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Registration now open for Active Living Research’s Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the Active Living Research (ALR) 2015 Annual Conference. The theme of the 2015 conference, “The Science of Policy Implementation,” explores the process of taking findings from the research field of active living and using them to inform policies that increase population-level physical activity. The conference will be held Feb. 22-25, 2015 in San Diego. Continue reading

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New award program invites proposals for innovative community and hospital collaborations to catalyze healthy communities

The newly launched BUILD Health Challenge is seeking innovative proposals for community-based organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and other key stakeholders to work as partners on efforts that advance equity and community health.

Jointly funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the BUILD Health Challenge supports Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-driven (BUILD) community collaborations within cities with populations greater than 150,000. The national award program is designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. Specifically, BUILD Health will give two kinds of awards —planning and implementation. In addition to grants, awardees will have access to a broad range of support services, including technical assistance, coaching, and access to networks of population health innovators. Continue reading

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Frequent dining out might widen your waistline

Oct. 17, 2014, HealthDay

Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.

Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults between 2005–2010. Continue reading

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