Extension team accepted into SOPHE workshop
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Only eight teams were accepted into the Society of Public Health Education Writing for Publication Workshop this summer, and one of them is from Mississippi State University.
Katharine Halfacre and Masey Smith, Extension specialists in the MSU Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, were accepted into the competitive program for their involvement with the MSU Extension program AIM for CHangE.
The virtual workshop engages state, regional and national experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on capturing pragmatic and research-related manuscripts and publications.
Halfacre is a postdoctoral associate. Smith is the project manager for AIM for CHangE.
AIM for CHangE is an acronym for Advancing, Inspiring, Motivating for Community Health through Extension. The initiative, which combats obesity through the promotion of healthy foods and improved access to places for physical activity, was launched in 2018 after the CDC awarded grant funding to MSU Extension for the project.