Online Program

Leveraging local efforts for national scope: How the city of Boston is shifting the food system to promote health equity

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Aliza Wasserman, MS, MPH, Intergovernmental Relations, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate advocacy and policy tools that have been used in Boston to promote healthier environments for all residents, to reduce the racial gap in rates of obesity and overweight Identify advocacy targets for local government that represent intersections between local, state and federal policy that impact the health of residents

Keyword(s): Food and Nutrition, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have an MS in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, and MPH in Environmental Health. I have worked for over four years at the intersection of public health and policy advocacy, including a focus on advocating for food, nutrition and agricultural policies that promote health equity; this has included achieving several policy victories at the local and state levels.
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.