The ASPHN Policy Committee is the association’s voice in promoting and influencing public health nutrition policies. By diligently probing national issues which align with ASPHN’s priority issues, the committee strives to influence the adoption of evidence-based and best practice public health nutrition policies. The Policy Committee responds to key public health nutrition issues and federal legislation by submitting public comments on behalf of ASPHN. It also signs onto letters of advocacy with partner organizations. The committee’s comprehensive Priority Watch List guides and directs its advocacy efforts.
To ensure greater health equity for our most vulnerable and at-risk populations, the ASPHN Policy Committee strives to address systemic racism as well as its potentially destructive influence upon the social determinants of health (SDOH). Our decision-making process for how best to utilize the committee’s resources are guided by the PETAL protocol.