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January 2016

Stepping Up to Make a Difference: The Vital Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Health Improvement

January 27, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

From hospitals and health systems to universities, “anchor institutions” are organizations with deep roots and longevity as major employers in their communities. By adopting strategies that include local purchasing, job training, community investment and other endeavors, anchor institutions are contributing to efforts that create equitable opportunity and better meet broader community needs, priorities and challenges. Co-sponsored by APHA, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health, this webinar will feature leaders and partners from anchor institutions who will…

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February 2016

Finding and Buying Local Foods

February 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

USDA Farm to School local food procurement guru, Christina Conell, breaks down the how to’s of finding and buying local food. We’ll cover a few procurement basics and then focus on where the opportunities are to target local products in the purchasing process. Join to gain insights on how to start making change in your process, big or small. Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/u3x33ky8q24p&eom

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Pedestrian Planning for Communities: A Transferable Training Program in Kentucky

February 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is part of the America Walks 2016 webinar series, "Tools for the Field." There are a wealth of resources available to the walking movement. From webinars to toolkits to step-by-step guides, these tools provide the information and guidance necessary to take the first step on the path to a walkable America. Join America Walks as it looks at some of the resources available to the walking movement, hear from experts on how best to use them and learn from real-life…

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Expanding the Role of Convenience Stores: An Industry & Public Health Opportunity

February 18, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This seminar is the fourth in a five-part series on "Bridging the Food Industry-Public Health Divide: A Guide to More Effective Engagement and Policies.” The seminar series is held in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Hudson Institute featuring Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow and Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative at the Hudson Institute as well as invited guest panelists. The purpose of the series is to more effectively understand the challenges and opportunities…

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OPCE Website Orientation

February 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please register here: https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee83dc766eaf075b78e5c7175491df758

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March 2016

2016-2017 School Breakfast Grant Webinar

March 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn more from Action for Healthy Kids about school breakfast grant opportunities. Click here to register

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Game on Grants Webinar

March 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn more about Action for Healthy Kids' Game on Grants. Click here to register

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Exploring Tactical Urbanism

March 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

America Walks will explore how the idea of tactical urbanism is instrumental to creating communities that promote enjoyable and accessible PA. Register here

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Action For Healthy Kids Growing Your School Gardens

March 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Register for this webinar on Wednesday, March 9th from 4:00-4:30 pm to learn more about growing your school garden.

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Implementing the WSCC Model

March 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hear how two local school districts have implemented Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Sue Baldwin of Buffalo will be a panelist. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/388968003823204353

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Engaging Parents in School Health and Wellness

March 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Parents are largely an untapped resource in the movement towards healthier schools. When valued, properly equipped and empowered, parents serve as effective change agents to create healthy school environments. This webinar will feature success stories, effective strategies and practical pointers for engaging parents in your school community as powerful partners in your school wellness efforts. Register: Copy and paste this link into your browser to register online: http://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/l/21152/2015-08-24/3ckjkh

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Get Recognized as a Health Promoting School

March 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register for this webinar to learn more about applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms initiative. Click here to register

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CSPAP Webinar

March 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The OPCE and its partner, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will be hosting a CHSC grantee webinar on Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP). The primary audience of this training is school coordinators and staff working to implement CSPAP components.

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Zoning for Active Living: A Tool for Facilitating Adult

March 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will explore how zoning and land use laws can impact changes to the built environment that facilitate active living in the community. The information is based on the largest nationwide evaluation of zoning codes for jurisdictions located in the most populous 471 U.S. counties. The presentation will discuss how public health practitioners and their allies can work with planning and zoning officials to examine and revise their zoning codes to be more active living-oriented.

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School Building and Worksite Assessments: Survey Monkey

March 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Click here to register. Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: CHSC2016

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Submitting a great TIGER grant application

March 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Is your community thinking about applying for a 2016 TIGER grant? Are you looking for help and support in preparing the best possible grant application?

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Planning for Farm to School Success: School Gardening

March 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Hear about the different ways to incorporate school gardens into your farm to school program as well as how schools are successfully procuring school garden produce for their meal programs.

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April 2016

Keeping the Tradition (traditional foods!) Alive

April 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This spring, USDAâ??s Office of Community Food Systems will host a four-part webinar series focused on integrating farm to school strategies in native communities. Each webinar will feature a guest speaker who will share tips, stories and best practices for keeping local food traditions alive in child nutrition programs that serve tribal populations.

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Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities Forum

April 7, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how you can leverage the purchasing power of food to improve the health of your community? Join the Food & Health Network and the Broome County Health Department on April 7 to learn how your worksite, community group, institution or government organization can improve health and wellness through buying healthy, local food.

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Planning for Farm to School Success: Curriculum

April 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Experiential education is an important component of successful farm to school programs. This webinar will help you plan for your farm to school educational efforts and brainstorm food, agriculture, and nutrition-related educational activities with which you can engage students.

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Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015 webinar

April 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Complete Streets are making their way across the country. In 2015, over 60 communities passed Complete Streets policies, bringing the total policy number to 885 nationwide. Learn which policies stood out as the best on April 12, when Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition will unveil the full national ranking. And for the first time ever, one community received a perfect score on all 10 policy elements.

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Volunteer for School Health

April 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you currently have active volunteers or are looking to utilize the help of new volunteers, you'll walk away with tips and ideas on how volunteers can provide an extra helping hand or a needed, valuable skill set when it comes to school wellness efforts. Click here to register

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Surgeon General’s Call to Action: Walking as a Practice

April 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is part of the America Walks 2016 webinar series "The Call to Action in Action." The release of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promote the multiple health benefits of walking. Join America Walks as we look at the great work that…

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Commit to Inclusion in Physical Activity and PH

April 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A truly facilitating community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disability as they are to people without disability. Hosted by the National Physical Activity Society, this webinar will explore environmental barriers to physical activity for people with disabilities and provide options to increase access to health promoting behaviors in the community. This webinar will also highlight two initiatives promoting community health inclusion. Click here to register for this webinar scheduled for April 18th…

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What’s in a Name Webinar

April 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This webinar will consist of short presentations of different approaches to helping people eat better: behavior change, social marketing, (food and) nutrition education, and health promotion. Each presentation will define one approach, describe its essential processes, differentiate it from other approaches, and list its key elements and principles. This webinar aims to discuss what is meant by the terms, differentiate between the approaches, identify common processes and values, and strengthen the professional community by building shared concepts. Register here for…

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Framing Webinar

April 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Building on the conversation started at the January CHSC Convening, we invite you to join the OPCE and Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) for a training on framing. This webinar will re-visit the concept of framingâ??what it is and why it mattersâ??and help participants apply that knowledge to develop messages supportive of CHSC activities. We will review real-world examples to understand what works and what doesn't.

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May 2016

Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference

May 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has partnered with the CDCâ??s Environmental Health Tracking Branch to host an innovative virtual conference to: 1) raise awareness and knowledge about the environmentâ??s role in chronic disease and 2) highlight collaboration opportunities between state leaders, decision makers, and practitioners working in environmental health and chronic disease prevention. Register here for this virtual conference scheduled for May 3rd and 4th.

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Complete Streets Policy Development Webinar

May 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the OPCE and Robert Johnson from PedNet for a webinar on Complete Streets (CS) Policy Development. This webinar will highlight concrete, actionable steps that will help you to get a CS policy passed in communities without one. All CHSC coordinators and their partners are welcome to participate, however this webinar will provide more of an introduction to the policy development process and is geared towards individuals working in communities without a policy in place.

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Partnering for Strong Economies

May 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The webinar, hosted by America Walks and the National Association of Regional Councils, will examine how federal transportation funding is allocated through regional councils and how to access it for projects that promote walkable communities, including complete streets, safety efforts, and place-making. A regional council planner and an advocate who has worked hard to take advantage of resources will present their unique perspectives. Participants will be able to engage panelists in a question and answer session following the presentations. Register…

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Creating Walk and Bike to School Programs

May 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about Walk and Bike to School programs that will get your kids moving and help them start their day ready to learn while also offering a great way to engage families and community members in your health and wellness efforts. You can register for the webinar here .

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Creating Walk and Bike to School Programs

May 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about Walk and Bike to School programs that will get your kids moving and help them start their day ready to learn while also offering a great way to engage families and community members in your health and wellness efforts. You can register for the webinar here .

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Creating Walk and Bike to School Programs

May 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about Walk and Bike to School programs that will get your kids moving and help them start their day ready to learn while also offering a great way to engage families and community members in your health and wellness efforts. You can register for the webinar here .

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Creating Walk and Bike to School Programs

May 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about Walk and Bike to School programs that will get your kids moving and help them start their day ready to learn while also offering a great way to engage families and community members in your health and wellness efforts. You can register for the webinar here .

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Creating Walk and Bike to School Programs

May 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about Walk and Bike to School programs that will get your kids moving and help them start their day ready to learn while also offering a great way to engage families and community members in your health and wellness efforts. You can register for the webinar here .

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America Walks: Surgeon General’s Call to Action

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of its 2016 Webinar Series, America Walks will highlight the great work that has been done since the launch of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015, and what's next for the walking movement. Click here to register

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America Walks: Surgeon General’s Call to Action

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of its 2016 Webinar Series, America Walks will highlight the great work that has been done since the launch of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015, and what's next for the walking movement. Click here to register

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America Walks: Surgeon General’s Call to Action

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of its 2016 Webinar Series, America Walks will highlight the great work that has been done since the launch of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015, and what's next for the walking movement. Click here to register

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America Walks: Surgeon General’s Call to Action

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of its 2016 Webinar Series, America Walks will highlight the great work that has been done since the launch of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015, and what's next for the walking movement. Click here to register

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America Walks: Surgeon General’s Call to Action

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of its 2016 Webinar Series, America Walks will highlight the great work that has been done since the launch of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015, and what's next for the walking movement. Click here to register

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Voices for Healthy Kids: Moving Physical Activity

May 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Voices for Healthy Kids staff will present key message research findings and coalition approaches to move physical activity policy forward at the state and local level. Their polling has identified terms that do and don't resonate with the public, such as built environment and exercise. Tune in to hear what they've learned through this important public opinion work. You can register here .

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Voices for Healthy Kids: Moving Physical Activity

May 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Voices for Healthy Kids staff will present key message research findings and coalition approaches to move physical activity policy forward at the state and local level. Their polling has identified terms that do and don't resonate with the public, such as built environment and exercise. Tune in to hear what they've learned through this important public opinion work. You can register here .

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Voices for Healthy Kids: Moving Physical Activity

May 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Voices for Healthy Kids staff will present key message research findings and coalition approaches to move physical activity policy forward at the state and local level. Their polling has identified terms that do and don't resonate with the public, such as built environment and exercise. Tune in to hear what they've learned through this important public opinion work. You can register here .

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Catalysts for Change: 3 Perspectives for Healthy Policy

May 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

To advance school wellness policies and practices takes time, guts, and vision for real efforts to take place. The Public Health Institute's (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition and California Project LEAN are pleased to invite you to participate in learning from three school stakeholders - an adult ally working with youth, a parent leader, and a district assistant superintendent - about their efforts to advance successful school wellness policy and practices in their district. Learn more here and register…

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Strategies to Improve the Food Retail Environment

May 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, May 19 from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm ET for a webinar on Healthy Food Retail: Strategies to Improve the Food Retail Environment, hosted by New York State Department of Health. The webinar will focus on how communities across the United States can take a comprehensive approach to building a healthy environment by increasing access to fruits and vegetables in small retail food stores. The webinar will be presented by Juell Stewart, MCP at ChangeLab Solutions.…

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Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools

May 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Access to drinking water in schools is part of a supportive school nutrition environment. Providing access to drinking water gives students a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, helps to increase students' overall water consumption, and maintain hydration which is important for learning. Presenters from the CDC, Harvard, and UC San Francisco will describe the benefits of providing students with access to drinking water during the school day, successful strategies for addressing water access in schools, and tools to support these…

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Health Equity Research and Practice: Using a Community

May 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join APHA, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health for an interactive discussion about how to engage diverse communities in obesity prevention. Learn how to identify and describe the various community-level factors that not only influence eating, activity and body weight, but also what resources are available to address these influences. And learn how to translate community-centered influences into sustainable obesity prevention and treatment strategies. Discover examples that integrate community priorities and…

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Health Equity Research and Practice

May 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join APHA, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health for an interactive discussion about how to engage diverse communities in obesity prevention. Learn how to identify and describe the various community-level factors that not only influence eating, activity and body weight, but also what resources are available to address these influences. And learn how to translate community-centered influences into sustainable obesity prevention and treatment strategies. Discover examples that integrate community priorities and…

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Let’s All Ride Together

May 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In honor of Bike Month, this webinar brings three perspectives on how to help families bicycle together: Family Biking Workshops and classes for all stages of family biking; Parent/youth summer programming with bike share; and Open Streets events. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1319097668330383107?platform=hootsuite

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June 2016

Changing Climate through Healthy Community Design

June 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

APHA and ecoAmerica are co-sponsoring a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach. In the third webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will discover how transportation and healthy community design can ease the clinical impacts of climate change. You can register and…

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Complete Streets 201: Webinar

June 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Voices for Healthy Kids, the National Complete Streets Coalition, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, this webinar will cover transportation planning basics, complete streets policies, and how to include equity in complete streets. Click here to register

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Surgeon General’s Call to Action: What’s Next

June 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is part of the America Walks 2016 webinar series "The Call to Action in Action." The release of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promote the multiple health benefits of walking. Join America Walks as we look at the great work that has…

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ESSA 101: Webinar

June 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Voices for Healthy Kids, this webinar will focus on the physical education and health provisions of the recently-passed federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Click here to register

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Why Walking and Walkability?

June 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join America's best-known Walking Champion, Mark Fenton, for an inspiring presentation on why walking and walkability matter. A former competitive race-walker, Mark will explain why walking has been central to human existence throughout our history until we lost our way in the twentieth century, and how the walking advocacy movement has worked to repair the damage in the last 20 years. Most importantly, he will lay out actions and strategies that enable everyone to contribute to making our communities more…

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Nonstop: Two Approaches to Direct Delivery to Retail

June 16, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

One of the many consumer interests in local is that without having to travel 1000s of miles, local food can be fresher. To get food fastest from field to retail some operations are now removing a stop at an aggregation/distribution facility - farms are taking their product directly to the retail stores. This webinar presents two approaches to solving this complicated logistical puzzle. One program is managed by a food hub, working with a retailer with whom they have built…

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Implementing Community Strategies for Healthy Equity

June 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide strategies on tailoring community health initiatives to address health inequities and enhance sustainability, including how to practice authentic community engagement. Presenters will share steps for identifying and overcoming barriers and unintended consequences that priority populations may face from community interventions. Presenters, including fellow CHSC grantee Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health, will also share tips for keeping health equity at the forefront of decision making among stakeholders. Click here to register

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FDA Nutrition Facts Labeling Webinar

June 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar on Monday, June 27, 2016, to review the Nutrition Facts Labeling Final Rules and what industry needs to know about the changes to Nutrition Facts labels and serving sizes. On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label to reflect the latest in nutrition science and include additional nutrient information. The FDA published the final rules in the Federal Register on May 27, 2016. The new label…

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Exploring Local Ballot Initiatives

June 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

America Walks and the Center for Transportation Excellence have announced a new online webinar and training series. The series will provide advocates with the knowledge, training, and tools to launch Local Ballot Initiatives.These initiatives support projects and infrastructure related to improving transit for developing walkable communities. The series will begin with an informational webinar that explains Local Ballot Initiatives and will explore how they can be used to support work being done at the local level. Participants will then have…

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July 2016

Cities Operating and Supporting Summer Nutrition Programs

July 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cities across the country are becoming more involved in Summer Nutrition Programs. City agencies often sponsor summer sites, and city leaders are increasing the visibility of summer food by promoting it to the community, championing the program, and speaking publicly about the benefits it brings to children and families. This webinar, hosted by the Food Research & Action Center, will explore the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS), Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties and other…

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Grading the Walking Movement

July 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

America Walks, in partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and YMCA of the USA, is excited to offer a chance to go back to school and measure the efforts of the walking movement through the recently released 2016 State Report Cards, with our webinar Grading the Walking Movement. The 2016 State Report Cards provide a snapshot of how supportive each state is of walking, bicycling, and physical activity for children and adults as of 2016. Attendees of…

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Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement

July 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join America Walks for the free webinar, Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement on July 14th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific as we explore how to connect with possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk. We will hear about how to learn and grow with and from diverse organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement. We will discuss ways for the walking movement to be more…

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2016 Healthy Retail Webinar Series: Habits

July 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Center for Science in the Public Interest for the fifth webinar in their 2016 Healthy Retail Webinar Series about habits. Because habits are unconscious and automatic, we often don't notice how they influence what we eat and how we feed our families. For example, most repeat purchases are the result of unconscious habits, rather than deliberate decisions. That's why it is so important that habits align with intentions. CSPI's colleagues at Recipe for Success Foundation will be co-hosting…

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The Role of Clinicians and Health Care Systems

July 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In the first presentation, you will learn the origin, history, successes and failures of the Walk with a Doc program - a unique example of a successful community-clinical linkage program that is now in 245 sites across the United States and in 5 other countries. Speaker: Dr. David Sabgir, Founding CEO Walk With a Doc. The second presentation will describe a program that improves the nutrition environments in Colorado hospitals. A brief overview of the national healthy hospital movement and…

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Pedestrian Design 101

July 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the OPCE and Robert Johnson from PedNet for a webinar on Pedestrian Design 101. In this webinar, participants will learn about the basics of slowing traffic, accommodating non-motorized transportation and speaking the language of traffic professionals. This introductory webinar will provide background information that those with less experience in Complete Streets design may find useful for an upcoming webinar to be hosted by the NYS Department of Transportation. All CHSC community coordinators will receive a calendar invitation. If you…

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Including People with Disabilities: PH Workforce

July 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies outline recent advances in knowledge and practice skills public health professionals need to include people with disabilities in the core public health functions - Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. The new Competencies reflect national effort to advance health equity for all. Join to learn more on the new competencies, resources (e-learning modules, etc.) and what you can do to support health of people with disabilities. Click here to register

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August 2016

Healthy Retail Webinar Series: Impulse Buying

August 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join for the sixth and final webinar in CSPI's 2016 Healthy Retail Webinar Series. The topic will be impulse buys. Because impulse buys can be automatic, we often don't notice how these purchases lead to the consumption of extra calories. This webinar will address how unhealthy marketing practices fuel the obesity epidemic and what grocery stores can do to promote healthier impulse buys at checkout. Click here to register

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Institutionalizing Change: How to Make Walking Routine

August 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The fifth webinar in America Walks' "Walking College" series reviews public policy and private marketplace strategies to increase walkability. Mark Fenton presents. Learn more and register here

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Healthier Food Retail Peer Networking Call

August 16, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presentation 1: Features in Grocery Stores that Motivate Shoppers to Buy Healthier Foods. This presentation will describe results from a recently published study that examined features in grocery stores shoppers reported motivated them to purchase more healthful foods. Features include common supermarket practices for each of the 4 Ps of marketing: pricing, placement, promotion, and product. Presentation 2: The Nebraska Healthy Food Retail Recognition pilot program: partnerships, measurement, and early lessons learned. As part of the 1422 grant, Nebraska is…

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America Walks Webinar

August 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss how complex research results can be translated to inform practice and policy. Presenters will describe appropriate study designs and methods for dissemination and implementation research. Principles will be illustrated with examples. Click here to register

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Youth Engagement

August 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about youth engagement at the local, regional, and state levels; how kids of all ages are influencing their community in positive ways; and how your community can engage youth, participate in meaningful dialogue, and share ideas with decision makers and community members to make a difference for safety in the community. Click here to register for this webinar scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th at 1:00 pm.

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Ideas to Put Local School Wellness Policies in Action

August 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Now is the time to review, update and implement your district's local school wellness policy. Join Action for Healthy Kids and USDA's Team Nutrition in this timely and informative webinar to learn about the Final Rule and putting these new requirements in action. The AFHK wellness policy tool and new USDA Team Nutrition resources will also be shared. Click here to register

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Walking and Walkability Campaigns

August 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You know we need to increase walking and improve walkability; you've developed leadership, coalition-building, and communication skills; you understand the built-environment components of a walkable community and how to interact with the public policy system to create change. The final piece of the puzzle is to design and implement a successful campaign - but how do you set the goals, plan your strategies, agree on a timeline, and then adapt when things don't go the way you expect? These questions…

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September 2016

Local Wellness Policies Webinar with the CDC and USDA

September 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To clarify the USDA's final rules, the Alliance will be co-hosting a webinar on September 1 with representatives from the USDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to register

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Local Wellness Policy Webinar with Alliance, CDC, USDA

September 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Due to high demand, the Alliance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have scheduled a second webinar on Sept. 7 about the local wellness policy final rule. Join at 1 p.m. ET to learn how your school can start making changes before the implementation deadline (June 30, 2017) and what tools and resources are available to support your efforts. Join here.

