COVID-19 State Sharing Opportunities

ASPHN members consistently cite their ability to learn from peers in other states as one of the leading benefits of membership. With states now reopening on different timetables and under varying directives, public health nutritionists are facing a host of new COVID-19-related challenges and scenarios.

COVID-19 State Sharing Facebook Group

ASPHN has set-up a new COVID-19 State Sharing private Facebook group for members only. The group provides a supportive space where you can network with your peers and share ideas on optimizing the food and nutrition programs in which you work in order to address public health priorities and meet the immediate needs resulting from COVID-19. Group members can share links, resources and best practices; post questions; and browse threads that contain useful information to their areas of practice.

In order to participate in the group, you’ll need to submit a request to ASPHN. Simply go to the “ASPHN COVID-19 State Sharing Group” and click Join Group. ASPHN’s administrator will review and approve your request. For more information, be sure to contact Lourdes Pogue.

Annual Meeting State Sharing: COVID-19 Response Strengths and Weaknesses

On Tuesday, June 16, ASPHN’s virtual Annual Meeting will hold a State Sharing session on the strengths and weaknesses of the COVID-19 response. Facilitated by Emia Oppenheim, PhD, RD, LD, this session will review the timeline of COVID-19 changes, its impact on food security, the shifts it has produced in FNS programs, its impact on other state programs, and the policy shifts that have occurred. The session will then break out into groups for guided conversations on how the outbreak is affecting work in public health nutrition.

Although registration for ASPHN’s Annual Meeting is now closed, the presentation will be available on ASPHN’s website after the meeting concludes.

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