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Rhode Island Food Policy Council Opportunity:

The Rhode Island Food Policy Council is currently accepting applications for new members. The deadline for applications is October 15. Click here to apply.
Launched in 2011, the Rhode Island Food Policy Council creates partnerships, develops policies, and advocates for improvements that support food security for all residents, sustainability, and expansion of the local food economy.  The council’s work is closely aligned with the state’s food strategy plan.
There are several ways to get involved with the Council beyond membership. If you would like more information, contact Betsy Skoda at bskoda@hcwh.org.


Update from The Academy’s weekly Public Policy Newsletter:

CPLS Explores Feasibility of Developing a Dietetic Licensure Compact
 
“Modern healthcare delivery requires that dietetics practice be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries, but the current licensure model in some states may not be sufficiently flexible, adaptable or manageable to best meet this need. The Academy’s Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommitte has created a Compact Taskforce to evaluate a potential solution: Development of a Dietitian Licensure Compact (DLC) which would increase access to care while maintaining public protection at the state level.  Such an agreement would allow RDNs to have one multi-state license, with the privilege to practice in their home state and other member states via either physical presence or HIPAA-qualified technology. Interstate compacts are contracts between two or more states adopting minimum standards to cooperate on policy issues. This provides a state-developed structure for collaborative action, while building consensus among states and federal partners. The task force will make recommendations to the Academy’s board of directors during the current fiscal year.”


Action Alert

Urge Your Senators to Support Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is joining with our partners in the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance asking Congress to improve access to diabetes prevention and treatment services for patients or clients. We need your help in asking your members of Congress to support legislation that would allow patients or clients access to evidence-based nutrition services provided by qualified professionals to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs associated with diabetes.

Click HERE to Take Action Today!


Upcoming Events

Oct 2018

2018-2019 Board Meetings – 10/04/2018 – 05/16/2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Warwick

May 2019

2019 RIAND Spring Conference – 05/22/2019 at All Day, Warwick