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Farm to Institution: Focus on Equity and Impact

September 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Common Market partners with food service management companies to reach vulnerable communities and scale impact for sustainable farms. Through these partnerships, we can leverage the purchasing power of food service operations to re-invest in rural communities. In this webinar, you will learn more about specific tools and initiatives to measure and promote local procurement used by top food service management companies. On a smaller scale, Greener Partners offers a case study in institutional support for direct local food and…

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America Walks Webinar: First Mile, Last Mile

September 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walkability and good public transit are natural partners because together they provide a reliable, supportive infrastructure for people to live well without a car. Learn about the power of combining walkability and public transit with our September 8th webinar "First Mile, Last Mile: Connections to Transit." This webinar will explore ways for transit advocates and walkable community advocates to work together to create solutions in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Click here to register

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School Fundraising Policies and Practices

September 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Healthy Eating Research, Boise State University, and the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods project for the release of a new report: "School Fundraising Policies and Practices: A Shifting Landscape." Following the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, schools are required to meet updated nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold at fundraisers during the school day, unless their state has established an exemption policy for occasional fundraising events. Using a series of interviews with key stakeholders in a sample…

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Complete Streets on Main Streets

September 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) and OPCE for a webinar addressing Complete Streets (CS) on Main Streets. During this webinar, DOT will provide an overview of the NYS CS law and strategies for addressing CS on state owned roads (aka Main Streets). The presentation will also focus on how CHSC coordinators can effectively work with state and regional DOT contacts and their local Municipal Planning Organization (MPO) to support CS implementation. All community coordinators received an email invitation…

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Walking and Running Initiatives in Schools

September 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hosted by Action for Healthy Kids, this monthly series will address a variety of topics aimed at improving the school wellness environment. Beginning in September, join these calls on the second Wednesday of the month. Click here to register and see the list of monthly topics.

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Wellness Wednesday: Walking and Running Initiatives

September 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids for their first 2016-2017 school year Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn about how your school can implement walking and biking initiatives both in school and as active transportation options! Hear examples from AFHK schools and get your kids moving today! Click here to register

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How Quality Physical Activity Enhances Learning

September 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What happens when we apply neuroscience to physical education? Academic achievement! As a pioneer of the Naperville, Illinois, P.E. program, Coach Paul Zientarski says it is important for all educators to understand the neuroscience of the brain. This is a subject not often studied by professionals who make decisions on educational practices. This presentation will attempt to demystify the neuroscience and inform the audience on the importance of quality Physical Education and recess in the learning process. The audience will…

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Nudges: Behavioral Economics in Healthy Retail

September 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

RNECE-South will be discussing behavioral economics and the use of behavioral nudges within the context of healthy retail interventions. More details to follow - check out their website for more information as we get closer to the date.

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Catalyst Training: adding population reach

September 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please hold this date for a performance monitoring webinar with DOH. The webinar will be recorded and as with other webinars DOH will do a brief review of the catalyst system and remind grantees of common errors to avoid when entering data for fourth quarter.

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Leveraging School Improvement Plans

September 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of school improvement plans (SIP) and highlight the opportunity to leverage these plans to strengthen student health and wellness. It will describe the general process schools use to develop SIPs, the variability across school districts and states, and how the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model provides a valuable framework for the SIP assessment, planning and development process. Speakers from Arkansas and Colorado will share their experiences working with schools to incorporate…

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Game On: Six Steps to Building a Healthy School

September 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It's the beginning of a new school year, which means it's time to get your Game On. AFHK's Game On program is a no-cost, step-by-step online guide that provides all the information and resources you need to build a healthy school. Join this webinar to learn about how to use Game On to build a strong school wellness program this year. Click here to register

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Smart Ideas to Implement Smart Snacks in Schools

September 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Now is the time to look at the school food environment. Join AFHK and AASA, the School Superintendents Association, in this timely and informative webinar to learn about the final rule on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School (Smart Snacks) and putting these new requirements into action. Click here to register.

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How Wholesome Wave is shaking up preventative health

September 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On Thursday, September 29 from 12:00 - 1:00 Eastern, join Community Food Centres Canada for a free webinar. What would happen if lack of funds wasnâ??t a barrier to accessing fresh fruit and vegetables? Access to healthy food directly correlates to health - and a lack of it prevents low-income communities from managing diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Where can we focus our interventions to have the most impact? In this one-hour webinar, we'll look at how…

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Smart Food Planner Webinar

September 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need help finding healthy food and beverage options that meet students' taste preferences and are also in alignment with your schoolâ??s budget? Let the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's NEW Smart Food Planner be your go-to resource for sample menus and recipes for School Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Summer Meals, and Snacks. Join Share Our Strength and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as we host a joint webinar to learn about this one-of-a-kind interactive tool. Learn how to easily access…

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October 2016

Navigating the Action for Healthy Kids School Health Po

October 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

School staff: WE HEARD YOU. For years, you have been asking for a one-stop shop for school health. Now, AFHK has made one available! Designed using your feedback, you can apply for grants, form your school health team, complete a school health assessment, develop and track your action plan, plan volunteer events and much more. Let us show you around your portal. Click here to register

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Moving Equity from Theory to Practice

October 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Working with an equity lens is an intentional decision and can be a difficult process for an organization to undergo. During this webinar, leaders from the Colorado Trust, Consumer Health Foundation, and Interact for Health will highlight their major accomplishments, lessons learned, and challenges with putting equity into practice in collective impact. Click here to register

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Wellness Weds: Energize Employee Wellness in School

October 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Healthy schools need healthy role models. When students see staff practicing what they preach, they are more likely to want to practice those healthy behaviors themselves. It's important for all school staff, whether or not they are members of the school health team, to practice healthy role modeling to support and encourage healthy habits among students. Click here to register

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Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities

October 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Different environments or types of communities offer different opportunities and challenges for promoting walking and walkability. One of the most common questions sent to America Walks is about resources available for walking in rural communities. Learn about some of the challenges that come with working in rural environments and a selection of resources that provide unique opportunities to promote walking and walkability in rural communities. Hosted by America Walks. Click here to register.

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Connect and Explore: Nine Years of LWP Implementation

October 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For over 9 years, researchers at the Institute for Health Research and Policy

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School Breakfast: Breakfast in the Classroom

October 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join AFHK to learn more on how to successfully incorporate breakfast in the classroom models in secondary schools. Hear the pros and cons of this successful model and strategies for success. Click here to register

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Celebrating National Farm to School Month with USDA

October 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With Doug Davis, Burlington School Food Project; and Alex Emmott, Oakland Unified School District. In celebration of National Farm to School Month, join the webinar to learn about resources from USDA's Office of Community Food Systems and how farm to school strategies can boost participation, reduce food waste, and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Click here to register

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School Employee Wellness: Making Positive Changes Last

October 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Building on the successful webinar series from last fall, we will explore how to ensure that school employee wellness practices become part of the culture of a school and/or district. Click here to register

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Sustaining School Employee Wellness

October 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Building on the successful webinar series from last fall, Kaiser Permanente will explore how to ensure that school employee wellness practices become part of the culture of a school and/or district. Click here to register

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Getting Started on School Wellness: What Parents Need

October 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What's the best approach for accomplishing your school wellness goals? Who's who at your school, and how can teamwork help you? How can wellness policies help you achieve your goals? To become a successful advocate for healthy schools, parents need to know how to build awareness, support and momentum to make wellness a priority at their schools. Learn how to make the case for a healthier school and engage your school community to support your efforts. Click here to register

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November 2016

Building Capacity for Collective Impact

November 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Building capacity for collective impact is critical for funders, backbone leaders, and others working together to address complex social problems in communities. Drawing on learnings from The Rider-Pool Foundationâ??s Collective Impact Fellowship, this webinar will delve into the most important capacities and strategies needed in collective impact. Click here to register

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Going for the Gold in School Wellness: How to Apply

November 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Does your school promote health and wellness for your students? Get recognized and receive funding for your efforts by applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC:SL) initiative with help from AFHK! Click here to register

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An In-Depth Look at Safe Routes to School

November 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On November 7, join John Auerbach from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a webinar on Safe Routes to School as a community-wide intervention with a 5-year impact. This webinar is part of the CDC's new Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative. This is an excellent opportunity for advocates to learn how to pitch Safe Routes to School to health partners. The HI-5 (high-five) initiative highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track…

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Innovative Approaches to Childhood Obesity

November 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Childhood obesity prevalence rates have steadily risen throughout the last several decades along with many associated proposed solutions at every level from the family circle to the national arena. In this webinar "Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Management of Pediatric Obesity: Physiopathological Basis and Successful Interventions," Dr. Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, presents her findings from years of experience studying pediatric obesity as well as evidence of successful and manageable prevention initiatives that can be used to guide both future research…

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Wellness Wednesday: Easy Nutrition Messages

November 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover quick and easy ways to share nutrition education messaging and increase awareness of healthy eating among students and parents. Both messaging and methods of distribution will be discussed on this AFHK webinar. Click here to register

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Supporting School Employees Through Stress Reduction

November 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stress and burnout is one of the leading issues facing teachers and staff in schools today; join Kaiser Permanente to learn how to create practices and trauma informed systems to support school employees in caring for their own and each other's social and emotional health. Click here to register

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Leveraging Buying Groups for Foods for School Meals

November 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When operating and managing the School Meals Programs, every cent counts. Increasing buying power by joining or forming a buying group is one way to secure better price points and reduce administrative burdens for the school meals program, including school breakfast. Join us to learn what a buying group is, how one is formed, and how it has helped school districts stretch their dollars for school meals programs. Click here to register

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How Health and Economic Trends are Changing Food

November 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Food businesses must understand factors influencing food trends in order to successfully navigate them. Those factors -- including consumer attitudes, health beliefs, the economy, and flavor profiles -- shape the marketplace and influence the success of new products at the store or on the menu. Consumers are moving out of the economic crisis both emotionally and behaviorally, which has included more extreme food and beverage behaviors, leading to a more complex landscape in which to navigate. Click here to register.

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Healthy and Ready to Learn: State ESSA Plans

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Currently, states around the country are working to develop state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child and specifically acknowledges the importance of student health and wellness. To help school health advocates and others take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to integrate health and wellness into education policy and practice, Healthy Schools Campaign and Alliance for Healthier Generation will be releasing Healthy and Ready to Learn: ESSA…

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Get Your Community Involved: Engaging Volunteers

November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For your school wellness program to be successful, it is vital to engage key groups of volunteers to support your action plan and be partners in your efforts. These key groups include parents and other family members, school staff, school board members, community organizations and local business owners. This AFHK webinar features strategies and practical pointers to engage families and community members as volunteers in your healthy school initiatives. Click here to register

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Work While Walking: Walking Meetings

November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking is a great way to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. One way to make sure you are getting the recommended amount of steps is to turn meetings at work into walking meetings. Join America Walks for a webinar on November 17, 2016 at 2pm Eastern to explore the what, why and how of walking meetings and learn from examples of businesses and organization that have put them into practice. Click here to register

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Unions in Schools: Important Partners for Employees

November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Working with unions representing teachers and school staff is critical for successful and sustainable school employee wellness; learn how to form and maintain these partnerships and why they can benefit everyone involved. Click here to register

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Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Approach to Vibrant Streets

November 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) strategies empower communities to create great places - whether itâ??s new amenities, programming, art, or design changes - LQC is a process that helps create great places that highlight local assets and attract people.This webinar will explore LQC approaches to streets as critical public "places" that can lend richness to the social, civic, and economic fabric of our communities. Click here to register

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Health and Regulation in the Age of Processed Food

November 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, nutrition watchdog and outspoken obesity expert, for this one-hour webinar that will explore how policy can best be applied to encourage healthier eating and better health. The webinar will provide examples of progress made in changing corporate policies and behavior. Dr. Freedhoff will discuss both successful and unsuccessful case studies, including taxes and subsidies, incentives, marketing regulations, product legislation, and consumer-directed mechanisms like labeling and nutrition guidelines. Click here to register

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Integrate Continuous Learning into Collective Impact

November 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will explore how to co-create learning priorities, learning plans that determine the activities required to create a continuous cycle of dialogue, and a learning culture that allows for openness, trust, and risk-taking. Attendees will explore how to facilitate learning conversations and how to model learning processes with collective impact partners. Click here to register

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December 2016

Safe Routes to Healthy Foods

December 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar, hosted by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, will introduce the concept of Safe Routes to Healthy Food, or how to overcome transportation barriers to accessing nutritious foods. This webinar will make the case for why active transportation and food access advocates can and should collaborate, and will provide examples of how communities across the country are working to make it easier, safer, and more convenient for people to walk, bike, or take transit to access healthy…

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Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity

December 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Understanding prevalence and trend estimates for childhood obesity is essential to informing research, policies and interventions. However, different survey or measurement approaches can produce different prevalence rates and trends, painting a varying picture of the state of childhood obesity in America. On December 5, NCCOR is hosting the next Connect & Explore webinar on Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity: Navigating the Evidence. A consensus committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently explored how reports…

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A Fruit and Vegetable National Action Plan Report Card

December 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A recent National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance Report Card evaluates critical policies and programs impacting fruit and vegetable availability and consumption over the past ten years. Overall, the positive impact to consumption has been minimal despite proven scientific data continuously showing that a diet high in fruits and vegetables helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces the risk of several serious, chronic diseases. Dr. Pivonka will review the Report Card, with an eye to the future and the role the…

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Reducing Sodium through Meal and Menu Modifications

December 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

More than 75% of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed and restaurant foods, not the salt shaker. Reducing sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium packaged and restaurant foods. The government, industry, community groups, and consumers must work together to reduce sodium content in the food supply. This Web Forum will focus on tools, strategies, and promising practices for implementing meal and/or menu modifications to reduce sodium in food service settings. Meal and menu modifications include revising recipes,…

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Nudge Kids to Eat Better at School: Smarter Lunchroom

December 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do students at your school regularly select healthy options offered with school meals? If not, don't fret. We can nudge students to make healthy choices by making our lunchrooms smarter. On this AFHK webinar, Learn about the Smarter Lunchrooms movement and explore strategies to spruce up your school cafeteria in ways that will inspire kids to choose the healthiest options available. Click here to register

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National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) Webinars

December 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NPAS hosts monthly webinars on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:00 pm. The December call topic is transportation connections and health impact assessment. Click here to join their mailing list and register for webinars.

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Health Impact Assessment: When to Use It

December 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will explore the use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as a tool to help plan and design communities that will meet existing needs and anticipate future benefits to public health. For those promoting physical activity, it's a method to discuss and consider the ease of physical activity when planning or modifying transportation layouts. Learn why HIA can be useful, benefits of conducting HIA, and how to know when HIA is not useful. Examples from rural and urban communities…

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Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Webinar

December 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join OPCE for our upcoming Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change webinar. During this webinar, we will explore how a PSE approach can help to create sustainable, comprehensive measures to improve community health. Attendees will learn how to effectively communicate the characteristics of successful PSE approaches and how PSE initiatives can be sustained; and will learn best practices, tools, and resources that can be shared with partners to support efforts. A calendar appointment has been shared with CHSC grantees for…

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January 2017

Keep Moving: Comprehensive School Physical Activity

January 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join AFHK to learn about the latest trends and resources for your school Comprehensive School Physical Activity Plan (CSPAP) to keep your students moving throughout the school year. Experts recommend that kids get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. There are many opportunities for physical activity during the school day. Cold weather? Winter blues? Join this webinar to ensure your students have active bodies all year long. Click here to register

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Keep Moving! Comprehensive School Physical Activity

January 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids to learn about the latest trends and resources for your schools Comprehensive School Physical Activity Plan (CSPAP) to keep your students moving throughout the school year. Experts recommend that kids get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. There are many opportunities for physical activity during the school day. Cold weather? Winter blues? Join this webinar to ensure your students have active bodies all year long! Click here to register

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Moving Forward in 2017: Active Transportation

January 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join America Walks and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for a policy briefing that will explore what's anticipated in federal trail, walking, and biking policy as the new Congress and Trump administration prepare to take office. Experts in transportation and public health policy and former Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) will share their insights about what the new political climate will bring for active transportation. Participants will be invited to ask questions at the end of the briefing. Click here to register

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Communicating the Right Message to the Right Audience

January 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Learn how to create a communications strategy, including a competitive analysis, audience evaluation, and editorial calendar. A calendar invitation has been shared with all coodinators.

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Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking

January 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The benefits of walking are many and widespread. From personal, physical and mental health, to strengthening relationships and engaging community members, walking is a powerful tool. Join America Walks for their webinar, "Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking" on January 11th at 2pm Eastern to learn how individuals and organizations are harnessing the power of walking to create lasting positive change. This webinar is intended for advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as…

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Wellness Wednesday: Take the SuperFit School Challenge

January 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids to learn how our new SuperFit School Challenge can help your school raise funds, energize your school community and teach your students healthy physical activities and nutrition education. We'll take you through this new program that gives your kids, and your school's fundraising efforts, a healthy advantage. Click here to register

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Webinar Series on Title IV, Part A Guidance – SSAE

January 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Office of Safe and Healthy Students invites you to participate in a series of webinars on the U.S. Department of Educationâ??s recently issued Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants. The SSAE program is authorized under Title IV, Part A of ESSA and aims to increase the capacity of State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning;…

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Plan4Health Coalition-Building Webinar

January 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join for the first webinar of a three-part series for APHA and its Affiliate members about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. During the first webinar, presenters will discuss coalition-building and how it was instrumental in the important policies, systems and environmental changes work conducted in the field. Click here to register

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Navigating the Action for Healthy Kids School Portal

January 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about the AFHK School Health Portal including how to apply for grants, form your school health team, complete a school health assessment, develop and track your action plan, plan volunteer events and much more. Click here to register

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Eat Better at School: Creating a Healthier School Food

January 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about policies and regulations related to the school food environment and get ideas and resources for healthy fundraisers and celebrations, snack programs and non-food rewards. Click here to register

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Webinar Series on Title IV, Part A Guidance – SSAE

January 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Office of Safe and Healthy Students invites you to participate in a series of webinars on the U.S. Department of Education's recently issued Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants. The SSAE program is authorized under Title IV, Part A of ESSA and aims to increase the capacity of State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning;…

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February 2017

Introduction to Digital Marketing

February 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will look at the importance of your organizationâ??s website, how the content is created and framed and the importance of analytics. Weâ??ll also take a look at key tactics, such as email and blogs, to drive users to your site, outside of social media. A calendar invitation has been shared with CHSC coordinators.

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Introduction to Digital Marketing

February 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will look at the importance of your organization's website, how the content is created and framed and the importance of analytics. We'll also take a look at key tactics, such as email and blogs, to drive users to your site, outside of social media. A calendar invitation has been shared with CHSC coordinators.

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Get Recognized as a Health Promoting School

February 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You've worked hard to promote health and wellness in your school or district. Now, it's time to get recognized for your efforts. Become recognized as a health promoting school by applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms initiative, a voluntary initiative run through the United States Department of Agriculture to congratulate schools excelling in school nutrition and physical activity. Join this webinar to learn more about the initiative and get tips and tricks for submitting a successful application. Click…

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Path to A Walkable Future

February 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walkable communities are the most successful when people come together to create a place where every person has safe, accessible and enjoyable active transportation. What kind of coalitions and partnerships have worked best in creating walkability? How can walking advocates work with other sectors to create vital and vibrant communities for the future? Join this America Walks webinar here .

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Grants.gov Training Webinar

February 8, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grants.gov is the website where federal grant-making agencies go to post grant funding opportunities and where the public goes to find and apply for those opportunities. The goal of the presentation is to provide information on how to use the Grants.gov website to apply for AMS grant programs. Topics covered in the presentation include the registration process in Duns & Bradstreet, tracking a submitted application, how to find (search) for funding opportunities and how to apply for those opportunities.

