Connecting federal priorities with local community action sharon hoelscher day 040212


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Connecting Federal Priorities with Local Community Action

Monday, April 2
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Sharon Hoelscher Day, CFCS
Area Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Regional Specialist, Nutritional Sciences
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

• This 60-minute web conference focused on Connecting Federal Priorities with Local Community Action
• Learn about strategies that connect with women’s health through the life-cycle from early adolescents to seniors.
• Share your experiences and ideas through this interactive session

National association priorities and federal policies often link directly to local communities and outreach education. AAFCS Chalkley-Fenn Visiting Policy Scholar, Sharon Hoelscher Day, CFCS, will share how some of these connect with women’s health through the life-cycle from early adolescents to seniors.

Her Project:
Healthy Women for a Lifetime, includes education resources for individuals and Extension professionals plus related advocacy efforts. Some of her time in Washington DC was spent talking with national leaders of professional associations and non-project organizations and gaining insights in how priorities are determined and communicated.

Sharon will share her Chalkly-Fenn Scholar work in women’s health and its implications for Extension across the nation. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share how their state is connecting with federal policies and priorities in women's health.

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Connecting federal priorities with local community action sharon hoelscher day 040212

  1. 1. Healthy Women for a Lifetime
  3. 3. Healthy Women for a LifetimeGOAL: Explore new policyconnections for AAFCS with non-profit and government agenciesrelated to women’s health andbuild advocacy skills for AAFCSmembers• Prevention education & policy• Advocacy resources• Webinar & training• FCS Storytelling Factsheet
  4. 4. • Chalkley-Fenn Experience• Sabbatical• Living and working inWashington DC• Aug, Sept & Oct 2010• April & May 2011• Training with FrameworkInstitute, PreventionInstitute, AAFCS publicpolicy committee, & 3lobbyist
  5. 5. “We are still standingon the bank of theriver, rescuing peoplewho are drowning.We have not gone tothe head of the riverto keep them fromfalling in. That is the21st century task “Gloria Steinem
  6. 6. Spectrum of Prevention• Strengthen Individual with Knowledge & Skills• Promote Community Education• Educate Providers• Foster Coalition & Networks• Change Organizational practices• Influence Policy LegislationLarry Cohen of the Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA
  7. 7. Spectrum of Prevention • Strengthen Individual with Knowledge & Skills • Promote Community Education • Educate Providers • Foster Coalition & Networks • Change Organizational practices • Influence Policy LegislationLarry Cohen of the Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA
  8. 8. • American Public Health Association• Partnership for Women and Families• National Council on Aging• National Osteoporosis Coalition• National Institute of Food and Agriculture(NIFA-USDA)• Office of Women’s Health, Department ofHealth and Human Services• Association of Public and Land-grantUniversities (APLU)• Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC• Society of Nutrition Education• National Association of Area Agencies on Aging• National Asian Pacific Council of Aging• Leadership Council on Aging• National Hispanic Council on Aging• AARP• Center for Science in the Public Interest• Food and Nutrition Service-USDA• National Institute of Health, Heart Truth
  9. 9. • What are your currentprojects in women’s healthpolicy and outreach?• What successfulpartnerships are youinvolved with currently• What priorities do youhave for future?• Do we have any prioritiesin common and havepotential for collaboration?
  10. 10. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, its the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
  11. 11. Advocacy is . . .• A political process by an individual or group influence public policy or resource allocation decisions within political, economic or social systems• Advocacy is critical because we have a representative Democracy
  12. 12. • Advocacy & Public PolicyTraining with AAFCS stateleaders• Cost-Benefit workshopwith Extension stateprogram leaders, 2011AAFCS Conference &webinars with NH & AK & AZ• AAFCS Advocacy SkillsWebinar• AAFCS 2011 NationalConference Super Session
  13. 13. Linking Health Women for a Lifetime & Advocacy
  14. 14. FCS Storytelling• Get everyone on the same page• Don’t start with a stereotype – Be careful!• Avoid jargon or acronyms• Quote or paraphrase your student or client• Surprise your listeners• Let your passion show!
  15. 15. FCS Storytelling• Keep it short and sweet• Connect the dots . . . Show context• Not just how one individual “pulled themselves by bootstraps.”Tell me a fact and I will learn. Tellme a truth and I will believe. Tellme a story & it will stay in myheart forever. Indian Proverb
  16. 16. Links with National Priorities & Programs• USDA – NIFA• National data & priorities for evaluation• National Council on Aging & Leadership Council on Aging& National Association of Area Agencies on Aging• Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Women’s Health• American Public Health Association and other associations
  17. 17. Connect Evaluation withNational Data• Healthy People•CDC- Behavioral Risk SurveillanceSurvey – National &• Institute of Medicine- Measuring Progress in Obesity• Institute of Health– 27 centers &
  18. 18. National Council on Aging The Trijillos Celebrating 50th Anniversary “If we do not change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” Chinese Proverb
  19. 19. Improving Health & Livingwith Chronic Conditions• Evidence-based curriculum fornational use• Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes• Falls Prevention – A Matter ofBalance• Coordination with states tostandardize senior programming
  20. 20. National Women’s Health Conference Cancer and Heart Disease to Bone Health, Sleep Disorders, Reproductive Issues and Plastic Surgery Dr. Regina M. Benjamin the U.S. Surgeon General stressed the need for medical professionals to partner with teachers, community leaders and organizations to deal with the “whole person” or family’s needs.
  21. 21. • Pre-conference AdvocacyTraining• Congress of Obstetriciansand Gynecologists andAmerican Medical Women’sAssociation• Title X• Mary E. Guinan, MD,PhD, Dean of the School ofCommunity Health Sciencesat the University of Nevada,Las Vegas and Advisor tothe Nevada State HealthDivision, President of theAmerican Medical Women’sAssociation.
  22. 22. Healthy Women for a Lifetime Good Bone Health From Tweens to Seniors
  23. 23. Best Bones Forever• Targets 4 – 15 year oldswith bone health messagesof Vit. D, Calcium andphysical activity• Arizona was pilot site• Prevention at its best•• National 4-H is a partner
  24. 24. Advantages for Linking with Federal PrioritiesProgramming - Funding - Evaluation - Marketing
  25. 25. WomensHealth.gov’s Health – MedPlus Institutes of Health (NIH) – Office of Research on Women’s Health and Drug Admin. – Office of Women’s Health Network of Libraries of Medicine - Health Literacy
  26. 26. By layering multiple objects on a different background, you cancreate dynamic layouts
  27. 27. Sharon Hoelscher Day, CFCS 602-549-5378 Emeritus Extension Faculty, University of ArizonaSHDay Consultants