Developing skilled leaders in public health nutrition is a critical component of all of ASPHN’s work. The Association seeks to build our members’ skills so they can be strong leaders in ASPHN, their organization, state, and across the nation.
To strengthen nutrition policy, programs and environments for all people through development on public health nutrition leaders and collective action of members nationwide.
A component of every ASPHN project, Council, webinar, or conference is focused on leadership development. The work ASPHN does to cultivate public health leaders creates opportunities for members to expand and deepen their skills to positively impact public health at the local, state, and national level.
Goal: Members are well informed & the organization presents a consistent, clear message on the role and value of Public Health Nutritionists and ASPHN.
Member Opportunity: ASPHN Members’ Newsletter, ASPHN Annual Meeting, ASPHN Policy Committee, ASPHN Membership, Communication and Outreach Committee, See It. Say It. Share It., ASPHN Nutrition Briefs
Goal: Develop effective partnerships with other public health organizations that further the priorities of ASPHN.
Member Opportunity: ASPHN Collaboration Committee; ASPHN Liaisons to partners, Partnership Training Program, specific program advisory committees, etc.
Goal: Successfully advocate for policies, funding, and programs that promote nutrition and physical activity and that prevent disease.
Member Opportunity: ASPHN Policy Committee, ASPHN Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Council, National Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Council, ASPHN Obesity Prevention Nutrition Council, ASPHN Obesity Mini CoIIN, ASPHN Success Stories
Goal: Develop well informed Public Health Nutrition leaders in all states through training opportunities, tracked PHN workforce information and tools available to its members.
Member Opportunity: Health Equity Internship program, MCHB Leadership Development programs; ASPHN Annual Meeting, Growing ASPHN Leaders, Partnership Training Program, ASPHN webinars, and website resources.
Goal: Strong, engaged board members, active committees and councils, diverse funding sources, and a large membership base.
Member Opportunity: ASPHN Board of Directors, ASPHN Membership Directory, ASPHN Councils, ASPHN Committees, etc.
Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Leadership Skills Development Series is a series of online modules that cover a variety of leadership topics in a Maternal and Child Health context. The modules are designed to be completed in small groups with the use of video, personal reflection, case studies and group discussions to facilitate learning. They are comprehensive yet flexible. They can be completed in any order, timeframe or setting that participants choose.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has an online Leadership Certificate of Training: Developing Your Role as Leader. Experts in the field of leadership developed this program for AND members. To receive the Certificate of Training, learners must successfully complete all four modules. For more information, visit eatright.org.
The National WIC Association offers its members the NWA Leadership Academy. This customized leadership program is designed to assist WIC organizations in developing leadership skills and attributes for selected new leaders and to update the skills of current leaders. The program seeks to help participants to think and act strategically, develop critical thinking skills, and manage results-oriented teams. The NWA Leadership Academy Certificate Program is comprised of four courses, which are each 10 weeks in length.