This event is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) and hosted by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). The training is designed for DNPAO’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Program, High Obesity Program (HOP), and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program recipients.

Training For Success

In a nation in which poor nutrition and physical inactivity increase the rates of chronic disease and health care costs, DNAPO and its award recipients aim to protect the health of Americans across the lifespan by encouraging regular physical activity and good nutrition. The goal of this training is to enhance recipients’ abilities to successfully implement their work to achieve maximum impact in the states and communities they serve.

Attendees and Highlights

Attendees will include SPAN, HOP, and REACH recipients, CDC staff, subject matter experts, national partners, and others in a dynamic training, co-learning, and technical assistance experience that will support recipients in leading the charge for a healthy nation. A highlight of the week will be a 20th Anniversary of REACH Celebration sponsored by SOPHE featuring former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher and a dynamic panel discussion. On May 9-10, 2019, there will be an Evaluation Institute for staff involved in evaluation and performance monitoring activities in the SPAN, HOP, and REACH programs. The goal of the Institute is to establish a shared vision and common understanding of DNPAO’s performance monitoring and evaluation approach by bringing together newly funded recipients and CDC staff.