New 2020 Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) State Engagement Model (StEM) States Selected

Congratulations to the states of Hawai’i, Iowa, Vermont, and Wisconsin who successfully competed for the 2020 Physical Activity and Nutrition State Engagement Model (PAN StEM) request for technical assistance.

Through technical assistance support, NACDD and a team of subject matter experts will assist state teams in activating and sustaining multi-sector collaboration to address a priority public health issue around physical activity, nutrition, or obesity. 

NACDD provides peer networking and leadership opportunities to state contacts, which culminates in a strategic meeting with multi-sector state partners. States work through a collective impact approach, including discussions on a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communications, and backbone support.

  • Hawai’i will focus on solidifying the infrastructure in their state to support the wide-ranging needs of early childhood education (ECE) providers to implement the ECE Wellness Guidelines and provide a safe and healthy future for children.
  • Iowa will strengthen its strategies targeting school and youth programs.
  • Vermont will continue to support PAN health equity initiatives by focusing on Vermont residents with disabilities and maintain working with people of color, LGBTQ+, and low-income residents.
  • Wisconsin will leverage other initiatives and programs to support PAN activities, specifically SNAP-Ed, Tobacco Prevention, and the new Governor’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

For more information, contact Ann M. Forburger at

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