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Wellness Wednesday Celebrating National Nutrition Month

February 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Get ready to celebrate National Nutrition Month and School Breakfast Week in March. Learn creative ways to celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 6 - 10, 2017 and all through March. Hear examples from AFHK partner schools on ways to highlight healthy foods as part of your celebrations. Click here to register

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Webinar Series on Title IV, Part A Guidanceâ??SSAE

February 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Office of Safe and Healthy Students invites you to participate in a series of webinars on the U.S. Department of Educationâ??s recently issued Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants. The SSAE program is authorized under Title IV, Part A of ESSA and aims to increase the capacity of State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning;…

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The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets

February 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What's the connection between public health and Complete Streets? And how can professionals in public health and transportation work together to create streets that are safe and convenient for a variety of active transportation choices? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and their guests Voices for Healthy Kids and the American Public Health Association for this event to discuss all these questions and more. This is the first webinar in the new series Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward…

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Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinar

February 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Agricultureâ??s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. AMS will host a webinar to help farmers, producers groups and other potential applicants to understand the program requirements. Topics covered in the presentation include an overview of the program objectives, eligibility and basic information about the application process. Click here…

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RWJF Series: How to Engage with State and Local Policy

February 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

This RWJF Connect webinar is part of the ongoing series to help

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Improving Payment for Obesity Care

February 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This American Academy of Pediatrics 60-minute webinar on February 16 focuses on improving payment for pediatric obesity care. This is the second in a 2-webinar series focused on the results of the AAP/AHRQ Childhood Obesity Treatment & Reimbursement Conference. As part of this webinar, AAP/AHRQ will: explore potential payment models for family based behavioral pediatric obesity treatment; learn advocacy strategies to support improved coverage for care; and identify resources available through AAP and others to support your advocacy work for…

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How to Plan the Best Every Kid Healthy Week Event

February 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids is proud to work with schools nationwide to promote the 5th annual Every Kid Healthy Weekâ?¢- an annual focus on making schools healthier places. Every Kid Healthy Week brings attention to the childhood obesity epidemic and, more importantly, to its solutions including, sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting school programs. Action for Healthy Kids and school partners across the country will celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week during the last week of April (April 24 -…

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

February 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Bike and Ped Count Pt 1: Programs, Data and Metrics

February 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) will host two free webinars to help agencies understand how to collect and use bicycling and walking count data. Part One of the webinar series will briefly cover the "how" and "why" of bicycle and pedestrian count data collection, present examples of count program implementation from across the country, and introduce the recently revised 2016 Federal bicycle and pedestrian count data format. Presenters include Krista Nordback (UNC Highway Safety Research Center), Scott Brady…

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Apply for a 2017-2018 Game On Grant

February 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join this AFHK webinar to learn about their Game On grants including specific grant details, eligible states and helpful application tips. Click here to register

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Leveraging the Rankings for Community Action

February 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How might you use the County Health Rankings release as an opportunity to spur action in your community? Each year, the Rankings release receives media attention in national, regional and local media outlets. This webinar will explore strategies and resources available to help you capitalize on the momentum and excitement around this yearâ??s Rankings release on March 29, 2017. Join to learn how you can leverage the Rankings in your community to move with data to action. Click here to…

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data — Part 2: Equipment

February 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) will host two free webinars to help agencies understand how to collect and use bicycling and walking count data. Part Two of the webinar series will focus on the types of counting equipment and what works where, how well, and how to make sure it's working. Presenters include Frank Proulx (Alta Planning + Design) and Sarah Oâ??Brien (NCSU Institute for Transportation Research and Education). Click here to register

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Actions to Promote Healthy Kids, Healthy Future

February 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Looking to expand your community activities to promote healthy active living for children and prevent childhood obesity in early childhood settings? Join this webinar to learn more about community-driven approaches to support young children and their families' health in early childhood settings. Panelists will discuss implementation efforts, successes, challenges, next steps, and recommendations for other states. This webinar is designed for state agency staff, local administrators, decision makers, and advocates in early care and education. Individuals working at the local…

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

February 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Exceed: The Tool for Healthy Food Service Guidelines

February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Exceed tool (http://www.exceedtool.com/) is a new resource that provides guidance on how to include healthy food service guidelines in your food service contracts. This session will describe the RFP process, sample language for technical proposals, and explain how the Randolph-Sheppard Act implements guidelines for food service facilities on government property. Call Number: 866-581-9669, participant code 31358597, Webinar Link: https://ondieh.adobeconnect.com/r1qslzo4l4v/

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March 2017

Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

March 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Partnerships – Police Departments and Summer Meals

March 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Partnerships between local law enforcement and Summer Nutrition Programs can foster healthier community relations and keep children safe and engaged while enjoying a healthy meal when school is out. Additionally, many police departments provide youth programming, which can be a perfect fit for serving summer meals. This call will highlight programs and advocates that have engaged law enforcement in Summer Nutrition Programs and tips for replicating it in different communities. Click here to register

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Social Media 101

March 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

We will give an overview of the current social media landscape, then will follow with a closer review and training of Twitter and Facebook. Weâ??ll also discuss how to address concerns from governmental agencies that are hesitant to use social media. A calendar invitation has been shared with CHSC coordinators.

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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County Health Rankings 2017: Measures and New Features

March 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this webinar, County Health Rankings will share information about what is new in this yearâ??s Rankings release. Participants will learn about new measures, changes to existing measures, and new web site features. Click here to register

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The Right to Walk

March 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It's not always easy to find places or the time to be physically active but every individual has the right to walk. Learn how walking can be prioritized in communities of all types and be inspired with tips of how walking can be incorporated into the daily routine of every individual. Join this America Walks webinar here.

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Wellness Wednesday: Engaging Volunteers through Game On

March 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Game On activities can be a great way to get volunteers involved in your schoolâ??s wellness plan. Join this Action for Healthy Kids Wellness Wednesday webinar for tips on how to recruit and engage parents and community members in one-time and ongoing activities and learn about AFHK's resources to help build your volunteer network. Click here to register

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Improving Quality and Appeal of Summer and Afterschool Meal

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Summer and afterschool meals donâ??t have to be boring, bland, or repetitive! The quality of meals plays a critical role in the success of the Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs in alleviating hunger, improving nutrition, and attracting more children to sites. Join to hear from program providers, sponsors, and advocates on ways to: improve vendor contracts to include healthier meals, incorporate fresh and local foods, and improve the appeal of the meals served to children all year long. Click here…

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Improving Quality and Appeal of Summer and Afterschool Meal

March 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Summer and afterschool meals don't have to be boring, bland, or repetitive. The quality of meals plays a critical role in the success of the Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs in alleviating hunger, improving nutrition, and attracting more children to sites. Join the Food Research & Action Center's March 9 Webinar at 1 pm ET to hear from program providers, sponsors, and advocates on ways to: improve vendor contracts to include healthier meals, incorporate fresh and local foods, and improve…

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Curbing Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing to Students

March 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For the first time, the federal government has stepped in to limit unhealthy food and beverage marketing in schools. On July 29, 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized regulations that strengthen requirements for local school wellness policies. Among other requirements, the final rule allows in-school promotions only for foods and beverages that meet the USDA's Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. This webinar explains how the USDA's final rule affects food and beverage marketing in schools. Presenters…

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Plan4Health Physical Activity Webinar

March 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Plan4Health for the second webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Presenters will talk about Complete Streets and ways it was integrated into a city plan and how a coalition worked to encourage dialogue across sectors and between decision-makers to ensure health is a consideration in policy recommendations and implementation strategies. Click here to register

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

March 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Making Breakfast Part of the School Day

March 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how teachers, principals, district administrators and states have found ways to make breakfast an integral part of the school day. Click here to register

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Systemic Oppression as a Key Determinant of Health Ineq

March 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Health inequities are produced through the unequal structuring of opportunities and outcomes based on race, class, gender, and other structural determinants. Systems of oppression including white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism actively privilege certain social groups ((whites, men, and wealthy) over others (people of color, women, and people with less wealth). This training provides participants with shared language and conceptual frameworks for understanding the role of systemic oppression in creating and maintaining health inequities, and outlines core principles for effective health…

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Enhancing Infrastructure to Increase Physical Activity

March 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This intermediate-level webinar will present comprehensive strategies to improve community design standards that encourage walking, biking, and active transportation. Presenters will share how increased physical activity has been vital in helping underserved populations on both a local and national level; and how to engage stakeholders in a position to improve health disparities, and incorporate health equity and behavior change into Complete Streets policies. Click here to register

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Libraries and Museums Operating Afterschool Meal Prgm

March 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Libraries and museums provide a perfect setting for the Afterschool Meal Program. Learn from advocates, libraries, and museums strategies for making afterschool meals work at these community locations. Click here to register

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Cultural Sensitivity Training

March 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This program will enhance participants' understanding of culture, self-cultural awareness and diversity. There will be discussions examining the impact of these issues in the workplace, as well as the benefits of cultural diversity and sensitivity in the workplace. Aspects of best practices will be outlined to help participants learn how to manage roadblocks to cultural sensitivity and

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2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines

March 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation will review the process for developing the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, including the role of the Advisory Committee and the role of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. It will also inform the audience of how they can follow and be involved in the process. Click here to register</a

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity andInclusion

March 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms. In this webinar, America Walks will aim to look at how to protect and promote the identity and culture of a community, while making room for new development and change. They will feature an example of a community lead equitable development plan, will provide a toolkit of approaches used…

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Making Your Life Easier with Technology

March 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As Every Kid Healthy Week approaches, join Action for Healthy Kids to learn more about the resources AFHK provides to help schools manage volunteer recruitment, registration and engagement for events. AFHK experts will answer your questions and provide tips and ideas on how to ensure the resources work for your school. Click here to register

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Webinar Series: Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series by National Good Food Network (NGFN) is key to unlocking that power. Book keeping and financial management acumen is necessary to recognize patterns and key ratios that enable food hub operators to make smarter, more effective operational decisions. Participants in this beginner-friendly, multi-part financial webinar series, led by representatives from Farm Credit, will learn how to manage, format and attribute financial reports, including the common chart…

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Community Eligibility Adoption in the 2016-2017 School

March 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FRAC will be releasing new data on schools and districts participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2016-2017 school year. Community eligibility allows high poverty schools to offer free breakfast and lunch and reduce administrative work. Join us to hear how your state compares in take up of community eligibility and trends that are emerging in the third year of nationwide availability. We'll also cover tips for using our interactive database of eligible and participating schools. Click here to…

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Innovative Bicycling Programs for Youth

March 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will explore creative and effective innovations happening in the realm of young people and bicycling. Speakers will discuss programming and education efforts that relate to youth bicycling, describing successful programs from states as diverse as Minnesota, Washington, and Arizona. Topics will include engaging, equity-focused local programs as well as statewide bicycle education efforts. Click here to register

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Designing for Inclusive Health

March 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) - Lakeshore Foundation are excited to announce a webinar to kick-off a new micro-grant program. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. The program purpose is to accelerate disability inclusion programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental…

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April 2017

Integrating Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and Equity

April 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How do Complete Streets and Vision Zero fit into a comprehensive planning approach? And what can planners and advocates do to support Transportation Equity in community development? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host APBP to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and Livable Memphis. They will share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets and Vision Zero projects. They will also explore how key partnerships help to achieve…

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Reducing Sodium in Food Service Settings

April 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

More than 75% of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed and restaurant foods before salt is added at the table, leaving little choice for consumers trying to limit their intake. Therefore, reducing population sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium packaged and restaurant foods. Members of the foodservice system, such as foodservice operators, distributors and manufacturers, influence the foods that are available and served to consumers. Other influencers include government and private entities; industry, trade and community groups;…

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Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces

April 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wellness Wednesday: Promoting Screen-free Activities

April 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Our kids consume an average of seven hours of screen media per day. Reducing screen time can help children be more physically active, have a healthier diet and perform better in school. Join AFHK for April's Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn how to organize Screen-Free Week and promote screen-free activities all year round for students and families in your school community. Click here to register

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Understanding Bias and Building Cultural Competence

April 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Through this training, participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and ability to become culturally competent public health professionals, develop an understanding of the difference between implicit and explicit bias, increase self-awareness of how bias affects their own worldview, and explore "debiasing" techniques to unlearn implicit biases that may affect decision-making on behalf of marginalized and disadvantaged communities. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of how cultural competency can be applied at the micro level in one-on-one or small group…

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Active Transportation Return on Investment

April 13, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

As funds for infrastructure development become increasingly limited, it is important that cities are making decisions that maximize the impact of each dollar spent. This means that cities have become more creative and paid more attention to approaches that not only improve the local economy, but also improve the health, and quality of life for their community members. Cities around the world are discovering and harnessing improvements in their active transportation infrastructure to benefit their cities. Please join Alliance for…

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ESSA and the Child Nutrition Programs

April 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Food Action and Research Center is hosting a webinar on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunity it creates to provide access to school breakfast, as well as afterschool and summer nutrition programs. http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5118/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=85362

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The Active Schools Movement: Strategic Plan 2017-2020

April 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In its four years, Active Schools (formerly Let's Move! Active Schools) has enrolled almost 23,000 K-12 schools serving over 12 million students. Active Schools had heeded the call to make it easier for schools to provide an active school environment â?? one that provides at least 60 minutes of physical activity in day â?? through before, during and after school programs. The supports provided to schools, through 43 national health, education and private sector partner organizations, have included evidence-based resources,…

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Healthy Meeting Essentials Webinar

April 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for Science in the Public Interest will be hosting a webinar Thursday April 20th at 1:00 pm addressing healthy meetings. The webinar is geared towards meeting planners and will make the case for healthier meetings and events, and provide recommendations for improvement. Share this opportunity with participating worksites and other interested stakeholders. Visit this website to register for the webinar: http://blog.empowermint.com/register/healthy-meeting-essentials/?sid=0002&source=empowerMINT_blog

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Promoting active communities: Finding data

April 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

APHA believes in the power of evidence - and using data to inspire change -to create healthier communities for all. That's why we're proud to announce a new website exploring the Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report, which traces the rise of walking and bicycling across the nation. APHA and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, created the interactive website to make critical data from this report more accessible…

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Exploring Community-Wide Interventions

April 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionâ??s (CDC's) Health Impact in Five Years, or HI-5 (high-five) initiative, highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of…

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Climate Changes Health: Community DesignandTransportation

April 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how climate change strategies can improve community design and transportation practices. Presenters will discuss approaches to support healthy, equitable communities. This is the third webinar supporting the American Public Health Association's Year of Climate Change and Health. Click here to register

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May 2017

Building and Unleashing Community Power to Advance Health

May 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Communities experiencing the greatest health inequities often have the least power to influence the institutions, decisions, and resource allocations that significantly impact health outcomes. Health equity approaches should consider power and community leadership, especially by those most affected by inequities, in the co-creation of conditions in which people can reach their full health potential. This training situates power in a health equity framework, describes authentic community engagement and community power building practices, and provides examples of how partnerships grounded in…

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Best Practices for Communicating and Using Safe Routes

May 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hosted by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, this webinar will explore effective strategies for collecting and using relevant data at local, regional, and state levels. Speakers will discuss data collection, data-informed decision making, and how to communicate results effectively. Click here to register

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Wellness Wednesday: Offering Healthy Snacks at School

May 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This Action for Healthy Kids webinar will demonstrate how to successfully serve healthy snacks to students during the school day. Click here to register

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ESSA and Chronic Absenteeism

May 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the critical impact chronic absenteeism has on student success. Multiple levers exist in the law for supporting efforts to address chronic absenteeism. For example, states and school districts are now required to include the rate of chronic absenteeism on their school report cards and professional development funding can be used to train school staff on how to address chronic absenteeism. In addition, many states are using rate of chronic absenteeism as a measure…

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Celebrating Your Volunteers: Wrapping Up the Year

May 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join AFHK for tips and ideas on how to recognize and thank all your awesome volunteers for their hard work this year and empower them to become even more engaged in the future. Click here to register

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Opportunities for Rural Walkability

May 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Preserving and maintaining our outdoor spaces is a major responsibilty, especially in rural communities where trails and other areas are opportunities not only for physical activity but also for transit connections. Learn how the support of trails, parks and sidewalks play a role in promoting walkability in rural communities and what you can do to help. Click here to register

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Wellness Wednesday: Offering Healthy Snacks at School

May 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Snacks can make or break a healthy diet for both adults and kids. The right snacks can supply our bodies with nutrients we wouldn't normally eat during meals and give students the energy need to learn and focus during class. Join this AFHK webinar to learn from schools across the country on ways to successfully serve healthy snacks to students during the school day. Click here to register

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Communicating Equity w/ Policymakers, Community and Prtrs

May 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Communicating about equity is virtually unlike any other strategic communications enterprise. It must consider the various counter narratives (e.g., equality, undeservingness, merit) that shape the public conversation as well as the social and cognitive drivers of how we make meaning of race, class, gender, justice and fairness. This session will provide information on how the public conversation on equity is currently being shaped and understood by key publics; the latest findings on effectively framing equity in policy contexts; and effective…

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Complete Streets and Walkable Communities

May 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The National Complete Streets Coalition and America Walks are co-hosting the fourth webinar in the Implementation and Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets series, which will explore how Complete Streets help communities achieve walkable main streets. The webinar will provide examples of collaboration between public health and rural economic development, highlight community involvement processes, and share steps to attaining funding for implementing Complete Streets projects. Click here to register

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Health Communications Learning Collaborative Kick-Off

May 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

APP Learning Collaborative Kick-Off: Health Communications May 24th, 11:30pm-1:00pm EDT Public healthcare practitioners must not only find communications solutions that deliver information about their services, but build dynamic, sustainable relationships that are community-centric. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of social marketing communications and offer tips to public health practitioners in New York State on how to establish brand identity in ways that convince, persuade, and inspire communities to make meaningful improvements in their health. Audience: Staff from…

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Tackling resilience through food policy councils

May 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The increasing prevalence and severity of environmental, political, and humanitarian emergencies are prompting governments and communities to think more about where their food will come from in such situations, and how their local food systems may contribute to (or lessen the impact of) them. Food policy councils can play an important role in assisting with these efforts. Tune in to this webinar to learn about how: to think about short-term and long-term strategies at different levels of government for ensuring…

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June 2017

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016 kickoff

June 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendar! Smart Growth America's annual review of the best Complete Streets policies of the last year comes out on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This year they are excited to celebrate 1,000 Complete Streets policies now in place nationwide. That includes more than 130 passed in 2016 alone. See the full list of places in the running for this year's best policy - is your community among them? In addition, for the second year in a row, this year's…

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Data Visualization 101

June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had the skills to turn your data into more compelling charts or graphics? OPCE is hosting a data visualization webinar to just this! During this 45 minute session, you will learn how to increase the odds your data are used for decision-making and/or to inform strategies. Join OPCE/JSI Visual Analytics Advisor Amanda Makulec in this webinar where she'll cover a simple framework for developing any kind of data visualization, three simple things you…

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Tracking the Walking Path

June 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When talking about opportunities to walk, knowing where to walk is key. Data and mapping tools are plenty and can be useful in making the argument for walkable communities and the development of smart cities. Learn about some of the leading tools available to walking advocates. Click here to register

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Understanding How the Social Determinants of Health…

June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The conditions in which we are born, live, learn, play and age exercise a powerful influence on the health of individuals and communities. By critically examining the role of neighborhood conditions, education, income/wealth, and the socio-political climate, this training will strengthen participantsâ?? understanding of the social determinants of health and their role in shaping health outcomes of diverse populations. Examples of programmatic, structural and policy interventions will be discussed to illustrate how public health practitioners, advocates and policymakers can effectively…

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Health Equity Efforts in a Changing Policy Environment

June 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How can we promote health equity work within a changing policy environment? Join the next Network Commons discussion, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, where three leading experts with federal-level experience will share strategies and points of leverage for organizations and individuals who seek to continue their efforts to promote health equity. Click here to register

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Physical Activity – Strategies to Achieve Health Equity

June 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The social pattern of low physical activity participation rates is similar to that of other social determinants of health. This presentation will explore the historic potential root causes of physical inactivity among many diverse groups today. Brief examples of low physical inactivity among certain groups will be given. The presentation will conclude with key questions that should be addressed and recommended strategies used throughout the nine sectors of the National Physical Activity Plan to achieve health equity through physical activity.…

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Successful Community Health Initiatives (TACTIC)

June 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a practical framework along with insights and strategies for ensuring that community health improvement efforts have a lasting, sustainable impact. Awardee presenters will share examples of facilitators and barriers to creating sustainability within their projects. They will also discuss how the community and partners can take ownership in incorporating sustainable processes within their programs. This webinar will offer communities key concepts to think about and execute in order to ensure maximum impact.…

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Safe Streets Academy application webinar

June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The National Complete Streets Coalition is pleased to announce its brand new Safe Streets Academy, a program designed to help jurisdictions transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice. The year-long Academy will bring together engineers, planners, and related professionals from three jurisdictions for an intensive, hands-on training on interventions to address traffic safety. The Academy will include three in-person workshops, one in each of the recipient jurisdictions. All members of the Academy will receive travel stipends to attend all…

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Addressing Nutrition and Physical Activity Through ESSA

June 26, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ensuring students have access to healthy school meals, nutrition education and physical education is a key strategy for supporting their academic success and health. As states develop and implement their state ESSA plans, it is critical that they do so with an understanding of the connection between nutrition and physical activity and academic success. Join Healthy Schools Campaign and Alliance for a Healthier Generation for a webinar to learn about how states are incorporating nutrition and physical wellness into their…

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Transit-Driven Complete Streets

June 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The National Complete Streets Coalition is excited to continue their monthly webinar series designed to help professionals from a variety of disciplines put Complete Streets into action. Join for the next webinar, Rethinking First & Last Mile: Transit-Driven Complete Streets, taking place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. Speakers from Michael Baker International and the American Public Transportation Association will join the Coalition in discussing questions such as: How can transit-driven Complete Streets provide vital connections to…

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Essential Tools for Health Equity Practice

June 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Health equity is a value, process, practice, and outcome.(1) As health equity field-building efforts deepen and expand, practitioners face the task of transforming the conceptual to the practical. Given this, how can health equity be operationalized? What does it look like in practice? And what are the core tools for pursuing health equity? This training addresses such key questions by describing process-based tools and interventions for applying a health equity lens. In this session, participants will explore different tools that…

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Farm-to-Institution: How Hospitals Overcame Barriers

June 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar is designed for a hospital food service and community benefit audience but relevant to all organizations, agencies, and individuals seeking to assist institutions in using their purchasing power to leverage a healthier food and agriculture system. Health Care Without Harm (HCHW) is partnering with the CFN and the VA Food Policy Council in offering this webinar. A Community Outreach Manager from Carilion Clinic in Richmond, VA will discuss the findings of their Community Health Needs Assessment and the…

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July 2017

A City in Transformation: A Look at St. Paul

July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

St. Paul, Minnesota was selected as the host of the 2017 National Walking Summit for its recent innovation and progress with walkability. Hear from local experts and walking champions about some of the exciting things going on in their city and what you can expect to see at the Summit in September. Click here to register

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Tour the New Healthy Food Access Portal

