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Promising Practice Exchanges (PPE)

The Promising Practice Exchanges (PPEs) are annual mini-workshops that provide an opportunity for SNAP-Ed agencies to showcase local, regional and national promising practices. The training and technical assistance provided will address region-specific needs as identified in the SNAP-Ed Integrated Work Plans and will allow opportunities for attendees to network with peers. 

​Are You Interested in Joining a PPE Planning Committee?

The  Promising Practice Exchanges:
  • Are designed in response to topics of interest raised by the Planning Committee;
  • Focus on regional challenges, strengths, resources, and opportunities;
  • Showcase the work and contributions of local agencies and community health leaders; and
  • Provide a mechanism for regional networking and sharing around specific topics.

Planning Committee Roles & Expectations

The Promising Practice Exchanges Planning Committee (PC) member:

  • Participates in 1 and ½ hour biweekly committee meetings via teleconference or videoconference to actively plan the event;

  • Serves a subject matter representative (SMR) on SNAP-Ed topics or provide SMR referrals to the PC; 
  • Offers resources that can be used throughout the planning process and/or at the exchange;
  • Promotes the exchange at the State and Local levels;
  • Helps the PC coordinate volunteers (ex: moderators, timekeepers, room monitors, etc.) to support the exchange the day of the event;
  • Participates in a debrief after the exchange; and
  • Provides feedback on ways to sustain event outcomes, including the sharing of resources, to foster local connections and develop learning communities regionally.

​​Recruitment of Planning Committee Members

Upon opening the recruitment period, CSST will seek one (1) Local Implementing Agency (LIA) representative and one (1) SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agency (SIA) representative from the following agencies to participate as a member of a Planning Committee in seven Promising Practice Exchanges (PPEs) that will be held regionally throughout the state each year:  

  • California Department of Social Services and California Welfare Department “Get Fresh Project,”
  • California Department of Public Health and Local Health Departments,
  • UC CalFresh and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE),
  • California Department of Aging and Area Agency on Aging, and  
  • Catholic Charities of California and Local Catholic Charities Agencies.

Note:  The CSST Team has seven Training Consultants dedicated to provide their designated PPE Planning Committee with leadership and logistical coordination support.

If interested, please complete the Planning Committee Application Form. Selected members will receive an email notification from the mailbox.

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