Membership With ASPHN

AT ASPHN, WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU! We welcome nutrition professionals at all career stages. Whether you’re a college student, a seasoned professional, or a retired practitioner, you’ll find a welcoming and supportive community within our Association. See what makes membership so beneficial and learn how you can join below!

ASPHN MEMBER BENEFITS

  • ACCESS NEW RESOURCES, CUTTING-EDGE WEBINARS and professional development tools
  • STAY ABREAST OF EMERGING ISSUES AND STRATEGIES in public health nutrition
  • INTERACT WITH PEERS through an organization that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion and promotes respectful and safe environments
  • RECEIVE RECOGNITION AND INSPIRE CHANGE through the Public Health Nutrition Hall of Fame and ASPHN Annual Awards Program
  • NETWORK WITH COLLEAGUES and learn what they’re doing in their communities
  • CONNECT WITH STATE AND NATIONAL NUTRITION LEADERS and increase your state’s visibility
  • STRENGTHEN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS using our training programs, resources, councils, committees and leadership positions
  • INFLUENCE IMPORTANT PUBLIC POLICY by raising your voice through your participation in our Policy Committee
  • COLLABORATE WITH NATIONAL PARTNERS to move forward key nutrition policies and programs
  • EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN ASPHN PROGRAMS and receive funding, if applicable
  • EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT AND MENTOR the future generations of public health nutritionists

BECOMING AN ASPHN MEMBER

Joining ASPHN is easy, but determining your membership category can be tricky. Here’s why. When our organization was founded over 70 years ago to meet the needs of nutritionists in state departments of health, most states only had one nutritionist in the state health department.

Since then, the field has grown, broadened and diversified. State health departments are larger and hire more nutritionists. Public health nutritionists are also employed at a variety of other state agencies, as well as at the local and tribal levels. Moreover, public health nutrition university faculty are valued colleagues, and their students are the future of our field.

That’s why today, ASPHN offers you two ways to join — as a General Member or an Associate Member. Below you’ll find more information on our membership categories. Please review the membership types and job duty descriptions to see which best reflects your current position. Then click the Apply button to get started! Still not sure which category best fits you? We’ll happily take your questions and help you through the process. Simply email Allison McGuigan!

ASPHN offers a third membership category known as an Appointed Member, which is an official public health agency employee appointed by their U.S. state, district, territory, possession or tribe chief health official. Appointed members have voting rights in ASPHN’s Board of Directors yearly elections. Each Appointed Member receives the General Ballot from ASPHN’s Governance Committee via email in March and is encouraged to consult with the General Members in their state before voting.  Find your state Appointed Member here. If your state does not have an appointed member, please contact Allison McGuigan to get the process started.

*Your state may have already paid annual dues. Contact Allison McGuigan to determine your eligibility.

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