July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join PolicyLink, The Food Trust, and Reinvestment Fund for an interactive webinar to tour the newly redesigned Healthy Food Access Portal! The refreshed site features new and refined resources to better support advocates, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to take their work â?? whether a local policy campaign or the launch of a local healthy food business â?? to the next level. The Portal team will highlight key features, including updated navigation, new content for advocates and entrepreneurs, and interactive tools…

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Participatory Policymaking, Programming and Evaluation

July 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

From problem identification to developing solutions, community voice and leadership are key to generating effective, community competent interventions. The knowledge and wisdom of community residents are some of the most important assets for a public health initiative. Yet, too often traditionally underserved communities like communities of color, rural, immigrant and LGBTQ communities, are excluded from participating in processes critical for their own well-being. This session will explore best practices in community engagement through case studies including asset mapping, community led…

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20 Years of Making America a Great Place to Walk

July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It's the 20th anniversary of America Walks and we're celebrating our birthday by looking back at the growth of the organization and the walking movement. Join us for a free webinar on July 26th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, as we hear from some of the founders of the organization, experts in the walking movement, and our staff for an inside look at how we are making America a great place to walk. Click here to register

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CHSC Farm to Institution webinar

July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CHSC School and Community Coordinators are invited to please join us on Wednesday July 26th from 2-3pm for an OPCE webinar on Implementing Farm to Institution Efforts in the Context of CHSC. We'll hear first from Jonathan McNeice and Elizabeth Machnica from Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (community coordinators will recall that they first joined us at the CHSC Convening in March) who will describe a Farm to Hospital initiative in Buffalo. Then we'll hear from Erin Summerlee of the Rural…

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August 2017

2017 National Walking Summit Preview

August 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We're gearing up for the 2017 National Walking Summit and excited by what's developing. Get a sneak peak at some of the presenters and programs that will be available in St. Paul in September. Click here to register

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Cycling Equity: Barriers to Bike Access and Use

August 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cities across the U.S. are building more, and higher-quality bike lane networks - resulting in more riders, and increased safety for those taking to two wheels on our cities' streets. However, this increasingly-popular mode for getting around is not equally accessible to all communities, with Black and Hispanic populations facing both social and infrastructural barriers to cycling. Join Senior Researcher Charles Brown for an overview of his recent study, focused on understanding and identifying barriers to Black and Hispanic bicycle…

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Intro to CFP for Potential Applicants Webinar

August 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Led by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project staff, this webinar will provide an overview on the USDA's Community Food Projects grant program, including program goals, applicant eligibility, the importance of community engagement, the matching requirement, the application process, and indicators of success. Click here to register

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Building Family and Community Support for School Wellness

August 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger in your school wellness efforts? Have you wondered how to bring your local wellness policy to life and gain the engagement of staff and families? Join the Alliance to learn ways to connect and engage others and build a culture of wellness in your school and community. This webinar will address: -The benefits of engaging students, parents and community members in school wellness efforts. -Methods and strategies for informing and building support…

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Incorporating health in transportation decisions

August 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

APHA believes in working with the transportation sector to create equitable and healthy transportation policies and practices. Since its release in 2015, the Transportation and Health Tool has been an online resource for public health and transportation professionals alike. Using this important tool, practitioners can learn how their states and metropolitan regions stack up against their peers in terms of key health and transportation indicators. In this webinar, you'll hear transportation professionals promoting initiatives and efforts to integrate health considerations…

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Healthy Food Service Guidelines in Worksite, Community

August 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This call will include a panel from Tennessee to share about food service efforts in the state park restaurants in partnership with US Healthful Food Council/Eat Real TN (https://eatreal.org/) and the formation of a state partner committee to address challenges and sustainability of these system changes. Call Number: 866-581-9669, participant code 31358597, Webinar Link: https://ondieh.adobeconnect.com/r1qslzo4l4v/

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Growing a Healthy Foundation for Learning

August 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In July 2016, the USDA updated requirements for school wellness policies. As a result, school districts have been updating and strengthening their policies. Please join the Alliance for a webinar to learn about the guidelines, review the latest research, and highlight current policy work at the state and local level. Click here to register

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September 2017

Farm to School for Children with Special Needs

September 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about opportunities and best practices for utilizing farm to school initiatives to support learning and development for every child. Hear success stories from leaders of programs across the country who are serving students with special needs. Click here to register

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Protected Bikeways: A Dive into Design

September 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During this webinar, the guide's authors, Ryan Martinson and Tyler Golly, along with other bikeway planners and engineers, will give participants an insider's look at what design guidance is provided in this new guide, and the various considerations and inputs that helped to shape it as a useable guide for transportation and city planners and engineers across North America. They'll also provide real-world examples of Protected Bikeways and provide tips on how to make them more mainstream in planning and…

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Impact of Emerging Technologies on Complete Streets

September 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With the emergence of advanced new technologies, we have reached a pivotal point in transportation planning. How will technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles change the way we design and use our streets? And what are cities doing today to prepare for these innovations? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition, Stantec, and Transportation for America's Smart Cities Collaborative to explore these questions and more. Tune in September 12, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT. Click here to register

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Local Perspective on School WP Implementation

September 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join the Alliance for a webinar focused on implementing school wellness policies following the USDAâ??s final rule. This webinar will highlight local perspectives, featuring speakers from California Project LEAN, the California Department of Education and Arvin School District. Click here to join.

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Wellness Wednesday: Pumping Up P.E.

September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you looking for ways to pump up your physical education class to include more moderate to vigorous activity? Join AFHK's first Wellness Wednesday webinar of the year to explore research, recommendations and strategies around physical activity. Click here to register

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Tools for Assessing Economic Impact

September 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar is intended for food system practitioners interested in commissioning an economic impact assessment. It will introduce attendees to the concept and provide an overview of different tools to assess economic growth. Speakers will cover both standard commercial models and alternative, community-based approaches. They will also share an example of an economic impact assessment underway for the craft beer industry, highlighting the lessons learned so far. Click here to register. The related publication is attached.

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OPCE Webinar: Communicating Success Stories

September 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join OPCE for a hands-on webinar on developing and promoting your successes. Bring your notebook (or computer) and let's start writing your story - We will share tools, and lessons learned about developing and disseminating success stories to garner support for CHSC work. JOIN WEBEX MEETING here: https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m9ced7f8d525ec263a571e764ff188860; Meeting number (access code): 624 218 373; Meeting password: CHSC

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2017 Farm to School Policy Opportunities

September 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the National Farm to School Network to learn about current federal legislative activities and state policy efforts that are advancing opportunities for the expansion of farm to school in K-12 and early care education settings nationwide. Presenters will share stories and key learnings from recent policy efforts, and discuss advocacy opportunities for getting involved in current initiatives. Click here to register

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America Walks new webinar series

September 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking Towards Justice, a new social equity-inspired online discussion will be identifying potential solutions to improve walkability and the intersections of mobility, race, class, gender, and politics. The first session on September 27, 2017 2:00pm EDT will discuss the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. Click here to register and be part of the conversation with nationally-known experts.

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October 2017

Earned Media and Sustainability Webinar

October 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Erin Sinisgalli, MPH, MCHES, Director of Community Health Programs at St. Peter's Health Partners, will lead this webinar and share strategies to promote sustainability, educate policy makers and other stakeholders, and work with the media to promote and publicize your work. Details to join are included in the attached document. 1. Go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t2254b0c2e8a74dcbdd4aad716cf9afca 2. Enter your name and email address. 3. Enter the session password: CBFC2017 4. Click "Join Now". 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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Celebrating Farm to School Month State-by-State

October 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join National Farm to School Network for a special "Farm to School Month" themed webinar to hear how states across the country are lifting up and celebrating National Farm to School Month, and gather easy action ideas for how you can get involved this October. This webinar is generously sponsored by Co-Bank. Click here to register

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Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way

October 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Healthier workers are more productive, have fewer sick days, and have decreased health care costs. Given that many adults spend half their waking hours at work, the workplace can play a big role in supporting positive lifestyle changes. Workplace wellness, though, does not begin and end at the office door. Employee wellness and community health are fundamentally linked. Recognizing this connection, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control, America Walks invites you, in partnership with ChangeLab Solutions, to attend…

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School Breakfast: Moving Meals Improves Participation

October 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids to discover the many benefits of moving school meals out of the cafeteria and before the bell. Discover the data that will support you making the move out of the cafeteria at your school. Hear examples of breakfast models that work and tips and tricks to create support and buy-in among key stakeholders. Click here to register

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Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement

October 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Champions of the walking movement come from different backgrounds, sectors and viewpoints. Learn how by working together, we are stronger than ever. Click here to register

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Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Celebrations Are More FUN!

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our October Monthly AFHK Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn how to have fun with healthy classroom parties and school celebrations. We'll share lots of ideas and resources for parents, teachers and students to incorporate as part of any classroom celebration. Hear examples of successful classroom parties for holidays, birthdays or any school celebration. Click here to register

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Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos

October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) will host a webinar, Ni�±os Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos, with a panel of partner federal agencies and stakeholders. The webinar will highlight the prevalence data and explore factors such as culture, behavior, and environment; that have contributed to the increase of obesity in Latino children. Additionally, the webinar will provide examples of programs and strategies that help address these issues. Click here to register

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Introducing Arts, Culture and Transportation

October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For a deep dive into Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan, register now for the live webinar discussion happening on October 13, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Youâ??ll hear from Ben Stone, Director of Arts & Culture at Transportation for America, Jamie Hand, Director of Research Strategies at ArtPlace America, who will discuss the newly released ArtPlace Transportation Field Scan, the impetus behind ArtPlace's research strategies work, the goals of the field scan, and lessons learned from…

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Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

October 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Institute of Food and Agriculture requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year 2018. The estimated total program funding in fiscal year 2018 is approximately $8,640,000. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants, Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program are to: - Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation…

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Making Signals Work for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

To create transportation networks that are supportive of bicycling and walking, transportation professionals should make use of existing infrastructure. This includes traffic signals and engineering treatments at intersections that can take advantage of a wide range of strategies to improve crossings. This webinar will focus on how agencies can use their traffic signals to make intersections safer and more comfortable for nonmotorized road users. Peter Koonce, PE of Portland, Oregon will share tips and strategies for improving intersections through signal…

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Public/Private Partners: Complete Streets and Large-Scale

October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private development projects and large-scale land use programs can play an important role in creating new, healthy, and equitable Complete Streets. How can developers use healthy and Complete Streets design principles and public/private partnerships to achieve community goals? And what are the opportunities and challenges public and private partners face? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-hosts National Association of REALTORS and VHB to explore these questions and more. This webinar will also feature a panel of speakers from…

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Recess: Why It Should Rock!

October 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When you think back on your school days what stands out? We'd venture to guess that one of the top memories has something to do with recess. Ask any elementary student what their favorite part of school is todayâ??bet you'll hear recess regularly! Are you looking for ways to improve, refresh, and rejuvenate recess at your school? Join Action for Healthy Kids as we learn why recess is an evidence-based strategy to enhance learning environments and active schools. Learn about…

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Integrating Communications Into School Health Efforts

October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The recently released second edition of the CATCH Coordination Kit includes an all-new communications section available for free at CATCH.org. Find out about the tools and resources during a CATCH webinar on October 26th at 11:00am CDT, and learn how to utilize a range of communications tactics to engage your school campus and surrounding community in school health efforts. Click here to register

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Good Laws, Good Food: Transforming Local Communities

October 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Food Policy Networks project at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is delighted to welcome back the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic to introduce the new version of the toolkit, Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities. Local food advocates play an increasingly important role in transforming local, state and national food policies. This toolkit provides a starting place to understand the basic legal concepts surrounding local food systems, develops…

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November 2017

#CommunityFood: Return to Roots

November 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

In food, "innovation" often means a return to traditional cultural practices, creative adaptation of an existing idea, or reinstating traditions that use food to build community. This is one of the most striking findings in "From the Ground Up: Inspiring Community-based Food Systems Innovations," a recent report commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and produced by the Wallace Center. This webinar explores this "Return to Roots" theme, featuring organizations that are grounded in food sovereignty, preserve cultural heritage, and focus…

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Drinking Water and Lead Exposure

November 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How does lead get into water and what effects can it have on children and adults? We'll provide a simple overview of plumbing, lead exposure in tap water, and the importance of appealing drinking water in schools. Click here to register

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Creating Vibrant Communitites w/ the Community in Mind

November 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Displacement and concerns of gentrification are at the center of many debates about placemaking and development. How do we serve as responsible stewards of communities while also promoting positive change? Learn some of the successful techniques and skills recommended to address these challenges. Click here to register

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Integrating Movement into a Well-Rounded Education

November 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids to learn about integrating movement into a well-rounded education. Movement and physical activity boosts and activates the brain, improves on-task behavior, and leaves students more focused and ready to return to their academic activities. Hear examples from AFHK schools and create active classrooms through simple and manageable movement strategies, games and lesson ideas. Click here to register

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Planning for School Water Quality

November 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How should schools approach school drinking water quality? What's involved in testing for lead? Join us to learn what steps schools and districts should take to ensure that their students have access to safe drinking water. We'll provide you with resources, toolkits, and next steps to improve your school's water quality and accessibility. Click here to register

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Creating Healthy Places For Healthy People

November 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Through the Healthy Places for Healthy People program, EPA has been helping local communities and health care officials create walkable, healthy and economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that improve health, protect the environment and support economic growth. This webinar will look at the connections among economic, human and environmental health factors and present case studies on the lessons learned to date, as well as ideas on how local communities can create programs and partnerships that can lead to healthier community…

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Pedestrian Safety Action Plan – Local Call for Projects

November 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

New York's Pedestrian Safety Action Plan includes $40 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds to implement systemic pedestrian safety projects on local and county urban roads and streets. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will conduct a webinar on November 14, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 to discuss the application and eligibility requirements of this program. Information about this program can be found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/highway/psap. A recording of the webinar and the webinar presentation materials will also…

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Increasing Healthy Food Access Through Grocery Stores

November 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join The Food Trust's Center for Healthy Food Access on November 15, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. EST for the second in a series of webinars featuring innovative work across the country supporting healthy food access in underserved areas. Click here to register

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Tackling Gentrification and Displacement

November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jobs, affordable housing and transportation are three pillars of providing opportunities and supporting human potential and well-being. As advocates for active transportation and connected mobility options, these pillars are essential to our work and it is important that we continue to explore ways they come together in developing healthy, active, and engaged communities. By doing so, we create opportunities for new jobs, economic vitality, and community cohesion. Join America Walks for the webinar, "Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant…

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Find It and Fix It – Or Flush or Filter it

November 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What should you do if you find lead in your school's water? Hear from school districts that have successfully tackled lead in school drinking water and made water first for thirst. Plenty of time for Q&A in each session! Click here to register

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Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?

November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Leading Health Indicators. You'll also hear how the Delaware Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention Program uses a public health approach to address the role of physical activity and nutrition in improving health and preventing chronic diseases for all Delawareans. Click here to register

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Maximizing Volunteers for School Health

November 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To make the most out of your school health programs, it's essential to make the most out of your family and community volunteers and partners. These key groups may be involved in different ways and vary in the size of their impact but they can all help improve school health and student performance and provide access to more resources. This AFHK webinar will prepare you on how to best use the parent and community volunteers you already have, and how…

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Build Internal Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity

November 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HIP is kicking off a 4-part webinar series with national experts and local health departments to discuss their work to advance health equity. Each webinar will focus on a set of strategic practices (from their recently released Health Equity Guide) that health departments can take to pursue a wall-to-wall transformation of how they work internally, with communities, and alongside other government agencies. Click here to register On the November webinar, we'll discuss: Why building internal infrastructure is key to advancing…

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Game On for Child Nutrition Professionals

November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Game On supports America's schools in creating healthier school environments. This webinar will introduce Game On to child nutrition professionals. Discover the many resources Game On offers to support your role as the healthy eating experts at your school. Click here to register

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December 2017

Game On for Health and Physical Education Teachers

December 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Game On supports America's schools in creating healthier school environments. This webinar will introduce Game On; provide specific examples and tips on how to integrate Game On into health and physical education; address the professional role health and physical educators play in coordinating and sustaining school wellness initiatives. This webinar will be archived for those unable to attend the live session. You will receive information about future sessions from Action for Healthy Kids. Click here to register

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Introducing the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

December 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On December 6, NCCOR is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar, "Introducing the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities: A Breakthrough Resource for Childhood Obesity Research." The webinar will provide information on energy costs and their dependency on age. Presenters will discuss the development of the Youth Compendium and ways in which this new tool can be used. Click here to register

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Youth Engagement in Farm to School

December 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Farm to school initiatives across the country are changing the way young people view and consume fresh, local foods and interact with their community. This webinar will highlight unique approaches and initiatives to engage youth in their communities and food systems as well as empower youth to be leaders with active voices in the farm to school movement. Click here to register

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Case Studies in Food Purchasing and Distribution

December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) Healthy Communities team will present case studies highlighting gleaning and pop up market strategies to support implementation of healthy retail projects. In addition, BNMC will briefly review how these concepts can be combined to highlight each other. Case studies will be pulled nationally, internationally, and even from fellow CHSC grantees.

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Working Across Government to Advance Racial and Health

December 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On the second webinar of HIP's 4-part series, we'll discuss: Why working across government is key to advancing health equity; How King County (Seattle) established shared goals for equity across county government agencies; How Madison/Dane County in Wisconsin is working with other government agencies to apply racial equity tools and analyses to city and county programs, plans, and policies; How GARE is helping health departments build government alliances and a shared understanding to advance racial equity; Resources to help your…

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Innovative Applications of Food & Nutrition Standards

December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This 90-minute webinar will highlight creative strategies from organizations across various public, private, and institutional settings in New York State that are applying food and nutrition standards in community settings. Topics will include innovative food procurement, healthy food retail standards, applying nutrition standards to emergency meals for people with specific health conditions, and healthier food for college students. Audience General public, staff at local health departments, hospitals, local governmental units, and community-based organizations Learning Objectives After participating in the webinar,…

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Turning Data into Action

December 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What do we mean when we say the walking movement? After 12 months of studying a selection of indicators to measure the movement, America Walks is excited to be able to release information on the growth of the walking movement and how data measuring its progress can be used to spur future action. Click here to register

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Integrating Nutrition Education into a Well-Rounded Ed

December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our December 2017 Wellness Wednesday webinar to learn how your school and teachers can integrate nutrition education into core subjects! Strategies, tips and lesson ideas can be used at all levels and in multiple subjects. Click here to register

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January 2018

Building Relationships and Local Champions

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We all know how important relationships are to CHSC work. We also know how challenging it can be to establish relationships with critical partners, identify champions who can help move the needle, and increase awareness and support of the solutions. This webinar, featuring Andrea Freeman from the Massachusetts Public Health Association, will provide an opportunity for participants to learn some new tips and to hear how they have been applied in a statewide initiative similar to CHSC - Mass in…

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Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equi

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On the third webinar of HIP's 4-part series, we'll discuss: Why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity; How Alameda County in California engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity; How Kansas City shares power and space with community organizers to change policy; How NACCHO is supporting building community alliances to advance equity; Resources to help your health department foster community partnerships to advance health equity. Click here to register

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Opportunities in the 2018 Farm Bill

January 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Farm Bill shapes our local, regional, and national food systems, from farm and crop production, to access to healthy food, to nutrition and hunger programs. The process to reauthorize the Farm Bill in 2018 is underway. Stakeholders, advocates, and community members all have a role in ensuring that the next Farm Bill protects and expands progress made thus far, while strengthening policies that advance equitable and sustain food systems and healthy communities. This webinar will provide a brief overview…

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Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members

January 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Creating safe places to walk and be physically active means more than just slower speeds and well-lit sidewalks. Join America Walks on January 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, for "Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members," to expand your definition of a safe place to walk by hearing from partners working alongside the walking movement. This webinar will feature experts in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), street harassment, and safety concerns for people with disabilities. This webinar…

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Is your school ready to take SuperFit School Challenge?

