Connecting Federal Health Priorities with Local Community Action

The Creating Healthy Communities CoP and the 2012 Priester National
Extension Health Conference would like to invite you to participate in an important 60-minute web conference focused on Connecting Federal Health Priorities with Local Community Action.

Date: April 2, 2012
Time: 1:00pm.-2:00 p.m. (EST)

Sharon Hoelscher Day, CFCS
Area Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
Regional Specialist, Nutritional Sciences
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

No registration is needed.

To attend link to a few minutes before the start time, 1:00pm (EST). Log in as a guest, using your name if you wish. Participants will use computer speakers for audio and interact through the chat box.

• Attend this 60-minute web conference focused on Connecting Federal Health Priorities with Local Community Action
• Learn about strategies that connect with women’s health through the life-cycle from early adolescents to seniors.
• Share your experiences and ideas through this interactive session

National association priorities and federal policies often link directly to local communities and outreach education. AAFCS Chalkley-Fenn Visiting Policy Scholar, Sharon Hoelscher Day, CFCS, will share how some of these connect with women’s health through the life-cycle from early adolescents to seniors.

Her Project:
Healthy Women for a Lifetime, includes education resources for individuals and Extension professionals plus related advocacy efforts. Some of her time in Washington DC was spent talking with national leaders of professional associations and non-project organizations and gaining insights in how priorities are determined and communicated.

Sharon will share her Chalkly-Fenn Scholar work in women’s health and its implications for Extension across the nation. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share how their state is connecting with federal policies and priorities in women's health.

About the Presenter:
Ms. Day is a recent Emeritus Extension faculty with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension where she developed Bone Builders in 1998, an osteoporosis prevention program for women of all ages. Ms. Day coordinated the Safe Food 2010 collaboration, Walk Across Arizona and other healthy lifestyle outreach programs. She was part of the Arizona Nutrition Network since its beginning and developed several websites including, and

Ms Day has written several peer-reviewed journal articles, curriculum and publications and presented at numerous state and national professional conferences, as well as in Australia and United Kingdom. Her Extension programming and professional work has received numerous state and national awards, including the AAFCS, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Leader Award and the 2008 Extension Educator of the Year by the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) and 2004 Extension Faculty of the Year by the University of Arizona.

An Ohio native, Sharon is graduate of Michigan State University and The Ohio State University. She taught at the Department of Home Economics, Bowling Green State University and was an Extension Agent, with The Ohio State University Extension before coming to Arizona. Sharon was President of National Extension Assoc. of Family & Consumer Sciences in 2003-2004 and past national president of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals. She a founding member and current president of the Arizona Osteoporosis Coalition.

Sharon was the 2010-11 AAFCS Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Scholar. She is currently president of her own company, SHDay Consultants based in Gardnerville, Nevada near Lake Tahoe. The company provides a variety of services including logic model training, staff development, strategic planning, social media and web design.

In her spare time, Sharon enjoys travel, photography, hiking, camping with her husband and singing in her church choir.

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