NIH webinar: Strengths and weaknesses of experimental and quasi-experimental designs

November 4, 2013

The National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (OPD) is hosting a webinar tomorrow for their Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar featuring Dr. William R. Shadish, distinguished professor and founding faculty of the University of California, Merced. Dr. Shadish will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Recent years have seen important advances […]

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CDC telebriefing discusses declining obesity rates among low-income preschoolers

August 4, 2013

What: After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss state-by-state obesity rates among low-income preschoolers, where progress is being made, and what can be done to continue this progress. Who: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC When: […]

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Webinar about new USDA school nutrition standards

July 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently finalized national school nutrition standards for vending, a la carte, school stores, and other foods sold outside the school meal programs. The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. EDT, to learn more about the new “Smart Snacks […]

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Webinar discusses how local governments can reduce food marketing to kids

July 22, 2013

Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is hosting a webinar “Marketing Matters: How Local Governments Can Address Food Marketing to Children” on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT The webinar will provide an overview of the role local governments can play to effectively reduce the marketing of […]

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Webinar focuses on community changes to combat AI/AN obesity, related health issues

August 28, 2012

A recent webinar on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) health focused on efforts to combat obesity and obesity-related health issues facing AI/AN people using approaches to foster sustainable community changes to promote healthy eating and active living. It was hosted by the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP).

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Webinar highlights opportunities to leverage The Weight of the Nation

April 19, 2012

A new webinar from Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation highlights the ways grantmakers in health, sustainable agriculture, and related fields can help spread the word about “The Weight of the Nation,” a national campaign aimed at combating obesity.

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Accounting for measurement error in dietary intake data

December 6, 2011

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar series on accounting for measurement error in dietary intake data. Organized by collaborators from NCI; Office of Dietary Supplements; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Gertner Institute; Texas A&M University; and Wake Forest University, the series ran from Sept. 20-Dec. 6, 2011.

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Access materials from IOM Childhood Obesity Prevention Committee Workshop

October 21, 2011

The IOM Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention hosted a one-day workshop titled “Legal Strategies in Childhood Obesity Prevention.”

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Convergence Partnership: Healthy People, Healthy Places Webinar Series

September 21, 2010

This five-part webinar series described various activities, strategies, and resources aimed at creating healthy and safe environments. It attracted participants working toward reducing inequities, promoting cross-sector and multi-field partnerships, and stimulating action for policy change. Access the webinar recordings here.

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Webinar: Tool helps move research into practice

March 23, 2010

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. was developed as a web portal to assist with moving research into practice. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) aims to disseminate the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. tools to health program planners in three Massachusetts communities—Boston, Lawrence, and Worcester—via a community-based participatory research project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) called PLANET MassCONECT.

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