January 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us to learn about the AFHK new fundraising program, SuperFit School Challenge, and hear how your school can focus on helping students become healthier while raising funds to support their school. Principals, teachers, school wellness coordinators, PTA/PTO parents, school nurses and anyone involved in fundraising are encouraged to join. Click here to register

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What Would You Do? Common Complete Streets Challenges

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wish your community passed an ordinance instead of a resolution? Wondering how to ensure your pop-up demonstration project achieves its goals? Join OPCE and Robert Johnson from PedNet for an interactive webinar on common Complete Streets challenges and strategies to address them. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m67f9ddef78791e8e8011f589dd307269. Meeting number (access code): 623 610 921. Meeting password: CHSC

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Healthy Menu Innovations in Schools Web Forum

January 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is hosting a web forum on January 11, 2018, 2-3 PM ET featuring a community-level initiative improving the nutritional and culinary quality of the foods offered in school cafeterias in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Presenters will provide an overview of the initiativeâ??s goals, activities, and outcomes at Chelsea High School, where both sodium and saturated fat levels have been significantly lowered. Additionally, the National Director of Nutrition for Aramark Education will highlight the Aramark…

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Predatory Food and Beverage Advertising

January 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Research shows that marketing efforts by food and beverage companies, specifically fast food and sugary beverage industries, are targeting Hispanic and Black youth at a higher rate than other groups. Some may call it good business or smart marketing, however given the already higher rate of obesity in these communities, targeting these populations is preying on a vulnerable group further exacerbating health inequities. Developing culturally relevant advertising is different than having an entire marketing and business strategy to target vulnerable…

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Wellness Wednesday Webinars – Healthy Retail Strategies

January 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) for a new mini webinar series, Wellness Wednesday Webinars. These 30-minute webinars are focused on innovative programs that improve people's lives through healthy eating and physical activity. The Wellness Wednesday Webinars will kick off starting January 17, 2018, with a focus on healthy retail strategies to increase shoppers purchases of healthy items. Click here to register

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Food Hub: Trends and Resources

January 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Food hubs aggregate, distribute, and market source-identified food products to multiple buyers from multiple producers, primarily local and regional producers. Marketing channels, such as directories, strengthen the ability of these producers to satisfy the needs of local and regional wholesalers, retailers, and institutional buyers that may have been otherwise out of their reach. Recent research, such as USDAâ??s multi-volume series, Running a Food Hub, provides important insights into successes and pitfalls of these operations. This webinar, co-hosted by the Chesapeake…

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The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking

January 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

America Walks has launched a new social equity-inspired online discussion series titled: Walking Towards Justice. In our second episode, we will be exploring the devastating impacts that social injustice within our legal system has had on people of color and low-income communities. Using the text The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander as a framework for the conversation, our panel of experts and advocates will discuss discrimination within our criminal justice system and…

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HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

January 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You've worked hard all year to promote health and wellness in your school or district. Now, it's time to get recognized for your efforts! Become recognized as a healthy school by applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms initiative, a voluntary initiative run through the United States Department of Agriculture to congratulate schools excelling in school nutrition and physical activity. Join this webinar to learn more about the initiative and get tips and tricks for submitting a successful application.…

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Best Practices for Public Health Program Evaluation

January 31, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This 90-minute webinar will review public health program evaluation and illustrate how to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan. Topics will include process and outcome evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods and tools, evaluation planning, and understanding logic models. This is the first in a series of three APP webinars on evaluation. See attached flyer for more information. Click here to register

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February 2018

Community Eligibility Provision 101

February 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this webinar to learn the nuts, bolts, and many benefits that community eligibility offers to students, schools, and communities. Click here to register

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How to Apply to the Walking College

February 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The America Walks 2017 Walking College Fellows will walk across the stage and accept their diplomas later this week. Armed with new knowledge in learning from experienced walkable community campaigners about leadership, coalition-building, effective communication, walkable community design, transportation and land-use policy, and campaign planning, Fellows will now go out to implement their Walking Action Plans. Learn more about the 2017 class at http://americawalks.org/america-walks-celebrates-2017-class-of-walking-college-fellows/. Passionate about walking but not sure how to make your community more walkable? Join an informational…

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Improving Access to Transportation in Rural Communities

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will present the Rural Transportation Toolkit, which is designed to help rural communities improve access to transportation. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit identifies model programs and resources that will benefit rural communities seeking to implement transportation programs. The toolkit describes best practices for improving access to transportation, overcoming barriers, and improving transportation safety in rural…

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Walking Together: The What, Why, and How of Walking

February 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of America Walks' biggest requests is how to get a walking program or organization started in a community. Learn how to get started and then hear tips from successful programs on lessons learned from their own experiences. This webinar is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our more experienced advocates. Click here to register

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Walking Together: The What, Why, and How of Walking

February 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of America Walks' biggest requests is how to get a walking program or organization started in a community. Learn how to get started and then hear tips from successful programs on lessons learned from their own experiences. This webinar is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our more experienced advocates. Click here to register

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Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Family Celebrations

February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our February Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn how to engage families with healthy and fun events that help to support an overall culture of wellness at your school. Hosting an event that involves physical activity and healthy eating can help you promote healthy behaviors, share positive messages, educate and engage parents and motivate kids. We'll share ideas, resources and creative examples of how schools are using their community events to focus attention on healthy…

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Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equ

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On the final webinar of HIP's 4-part series, we'll discuss: What do we mean by 'transformative change' and why this is essential to advancing health equity; How Douglas County (Omaha) is building a supportive cohort of local health equity leaders; How Minnesota is changing the narrative around health and confronting root causes of inequity; How HIP and others are building a health equity movement and supporting innovation; Resources to help your health department champion transformative change to advance health equity.…

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Rock School Health Like a Boss

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids has teamed up with National PTA to bring you the best resources and tools to help make your school a healthier learning environment. This webinar will give you the information you need to help school administrators and school boards understand the importance of school health to academic success. Healthy kids learn better, behave better in school, attend more and score higher on tests. Get the low down on high marks! Click here to register

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Volunteer Engagement in Safe Routes to School

February 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Safe Routes to School programs across the country know that volunteers are the heart and soul of the movement providing support for walking and biking to school at all levels every day of the school year through all types of challenges and weather. But how do programs engage volunteers to ensure smooth running programs? Join us while we talk with practitioners that have developed successful volunteer engagement strategies to boost health and safety in their community through Safe Routes to…

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2018-2019 School Breakfast Grant Opportunities

February 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join this webinar to learn more about school breakfast grant opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year from Action for Healthy Kids. Grants are available to individual schools or multiple schools in districts to support school breakfast programs, including Universal Breakfast and Alternative Breakfast. Learn how your school can increase participation in school breakfast and receive funds, technical assistance, and promotional items to make it all happen. Click here to register

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Improving mobility access through Complete Streets and mobility management

February 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and the FTA-funded National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) to explore the opportunities to include mobility management strategies when implementing Complete Streets and how to reduce mobility barriers and enhance opportunities for people with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals. Click here to register

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How Cities and Anchor Institutions Can Work Together

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

City leaders and local anchor institutions - such as hospitals/health systems and universities - face similar concerns about the health and wellbeing of their communities. Cities and anchor institutions both do well when the people in their communities thrive and reach their full potential. Each offers assets and resources that, when aligned and leveraged, can amplify their impact on the factors that influence how well we live and how long we live. Those factors include access to affordable, healthy housing,…

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Helping Kids Learn Better with Healthy School Meals

February 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids who eat healthy school meals have fewer absences and higher academic achievement. Learn how national school meal programs work and how parents and community members can deepen support, trust and meaningful collaboration with nutrition services staff to create a healthier school food culture. Click here to register

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Celebrating School Health with Every Kid Healthy Week

February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Every Kid Healthy Week brings attention to the nation's problem of childhood obesity, but more importantly, to its solutions: sound nutrition, regular physical activity, health-promoting school programs and successful engagement of families and communities. Join this webinar to learn more about Every Kid Healthy Week and how you can host an event to join the national movement. Click here to register

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DOH Inclusion Webinar

February 26, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar, provided by The New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program, will provide education and resources to promote inclusion in your school and community wellness policies and programs. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=mbdae77feabf1c63a6cb6d13859b4a461 Meeting number (access code): 621 061 435 Meeting password: CHSC

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Innovation and Quality in Public Health

February 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How can public health better position itself and its work as innovative in an environment where public health and healthcare are moving closer together? How do public health organizations assume a vital role as the community chief health strategist, bringing together diverse community players to make meaningful progress on community health issues? Join the Public Health Foundation on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 2-3pm EST to explore how one local health department is moving its community forward to improved population…

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Environment Strategies and Support 4 Walkable Communities

February 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities - and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners. Click here to register

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To Be Well Read, You Must Be Well Fed

February 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Making sure that all children get access to food in the summer is important to their health, wellbeing and academic success. On an average school day, more than one million low-income students eat healthy school lunches; however, only 30% had access to the USDA's summer nutrition programs. In most upstate communities, these meals reach even less youth in eligible areas. In this webinar, you will hear tips for success from sponsoring school district, a community based non-profit, a library that…

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March 2018

Transforming Young People and Communities: New Findings

March 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will highlight emerging research across various studies on how involvement in youth organizing contributes to the social-emotional and academic development of young people in powerful ways, while also promoting their civic and community engagement, particularly for young people living in low-income communities and communities of color. This new research is beginning to indicate the engaging young people in organizing to address issues in their communities is in fact one of the most effective ways to support their holistic…

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Healthy Retail: Supporting a Sustainable Future

March 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wondering how to ensure your efforts to support access to healthy foods in retail settings are sustained? Join OPCE and The Food Trust for this webinar where we will cover in-store sustainability approaches and supporting policy and systems level changes. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m0e1e14340c630b960d8a3c0de85781cd Meeting number (access code): 621 635 467 Meeting password: CHSC

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Case Studies in Public Health Program Evaluation

March 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This 90-minute webinar will review public health program evaluation and will delve deeply into three very different evaluations from New York State--a diabetes prevention program, a farmer's market-based food insecurity nutrition incentive program, and a social-media based asthma awareness program. This is the second in a series of three APP webinars on evaluation. Click here to register

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CHSC Communication, Outreach and Sustainability Stories

March 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Want to hear how your fellow CHSC grantees have been able to communicate and disseminate their successes, educate policy makers, and work with the media to promote sustainability? Join this webinar NEXT WEEK. Attendees should come prepared to share their stories and will leave this webinar with their own communication and outreach ideas. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m75b9d23cd2f48e8ac915f5919fa837a7 Meeting number (access code): 628 770 611 Meeting password: CHSC

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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Virtual Training

March 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Food security and having access to safe, affordable housing are two of the most basic and yet powerful SDOH. As more and more health centers begin to screen for specific SDOH which includes housing and food security, health centers need to be equipped to triage and connect patients to appropriate partners in their local community. This webinar will highlight health centers who have developed strong relationships with local community based organizations (CBOs) to address the lack of stable housing and…

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Pushing Boundaries: What Makes a Walkable Community

March 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Times are changing, and walking advocacy needs to be an active part of helping to shape the future of communities. Learn about programs, policies, and places that are using creativity and innovation to put people first in community design and planning. Click here to register

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Wellness Wednesday: Yoga in the Classroom

March 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about integrating yoga into a classroom environment, including how to use simple yoga-based movements and practices to increase physical fitness, student focus and academic performance! Click here to register

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Collaborative Sustainability in Action and Practice

March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The purpose of this webinar is to hear examples of how community organizations have organized their collaboration so that they maintain the capacity to effectively identify and address critical public health needs for the long run and beyond any one funding source. By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to: -Identify key elements of collaborative sustainability; -Identify ways to diversity funding, strategies, and partners to secure ongoing funding; and determine how to structure and manage a convening…

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Case Studies in Food Purchasing and Distribution: Food Hubs and Joint Purchasing

March 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join this webinar to hear from fellow CHSC grantees, Capital Roots and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) Healthy Communities, along with their partner organizations, who will share examples of food hub and joint purchasing efforts to support healthy food purchasing and distribution. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m9c3e6464cf67d426f932e3cdba777ff0 Meeting number (access code): 626 300 080 Meeting password: CHSC

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Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Stakeholder Webinar

March 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us an upcoming webinar to learn about the latest updates on Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) advocacy. PolicyLink, The Food Trust, Reinvestment Fund, and NVG, LLC will walk through HFFI and the stakeholder letter as it relates to Farm Bill 2018 negotiations, including a call to action. There will be at least 30 minutes of Q&A to answer any questions surrounding the program and where it currently stands. Featured Speakers: Kamaryn Norris, The Food Trust (moderator); Lisa Cylar Barrett,…

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Best Complete Streets Initiatives report launch

March 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Last November, the National Complete Streets Coalition adopted a new and improved policy framework for grading Complete Streets policies. Our revamped Elements of a Complete Streets Policy raises the bar by calling for stronger commitments to both equity and implementation. To celebrate the new framework, this year we're highlighting some of the best Complete Streets initiatives, projects, and champions around the country in lieu of our typical annual Best Complete Streets Policies report. During this time we opened an application…

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SNAP and Farmers Market Webinar: SNAP-Ed

March 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) program's goal is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices, including purchasing and consuming more fruits and vegetables. This webinar will help you understand how you can work with SNAP-Ed to attract more SNAP customers and encourage them to purchase fresh produce. You will also learn where to find SNAP-Ed contacts in your state to help you build partnerships this season. Click here to register

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April 2018

RETHINKING PROCUREMENT: The Complexity of Advancing

April 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for the Rethinking Procurement: The Complexity of Advancing Local and Regional ECE and K-12 Procurement Systems webinar, featuring leaders and experts in ECE settings and K-12 schools, who will provide context and grounding in food procurement policies, implementation, model successes and critical solutions to barriers. The Rethinking Procurement webinar will explore the complexity of ECE and K-12 procurement systems and nuances in the process of obtaining healthy, local, and sustainably grown food. Click here to register

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Best Practices: Public Health Program Evaluation

April 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This 90-minute webinar will review public health program evaluation and illustrate how to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan. Topics will include process and outcome evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods and tools, evaluation planning, and understanding logic models. This is the first in a series of three APP webinars on evaluation. Click here to register

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Linkages between Food Insecurity, SNAP and Health Care

April 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Food insecurity has significant health implications for low-income individuals in the United States, contributing to greater likelihood of depression, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and poor overall health. Food assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can play an important role in alleviating food insecurity and contributing to improved health outcomes, and thereby decreasing the cost of health care. Click here to register

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Making the Case for Transit

April 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every trip is a walking trip, whether you are on foot the entire way or just to the nearest bus stop. Transit can be a critical partner and advocate in the fight for walkable communities. Learn from successful programs and campaigns on how to make the case for people-first walking and transit solutions. Click here to register

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Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Snacking

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for tips to help spice up your snacking routine with fun and healthy snacks for all ages. Learn about easy, healthy snacks you can serve during or after school and as part of school celebrations. Click here to register

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The Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business: Smart Snacks

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Alliance as they share information on their newest solution to help staff, parents, students and vendors more easily identify and access items that align with the USDA Smart Snacks in School Standards. On this webinar we'll cover details surrounding the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business - including why it was created, who can use it, and what activities it can support - as well as demonstrate how shopping in the store works. Registered individuals who join live…

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Healthier Generation Store with Amazon: Afterschool

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as we share information on our newest solution to help staff, communities, students and vendors more easily identify and access items that align with the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). On this webinar we'll cover details surrounding the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business - including why it was created, who can use it, and what activities it can support - as well as demonstrate how shopping in the store works. Registered individuals…

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Crafting Winning LFPP / FMPP Proposals

April 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski of Colorado State University are partnering with Wallace Center and the Farmers Market Coalition to present Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Grant Proposals. This webinar will explore best practices for planning and writing LFPP/FMPP proposals, emphasizing that designing effective and impactful goal-based programs is the foundation of successful grant applications. This webinar will be geared to those who are less experienced in writing grant proposals, particularly proposals for US government grants. Click here to register

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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Virtual Training #4

April 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Since their inception, health centers have had a special focus on identifying and addressing patients' health-related social needs in an effort to ensure optimal access to primary care. In a rapidly changing, and infinitely more complex social and health landscape, it is more important than ever that our care teams and tools evolve to meet patients where they are. As health centers work to improve their social determinants of health strategies, strategies, they must adapt new ways to solve age-old…

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Two Documents, Explained

April 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Developers of two new resources will go over key findings and will recommend how to use the documents to promote community physical activity. Learn about the value of local parks and strategies for walkability from two of NPAS's national partners, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the National Recreation and Park Association. Click here to register

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A Regional Comprehensive Approach to Food Access

April 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Is your city or region working hard to improve food access, but wishing you could take your impact to the next level? Join us to learn how a Regional Comprehensive Model brings together diverse players, leverages resources for local efforts, and provides direct technical assistance in order to maximize impact. This webinar will share an overview of The Food Trust's regional comprehensive strategy, highlighting its key components through a case study, the Food Access Raises Everyone (FARE) Project in Cleveland/Cuyahoga…

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic…and Recess

April 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Recess is more than just fun and games. It helps kids think creatively, make friends, share and resolve conflicts. Kids need recess, but schools are cutting out that time for more academics. Join us to learn more about why recess is important and how you can advocate for better recess in your schools. Click here to register

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National Food Hub Survey 2017

April 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn from an in-depth survey of food hubs across the US. Designed, run and analyzed by Michigan State University's Center for Regional Food Systems in cooperation with the Wallace Center and the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration, this is truly the definitive word on food hubs in the US in 2017. Click here to register

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Using WSCC to Build Bridges and Break Down Silos

April 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar, co-hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will describe the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and how it can be used as a framework for integrating health and learning, enhancing coordination within the school district, and increasing collaboration with community partners. Examples from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (North Carolina) and San Diego Unified School District (California) will demonstrate real-world application of the WSCC model to engage multiple…

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Year Two CHSC Progress Update

April 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MJ Pattison, CHSC Program Evaluator, will report progress on grant deliverables, highlight key themes and lessons learned from the evaluation, and answer questions. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=mef37474a78b19280008ed29c7de6a148 Meeting number (access code): 626 068 875 Meeting password: CHSC

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SNAP and the 2018 Farm Bill – What’s at Stake in NY

April 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Following the April 24th national webinar on Strategies to Stop SNAP Proposals that Take Food Assistance Away from Millions, Hunger Solutions NY will be hosting a New York State specific webinar to further engage state and local advocates on strategies to protect SNAP. Click here to register

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May 2018

Stop “Recruiting” Parents (And What to Do Instead)

May 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

One of the biggest challenges we hear from people who want to engage families with their schools or programs is how hard it can be to recruit families to participate. But what if that's the wrong approach? This webinar will challenge leaders to shift from a "recruitment" mindset to a focus on building relationships with families as the foundation for a strong partnership between home and school or program. It will introduce practical starting points and tools for building relationships…

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It’s Bike Month: Let’s Share Bicycle Breakthroughs

May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Has your community found success in bicycle education this year? Join this webinar ready to hear about recent bicycle breakthroughs! Safe Routes to School practitioners will share lessons learned and best practices on creative ways to increase ridership during bike month and beyond. Click here to register

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Creating Livable Communities for All Ages

May 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walkable communities are only truly walkable when they are able to be enjoyed and accessed by members of all ages. Learn how communities of all shapes and sizes are making sure they are livable for people of all ages. This webinar is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our more experienced advocates. Click here to register

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Wellness Wed: How 2 Show Your Volunteers They’re Valued

May 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The end of the school year is a great time to show all the family and community members who have helped support your school health efforts throughout the year just how much you appreciate them. Join us to hear some creative ways other schools have thanked their volunteers and engaged them to become even more active in the future. Click here to register

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New York Bicycling Coalition OPCE webinar

May 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) is the only statewide bicycle and pedestrian education and safety organization in New York. Join this webinar to learn how to collaborate with NYBC to use unique programs, curricula, and instructor network to encourage children and adults alike to opt for healthy and active transportation options. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m1c0e8c3742817b5a32f58ebab05131ff; Meeting number (access code): 621 883 918; Meeting password: CHSC

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Raising the Bar and Profits w/ Healthy School Fundraise

May 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Whether it's the cafeteria, the playground, the classroom or another area on your campus, kids need to get the same message everywhere: Be Active & Eat Healthy! This webinar is designed to show you where campuses can improve to make sure that kids are getting the right message. Click here to register

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Anchors in Resilient Communities: Hospitals Increasing Community Health, Wealth, and Resilience – an NGFN webinar

May 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Health systems are increasingly embracing their roles as "anchor institutions". Utilizing a powerful combination of procurement and investments, health care is exploring ways to build local, equitable food economies, and foster resilient communities. The panel will present the results of Health Care Without Harm's 2-year national study that examined hospitals' community benefit practices to improve access to healthy foods, promote healthier food environments, and prevent diet-related disease. The panel will present Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC), and ARC's first collaborative…

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There’s a Walking App for That

May 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Many are talking about how technology will influence the shape of our cities and what we define as walkability, but what about the technology that will influence how we walk as a physical activity? Today, apps are available to track steps, plan routes, and even provide tunes for the trails. Join for a free webinar, "There's a Walking App for That" on May 22 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific to hear from three experts working to bring technology to one…

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Recess Success – Alliance Webinar

May 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Recess offers students regular opportunities for physical activity and is important for cognitive, social and emotional development. Tune in on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 EST to learn ideas, tips and strategies to assist staff in providing a safe, fun, healthy and active recess environment. Click here to join

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Creating Relationship-Rich Youth Programs and Schools

May 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Search Institute's research suggests that when young people experience relationships with adults that are characterized by five essential elements, their attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes are better and their risk behaviors are lower. Those five elements are expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, sharing power, and expanding possibilities. During this webinar Search Institute's President and CEO, Dr. Kent Pekel, will share some of the lessons that Search Institute is learning about creating youth-serving organizations where developmental relationships thrive. Click here to…

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June 2018

Supporting Student Health through ESSA Needs Assessment

June 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From Alliance for a Healthy Generation & the Healthy Schools Campaign: Needs assessments are required by a number of programs within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including school improvement efforts. Integrating health and wellness questions into these needs assessments is an excellent opportunity to inform decision making and ensure the critical connection between learning and health is addressed within the ESSA framework. Join Healthy Schools Campaign and Alliance for a Healthier Generation for this important webinar to learn about…

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Strategies to Effectively Communicate Your Data

June 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Interested in learning how to better communicate data? Please join us on June 6th for a webinar highlighting effective strategies for communicating data. Tammy Calise from OPCE will describe the role of data in communication, explain basic strategies for making data more audience-friendly, and identify features that help audiences understand data. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m96465f70b49e41eb4329aae5fa18de70 Meeting number (access code): 627 908 184 Meeting password: OPCE

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Finding Food in Your City Government

June 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

For those who are just getting started in the food policy and planning world, please join Food Policy Networks next week to learn more about how your city government can engage in food systems work. Over the past ten years, we have witnessed a surge in food-related activities in communities around the country, including the formation of food policy councils, expansion of healthy food purchase incentives, and growth of urban agriculture initiatives. While non-profit and community organizations are driving much…

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Creating Safer Streets with Demonstration Projects

June 12, 2018 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 pm

Through Smart Growth America's Safe Streets Academy, teams from Orlando, FL, Lexington, KY, and South Bend, IN launched demonstration projects to transform their streets into safer places for people walking, biking, and driving. How did they do it? On June 12, we're releasing case studies that tell their stories -- stories that can help others around the country learn how to create safer streets in their own communities. Join us for a webinar to celebrate these projects and learn more…

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Supporting Healthy Food Access–Are There Local Laws?

