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PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

 

Sign up now to attend one of the following innovative pre-conference sessions on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Space is limited!

 

Open to all Conference Registrants:

Field Trip to Tierra Miguel Foundation

Safe Routes to Schools

Uniting Redevelopment & Public Health: Using Redevelopment to Create Healthier Communities

Childhood Obesity – Strengthening the Capacity of Healthcare Providers to Work with Multicultural Communities in the Clinical Setting

WIC Research: Documenting Successful Obesity Prevention Outcomes

Nutrition Education that Works!

Improving Fitness Levels for All Children through Innovative Activities

Local Policy Action: Opportunities for Obesity Prevention Reform

It’s OUR Move: Local and State Obesity Policies

By Invitation Only:

Kaiser Permanente Grantee Meeting

California Convergence Steering Committee 2011 Bi-Annual Meeting

DNPAO Sustainability Training for State Grantees

Supporting Obesity Prevention in Child Care Pre-Conference Breakfast

 

 

Open to all Conference Registrants

 

Field Trip to Tierra Miguel Foundation

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by California Project LEAN, California Department of Public Health

See San Diego from a different point of view! Tierra Miguel Foundation is a charitable organization that offers programs to inform and educate about the value of local, sustainable agricultural practices and demonstrates these practices on an 85-acre working produce farm. They aim to strengthen the connection between people and the source of their food.

The 60-minute drive to the farm will include sightseeing throughout downtown San Diego, the waterfront, and three Indian Reservations and presentations from three local experts working in sustainable food systems. The tour of the farm will start with an overview in the outdoor classroom followed by a walking (and tasting) tour of the 85-acre farm. The return trip will allow for group discussion and sharing of best practices. Be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat and good walking shoes. Snacks will be provided.

Naomi Butler, Public Health Nutrition Manager, County of San Diego

JuliAnna Arnett, Food Policy Manager, San Diego Obesity Initiative

Vanessa Zajfan, San Diego Unified School District Farm to School Program

Workshop Cost: $50 (includes snacks & materials)

Maximum Participants: 42

 

Safe Routes to Schools

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by California Active Communities, California Department of Public Health

Walking and bicycling to school is a terrific way for kids to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Learn how your community can build a successful Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to make walking and bicycling to and from school safe, easy, and fun for children and their families. Presenters will provide key SRTS strategies and will lead participants on a walk audit to explore real world examples of how roadway design can have an impact on walking and bicycling. Participants will also learn how to address key barriers to SRTS efforts, such as personal safety and liability concerns and funding constraints. A local SRTS coordinator will describe a successful program that integrates walkability with community-based healthy eating and physical activity promotion efforts.

Lisa Cirill, Acting Chief, California Active Communities, California Department of Public Health

Kristin Haukom, Project Coordinator, Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center, California Active Communities, California Department of Public Health

Justine Hearn, Project Coordinator, Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center, California Active Communities, California Department of Public Health

Workshop Cost: $50 (includes coffee & materials)

Maximum Participants: 60

 

Uniting Redevelopment & Public Health: Using Redevelopment to Create Healthier Communities

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative

This informational workshop will explore the relationship between public health and redevelopment. Experts from Public Health Law & Policy, San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, and redevelopment agencies will be discussing model healthy redevelopment projects, new opportunities for collaboration, and how redevelopment funds can be used to improve the health of our communities.

Robert Ogilvie, Program Director, Planning for Healthy Places. Public Health Law & Policy

Lindsey Cox, Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program Specialist, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Eric Crockett, Assistant Director, Redevelopment and Housing, City of Chula Vista

Workshop Cost: $50 (includes continental breakfast)

Maximum Participants: 60

 

Childhood Obesity – Strengthening the Capacity of Healthcare Providers to Work with Multicultural Communities in the Clinical Setting

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by California Department of Public Health/Department of Health Care Services, Office of Multicultural Health and CMA Foundation

The CMA Foundation and the California Office of Multicultural Health are embarking on a collaboration to strengthen the capacity of healthcare providers to address overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in clinical practice, incorporating the cultural influences on health decision making regarding healthy food choices and physical activity. This is critical given the diversity of California’s population, particularly when compared to the diversity of California’s physicians. At this workshop, tools and training for healthcare providers will be provided to most effectively address overweight and obesity among their patients, including a focus on multicultural communications.

Elissa K, Maas, California Medical Association Foundation

Scott Gee, Kaiser Permanente

Christine Wood, San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative

Gayle Tang, Kaiser Permanente

Workshop Cost: $35 (includes continental breakfast)

Maximum Participants: 60

 

WIC Research: Documenting Successful Obesity Prevention Outcomes

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by California WIC Association

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program has undergone sweeping changes in the past year, including the addition of healthy new foods and better breastfeeding support policies. Research measuring the impact of these changes on the food environment and individual health of WIC participants has generated exciting and positive results. Thanks to Congress, more research funding will allow continued documentation of WIC's efforts to prevent obesity. This session will provide an update on large-scale national and state WIC research, and invite participants to form new WIC-academic partnerships to conduct smaller research and documentation projects. WIC is an amazing source of data and a laboratory for positive change. Find out how to tap into the WIC goldmine.

