B2: Integrating Research-to-Policy Translation Skills Into Public Health Professional Workforce Training: An Innovative Online Resource for Planning Policy Advocacy Campaigns
The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator (STRIPED, www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped) addresses a critical training need in the public health workforce by creating the STRIPED Advocacy Playbook, a free, open-access online resource that offers step-by-step training in how to work with communities and policymakers to build advocacy campaigns for change (tinyurl.com/STRIPEDPlaybook). This presentation will discuss the goal of the Playbook-- to provide PH professionals who serve in a variety of settings the opportunity to gain training in the techniques and strategies for building effective policy advocacy campaigns to address health inequities.
Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS (Moderator)
SOPHE Advocacy & Resolutions Trustee
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS has worked for more than 15 years within the field of public health. Dr. Cherry’s professional experience started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. One of her major projects included partnering with leaders across the continent to focus on Gender and Development (GAD) initiatives aimed at helping young women and girls create sustainable income resources. As a public-health practitioner, Dr. Cherry collaborated on Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) for the Greater Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and two rural Georgia hospitals; provided co-leadership on the expansion of the Community Outreach Program at Northside Hospital; provided technical assistance to faith-based, mini-grant recipients in Southwest Georgia; and worked on a food insecurity and medication-adherence pilot study for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). She is an Evaluation Consultant for Creative Research Solutions and Past President of the Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GA SOPHE).
Amanda Raffoul, PhD
Amanda Raffoul, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow with Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator (STRIPED). Her research on policy approaches to preventing disordered weight control behaviors is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and she is actively engaged in both U.S. and Canadian advocacy efforts related to eating disorders treatment and prevention.
S. Bryn Austin, ScD
Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
S. Bryn Austin, ScD, is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator (STRIPED). She is Immediate Past President of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the leading community advocacy organization nationally focused on U.S. federal policy to address eating disorders.