Membership Communication and Outreach Committee provides guidance regarding communications to ASPHN membership and its partners.  The committee works to involve members in ASPHN's programs and to increase members' skills and knowledge.  Guided by the Communication Plan, the committee:

  • offers mentoring opportunities
  • provides orientation for new members
  • promotes membership involvement
  • reviews and evaluates current publications and resources and makes suggestions for revisions
  • plans for the dissemination of information to members, the public, professional orgazinations, and partners through
    • posting information on the ASPHN website
    • social media
    • membership mailings

Please take a minute to review the 2016-17 committee work plan.

Committee Membership

The Membership Communication and Outreach Committee currently includes 14 ASPHN members from around the country and a social media consultant who is a graduate student from the University of Minnesota.  The current committee members are:

  • Chair: Terrell Brock (WI)
  • Carol Friesen (IN)
  • Sarah Ginnetti (OH)
  • Megan Hlavacek (SD)
  • Kimberly LaCroix (OR)
  • Jill Lange (IA)
  • Patrice Thomsen (KS)

We welcome any ASPHN members to join the committee.  We ask that committee members serve for at least one year. Contact Sandy Perkins if you are interested in joining the committee.

Committee Responsibilities

  The Membership Communication and Outreach Committee is responsible for increasing ASPHN's visibility and enhancing its strategic image among ASPHN members and national partners.  The committee works mainly through email and monthly conference calls.  Members of the committee collaborate with the board to:

  • target effective ways of communicating to the ASPHN membership;
  • plan new member orientation calls;
  • plan networking activities for the ASPHN annual meeting;
  • mentor new members, and
  • organize activities that encourage membership/involvement in ASPHN.  Click here for suggestions to recruit public health nutritionists to join ASPHN.