June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Healthy Food Policy Project is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, June 13, 1-2pm Eastern Time, about its online policy database, which can help communities identify local laws that can improve access to healthy food across the food system. Towns, cities and counties are using law and policy to support healthy eating in many ways. These laws can focus on socially disadvantaged groups, and approach health holistically to include environmental and economic goals. The webinar will shed light on…

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A Good Investment: The Benefits of Walkable Communities

June 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You can't put a price on a good walk, but you can calculate the benefits of walkability. Learn about the economic and financial power of walkable communities and how to use the information to make your case for safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Click here to register

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Engaging Students with Disabilities in SRTS

June 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Equity is a core principal of Safe Routes to School. How do we best ensure all types of walkers, riders, and rollers are provided access through Safe Routes to School? Please join the SRTS National Partnership as we discuss language, policy, and practice that engages students of all ability levels in your program. Come ready to learn about resources available to support practitioners working towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in Safe Routes to School. Click here to register

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Healthy, Active, and Engaged Communities

June 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

At America Walks, we believe that every community has the potential to be one where walking and physical activity are available to all members. We will highlight three communities who have undergone transformations to create spaces that put people first. Join America Walks on June 21st at 2pm Eastern for the free webinar "Walkable Transformations: Healthy, Active, and Engaged Communities" to hear from speakers who have done the hard work to create healthy, active, and engaging places and be inspired…

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Resources to Improve Health & Promote Active Transport

June 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

APHA believes in working across sectors to create and foster environments that support physical activity and advance health equity. Physically active people live longer and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Building environments that foster physical activity and active, non-motorized transportation helps encourage active lifestyles. This webinar will feature resources and tools public health professionals can use to educate others on the importance of active transportation, including the 2018 Benchmarking Report on…

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Building Healthy, Equitable Communities

June 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you interested in learning what features of food policy drive health equity? Or how institutions and businesses can use strategic food purchasing to improve community health? If so, please join ChangeLab Solutions and partners for a webinar titled, "Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Through a Just Food System" on June 21. The webinar will explore institutional food procurement strategies and their potential to promote health and equity, featuring Brett Jones of Evergreen Cooperatives. Click here to register

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Understanding your Opportunity Zones

June 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds--private investment vehicles dedicated to community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities. This webinar will provide a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations for cities, philanthropies, advocates, and private sector representatives interested in Opportunity Fund creation, operation, and management and equitable development outcomes throughout our nation's 7,927 newly…

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Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

June 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Nancy Katz, Director of School Partnerships, from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Alex Mays, Senior National Program Director, from the Healthy Schools Campaign for a webinar on the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). CHSC coordinators will get a refresher on ESSA, identify key opportunities in the NYS ESSA Plan, and learn strategies for how to effectively advocate for funding to support health and wellness. CHSC school champions are welcome to attend! JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m3f9153571df6dae82b03d4e839f3c700 Meeting number…

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Continued Conversation About Food Systems (Interactive)

June 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in learning what features of food policy drive health equity? Or how institutions and businesses can use strategic food purchasing to improve community health? If so, please join ChangeLab Solutions and partners for "Continued Conversation About Food Systems," an interactive expert panel, on June 26 and pose your questions to leaders in food policy and procurement, featuring Colleen McKinney of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, Kate Seybold from Minneapolis Public Schools, and Katie Bishop Kendrick from…

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Making Strides 2018: A Look at Our State Report Cards

June 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this webinar to learn about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership's updated state report cards and report, Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities. On this webinar you will learn more about the report cards, the changes we have seen since our last state report cards in 2016 and how you can use them to inspire action that creates places supportive of healthy, active children and communities. Staff from…

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CHSC NYS AHPERD Webinar

June 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Interested in learning more about NYS AHPERD's Curriculum & Assessment Guidance Document training? Join this OPCE webinar for an overview of this resource and the associated professional development opportunity specifically for physical education teachers at all levels K-12. Learn more here: https://20y3xo2zbcupwq29f3j9zp91-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Full-Sheet-Curriclum-Workshop.pdf Join WebEx meeting:

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Improving Health Disparities in Rural Communities

June 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join ASTHO and CDC to learn about policy, systems, and environmental change strategies for promoting public health in rural settings. Expert panelists will discuss innovative public health programs and partnerships for improving health disparities in rural communities. Hear from public health experts and learn how innovative disciplines, like telemedicine, can support community-based research and policy development. Have a question? When you register, submit up to two questions for the panel. Click here to register

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July 2018

The FARE Project

July 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Food Trust recently implemented a Regional Comprehensive Model to improve food access in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County: the Food Access Raises Everyone (FARE) Project (http://thefoodtrust.org/uploads/media_items/fare-report-final-lowres.original.pdf). The Food Trust is now looking for its next site to implement this model, which could be a region in New York! Join OPCE on July 10th to hear The Food Trust share how this model is increasing the collective impact of diverse organizations working on food access by bringing people together, leveraging resources for local…

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Opportunities for Walkability in Rural Communities

July 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

At America Walks, we believe that all communities of all shapes and sizes have the potential to be walkable communities. We have seen inspiring work being done across the US to promote physical activity and improve walkability in small towns and rural communities. This webinar will explore some of that work and the trends of walkability in rural communities. Attendees of this webinar will: learn about programs, policies, and projects that support walkability in rural communities and small towns; hear…

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It’s Parks and Recreation Month!

July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July is Park and Recreation Month! Walkable, bikeable park access means double the opportunity for physical activity - on the way to the park and within it! The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting a free webinar to share how improving safe access to parks aligns with and can strengthen Safe Routes to School and active transportation advocacy efforts. It will feature the innovative Schools on Trails program from Anchorage, Alaska, which connects Anchorage schools to local parks…

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Value Chain Coordination: Getting Started

July 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Increasing the health and wealth of communities and the local farmers who supply them requires physical infrastructure to collect and move food. But it also requires a significant level of coordination - people and organizations who are able to make fruitful connections between the food and the consumer; who work to pilot new ideas; who make the political and business ground fertile for success. We call these champions of the food system "value chain coordinators." This webinar is the first…

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Aiming High: Meaningful Youth Engagement in CHSC

July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Engaging youth benefits organizations, initiatives, and youth themselves. However, recruiting and engaging youth is a common challenge to starting and sustaining efforts. Please join OPCE for a webinar highlighting effective strategies for recruiting and engaging youth in school and community CHSC work. Katelyn Doré from JSI/OPCE will describe different ways organizations and programs can meaningfully engage youth, and she will facilitate a conversation with two CHSC grantees to explore common recruitment and engagement challenges, and successful strategies for meeting and…

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August 2018

Act Fast: The Growing Call for Slower Speeds

August 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every community member has a right to safe places to walk and be physically active. Unfortunately, the rise in pedestrian fatalities in recent years reminds us that our work in protecting that right is far from done. Join us on August 8, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific for a free webinar, "Act Fast: The Growing Call for Slower Speeds" to hear from those leading the call for slower speeds and communities putting people first in the call for safer…

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Advancing Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child in CHSC

August 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Interested in advancing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model in your district? Curious to hear how other coordinators are starting to move (or thinking about moving) WSCC forward with CHSC schools? Join OPCE and Donna Videto, PhD, Professor of Health at SUNY Cortland and co-editor of the book Promoting Health and Academic Success: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach to hear more. Both school and community coordinators are strongly encouraged to attend. Note: Prior to…

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Value Chain Coordination: Bringing People Together

August 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Value Chain Coordination, the "soft infrastructure" that supports the success of Good Food enterprises, often requires building the necessary relationships across the food value chain by engaging key stakeholders, maintaining communication channels, and fostering a trusting environment. Examples include convening stakeholder meetings, forming working groups, and implementing other forms of longer- term engagement. Setting conditions right for an effective convening, with measurable impacts, is critical. This webinar will detail considerations for two types of convening: one where seller and buyer…

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September 2018

How to Design Effective Presentations for CHSC Grantees

September 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

OPCE is offering a two-part series on how to design effective presentations. Part 1 will train you on the foundations of effective presentations and how to set yourself up for success for any presentation. Youâ??ll learn when slide design matters and the key elements of an effective presentation, as well as what type of elements should be avoided on all presentation slides, and a framework to identify and remove these elements. Finally, you will learn exactly how to design the…

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Pedestrians Are People Too: The Criminalization of Walking

September 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking is the original form of transportation and yet too often it is forgotten in planning, promotion, and protection. Equally concerning is the increased messaging around victim-blaming, distracted walking legislation, and other moves to criminalize walking. This webinar will explore the criminalization in walking and the responsibility we all have in supporting a culture of safe and accessible walkability. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkable communities. Click here to register

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How to Design Effective Presentations for CHSC Grantees – Part 2

September 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Part 2 of this series on how to design effective presentations will train you on how to resonate with your audience by choosing the right amount of text per slide and use visuals to make a lasting impact. You’ll learn to identify when “too much text” is on your slides, and a framework for identifying which slides need less text and/or more design. You’ll also learn the core strategy to maintaining your audience’s attention from start to finish. Finally, you’ll…

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Value Chain Coordination: Making Matches – an NGFN webinar

September 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A value chain is a set of linked businesses who work together to serve their customers' needs while also addressing larger societal goals. In this, the third webinar of our Value Chain Skills series, we look at how a third party goes about the work of linking the elements of the chain. We call this role "Market Matchmaking." Presenters from very different contexts - one nonprofit, one for profit - will illuminate the art of successful matchmaking. They will speak…

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Walking Towards Justice Online Discussion

September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The fourth episode of the America Walks' Walking Towards Justice discussion series, "Connecting and Allying with the Disability Rights Movement," will be held on September 26th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, co-hosted by the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability and Lakeshore Foundation, will feature leaders and founders of the Disability Rights Movement and will explore how to promote spatial justice for all community members. In our continued work to operationalize inclusion and accessibility in the mission of…

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Your One-Stop Shop for School Health

September 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's the beginning of a new school year, which means it's time to get your Game On! Action for Healthy Kids' Game On program is a no-cost, step-by-step online guide that serves as your one-stop shop for school health. Game On provides all the information and resources you need to build a healthy school. Join this webinar to learn how to use Game On to build a strong school wellness program this year. School staff, parents, health professionals and other…

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October 2018

Habits to Last a Lifetime: Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) for a webinar discussing the importance of pedestrian and bicyclist safety education for children. This timely webinar comes just as states and communities across the country gear up for National Walk to School Day on October 10. Learn why it's so important to educate children on walking and biking safely and what you can do to contribute to a safer future for our nation's children.…

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How does your school determine what to prioritize

October 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How does your school determine what to prioritize around student health and wellness? Action for Healthy Kids recommends using the School Health Index to assess your school's health environment to determine what you're doing well and where you could improve. Attend this webinar to learn about the School Health Index, how to use the Action for Healthy Kids school portal to complete the assessment online and how to make the most of the summary reports generated by our technology to…

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Building the Local Capacity of National Walking Movement

October 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In 2015, America Walks launched an innovative online training program for walkable community advocates, in which accepted Walking College Fellows are coached through the process of developing Walking Action Plans for their own communities. In this webinar, America Walks' State and Local Program Director Ian Thomas will present results from a comprehensive Outcomes Survey conducted with the 47 Fellows who completed the Walking College in 2015 and 2016. One of those Fellows â?? Faye Paige Edwards from St. Louis â??…

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Preemption, Public Health, and Equity

October 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ChangeLab Solutions is hosting a webinar: Preemption, Public Health, and Equity: The Search for Local Solutions on October 16. Law and policy coupled with community power can create new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential. This is why ChangeLab Solutions decided to launch the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series. In this next episode, Kim Haddow of the Local Solutions Support Center and Miya Saika Chen of the Partnership for Working Families will discuss how preemption can hinder…

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Engage Diverse Communities in Safe Routes to School

October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Low-income communities and communities of color are more vulnerable to unsafe travel partly because of inequities in infrastructure and programming. By engaging diverse communities in Safe Routes to School, we can help change this! Join us to learn about the importance and impact of meaningful community engagement in Safe Routes to School programs. Click here to register 

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Value Chain Coordination: Creating Partnership

October 25, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Value chains, like all entities, are not isolated, but are rooted in context. One role of value chain coordination is to improve the conditions in which the local value chains exist. In this webinar we will look at one key piece of context: the rules and laws that value chains must follow. We call this role of value chain coordination "policy thought leadership." This webinar will look at big-P Policy (laws) and little-p policy (inter-business operating principles). Value chains can…

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November 2018

Small Places, Smart Mobility

November 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Urban centers often get the most attention in transportation news, but there are small towns doing big things with new mobility. Allen County, KS and Lone Tree, CO, both with populations under 15,000, are taking smart, creative approaches to bridging the gap for people who don't have access to dependable transportation. Allen County, KS will share their innovative approach to rural bikeshare and Lone Tree, CO will tell us how they worked with Uber to bridge first and last mile…

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Community Kitchens, Incubators and Accelerators

November 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Value-added food production has great potential for communities as well as individual entrepreneurs, in part, because food production can be profitable even at rather small scales. One key to smaller scale production success is shared equipment and space. There are many great examples of organizations that support food entrepreneurs begin, and find success, in their operations. In this webinar we bring two fabulous more-traditional examples to the fore: La Cocina in San Francisco and Union Kitchen in Washington, DC. You…

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Welcome to the WELL (Wellness, Equity & Learning Legislation) Campaign!

November 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University (Tisch Food Center) is launching a new initiative called the WELL (Wellness, Equity & Learning Legislation) Campaign. It promotes a state-level policy approach that will: Make New York the first state in the nation to have a model local wellness policy in law. The development of this model policy would be community and stakeholder drivenâ??resulting in a framework that reflects statewide priorities while being adaptable to…

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Programs, Partnerships, Technologies for Active Transp

November 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The National Park Service Active Transportation Guidebook: A Resource on Supporting Walking and Bicycling for National Parks and their Partners aims to assist and inspire parks and their partners to identify and pursue opportunities that enhance active transportation to and within national parks. The NPS is holding two webinars that will provide an overview of the topics included in the Guidebook and feature guest speakers who will describe active transportation projects and programs at parks around the country. The target…

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America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home

November 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On November 6, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will host a Connect & Explore webinar titled, "Americaâ??s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home." Food away from home (FAFH) plays a major role in the American diet. In recent decades, numerous factors have contributed to an increasing trend of FAFH consumption such as increased access and affordability to FAFH and an increase in two earner households. To better understand this trend, USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) has drawn…

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Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future

November 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You can't improve what you don't measure. Advancements in technology have allowed for increased reporting, tracking, and mapping of data and information that can help communities improve walkability. Join America Walks for "Where Do We Go From Here? Mapping and Tracking in the Future," a free webinar on November 14 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific to explore this topic. This webinar will explore new and existing resources and ways information is being used to create active, healthy, and engaged communities…

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Walk Audit 2.0: Walkability Assessment Next Steps

November 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walk audits are a great tool in creating communities where residents can participate in making their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets real. In a walk audit, community members go for a walk together, noting what makes their streets feel comfortable for walking and what's missing. But what to do with this information? In this webinar, we'll hear from community partners in Oregon & Washington who have completed walk audits, and explore next steps for turning their vision into reality.…

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Leading with Health: Complete Streets and Bicycle Plans

November 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Complete Streets policies and bicycle and pedestrian plans are two key tools used by cities and counties to support community visions and goals for health. Join us on Tuesday, November 27 at 11am PT/2pm ET Health stakeholders have a crucial role to play in advancing strong policies and plans in their communities. In this webinar, you'll hear from a county health department that developed pedestrian plans for unincorporated communities, a health coalition that lead a Complete Streets policy effort, and…

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CHSC School/Community Collaborations: Physical Activity

November 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CHSC coordinators are invited to attend this brainstorming call to discuss school/community collaborations. Your CHSC team should come prepared to share one example of a school/community collaboration that aims to increase opportunities for physical activity (addresses CSPAP and Complete Streets deliverables). A second brainstorming call will be scheduled for a later date to share examples of collaborative efforts targeting healthy food access. Join Webex meeting: https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=me46bde6deac74ef79d38cb2e822c92b7 Meeting number (access code): 291 500 400 Meeting password: CHSC

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Active Transportation for Healthy Communities

November 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Activity-friendly and walkable communities are designed in ways that make physical activity easier and more accessible for everyone. America Walks has seen the dedication, passion, and innovation in communities across the US as they work to improve transportation systems to become more active, healthy, and safe with activity-friendly connections to important places in the area that attract people, provide social interaction, and allow for participation in multiple activities. In alignment with the Center for Disease Control's Connecting Routes + Destinations…

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Defining and Unpacking the SDOH

November 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. All actors in society--residents and community-based organizations, in partnership with businesses, state and local government, anchor and faith-based institutions--have the power to change the narrative and help promote health equity. But where and how can communities begin to unpack the social determinants of health in order to achieve health equity? Join the NAM for a one hour webinar where field leaders will explore the meanings of both social determinants of health…

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The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Is Updated.

November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Please join CDC to see what's new and exciting with their popular worksite health instrument. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard can help you assess your health promotion program, identify gaps, and prioritize strategies. They will offer the same 1-hour webinar several times. Each session will be identical in content and conclude with a short question-and-answer session. November 30, 2-3 p.m. EST December 3, noon-1 p.m. EST December 7, 2-3p.m. EST December 10, 1-2 p.m. EST

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December 2018

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Is Updated.

December 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 7, 2018

One event on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Please join CDC to see what's new and exciting with their popular worksite health instrument. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard can help you assess your health promotion program, identify gaps, and prioritize strategies. They will offer the same 1-hour webinar several times. Each session will be identical in content and conclude with a short question-and-answer session. November 30, 2-3 p.m. EST December 3, noon-1 p.m. EST December 7, 2-3p.m. EST December 10, 1-2 p.m. EST

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FPN Network Weaving Session #2

December 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is the second session in a series of virtual workshops, presented by noted leaders in network development June Holley and Yasmin Yonis, on different aspects of network approaches. Topics discussed will include engaging network participants, developing leadership in networks, and communications for engaging participants. Given the interactive nature of this workshop series, we encourage participants to join live on a computer with a video camera to fully partake in the sessions. If you do not have access to a…

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The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Is Updated.

December 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 7, 2018

One event on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Please join CDC to see what's new and exciting with their popular worksite health instrument. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard can help you assess your health promotion program, identify gaps, and prioritize strategies. They will offer the same 1-hour webinar several times. Each session will be identical in content and conclude with a short question-and-answer session. November 30, 2-3 p.m. EST December 3, noon-1 p.m. EST December 7, 2-3p.m. EST December 10, 1-2 p.m. EST

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CHSC & WSCC Collaborative Learning Series: Session 1

December 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Save the date for the first session of the CHSC & WSCC Collaborative Learning Series! Facilitated by Donna Videto, Professor of Health at SUNY Cortland, and OPCE, this learning series aims to provide CHSC coordinators with a platform to advance and share knowledge and skills related to the WSCC model. This first session will explore strategies for communicating and using WSCC as a framework to engage new partners and leverage resources to advance CHSC goals. Join Webex: https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=mba51a7cfa4f7791f722b2f26b5226b6e Meeting number…

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The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Is Updated.

December 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 7, 2018

One event on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Please join CDC to see what's new and exciting with their popular worksite health instrument. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard can help you assess your health promotion program, identify gaps, and prioritize strategies. They will offer the same 1-hour webinar several times. Each session will be identical in content and conclude with a short question-and-answer session. November 30, 2-3 p.m. EST December 3, noon-1 p.m. EST December 7, 2-3p.m. EST December 10, 1-2 p.m. EST

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Implementing Context Sensitive Design

December 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates to learn about the new Institute of Traffic Engineers guide, Implementing Context Sensitive Design on Multimodal Thoroughfares: A Practitioners Handbook. During this webinar, they will present real-world case studies from the report to demonstrate the medium- and long-term impacts of successful context sensitive design projects. They will also discuss their focus on effective community engagement and the methodology they used to develop the document and tools. Register here

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Healthy Food Financing Initiative

December 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for financial and technical assistance through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative's (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. More information and the Request for Assistance application can be accessed at www.investinginfood.com. Join us for a webinar on the application process. Reinvestment Fund will hold two webinars on the application process. The two live webinars will confirm…

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Afterschool Meals Matter: Engaging Afterschool Network

December 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Afterschool networks dedicated to creating and supporting quality programming for children when the school day ends now exist in nearly every state across the country. Learn how to connect with your state's out-of-school time network and how it can help develop activities, recruit new sites, and tap into existing funding streams (such as 21st Century) to increase the reach of afterschool meals. Click here to register.

