I am proud to present the 2018-2019 ASPHN Annual Report, which showcases the collective action of our members in advocacy and supportive programs that lift communities, large and small, toward healthier living.

Many members have taken action as national leaders through participation in ASPHN Committees, Councils and the Board. Member-volunteers are vital to the nationwide implementation of the evidence-informed practices outlined in ASPHN publications, webinars and trainings.

New ASPHN projects include support for capacity building in Farm to ECE, WIC child development referrals, and breastfeeding engagement through increasing access to breastfeeding support.

Action taken by the Committees and Councils resulted in new products, including the New Guide for Developing and Enhancing Skills in Public Health and Community Nutrition, 3rd Ed .

ASPHN cultivates an action-oriented workforce through professional development resources in the See It. Say It. Share It. campaign , Health Equity Internship Program, and the new Development Digest publication. 
Action for healthy living continues to spread. This year's in-person Mid-Year and Annual Meeting gatherings gave members experience in innovative meeting structures that will be replicated in health leadership settings nationwide.

Broad access to regular webinars, leadership and mentoring activities continue to be offered by ASPHN via its virtual operations.

ASPHN also equips national, state and local nutrition policy advocates through the foundational skills webinar training series, Moving Public Health Nutrition Policies Forward.
Thank you to all the ASPHN members. I am grateful for the experience of serving ASPHN as President. My life has been enriched by relationships among these exceptionally genuine, creative and dedicated colleagues.

I offer special thank yous to the Board, who as a body, conducts the business of carrying out the ASPHN strategic plan with a mix of tenacity, humor and grace. And thank yous to our 14 ASPHN consultants who, in their diverse supportive roles, hold the ladder leading to professional growth and career success of our members.

Best Regards,

ASPHN Past-President