Washington SNAP-Ed encourages all program implementers to incorporate PSE into the work they do in their communities.
Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities is a web-based, professional development program available to all staff involved in the Washington State SNAP-Ed program. It promotes the integration of policy, systems, and environmental interventions with educational strategies.
The program is designed to help all of us better understand:
- Basic terminology related to PSE work.
- Examples of systems-thinking including the Social-Ecological Model, Spectrum of Prevention and PSE concepts.
- Skills to expand our program across many level to impact policies, systems, and environments.
- Strategies and tools for strengthening engagement, communicating with partners, and understanding community context.
For more details on the program content, including learning objectives, download the Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities program summary (.pdf).
It is the expectation of DSHS that anyone involved with the Washington State SNAP-Ed program will register and complete all five modules of the Systems Approaches program. Please register and complete all modules if you have not already done so.