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January 2019

Introducing Dangerous by Design 2018

January 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise over the last decade with nearly 6,000 people killed while walking in 2017. However, the risk of being hit and killed is not the same in every place, and that risk is increasing more in some communities than others. The National Complete Streets Coalition will release Dangerous by Design 2018 on January 23, 2019, ranking each state and the 100 most populous metro areas based on how deadly they are for people walking.…

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Healthy Food Financing Initiative

January 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for financial and technical assistance through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative's (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. More information and the Request for Assistance application can be accessed at www.investinginfood.com. Join us for a webinar on the application process. Reinvestment Fund will hold two webinars on the application process. The two live webinars will confirm…

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Let’s Get Moving: The Power of Physical Activity

January 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In November 2018, new HHS Physical Activity Guidelines were released. They confirmed what America Walks already knows - that when people move more, they are healthy, active, and engaged. Explore the guidelines and how communities are promoting physical activity with this webinar. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic. Click here to register.

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Beverage Calories Initiative: Virtual Briefing

January 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association recently released reports on 2017 progress toward the 2025 Beverage Calories Initiative goal. Please join us for a virtual briefing on January 10th during which Healthier Generation and third-party evaluator Keybridge will discuss progress toward the goal of reducing the number of calories consumed from beverages by 20 percent by 2025.

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Planning Ahead for Community Eligibility: Basics, Tools

January 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community eligibility is a huge success, reducing paperwork for schools and increasing school breakfast and lunch participation. School districts will need to decide if they want to opt in for the 2019-2020 school year by June 30, 2019. Deciding to implement takes time and requires collaboration among school administrators and sometimes involves getting approval from the school board--so it's not too soon to start these conversations. This webinar will cover the basics of how community eligibility works, new FRAC resources…

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School Breakfast: Menu Options for Alternatives

January 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Action for Healthy Kids to discover healthy menu options that work for alternative breakfast models at varying grade levels. Learn from other districts that have created interesting menus that work with breakfast in the classroom or with a Grab n' Go kiosk. School and district school nutrition staff, school staff and parents are encouraged to attend this webinar. Click here to register

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How to Craft More Motivating Messages

January 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Did you know that the way we communicate about physical activity and exercise influences people's goals and the quality of their motivation? The great news is that the recently released Physical Activity Guidelines open the door for new messages; ones that science would suggest will better support people's motivation for and ability to fit consistent movement into their lives! Join us for this webinar by Michelle Segar if you'd like to learn how to craft more motivating messages for others…

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Growing Stronger, Sustainable Year-Round Programs

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sponsors and children both benefit when year-round meals are provided seamlessly in communities through the Summer Food Service Program and Afterschool Meal Program, and January is the perfect time to start thinking about how your program will transition from afterschool to summer meals. Join this call to learn from speakers about best practices, streamlining opportunities, and new resources for establishing strong, financially viable year-round meal programs. Click here to register.

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FPN Network Weaving Session #3

January 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is the third session in a series of virtual workshops, presented by noted leaders in network development June Holley and Yasmin Yonis, on different aspects of network approaches. Topics discussed will include engaging network participants, developing leadership in networks, and communications for engaging participants. Given the interactive nature of this workshop series, we encourage participants to join live on a computer with a video camera to fully partake in the sessions. If you do not have access to a…

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Students to Superintendents: Key Stakeholders

January 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From Action for Healthy Kids: This presentation will outline the key qualitative findings from the National Wellness Policy Study's stakeholder focus groups and interviews. We will describe stakeholdersâ?? experiences and perspectives related to school nutrition and local school wellness policy implementation and evaluation. Stakeholders included food service directors, high school students, superintendents, and parents of middle school students from states across the U.S. Findings will include recommendations for schools and school districts to facilitate stakeholder engagement, implementation, and ongoing sustainability…

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Shared Micromobility Playbook

January 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Over the past few years, shared micromobility services have proliferated in cities across the country, rapidly transforming the mobility landscape. These new mobility services, such as bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters and more, offer a wealth of potential benefits to our communities by contributing to city goals related to equity, access to jobs and services, climate, and more. In order to achieve these goals, these services will need to be thoughtfully managed to ensure that the benefits accrue equitably to everyone in…

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Investing in Health: Active Transportation Financing

January 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local active transportation financing pays for the programs and street improvements that we need to bike and walk safely, addressing the inadequacies of our incomplete biking and walking networks. In this webinar, SRTS National Partnership will provide an overview of why active transportation financing matters and what types of financing approaches are working for local governments. We'll feature speakers from BikeWalkKC of Kansas City, Missouri, and Investing in Place, Los Angeles, who will share lessons from their exciting and inspiring…

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Food Hub Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

January 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

As every hardworking food hub operator knows, running a hub is an incredibly complicated endeavor. Many hubs have begun using key performance indicators (KPIs) to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their unique businesses. KPIs are quantifiable measures used to evaluate the success of an organization, employee, etc., in meeting objectives for performance. In this webinar you'll hear from two different hubs who have leveraged their financial data to create and track their own KPIs. Although their markets and…

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February 2019

CHSC and WSCC Collaborative Learning Series: Session 2

February 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitated by Donna Videto and OPCE, this collaborative learning series aims to provide CHSC coordinators with a platform to advance and share knowledge and skills related to the WSCC model. Session 2 will begin with reflecting and sharing on the two assignments. As a reminder, the Partnership Development Action Plan is due by January 11th and the Priority Alignment Action Plan is due by January 25th.

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Creating Safer Streets for All

February 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Even one life lost is too many. Pedestrian safety is a critical part of planning for healthy, active, and engaged communities. Learn about resources and ideas to improve safety with this webinar. This webinar assumes basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability. Click here to register.

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2019-2020 School Grants for Healthy Kids

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thanks to our partners, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to offer grants for the 2019-2020 school year as part of our School Grants for Healthy Kids program. Join this webinar to learn more about our parent-led grants that support physical activity and nutrition programming. $1,000 grants are available. In this webinar, you'll learn specific grant details, eligibility requirements, and receive helpful tips for applying. Register now. https://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/e/21152/events-webinars-event-649/5fxddl/421829783?h=GyiVNUMhU-zT1nunvOSdTf8bYkkt5OOkuQP0ys_Ktu8

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Nourished by New England: seasonal harvest program

February 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On this webinar Health Care Without Harm will share the design of Nourished by New England, a seasonal harvest program for health care. They will discuss program goals, the way in which progress toward those goals is being measured, and lessons learned from the first year of program implementation and data collection. Register here.

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Applying Law and Policy Solutions to Public Health

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about the role of laws and policies in creating a healthier Nation over the coming decade. Presenters will share an overview of the Healthy People 2030 development process, discuss the role of law and policy in the initiative, and demonstrate innovative efforts in the Nationâ??s largest cities to promote evidence-based legal and policy approaches to address population health challenges. Click here to register.

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FPN Network Weaving Session #4

February 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is the last session in a series of virtual workshops, presented by noted leaders in network development June Holley and Yasmin Yonis, on different aspects of network approaches. Topics discussed will include engaging network participants, developing leadership in networks, and communications for engaging participants. Given the interactive nature of this workshop series, we encourage participants to join live on a computer with a video camera to fully partake in the sessions. If you do not have access to a…

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2019-2020 School Grants for Healthy Kids Game On Grant

February 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thanks to our partners, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to offer grants for the 2019-2020 school year as part of our School Grants for Healthy Kids program. Grants for $1,000 or more are available. In this webinar, you'll learn specific grant details, eligibility requirements, and receive helpful tips for applying. Register now. https://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/e/21152/events-webinars-event-644/5fxdc2/421829783?h=GyiVNUMhU-zT1nunvOSdTf8bYkkt5OOkuQP0ys_Ktu8

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2019-2020 School Grants – School Breakfast

February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thanks to our partners, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to offer grants for the 2019-2020 school year as part of our School Grants for Healthy Kids program. Join this webinar to learn more about our School Breakfast grants that support alternative breakfast programming. $2,000 and $3,000 grants are available. In this webinar, you'll learn specific grant details, eligibility requirements, and receive helpful tips for applying. Register now. https://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/e/21152/events-event-648/5fxddn/421829783?h=GyiVNUMhU-zT1nunvOSdTf8bYkkt5OOkuQP0ys_Ktu8

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Grantee Spotlight: Working with Faith-Based Organizations on Food Access and Food Service Guidelines

February 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Since its inception, the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH initiative has been working with faith-based organizations to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes. Join OPCE for February’s grantee spotlight where we will hear from Kelly Moltzen, CHSC Community Coordinator from the Institute for Family Health, about their work with faith-based organizations to increase access to healthy foods and adopt food service guidelines.

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Engaging Your School Community with Every Kid Healthy

February 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids is proud to partner with schools nationwide to host Every Kid Healthy Week -- an annual celebration and promotion of school health accomplishments. This special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning -- because healthy kids are better prepared to learn. Action for Healthy Kids and schools across the country will celebrate Every Kid…

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Farm to School Resource Roundup

February 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) Farm presents a webinar that will feature three new resources from NFSN that aim to increase equitable access to farm to school initiatives, including the NFSN Programs and Policy Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool; Supporting Farm to School with Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefit Dollars; and City & School District Farm to School Policy Opportunities. Register here

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Exploring the Human-Centered Mobility Principles

February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm

The world of active transportation is ever-changing, tackling new challenges and facing exciting opportunities. The Partnership for Active Transportation has created its Human-Centered Mobility Principles to guide our collective and individual work to shape mobility and community design choices facing our society by putting people and places first.. This webinar will explore the Human-Centered Mobility Principles, how they might be applied to current efforts, and look at how two communities are embracing what's next in active transportation. Attendees of this…

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March 2019

From Buffalo to Mariposa: State of the Art Workshops

March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Smart Growth America's Arts & Culture team on March 6 for From Buffalo to Mariposa: State of the Art Workshops. Participants from the 2018 State of the Art Workshop: Mariposa County, CA; Buffalo, NY; and Bozeman, MT will share how arts organizations can work with transportation agencies to address unique transportation challenges and the impact that's having in their communities. Register now.

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Stronger Together: Partnering with Disability Rights

March 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will continue on the America Walks September Walking Towards Justice episode that explored the potential partnerships between walkability advocates and the disability rights movement. Learn how communities are becoming more inclusive and accessible and tools and resources to do the same. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic. Click here to register.

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How two communities are addressing pedestrian safety

March 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On March 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Smart Growth America is working with America Walks to explore where to begin when addressing street safety in our communities. Representatives from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the City of Honolulu will join us to share how they are leveraging data, community engagement, and their own unique contexts to advance equity and pedestrian safety. Register here.

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CHSC Grantee Spotlight: Community Engagement and CS

March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

The March grantee spotlight will tell the story of how the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) CHSC team worked with several communities to embrace and advance Complete Streets through authentic community engagement. From community listening and education sessions to door-to-door outreach, GVEP took a grassroots approach to engaging and garnering support from residents and local decision makers, which culminated in the passage of Complete Streets policies and infrastructure improvements. Join Webex meeting: https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=me21ca35b235a7dc22b00b0d2b4ef8386 Meeting number (access code): 295 191 594…

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National Principal and Parent Surveys 2018: Findings

March 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The national Active Schools movement is committed to making it easier for schools to provide an active school environment, which is 60 minutes a day of physical education and before, during and after school physical activity. Our current target audiences are principals and parents, so in 2018 we conducted two nationally-representative surveys on principals' and parents' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about active school environments. Learn about the findings and how they will drive Active Schools' messaging, calls to action,…

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April 2019

CHSC and WSCC Collaborative Learning Series: Session 3

April 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitated by Donna Videto and OPCE, this collaborative learning series aims to provide CHSC coordinators with a platform to advance and share knowledge and skills related to the WSCC model. Session 3 will begin with reflecting and sharing on the "Further Reach" assignment - don't forget to post your template to Health-e-Link by March 8th.

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What’s Next for Walkable Communities

April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Transportation, mobility, and city planning are changing. With these changes come new opportunities and challenges for walkable community advocates. This webinar will explore programs, resources, and practices that are putting walking front and center of the future of communities. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking an walkability. Attendees of this webinar will: -Explore what intersections exist between walking and new mobility -Discuss ways that walking advocates should be engaging on…

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Implementing School-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity: Cluster Randomized Trial

April 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, will share with CHSC grantees and their partners their recent study, Implementing School-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity: Cluster- Randomized Trial, which aimed to assess whether implementation of nutrition and physical activity components of school wellness policies lead to healthier student outcomes. We will have time during the webinar for Q&A. Please send any questions you would like Dr. Schwartz to address to nyopce@jsi.com.

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Aligning Resources To Build Community Wealth and Resilience

April 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

April25_community_wealth webinarWhat is community wealth building and how can this approach improve health and well-being in New York State? This webinar will focus on place-based approaches that improve the social, economic, and environmental factors to improve health outcomes. Panelists include a farmer (Tim Biello, farmer and with Hudson Valley FarmLink Network) who co-founded a platform to link retiring farmers with upstarts, a local health department (Elizabeth Hamby, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and hospital (Jason Caraballo, Montefiore Medical…

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Update on the Health and Education Landscape

April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This timely webinar will provide a "mid-year" update on the federal and state health and education policy--and what it means for advancing the learning and health connection. Key topics that will be addressed include the implications of the President's FY 2020 budget, trends in state health and education policies and priorities, opportunities and challenges in Medicaid for supporting the health of children and families, including Medicaid waivers, opportunities to expand access to behavioral health services and implementation of the Every…

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Hear from your Peers: Food Service Guidelines in CHSC Counties

April 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join this virtual panel of CHSC coordinators as they share their experiences passing county-level food service guidelines. Panelists will provide insight on how they got these policies passed, how they are supporting implementation, and speak about enforcement and impact.

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Equitable Development: Back to Basics

April 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

America Walks engages and empowers communities across the US to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and move. Increasingly the infrastructure changes that make places more walkable are creating rapid change and potentially contribute to the displacement and disenfranchisement of some community members. To ensure that community improvements can allow residents to stay and thrive in place, a deliberate, inclusive plan that reflects community priorities and safeguards local culture and affordability is required. Equitable Development: Back to Basics…

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May 2019

Creating Active Routes to Everyday Destinations

May 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Creating safe and convenient places for people to incorporate bicycling, walking and other forms of active transportation into daily life improves health. However, many communities lack the infrastructure that supports activity friendly routes that lead to everyday destinations and allows for safe, active transportation for regular trips. This webinar will focus on how we can expand opportunities for active transportation between home, school, work, and other everyday destinations. Ken Rose and Chris Kochtitzky, from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Hear from Your Peers: Working with Schools as Worksites

May 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this virtual panel made up of DOH and CHSC school and community coordinators who will share guidance, ideas and experiences working with schools to support staff wellness and pass food service guidelines. If you've been thinking about strategies for bringing CHSC schools on board as worksites (under the community deliverables), we'd love to hear your ideas too! Web link to connect to this panel will be coming soon!

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ESSA training

May 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Voices for Healthy Kids invites you to participate in a ESSA training with friends from Penn Hill Group, experts in Federal education policy, implementation and advocacy. The training will give participants a broad understanding of the specific opportunities afforded by ESSA through the sharing of best practices and examples from the field. The training will also be an opportunity for participants to share their own experiences from the field, in order to get a better sense of what is happening…

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Fuel for Active Bodies: Increasing Access

May 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

According to a report by the USDA, approximately 23.5 million people in the US live in food deserts, areas located more than a mile from a market or store that sells fresh produce, whole grains, and other foods essential to a balanced diet. Learn more about the issue and how communities are working to increase access, via walking and active transportation, to healthy food in their own backyards. Register here http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-wKG_Zvd0IZcBGR5fKS9TNQTTUYh0rPjdPVr7vitTaFX3rqOqUzS7640pBloEK5hTVte1CKORqotFPR5eiIiYElTM5lKfgDT1MGWH_av-hTrpfpQUFIIc_pONps-qk7ML0vnK5zHUfhlPcSRl4GwcRVTYZ0sIYPb5IAjBtIA90PnusYr9QyikcaQUcXoUSw9HdcJ9mnbgp60ffGX1m4D8CjIebWcUNgw&c=6mNyf7x1AVAUM0EHA9oqa1XRiI7YiPB5S96RlB9n_ppyTU9Lm2N_2g==&ch=WjrCYi-WGCmC3IevWrY-DYBTRiV7Zpp3oAUVT3DKopmyJEEuNGB02Q==

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Welcome to the NYS Walking College: Kickoff Webinar

May 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome to the NYS Walking College! CHSC Community Coordinators and their Walking College community partners are invited to join America Walks for our kickoff webinar where you'll learn more about program activities and timeline, meet the mentors, and have the opportunity to share your questions and suggestions. Don't worry if you haven't signed up or don't have your community partner yet – you're still encouraged to join the webinar and can still sign up. This webinar will be recorded and…

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Addressing Common Liability Concerns in CHSC Settings: Schools (Call 1)

May 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

OPCE and ChangeLab Solutions are hosting a three-part series on common liability concerns in CHSC settings. This call will focus on the school setting and provide NYS-specific liability and risk management considerations for school-based policies and programs. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/144387498?pwd=QUtkRGg0RlBEUS9NeGNqRm1XUkhWQT09 Password: CHSC2019 Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 720 707…

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Prioritizing Health with Youth Leaders

May 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will showcase how one school and district have created a culture of health using students as change agents. FIT2gether is a student-driven initiative designed to catalyze a culture of health through empowerment and collective action. FIT2gether has three components that each focus on a different population- FIT2Learn (students), FIT2Serve (staff), and FIT2Prosper (community). With student-led teams at each school, young people are identifying barriers to health and well-being and designing solutions to make healthier school environments and communities…

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Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018

May 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To date, there have been more that 1,400 policies passed nationwide, including 66 policies that were passed in 2018 and which are ranked in The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018. But this is the first time Smart Growth America is using their updated framework that elevates implementation and equity to grade new Complete Streets policies. While policies have steadily gotten stronger (and scored higher) since they first started ranking policies in 2012, this reworked framework better reflects the need…

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Equitable Development: Putting it into Place

May 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

REGISTER HERE This webinar from America Walks builds on the first part of the training, Equitable Development: Back to Basics. Watch a recording of that training here. About the Webinar How do you go from a foundation of knowledge to a culture of action? This training will take the "what" of equitable development and address the "how." The panel will share their own experiences in equitable development planning and share lessons, resources, and practices for you to get started on…

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Developing a Food Procurement Policy or Profile

May 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide guidance on how a school, college, or hospital can develop a food procurement policy or profile. Developing a policy or profile can institutionalize good food values that prioritize support for local farmers and food producers, sustainable or regenerative agriculture practices, and women and minority-owned farms and food businesses. The discussion will include: How to facilitate an inclusive process that engages those who will be most impacted in the policy or profile Types of language to include,…

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Local Food in Government Statistics

May 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

On this webinar, Jeff O'Hara from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service will provide a snapshot of how data collection around local food has advanced in recent years at the national level. He will dive into the recently released Census of Agriculture and share how the results are improving our understanding of local food markets within the past 5 years. O'Hara will also identify trends in local food market activity that are not currently being captured by existing federal government statistics. Register…

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Addressing Common Liability Concerns in CHSC Settings: Complete Streets (Call 2)

May 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

OPCE and ChangeLab Solutions are hosting a three-part series on common liability concerns in CHSC settings. This call will focus on Complete Streets and provide NYS-specific liability and risk management considerations for Complete Streets-related policies and projects. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/241068746?pwd=UUpLMXFOSWFKaTdRbXA3Y21KQitZZz09 Password: CHSC2019 Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 720 707…

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LFPP/FMPP Proposals: The Insider’s Scoop

May 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A grant from the Local Food Promotion Program or the Farmers Market Promotion Program can help move your Good Food work to the next level. On Wednesday, May 29 the Wallace Center, the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) program at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, the Farmers Market Coalition, and USDA AMS are teaming up to offer "The Insider's Scoop" webinar, an opportunity for you to: - Get quick updates from the USDA on the 2019 LFPP/FMPP…

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June 2019

Including People with Disabilities in the MAPP Process

June 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to better support disability inclusion efforts among your community health assessments and development of community health improvement plans. To receive more information about accessing the webinar, register here: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4ed7f1a9-12f307c8-4ed5089c-0cc47a6d17e0-11cbe2152de270c7&u=https://adobe.ly/2Jpt0AC Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them.

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Safe Speeds, Safe Communities: Partners

June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speed management is an important component in creating a safe community. Learn how organizations and individuals can work together to decrease speed and increase safety in their communities. Register here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/939504496045007619

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Messaging to Advance Health Equity in Public Policy

June 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The National Academies report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity concluded that health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. Communities across the country are deploying action strategies to reduce health inequities. However, it can be challenging to effectively communicate and message the value of health equity and ongoing efforts to diverse stakeholders. Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, developed a messaging guide that provides custom-built…

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Using the WSCC Framework to Improve School Health

June 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide participants with quality examples of how districts and schools are using the Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (WSCC) framework. Examples will include how the schools are organized, how they secured support and buy-in, actions taken, results achieved, challenges experienced, and efforts taken to sustain the work. Perspectives from leaders in both CDC Healthy Schools and ASCD Whole Child initiatives will be highlighted. Schools and district panelists have been selected based on CDC and ASCD recommendations…

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Equitable Development: Finding Funding and Support

June 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Equitable development planning is not something that can be done by a single individual. It takes a team of dedicated partners, committed support, and financial backing. Join America Walks on June 17, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific for Equitable Development Training: Finding Funding and Support to explore the support, funding, and partnerships that are needed to make equitable development successful. Register here.

