NCCOR Connect & Explore: Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Community-Based Programs

The health care sector is working toward engaging communities to directly address population health, including childhood obesity prevention. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 stipulates that non-profit hospitals and health systems must engage in activities to improve the health of the communities they serve. Exploring the integration of clinic-community programs is vital for moving childhood obesity prevention efforts forward.

This month, NCCOR is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar on “Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Community-Based Programs.” The webinar will feature two case studies highlighting strategies used by clinics to engage communities in addressing childhood obesity. Presenters will discuss efforts to assess the reach, effectiveness, adoption, impact, and maintenance of programs at the community level.

Connect & Explore gives you the chance to hear from renowned researchers and practitioners on this pressing issue. Learn how clinics can effectively engage in obesity prevention efforts and effective models for evaluating success.

Join us on Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. ET, for the one-hour event. Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, an Associate Professor of epidemiology, biostatistics, and social work at Case Western Reserve University; Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods; and Director of the Ohio Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention Research Network. Dr. Freedman will share her experience conducting a five-year CDC-funded study in rural South Carolina to examine the feasibility of integrating a farmers market into the operations of a federally qualified health center.
  • Dr. Elsa Keeler, MD, MPH, FAAP, a Pediatric Physician with HealthPartners and Ms. Marna Canterbury, MS, RD, Director of Community Health at Lakeview Health Foundation. Dr. Keeler and Ms. Canterbury will share their experiences working with PowerUp and Bear Power, two community-wide movements helping youth and their families eat well and be active.

Stay tuned! Later this summer, NCCOR will host two more Connect & Explore webinars to further explore how clinics, health care providers, and health systems engage communities in addressing the childhood obesity epidemic.

You must register to receive webinar access. The event is free, but attendance is limited, so tell a colleague and register today!

Register for Connect & Explore Webinar: Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Community-Based Programs

Please consider sharing this information on your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will also be live tweeting the event, so be sure to follow the conversation at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on

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