The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is hosting its first virtual conference bringing together public health workers, researchers, and educators to discuss and develop the skills needed to tackle disparities in diet-related disease and food access. The goal of the conference is to present and practice strategies in the areas of assessment, policy development, and assurance that can promote the development of local food systems and improve community health, particularly on tribal lands.

The conference will include presentations on selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation, policy development and advocacy, asset building and fiscal management, and creating sustainable food systems. Skill-building workshops will also be used to practice skills such as using logic models, writing policy briefs, and developing a program budget.

Call for Abstracts – We welcome abstracts for oral presentations and posters on recent research and program initiatives relevant to indigenous health promotion and local food system development, as well as stories that examine the important role of traditional food production, gathering, and preparation for tribes. Click the button on the right for directions on submitting abstracts.

There is no charge to attend the conference, however registration is required. Please click the “Registration” button on the right to register.