Trainings and Webinars: Obesity and Physical Activity

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Selected Trainings and Webinars

A Systems Approach to Understanding Childhood Obesity

Learning objectives:

  • Describe public health as part of a larger inter-related system of organizations that influence the health of populations at local, national, and global levels.
  • Describe different stakeholders with the power to address childhood obesity.
  • Explain how local health departments (LHDs) can use systems thinking approaches while planning intersectoral initiatives to reduce inequities in childhood obesity.

Format: Online module
Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

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Best Practices in Program Planning for Local Obesity Prevention

Learning objectives:

  • Employ appropriate methods to engage your priority users in program planning for obesity prevention.
  • Prepare to create or revise a program logic model that is informed by root-cause analysis and evidence-based theory.
  • Appraise your obesity-prevention program's current stage of development as it relates to best-practice planning.

Format: Online module
Source: Region 9 Public Health Training Center

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Childhood Obesity Programs: Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Learning objectives:

  • Summarize the rising prevalence of childhood obesity, particularly among at-risk populations, such as ethnic and minority groups.
  • Identify the various factors that result in childhood obesity, with an emphasis on environmental factors.
  • Describe why from a public health standpoint the major goal is prevention as opposed to treatment of childhood obesity.
  • Examine which settings are most effective for childhood obesity prevention programs, and apply this knowledge critically to your specific target population given their needs and resources.
  • Discuss why a settings-based approach which uses multiple settings is more effective than a single settings approach.
  • Explain the benefits of using evidence-based approaches to obesity prevention in children.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 9 Public Health Training Center

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Childhood Obesity: Simulating the Impacts of Policy Interventions

Learning objectives:

  • Explain how systems modeling can be useful when considering investing in public health strategies and policies.
  • Describe the Georgia childhood obesity model.
  • Compare simulations in a childhood obesity model to understand the long-term impact of policies on obesity prevalence and costs.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Improving Community Food Security Through Community & School Gardens

Learning objectives:

  • To identify the benefits of local food systems, including community and school gardens specifically, to public health, the environment, and the economy.
  • To identify key indicators for data collection to evaluate the impact of community and school gardens.
  • To explain the process for gaining School Garden Certification
  • To explain the role of comprehensive plans & zoning regulations in establishing community and school gardens.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 9 Public Health Training Center

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Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the role of maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition in the lifelong health of the population.
  • Access resources for assessment, assurance, and policy development for MCH nutrition.
  • Identify ways to integrate MCH nutrition within state and local public health agencies.
  • Apply the principles of the life course framework for population-based public health actions and initiatives.

Format: Online module
Source: Region 9 Public Health Training Center

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Local Health Jurisdiction Role in Eliminating Food Insecurity

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to identify three strategies they use to reduce food insecurity for their local health jurisdiction.
  • Be able to identify three potential road blocks and solutions in addressing food insecurity for their local health jurisdiction
  • Be able to find web resources that will help them address food insecurity within their local health jurisdiction.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Family Health Outcomes Project, UCSF

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Promoting Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity in a Rural American Indian Community

Learning objectives:

  • Explain why approaches to individual health behavior change are misaligned with AIAN values
  • Identify 2-3 examples of strategies designed to change food behaviors in families and communities.
  • Explain how using cultural assets can contribute to the relevance and sustainability of nutrition interventions.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 9 Public Health Training Center

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Public Health Evidence into Action Session 1 of 3: How to Find Health Initiatives that Work

Learning objectives:

  • Define evidence-based public health practice
  • Discuss benefits and challenges of using evidence
  • Find evidence-based resources on strategies or approaches, programs and policies

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Public Health Evidence into Action Session 2 of 3: Balancing the Evidence with Your Community Needs

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the fit between potential evidence-based approaches and the community organization and population
  • Describe steps in the adaptation process
  • Define fit, core elements, adaptation and fidelity
  • Discuss what can probably be changed and what cannot be changed to maintain EBA fidelity

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the rationale for expanding public health practice to promote health and equity by changing corporate practices;
  • Describe at least four ways that practices of the food, alcohol and tobacco industries contribute to prevalence and inequitable distribution of chronic diseases in the US and globally;
  • Identify some of the conceptual and organizational obstacles that state and local health departments face in taking on food, alcohol and tobacco industry’s influence on health;
  • Explain how to apply “upstream” strategies to define and achieve feasible goals in their own practice.

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

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Strengthening Native Food Sovereignty to Preserve Native American Culture and Improve Community Health

Learning objectives:

  • Identify contributing factors to the high prevalence of diet-related diseases in Native Americans.
  • Introduce how to use a Food Sovereignty Assessment to identify a community’s food system assets.
  • Identify funding sources for projects aimed at strengthening Native food sovereignty.
  • Understand how tribal food policies can be used to strengthen Native health.
  • Provide examples of how knowledge of Native foods can be used to improve food sovereignty.

Format: Online module
Source: Region 9 Public Health Training Center

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What’s working? Population-based Strategies for Obesity Prevention through Improving Healthy Eating and Active Living Opportunities for Georgians

Learning objectives:

  • Select sources of public health data and information
  • Use a variety of approaches to disseminate public health information
  • Apply knowledge towards the program planning process
  • Identify methods to ensure that public health initiatives/programs continue to achieve stated goals

Format: Archived webinar
Source: Region 4 Public Health Training Center

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Related Trainings and Webinars

Analysis and Interpretation of Public Health Data, Part 2

Learning objectives:

  • List 6 measures commonly used in PH
  • Describe the difference between uses of incidence and prevalence rates
  • Explain different ways to measure statistically significant difference
  • Describe how to deal with the problems of unstable rates and small numbers

Format: Online module
Source: Region 10 Public Health Training Center

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