Plenary VI – The “Ask” on Climate Change
During this session participants will learn the big "ask" that they will advocate for at their congressional meetings.
Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®
SOPHE Chief Executive Officer
As SOPHE’s Chief Executive Officer, Elaine oversees the organization’s portfolio in professional preparation, professional development, scientific journals and publications, and advocacy for some 4,000 researchers and practitioners working in universities, health care organizations, worksites, K-12 schools, and federal/state/local government. She has devoted her career to elevating the profession of health education by contributing to research, books and peer-reviewed publications; serving as a principal investigator to numerous public/private grants and contracts; and acting as a spokesperson and advocate for the field, including testifying before Congress. She inaugurated the Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit in 1997, which has trained thousands of health professionals during the last two decades. In addition to policy advocacy, her passions include advancing health equity and contributing to national and international workforce development and competencies. She has been honored with awards from SOPHE, APHA, Eta Sigma Gamma, National REACH Coalition, and Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®
SOPHE Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions
Dr. Hancher-Rauch has more than 20 years of experience as a public health educator with an emphasis on health education and promotion in hospitals, communities, and worksites. She works with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition as a program evaluator and is on the Board of Trustees for the Society of Public Health Education as the Advocacy & Resolutions Trustee. Her many research interests include health advocacy and health policy.
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Adriane Casalotti, MPH, MSW
Chief of Government and Public Affairs for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Adriane Casalotti is the Chief of Government and Public Affairs for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), whose mission is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments. There she leads the Association's efforts on policy development, communications, and federal advocacy.
Adriane joined NACCHO in October 2018 from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where she led the Agency's work with Congress on a wide range of policy topics and high‐profile issues. Prior to her time at FDA, Adriane spent seven years on Capitol Hill, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Health Policy Adviser for a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee. Adriane also has experience providing direct services, community outreach, and program planning for community-based non-profits. In addition, she has conducted policy research and advocacy on asset building, housing, public health, and education policy.
Adriane has been quoted in numerous print, radio, and television media, including the Associated Press, Reuters, NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Atlantic, and C-SPAN. She received both her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.