State Nutrition Action Committee
Please join the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) for a webinar with Dr. Anne Phibbs, Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives. Even with the best of intentions to impact positive change, public health professionals often fail to recognize the ways in which our biases prevent us from acting as allies to the communities we serve. If we only see the problems and deficiencies within communities, we perpetuate constructs like saviorism, classism, and racism, while hindering our ability to partner and promote health and wellbeing. In addition to assessing and meeting needs, health equity requires us to highlight and value the skills, knowledge, and stories of the community. In this workshop, we address the shortcomings of a ‘deficit approach’, explore allyship through strength-based communications and how to center community agency in grant writing.