The ASTHO Prevention Policy Committee provides policy direction to ASTHO on a variety of health promotion and prevention initiatives, including nutrition and physical activity as well as chronic disease risk reduction, and social environments that promote health.
Becky Adams, MPH, RD LD, CDE, is ASPHN's representative on the Committee. Becky believes that ASPHN plays a key role on the committee. For example, ASPHN led the effort within the Prevention Policy Committee to develop a guide to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. The purpose of the guide, a major project, was to help organizations and agencies in their implementation of the Act. Becky is the Partnership and Policy Support Director for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch in the Arkansas Department of Health. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program.