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Harnessing the Power of Procurement to Improve Food Environments

posted on Thu, Apr 18 2013 12:00 am by The Network for Public Health Law

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Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. (ET). 

Procurement – the process through which goods are purchased – is a powerful tool that government leaders can use to promote policy and healthy food goals. Many leaders in public health, business and government may not be aware of the opportunities they have to promote policy change through procurement policies and laws. This webinar presents an overview of procurement, including a causal diagram that highlights key points of influence and impact for leaders. Dorothy Miller from PolicyLab will present an overview of procurement and highlights from PolicyLab’s recent research. Quang Dang from ChangeLab Solutions will discuss best contracting practices related to procurement and vending.  Roberta Friedman from the Rudd Center will discuss linkages between procurement and optimal defaults. Kathleen Noonan from PolicyLab will moderate the panel.


  • (moderator) Kathleen Noonan, J.D., Co-Director PolicyLab
  • Dorothy Miller, J.D., M.P.H., Research Scientist, PolicyLab
  • Quan Dang, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney and Technical Assistance Legal Director, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Roberta Friedmen, Sc.M., Director of Public Policy and Obesity, Yale Rudd Center.

You may qualify for CLE credit.