ASPHN's 2022 Annual Meeting • Virtual Format • June 13–15

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 virtual event is designed with your professional development in mind. We’ll be featuring a variety of can’t-miss sessions that explore new communication tools, strategies and techniques; the latest trends in evaluation; and the path forward in fruit and vegetable consumption. Each day will be anchored by valuable federal update sessions from MCHB, CDC-DNPAO and USDA. You’ll also learn about the history of ASPHN and what’s on the horizon as it continues to build leaders in public health nutrition. Best of all, you’ll enjoy multiple opportunities to share and learn from one another, as well as build valuable connections through the virtual meeting lounge. Plan now to attend this special anniversary meeting at no cost to register!

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POSTER SESSIONS

We’re excited about this year’s poster sessions, which will be stronger and more impactful than ever! Each day, our meeting will kick-off with a panel discussion centered around three to four posters. The posters will be grouped by similar themes to leverage synergies and focus the daily discussions. Additionaly, attendees will be able to view a brief video summarizing each of the posters submitted.

MEETING AGENDA

We’ve developed an outstanding 3-day agenda with sessions starting each day at 10AM ET and ending by 5PM ET. Adjustments and tweaks are still in the works, so please use the draft agenda below for a better understanding of the meeting’s overall scope and daily focus. The final agenda will be available to all participants prior to the start of the meeting.

Draft Meeting Agenda

Updated May 13, 2022

“For nearly three-quarters of a century, our ASPHN members have been bridging gaps in nutrition and public health. These gaps are numerous; a few include determining best ways to communicate nutrition messages, new ways to evaluate and show the value of our programs and services, and new ways of interacting with the public and our professional partners to assure communities can access and consume healthy foods. During ASPHN’s 2022 Annual Meeting, we’ll hear from colleagues and experts about innovative ways to bridge these gaps and receive updates on federal nutrition-related programs from our federal partners. I hope you’ll be able to join us to celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to another 70 years of success.”

– JAMIE STANG, PHD, MPH, RDN, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ASPHN PRESIDENT-ELECT

ASPHN Annual Meeting Highlights

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONISTS: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

As ASPHN celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Association’s Executive Director, Karen Probert, MS, RDN, will highlight significant accomplishments, contributions and key decisions from ASPHN members and leaders that have advanced the field of public health nutrition and led to the Association’s vibrancy. She will also examine how the Association and its members can best be positioned for whatever the future holds.

ELEMENTS AND BENEFITS OF RIPPLE EFFECT MAPPING

Scott Chazdon, MA, PhD with the University of Minnesota will share details on Ripple Effect Mapping, a participatory method for documenting program impacts. This simple and inexpensive evaluation tool collects and maps the untold stories and behind-the-scenes activities that can ripple out from a specific program or activity.

STATE SHARING: USING COMMUNICATION TO SUPPORT  NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Christopher Thomas from CDC-DNPAO will explore the background and components of strategic communication and the 8-Step Communication Planning Model. He will also share examples of DNPAO communication efforts and lessons learned, and state recipients will share the communication tools and strategies they’re using.

IBYTE4HEALTH: A MOBILE HEALTH INTERVENTION

Dr. Gina Tripicchio from Temple University will give us insight into the development of iByte4Health, a mobile health program that sends daily mobile-phone text messages and video links to parents to combat childhood obesity. This program won the grand prize in HRSA’s “Preventing Childhood Obesity” contest, meant to inspire innovation in technology-based solutions to help low-income families sustain healthy eating practices.

THE CHILD OPPORTUNITY INDEX 2.0

Neighborhoods matter. Children who live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education and schools, safe housing, access to healthy food, parks and playgrounds and clean air are more likely to grow into healthy, productive adults. Chaya Merrill, DrPH, Director of Child Health Data Lab at Children’s National, will give us an overview of the Child Opportunity Index, which measures and maps data from 29 neighborhood-level indicators into a single composite measure that is available for nearly all U.S. neighborhoods.

RE-ENGAGEMENT AND VITALITY POST-PANDEMIC

Kira Mauseth, PhD, a clinical psychologist with the Washington Department of Health and Astrum Health LLC, will help us understand the physical and neuro-chemical processes at work that have influenced our behavior, thinking and decision-making during the pandemic and now, at this point in our recovery. We’ll develop an understanding for the behavioral health considerations for the pandemic’s current phase and hold a workshop discussion to explore a vitality orientation plan to help us have fun, re-engage and recover.

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