238892 Lessons from public health practice Part 1

Saturday, October 29, 2011: 10:00 AM

Nadine Chan, PhD, MPH , Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation, Public Health - Seattle and King County, Seattle, WA
Dennis Worsham, BA , Public Health, Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA
Local health departments are increasingly involved in policy, environment, and systems change initiatives. Public Health Seattle King County recently developed, implemented, and evaluated a menu-labeling initiative which will serve as a case study for this two-part session. Part 1 of this example from the field, will illustrate the process of local policy development, implementation, and enforcement of the menu labeling initiative.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe development of the menu labeling initiative in Seattle King County as an example of local policy change from the field; Describe implementation of the menu labeling initiative; and Describe enforcement of the menu labeling initiative.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the project manager for the implementation of King County's menu labeling and have worked in governmental public health for nearly 18 years. Currently I am working with partnering organizations to help shape the new federal nutrition labeling stature that was passed in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.