The ASPHN Board of Directors met on July 8, 2022.
- Eleven General membership applications were approved: Brittany Celebrano (AZ); Margaret Chaykin (WA); Rita Condon (NM); Jeanette Newman-Velez (CA); Kristi Peluso (NY); Katie Potestio (NY); Laura Spaulding (OR); Raquelle Weight (AZ); Kelsey Wilkens (NY); Bonnie Williams (AZ); Sarah Young (MO).
- Twelve Associate member applications were approved: Michaeline Anglemire (LA); Kathryn Bernstein (IL); Alicia Caldwell (NC); Natalie Davis (NC); Olajumoke Falomo (TX); Traci Armstrong Florian (AZ); Katherine Johnston (NC); Kamber LeBlanc (LA); Elizabeth McQueen (NC); Erin Morini (LA); Catherine Rudolph (IA); Allison Wareham (LA).
- Policy Committee actions on behalf of ASPHN since last board report:
- Submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to their request for comments on scientific questions to be examined in the development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025–2030
- Did not opt out of sign-on opportunity with the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee’s (USBC) IYCFE Constellation Joint Statement – updated to reflect emergencies beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Signed-on in support of Aligning for Health’s letter urging House Energy & Commerce Committee leaders to advance important SDOH legislation that will empower organizations and communities to work across sectors to foster partnerships, coordinate care and services, share data, and leverage available resources to drive improved and equitable outcomes, and catalyze federal cross-sector opportunities to address SDOH.
- Signed-on to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee letter mobilizing action to maintain and expand investments in infant feeding by urging Congress to direct $20M to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (up from $9.75M in FY2022).
- Signed-on in support of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) program letter, requesting $153 million in FY23 funding which would enable SDOH planning grants to expand to every state and territory.
- Signed-on in support of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) and Healthy Tribes program letter, requesting $102.5 million in FY23 funding which would enable the REACH program to add an additional 33 programs and allow the Healthy Tribes program to continue supporting American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) wellness.
- Signed-on in support of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network letter, requesting $54 million in FY23 funding, which would enable the program to reach 15 additional states.
Final May 2022 board meeting minutes