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Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD

Director, PHI Center for Wellness and Nutrition

Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD is the director at the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) and has over fourteen years of experience working on nutrition education, social marketing, and chronic disease prevention interventions serving vulnerable populations. Ms. DeLisio has extensive experience in training and capacity building efforts, multi-level interventions, policy systems and environmental change approaches, community leadership development, and coalition building around common goals. She is passionate about implementing community driven approaches that increase equitable polices and social justice in low resourced communities to improve nutrition and health outcomes. Ms. DeLisio currently directs the overall vision and strategic direction at CWN. Ms. DeLisio is responsible for a large portfolio of nutrition and wellness projects from federal, state, and local governments and private funders.

Ms. DeLisio personally oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) statewide contract funded through the California Department of Social Services focused on evaluation and innovation, several projects covering the eight state USDA Southeast region focused on coalition building, evaluation, program support and increased access to fruits and vegetables, and the CDC Cooperative Agreement providing technical support to REACH grantees nationwide focused on community engagement and local coalition building.

Prior to joining PHI, Ms. DeLisio implemented new clinic policies and procedure to improve diabetes care for patients at the Watts Health Center, developed a statewide multi-layered Breastfeeding Campaign for the California Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and provided statewide training and technical assistance to SNAP-Ed grantees in California.

Ms. DeLisio is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Southern California. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree and attended the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Youngstown State University.

Cooking Matters Evaluation

PHI's Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is working in consultation and collaboration with the Cooking Matters Colorado PSE team to create an evaluation strategy to assess the real benefits of PSE interventions for consumers and retailers in the shop setting. The evaluation will focus on changes in food security and sales related to PSE interventions.

Capacity Building & Training

With diverse public health programs spanning the globe, PHI understands how strong leadership and organizational management can enhance the success...

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Coalition & Network Building

Building strong coalitions and networks is essential to solving today’s pressing public health issues. The Public Health Institute (PHI) can ...

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Communications & Social Marketing

Strong messaging is integral to creating strategic, effective, and clear public health campaigns. Public Health Institute can help you develop prin...

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Community Health

Many local environments—especially in low-income communities—limit access to healthy foods and provide few opportunities for physi...

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Curriculum Development

Building up the next generation of public health leaders requires an investment in public health education and experiential learning opportunities....

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Evaluation

The evaluation of public health programs and policies is essential to improving health outcomes. PHI offers a full suite of evaluation services&mda...

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Health Education & Promotion

Health outcomes are tied to individual behavior, and are also shaped by our surrounding environments. In order to improve health and reduce rising ...

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Health Equity & Social Justice

Health is a fundamental human right. But in the U.S. and around the world, people of color, low-income communities, people with disabilities and ot...

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Nutrition & Diet

The Public Health Institute views nutrition and diet as fundamental building blocks to good health. We are committed to reducing obesity and improv...

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Obesity Prevention

The obesity epidemic is a growing threat to our nation's long-term health, with communities of color and low-income populations disproportionat...

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Physical Activity

Physical inactivity contributes to many of the leading causes of preventable death, and plays a major role in a host of chronic diseases and health...

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Technical Assistance

Today’s public health systems are challenged to do more with fewer resources. Strengthening public health systems and services is fundamental...

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