Accelerating the Paradigm Shift in SNAP-Ed: Adding PSEs to Help Eliminate Disparities in Healthy Eating, Active Living and Obesity Prevention in Low Resource Settings
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Accelerating the Paradigm Shift in SNAP-Ed: Adding PSEs to Help Eliminate Disparities in Healthy Eating, Active Living and Obesity Prevention in Low Resource Settings will seek to dispel myths, reduce confusion, and put forward a clear vision of how the public health community can overcome human, organizational, scientific and conceptual barriers in order to maximize the country’s largest single nationwide investment to eliminate diet- and physical activity-related disparities.
This session will illustrate ways in which SNAP-Ed is building on know-how from earlier years to organize comprehensive, multi-component interventions that fill gaps and provide synergy among SNAP’s multiple sister Child Nutrition Programs. In addition, the program seeks to build a reporting system and evidence base for showing diffusion of innovations on a large-scale in low resource communities. Evidence- and practice-based interventions with scientific underpinnings such as the Social Ecological Model are used in SNAP-Ed programs, and examples will be given of SNAP-Ed programs that stepped up as ‘backbone organizations’ to foster success with Collective Impact approaches.
Session Objectives: Attendees will be able to name specific structural, policy, intervention, and evaluative initiatives being conducted in the massive, diverse network of SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agencies, including the emerging focus on policies, systems, and environments and collective impact on programs being considered by Congress in the 2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
Attendees will walk away with the ability to connect effectively with SNAP-Ed programs in their local, state or national capacity
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)