Federal farm and transportation policy provide opportunities for new thinking and work about making healthier food more available, provide support for communities to build safer opportunities for physical activity, and can profoundly help to improve the health of Americans.
You are invited to join us in an exciting Web Forum with leaders from across the nation examining the specifics of these important omnibus acts.
Listeners will be able to participate by posing questions for the guest speakers and post their reactions and policy ideas via a live blog and instant messaging. The forum's interactive and participatory approach is the catalyst for an unprecedented process. Your participation will help to build knowledge and share solutions based on your experience. We hope that by offering the opportunity to incorporate the perspectives, experiences, and insights of all participants we will tap into the vast pools of knowledge where optimal solutions reside.
Chief Policy Officer, Office of the Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics; University of Georgia
M.S., Agricultural Economics; California State University, Fresno
B.A., Biology; California State University, Fresno
Previously: CDC, Chief of Prevention Effectiveness
Associate Professor, Rollins…
Larry Cohen is founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit that helps shape the way the country thinks about health: improving community conditions and taking action to support health, safety, and equity in the first place. Larry works with communities to address health inequities and has advanced…
Vice President, Nutrition and Health
United Fresh Produce Association
Lorelei DiSogra is Vice President, Nutrition and Health, at United Fresh Produce Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C. In her present position she is responsible for nutrition policy, specifically reshaping federal policy to drive environmental changes that increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption consistent with the Dietary Guidelines. She is currently…
Chief, Office of Community Planning
California Department of Transportation
Masters Degree, City and Regional Planning; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Nearly 27 years working at Department of Transportation
Chief, Office of Community Planning since 2001
Previously worked at Division of Mass Transportation, Sacramento
Vice President, Development
Forest City Residential West, Inc.
M.A., Urban Planning and Transportation, UCLA
B.A., Political Science, California State University Northridge
Currently: Member; National Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Transit Oriented Development Council
Executive Committee; ULI, Los Angeles District Council
Board of Directors; CORO, a national leadership training organization
Board of Directors; AltaMed…
Vice President, Public Policy and Programs
Public Health Institute
As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…