A General Overview

The 2024 CDC DNPAO National Training — Leading the Charge for a Healthier Nation — will be an interactive, in-depth training and shared learning experience. The meeting is designed for recipients of DNPAO’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Program, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program, and High Obesity Program (HOP), as well as for representatives of the DNPAO Ambassador program. The training will be hosted by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN).

The goal of this training is to enhance attendees' abilities to successfully implement their work to achieve maximum impact in the states and communities they serve. As the first DNPAO in-person meeting in five years, this dynamic experience will leverage sharing, networking and active participation for maximum success.

The training agenda will be based on adult learning theory and will be organized by strategy tracks, helping recipients advance their strategy-specific work plans through discussion of challenges and opportunities. The training will demonstrate best practices and encourage conversation and collaboration among recipients. It will also Illustrate evaluation and performance monitoring approaches to describe SPAN, REACH, and HOP implementation and outcomes.

Registration and a draft agenda are now available, with a more detailed agenda coming soon. Please consider your internal travel protocols and deadlines and submit approvals as soon as possible. The program begins the morning of Monday, May 6; therefore, travel is required on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Please make reservations at the Westin. The cutoff date for the room block is Monday, April 1, 2024.