The Role of Racial Equity in SNAP-Ed Part 3: What does equity look like within an organization? Advancing equity through recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion

ASNNA Race, Health + Social Equity Committee and SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team:

This is the third in a series of trainings on how to advance equity in SNAP-Ed programming and administration. In this training, the focus is on internal workplace equity, specifically related to hiring and retention practices.

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:1) Identify 2 practices that their organization can implement to advance equity in internal workplace policies related to recruitment, hiring and retention.2) Describe three strategies to work within your human resources system to write job descriptions and conduct recruitment and hiring with an equity lens, for example, how to include lived experience as a job requirement.3) Identify their sphere of influence and how their decisions can impact equity within their organization related to employee hiring and retention.

The Role of Racial Equity in SNAP-Ed Part 2: Authentic Resident Engagement as a Model to Advance Equity

ASNNA Race, Health + Social Equity Committee, SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team, and SNAP-Ed Connection:

The Healthy Food Policy Project team and its Advisory Committee members developed working principles to provide a template for authentic resident engagement in food access policy change. Join our hosts, UNC’S SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team and ASNNA’s Race, Health and Social Equity Committee, as well as our guest speakers, for a two-part training which will provide an overview of why and how to do authentic resident engagement, followed by a discussion session on applying the four working principles to our SNAP-Ed activities.

For more information about the CEUs, including to receive a certificate of completion if you watch the recording, email snap-edconnections@usda.gov.

Design Thinking for SNAP-Ed Video Series

Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative (FFORC):

This video series is designed to introduce SNAP-Ed Implementing agencies to core design thinking mindsets and methods. Learning objectives include defining design thinking and providing an overview of how and why design thinking might be useful for SNAP-Ed IAs; identifying key assumptions driving your proposed intervention; understanding the design thinking prototyping process including what and how to prototype; and how to collect and analyze data during prototyping to encourage iteration and develop a robust, user-centered intervention. Included are additional resources for further learning including Frequently Asked Questions and suggested sites and reference materials for a deeper dive into Design Thinking/Human-Centered Design. Presenters include Lindsay Guge, Jared Bishop, and Claire Sadeghzadeh.

The Role of Racial Equity in SNAP-Ed Part 1: Bringing Racial Equity into the Conversation

ASNNA Race, Health + Social Equity Committee, SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team, and SNAP-Ed Connection:

In this interactive, 75-minutes session, presenters discuss how SNAP-Ed activities can be implemented to advance racial equity by framing the issue of racial equity in SNAP-Ed, the directive from the USDA, the definition of racial equity, and how we can work to engage communities to advance racial equity. The presenters include Stacy Dean, the Deputy Under Secretary for USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Dr. Mary Marczak, Director of Urban Family Development and Evaluation at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development, and Dr. Stephany Parker, Evaluation & Program Design Director of Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners (OKTEP).

For more information about the CEUs, including to receive a certificate of completion if you watch the recording, email snap-edconnection@usda.gov.

How can human-centered design support SNAP-Ed reach and impact?

Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative (FFORC) and Cooking Matters (CM):

This webinar is designed to share ideas for implementing and testing food retail strategies in your community. Learning objectives include defining design thinking and naming key design thinking mindsets and principles, explaining how design thinking can help move SNAP-Ed reach and impact forward, understanding how to move an idea or solution forward using prototyping and testing, and knowing where to go to find more information and continue learning. This webinar draws on learnings from the Using Human-Centered Design to Test Food Retail Strategies guide. Contributors include Megan Bradley, Claire Sadeghzadeh, Lindsay Guge, and Liz Chen.

Advancing Health Equity through SNAP-Ed Evaluation

Dr. Natalie Cook, PhD, Population Health Sciences at Virginia Tech:

This webinar was offered as an introduction to the concept of Transformative Evaluation (TE) and to offer suggestions on how to incorporate TE principles and practices into SNAP-Ed evaluation to contribute to efforts to increase health equity through SNAP-Ed programming. The webinar was provided by the Evaluation and Reporting subgroup of the ASNNA Evaluation Committee.

SNAP-Ed and Disasters: Providing an Effective Response

SNAP-Ed Connection:

This webinar is designed to learn from two SNAP-Ed agency programs who have experienced disasters first-hand, and successfully met the needs of their community through the partnerships and community presence fostered by SNAP-Ed-funded projects. Additional information is provided by a USDA food safety expert who shared how you can prepare in advance for possible emergencies.

This webinar is pre-approved for 1 CPE credit (until May 13, 2022) for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration.