Online Program

Idaho Plan4Health: A Coalition of Planners and Public Health Officials

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Jaime Harding, MHS, CHES, Division of Community and Environmental Health, Central District Health Department, Boise, ID
Utilizing the City of Boise's "Energize Our Neighborhood" initiative, the Idaho Plan4Health coalition emerged to conduct a neighborhood food assessment in Boise, Idaho. Undertaking a food assessment in partnership with the "Energize Our Neighborhood" initiative provided opportunities to tap into community engagement events and integrate the food assessment effort within wider community issues. Goals, strategies, and evaluation efforts are being guided by the five principles of food assessment: food security, food quality, food literacy, food access and infrastructure, and food culture.  An Idaho Plan4Health coalition member will discuss the coalition development process, implementation of the food assessment, and future plans for the coalition.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain how the Idaho Plan4Health coalition implemented a food assessment in a small geographical area Discuss the Idaho Plan4Health successes and challenges when conducting a food assessment in a small neighborhood Discuss the sustainability plans for the Idaho Plan4Health coalition

Keyword(s): Food Security, Nutrition

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Health Policy and Health Promotion Program Manager at Central District Health Department, a local public health agency in Boise, Idaho. I oversee subgrants focused on improving access to healthy food and physical activity options. I am also the current President of the Idaho Public Health Association.
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.