Shannon Whaley, Research Director, PHFE WIC Program Los Angeles

Jay Hirschman, Director, USDA FNS Office of Evaluation

Gail Harrison, UCLA School of Public Health, Chair of IOM WIC Research Committee

Workshop Cost: $50 (includes materials)

Maximum Participants: 50

 

Nutrition Education that Works!

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education

Nutrition Education is an important part of a comprehensive approach to prevent childhood obesity. In this session, you will learn through hands-on activities how to choose the right nutrition education curriculum for your students. You will also become more expert in using the 2010 Nutrition Competencies, which are aligned with the California Health Education Content Standards. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first look before the upcoming school year at the new nutrition education resource guide just released by the California Department of Education.

Heather Reed, Nutrition Education Consultant, California Department of Education

Deborah Tamannaie, Nutrition Education Consultant, California Department of Education

Shannan Young, Nutrition Education Consultant, California Department of Education

Workshop Cost: $40 (includes materials)

Maximum Participants: 60

 

Improving Fitness Levels for All Children through Innovative Activities

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Skillastics

Learn how to implement fun and easy fitness and nutritional activities that will get students back on track. Discover how to increase student fitness levels, teach simple health education tips, and improve student motivation and success while decreasing off-task behaviors. Create a culture and language of health and fitness by focusing more on skills and less on "games." Fitness novices are welcome in this one-of-a-kind workshop! Get ready to move!

Sandy Slade, President and Founder of Skillastics

Workshop Cost: $20

Maximum Participants: 35

 

Local Policy Action: Opportunities for Obesity Prevention Reform

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by California Center for Public Health Advocacy

The California Center for Public Health Advocacy will discuss two campaigns - the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign and the Kick the Can campaign. The HEAL Cities Campaign works with city councils on policies addressing: employee wellness, healthy food retail and land use. The Kick the Can campaign is a state and local effort designed to limit the availability of sugar-loaded beverages through the adoption of policy.

Updates about both campaigns including the cities/counties involved and information about how to get involved will be provided. CCPHA welcomes those currently working on the policies of these two campaigns and individuals not yet involved in these issues.

Stefan Harvey, Assistant Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Charlotte Dickson and Kanat Tibet, Director of Local Policy and Local Policy Specialist, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Workshop Cost: $50

Maximum Participants: 75

 

It’s OUR Move: Local and State Obesity Policies

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Public Health Law & Policy

What are the core elements of strong obesity prevention policies? How can we finance the implementation of a policy to ensure sustainability? How can we make sure a policy is enforced after passage? Drawing from more than 15 years experience developing chronic disease laws and policies, a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers and urban/rural planners from Public Health Law & Policy will provide a step-wise approach to developing strong policies and offer multiple examples of how to do this in real world situations with complex politics and extraordinary fiscal constraints.

Quang Dang, Technical Assistance Director, Public Health Law & Policy/NPLAN

Manel Kappagoda, Deputy Director, Public Health Law & Policy/NPLAN

Heather Wooten, Public Health Law & Policy

Workshop Cost: Complimentary (Subsidized by Public Health Law & Policy)

Maximum Participants: 50

 

 

By Invitation Only

 

Kaiser Permanente Grantee Meeting

Monday, June 27, 2011 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Kaiser Permanente

This session brings together Kaiser Permanente grantees from across the country working on Healthy Eating and Active Living efforts to support peer connections and sharing of learning.

Loel Solomon, Kaiser Permanente

Additional Speakers, TBD

Invitation Only

For more information please contact Michelle W. Ashe Michelle.W.Ashe@kp.org

 

California Convergence Steering Committee 2011 Bi-Annual Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Partnership for Public’s Health

California Convergence is a collective voice for policy and systems change that results in health equity in neighborhoods through improved environments for healthy eating and physical activity.

The California Convergence Steering Committee is established to:

  • Guide the work of California Convergence, and
  • Represent and elevate neighborhood and community voices and change strategies

Invitation Only

To register for the California Convergence Bi-Annual Meeting please visit https://www.regonline.com/CACSteering2011

 

 

DNPAO Sustainability Training for State Grantees

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) will be working with University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation (UNC-TRT) to provide a session on sustainability training. The state grantees are responsible for creating a sustainability plan within the five-year grant period. This training will provide additional guidance on the development and implementation of this plan with state level partners.

Speakers TBD

Invitation Only

 

Supporting Obesity Prevention in Child Care Pre-Conference Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 11:30am

Hosted by Nemours

The California Department of Education, California Food Policy Advocates, Child Care Food Roundtable and Nemours have partnered to provide this pre-conference session. The session will feature a moderated discussion among 30 to 40 key stakeholders in the field of obesity prevention in the child care setting, focusing on three topic areas: research, practice and policy. The primary goal of the session is to identify opportunities for advancing research, practice and policy to promote healthy eating and activity in child care settings.

Invitation Only

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