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Addressing Common Liability Concerns in CHSC Settings: Worksites (Call 3)

June 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/295974884?pwd=czdoSUpHVXVjb3IwckRZdkVMMjR1Zz09 Password: CHSC2019 OPCE and ChangeLab Solutions are hosting a three-part series on common liability concerns in CHSC settings. This call will focus on the worksite setting and provide NYS-specific liability and risk management considerations for worksite-based policies and programs. Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 720 707…

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August 2019

Take Your Parent to PE Week

August 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This year, the Active Schools movement is celebrating its 3rd annual Take You Parent to PE Week. This campaign aims to better connect parents with their child’s physical education teacher and program while encouraging families to be physically active together. This 30-minute webinar will share the history of the campaign, its goals, and the various tools available to ensure a fun and successful event.  Register here.

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September 2019

Moving Forward: Innovation in Active Transportation

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by America Walks and the Partnership for Active Transportation, this free webinar will bring together experts to discuss how to build and design communities that best support walkers, bikers, and all other types of movers. Using case studies from across the country, we will discuss the relevance of active commuting, describe innovative building design strategies and interventions, as well as explain the tools and methods that most effectively measure impact.   Register here.  

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Get Your ‘Game On’ for School Health

September 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:34 pm

Join this webinar to learn about Action for Healthy Kids' Game On program. Designed with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in mind, Game On is a free, customizable online framework that helps schools create healthier learning environments for students, staff, and communities. Register here.

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Reclaiming Food Enterprises: Capital for Communities of Color

September 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

The Healthy Food Access Portal and the Center for Food Access are hosting a webinar on Reclaiming Food Enterprises: Capital for Communities of Color. Through this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the barriers to capital for communities of color within the food system and the strategies that people are using to overcome them.    Register here.

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Activate Your Dream Team: 5 Best Practices for Successful School Health Teams

September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

School health teams are critical for establishing healthy and sustainable learning communities and supporting successful students. Join this webinar to learn about the 5 best practices for school health teams that can help create a culture of health and well-being at your school. Register here.

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Rural Areas: Innovations in Physical Activity

September 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Physical activity intervention efforts tend to be viewed as solely successful within urban environments. By comparing urban/rural data, and highlighting stories from female farmers and a school principal, this webinar will show how health and wellbeing can be prioritized and equally as successful in rural environments. Register here.

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October 2019

Complete Streets 301: Putting people first

October 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smart Growth America has launched their newest webinar series, Complete Street 301: Putting people first. The first webinar will take a look at Complete Streets from a developer’s perspective and discuss how market demand, local policies, and more can either help or hinder their efforts to support Complete Streets projects. Register here.

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Designing a System of Prevention to Advance Health, Safety, and Wellbeing for All

October 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this webinar hosted by the Prevention Institute, participants will learn how institutionalized systems shape health and equity and discover tools used in successful prevention and health equity initiatives that can dramatically increase the length and quality of people’s lives.  Register here.

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Equitable Food Oriented Development

October 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Join the Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) Collaborative as they present on the EFOD framework for creating economic and social opportunity through community-owned models to support traditionally disenfranchised and oppressed communities. Register here.

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Advancing Your SHI Score: School Nutrition

October 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to school nutrition. Register here.

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The Walkable Campus: Mobility Options for Higher Ed

October 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register now for a free webinar hosted by America Walks: The Walkable Campus: Mobility Options for Higher Ed. During this webinar, participants will explore different programs and policies being used by college and university campuses to promote walkability and moveability in their communities.    Register here.

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Regional Planning and Health: How MPOs Are Using Regional Transportation Planning to Advance Health

October 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Safe Routes Partnership has opened registration for Regional Planning and Health: How MPOs Are Using Regional Transportation Planning to Advance Health. This free webinar will highlight how metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) can best incorporate health into their long-range, regional transportation designs. A panel of four speakers will share their insights into how they became interested in the intersection of MPOs and health, how they overcame resistance, and how incorporating health changed outcomes. Register here.

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Principles for modern federal transportation policy

October 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Transportation for American, a program of Smart Growth America, is launching a conversation about transportation that goes beyond cost. This free webinar will instead highlight Transportation for America’s vision, core principles, and expected outcomes that will contribute to a clear and measurable federal transportation policy.  Register here.

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Advancing Your SHI Score: Physical Activity

October 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to physical activity. Register here.

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Online Learning Institute: Engage Youth in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

October 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Springboard for Active Schools and Health Resources in Action has opened registration for a free webinar that coaches participants on ways to engage youth in the development, implementation and evaluation of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) in schools. Register here by October 9th.

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Transportation Planning Innovation and Health: How MPOs Are Combining Core Skills and Creativity to Advance Health

October 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Safe Routes Partnership has opened registration for Transportation Planning Innovation and Health: How MPOs Are Combining Core Skills and Creativity to Advance Health. This free webinar will explore the creative approaches metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are taking to support healthy neighborhoods. A panel of four speakers will share their motivation for pursuing approaches that support community-level health and what recommendations they would give other advocates and MPO staff that are looking to engage in similar projects and initiatives. Register…

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Understanding and Using Census Data to Tribal Transportation Programs

October 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar, organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues, will engage the conversation of how to accurately count tribal communities in the American Community Survey and the 2020 census. Register here.

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Transportation Planning Innovations and Health: How MPOs Are Combining Core Skills and Creativity to Advance Health

October 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar is part 1 of two sessions discussing the innovative and promising ways that metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are utilizing skills and harnessing creativity to advance public health in the US. Register here.

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The Future of Street Design

October 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As cities grow and develop, people are beginning to consider new mobility options and how to balance smart city developments such as bikeshare and scooters programs, digital kiosks, and more. This webinar will highlight new design principles and discuss how to incorporate components such as fluid curb zones, ramping and edge zones, public furniture, democratized technology in the public realm to create smarter streets.  Register here.

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Advancing Your SHI Score: Staff Involvement

October 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to staff engagement. Register here.

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Addressing Ableism in Your Built Environment

October 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Up next in America Walks’ Walking Towards Justice webinar series is “Addressing Ableism in Your Build Environment”. This webinar will highlight the topic of ableism and discuss how privilege at the individual, organizational, and institutional level creates barriers to safe, accessible, and equitable spaces to walk and move in. Hear from experts about how you can better inform your programs, places, and interactions to proactively support people with disabilities.  Register here.

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NMSAP Webinar 1: Introduction

October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the first webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will provide an overview of how the toolkit came to be and how its content is relevant to communities today. It will also highlight what can be expected in the three additional webinars to come.  Register here.

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Powering Up Local Advocacy

October 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will feature an in-depth discussion on how to best advocate for one’s community by building relationships, supporting grassroots networks, and empowering local voices. Guest speakers will present on their experience influencing local decision makers and the methods that have proved successful. Register here.

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Advancing Your SHI Score: Staff Involvement

October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to family and community engagement. Register here.

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November 2019

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 2 (JEDI Strategies for Your Organization)

November 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Through this webinar, participants will develop a map that can guide their organization towards productive justice, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. Register here.

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NMSAP Webinar 2: Why Transportation Matters for Main Street

November 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the second webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will dive deep into chapter 1 of the handbook and address the costs and benefits of incorporating transportation into commercial districts. The six key areas of discussion will include: equity, safety, health, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and community. Register here.

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Complete Streets Federal Policy Update

November 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Smart Growth America, The National Complete Streets Coalition, and Transportation America are coming together to present on the efforts they've made to advocate for safer, more equitable streets at the federal level. This free webinar will also highlight Transportation for America's three principals for investment in transportation that do not depend on federal dollars. Register here.

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NMSP Webinar 3: Nuts and Bolts of People-First Streets

November 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the third webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will offer recommendations for infrastructure, programming strategies, and policy solutions for Main Street transportation networks.   Register here.  

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Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities

November 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

America Walks is hosting a free webinar, Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities. Through this webinar, participants will learn about the myriad of benefits of walking that extends beyond our individual physical health.  Register here.

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Getting to Know the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model developed by the CSC and ASCD.  Register here. 

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NMSP Webinar 4: Building a Better Street Together

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the fourth and final webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will put the information and tools presented in Chapters 1 and 2 into action through building knowledge, partnerships and a plan that is reflective of the community's needs and capacities.   Register here.

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Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities

November 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

America Walks is hosting a free webinar to discuss the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of walking and supporting walkable communities. This webinar will include a panel of professionals who will offer insight into the ways that walking advocates can better engage with and sustain this work.  Learn more and register here.

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The Power of Parents

November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar is designed for parents who are interested in learning about how they can encourage their schools to support health and wellness initiatives. During this webinar, participants will hear from parents who have found ways to get involved and are now able to offer best practices to other parents looking to do the same.  Register here.

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Preparing your Sub – Planning Your PE Classes for Substitute Teachers

November 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this free webinar, participants will learn strategies for preparing substitute PE teachers to keep students active. Through this webinar, participants will also get access to sample lesson plans that are easy to teach and tailor to school objectives. Register here. 

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Roadmap for Comprehensive Food Service Guidelines

November 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CHSC grantees are welcome to join a webinar where CSPI will provide highlights from the Roadmap for Comprehensive Food Service Guidelines - a guide containing key considerations, best practices, and resources for adopting and implementing food and nutrition guidelines in diverse settings, including worksites, hospitals, parks, correctional and juvenile justice facilities, and child and senior nutrition programs. The webinar is hosted by the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Networks (NOPREN) Food Service Guidelines workgroup (which is open to…

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December 2019

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs

December 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join Director of PlayCore, Ross Carson, and additional panelists in a discussion of CSPAP as a guiding framework for implementation of physical activity objects across various school contexts. Register here with registration code COMMUNITY. 

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Safety Culture 101, a Road to Zero Coalition Webinar

December 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Community of Transportation Professionals is hosting a webinar that will introduce participants to the intersection of safety culture and transportation. In this webinar, participants can expect to learn about the definitions and principles of safety culture, best practices for cultivating safety culture, as well as the framework of safe systems and safe culture.  Register here. 

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Introduction to Mindful Movement

December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On December 4th and January 8th, Yoga Foster is hosting a webinar on introducing mindfulness and movement to classrooms. This webinar will feature a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Register for the December 4th session and the January 8th session. 

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Complete Streets for Healthy Living

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The National Complete Streets Coalition and Trust for America’s Health are sharing the newest State of Obesity report and highlighting how active transportation policy can improve the health of Americans. Learn from three professionals about the intersection of transportation and health, how it relates to social determinants of health, and what communities are doing to engage multisector partners to create systems-level change. Register here.

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Moving for Success – Concrete Strategies for School Leaders to Implement High-Quality Enhanced Physical Education Policy and Practice

December 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this webinar hosted by Springboard to Active Schools, participants will explore the best ways to engage with district and state level leadership to win their support for high-quality PE practices and policies. Participants will learn from real-world case studies and interact with one another to apply these lessons to their own specific contexts. Register here.

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Levers for Improving Transportation for Women in Cities: Data, Security, and Access

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this webinar, Heather Allen - an international expert on gender and transport - will address the changes that we must make in our approach to urban transport networks. Participants will hear her case studies and emerging best practices for urban practitioners that have been inspired to make transportation decisions easier for women - especially low-income women, women of color, migrant women and single mothers.    Register here. 

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USLIMITS2: A Tool to Aid Practitioners in Determining Appropriate Speed Limits

December 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this webinar hosted by the Federal Highway Administration, participants will learn about the USLIMITS2 speed setting tool. This web based tool is designed to help practitioners set safe, consistent speed limits for specific sections of the road. Register here.

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Letting Bike Riders Catch the Green Wave

December 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this webinar hosted by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, presenters will share how Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) can be used by bicyclists in the same way that it is used by motorists. GLOSA is a new technology that allows motorists to set their speed along corridors to maximize their chances of catching a “green wave” so that they can avoid red lights.  Register here.

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Online Learning Institute: Moving for Success – Concrete Strategies for School Leaders to Implement High-Quality Enhanced Physical Education Policy and Practice

December 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Illinois Public Health Institute and Springboard for Active Schools opened registration for a free webinar that advises participants on the importance of cultivating school and community champions for the sake of creating lasting, policy-level change. Through this workshop, participants will be exposed to a series of case studies on districts that have successfully addressed challenges related to physical education implementation by connecting with key decision makers.  Register here by December 9th.

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Grant FUNding – Need it? Want it?

December 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This webinar aims to ease the stress and concerns around securing funding. Participants will learn about tips and resources that can help grantees secure funding for PE and health and wellness programs.  Register here. 

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Teach Your First Mindful Movement Class

December 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 30-minute webinar hosted by Yoga Foster is designed for any school teacher, administrator, or yoga instructor who has taken the necessary steps to set up a mindful movement program or event, but is looking for extra guidance on how to conduct it. This session will feature tips and resources to help integrate mindful movement into your classroom in an engaging and sustainable way. Register here. 

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January 2020

Walking into the New Year

January 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this webinar, participants will hear from America Walks about various steps individuals and communities are taking to promote walkability and how these programs and partnerships are improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of all.  Register here.

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Introduction to Mindful Movement

January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On December 4th and January 8th, Yoga Foster is hosting a webinar on introducing mindfulness and movement to classrooms. This webinar will feature a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Register for the December 4th session and the January 8th session. 

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January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 30-minute webinar hosted by Yoga Foster is designed for any school teacher, administrator, or yoga instructor who is interested in learning about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in the classroom. Yoga Foster offers training, lesson plans and resources to make it easy to get programs up and running quickly.    Register here. 

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Kick Off 2020 With Winter Walking: Encouragement and engineering strategies for cold weather mobility

January 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

With winter in full swing, The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is launching a new webinar series, Winter Walking: Encouragement and Engineering Strategies for Cold Weather Mobility. This webinar will highlight how with a little bit of planning, schools can bring enthusiasm to walking during the school day.  Register here.

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Lobbying and Advocacy 101 for Nonprofits

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On January 15th, the WELL Campaign will be hosting a free webinar, Lobbying and Advocacy 101 for Nonprofits. This webinar will outline what advocacy and lobbying are and are not, highlight how nonprofits can influence public policy, and address the myths around lobbying restrictions at the federal, state and local level. Register here. 

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Using What You Have: How Small Programs Can Have Large Impacts

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Action for Healthy Kids will present on how schools can utilize limited resources and small budgets to implement programs that make a difference.  Register here. 

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Assessing the Impacts of New Mobility on Cities

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As autonomous vehicles, e-commerce and the sharing economy become more relevant, land use and transportation in cities across America is changing rapidly, impacting safety, social equity, active transportation, the environment and more. During the webinar hosted by Urbanism Next, researchers will discuss what they’ve learned about how cities are navigating new mobility and urban technologies.  Register here.

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Navigating New Mobility: Emerging Technologies and Cities

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Transportation Research and Education Center is hosting a webinar on how autonomous vehicles, e-commerce, and the sharing economy are changing transportation and land use of our cities. This webinar will review the research that has been done to assess how safety, social equity, active transportation, sustainability, and the metropolitan footprint will be affected.  Register here.  

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The State of Transportation and Health Equity

January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The State of Transportation and Health Equity is a field scan informed by 92 experts working across disciplines at various levels of governance. In this webinar, hosted by Smart Growth America, participants will explore the intersection of health equity and transportation. Register here. 

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Teach Your First Mindful Movement Class

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This 30-minute webinar hosted by Yoga Foster is designed for any school teacher, administrator, or yoga instructor who has taken the necessary steps to set up a mindful movement program or event, but is looking for extra guidance on how to conduct it. This session will feature tips and resources to help integrate mindful movement into your classroom in an engaging and sustainable way. Register here. 

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Not Just Big Cities: Vision Zero in mid-sized, suburban communities

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this webinar, Vision Zero Network will highlight experiences and recommendations from mid-sized, suburban communities leading the way on Vision Zero in the U.S.   Register here. 

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The State of Transportation and Health Equity

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Smart Growth America recently published a field scan informed by 92 experts that analyses the intersection of transportation and health equity. To learn more about the biggest challenges to health equity facing our transportation system at the local, state, and federal levels, register for Smart Growth’s webinar here. 

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How We in State Health Departments can Support Active People, Healthy Nation

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This month, the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) is launching Active People, Healthy Nation - Creating an Active America, Together. This initiative is aiming to get 27 million people more physically active by 2027. During this webinar, Ken Rose, the Director of the Active People, Healthy Nation, will explain the initiative, discuss the role of the CDC and how it plans to support State Health Departments, as well as highlight what people and organizations can do…

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Physical Activity in the Classroom: Get Kids Active with Free Brain Boost Video

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is the fourth in the Active Classrooms Webinar Series from Active Schools. Participants will learn about the benefit of brain boosts that can be easily integrated into the classroom schedule. This webinar will also highlight free, online resources for kids of all ages, including Hop Hop Public Health, GoNoodle, and UNICEF Kid Power. Register here.

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Classroom Management in the Garden

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will highlight classroom management techniques that can be utilized in garden settings. This webinar emphasizes the importance of play when creating a successful and sustainable garden program. Participants will learn about creating routines, organizing equipment, utilizing garden stations, involving volunteer Register here. 

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State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Trust for America’s Health in a discussion on the national obesity crisis, its health impacts, and how leaders at all levels of governance are working to address its challenges. During this webinar, participants will look into the TFAH’s 2019 State of Obesity report and hear from professionals on the latest promising efforts to help all Americans lead healthier lives. Register here.

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Physical Education Teachers Can Influence and Support Classroom Physical Activity

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is the fifth in the Active Classroom Webinar Series from Active Schools. This webinar will highlight ways that physical education teachers can serve as advocates for classroom physical activity. Hear from four PE teachers who have provided training to and cheered on their fellow colleagues. Register here.

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Schools Are the Key to Improving Student Health

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined our webinar this afternoon: Sustaining CHSC Initiatives Through Diverse Funding Streams: DSRIP. Below is another webinar opportunity that will expand on these themes and highlight the connection between Medicaid funding and schools.  In December 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) clarified the way that Medicaid reimburses for health services delivered in schools. This policy clarification has since increased healthcare funding for the most disadvantaged students. Hosted by the Healthy Schools Campaign, this…

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Equitable Complete Streets Principles in School Communities

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar, hosted by Smart Growth America, will look at Complete Streets principles that help to increase equity within school communities.  Register here. 

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February 2020

Online Learning Institute: Moving Towards Equity – Reaching Every Student Through Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Springboard to Active Schools, the Georgia Health Policy Center, and the University of Michigan are presenting on the disparities that exist in the implementation of CSPAP components that often reinforce existing health inequities. Through the examination of two case studies, participants will explore ways to integrate health equity principals into current and future physical education and activity programming. Register here by January 30th.

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District-Wide Commitment to Classroom Physical Activity and School Movement Labs: The Alief Independent School District Story

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is the sixth in the Active Classroom Webinar Series from Active Schools. Join this webinar to learn how one school district engaged in a district-wide effort to offer students the opportunity to engage in physical activity before, during and after school. In this webinar, learn how you can encourage your district to commit to a culture of health and wellness.  Register here. 

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Exploring Social-Emotional Learning Through Movement: A Win-Win

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is the seventh and final in the Active Classrooms Webinar Series from Active Schools. This webinar will explore research that has shown that SEL program are most effective when they incorporate physical activity. Learn more about how you can better align SEL programs with physical activity program to boost outcomes within students.  Register here.

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Walkability for All: Putting Equity into Practice

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join America Walks in a discussion on how to shift the focus from equity to one of building equitable communities. During this webinar, participants will learn about the ways individuals and communities are contributing to more walkable and moveable spaces for all.    Register here.

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March 2020

Fast Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will introduce the philosophy of tactical urbanism. The webinar will outline two projects, one in New York City and one in the City of Everett, and highlight how they managed to improve transit speed, access and ridership at a fraction of the cost and time of conventional projects. Register here.

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School Meals: Support Students Health and Learning

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar is the first in Action for Health Kids' Optimal Nutrition Series. Join to discuss the impact that school meals and accessibility to healthy foods have on students' ability to learn. This webinar will be especially timely for celebrating National School Breakfast Week and National Nutrition Month. Register here.

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The ABC’s of Administrative Law in Public Health Pt. 1

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Changelab Solutions is partnering with CDC'c Public Health Law Program and NACCHO to host a two-part webinar series on administrative law. Administrative law governs how public health agencies implement and enforce their policies and programs at all levels. In this webinar, The ABC's of Administrative Law in Public Health Practice: Part 1, participants will learn what administrative law is, how it relates to public health, and what its guiding principals are.  Register here. 

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Gender and Mobility Through the Course of Life

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Transportation Research Board and Advancing Women in Transportation are teaming up to explore the intersection of transportation and gender. This webinar will feature two sessions. The first session will detail how major life events and changes impact a person's mode of travel as it relates to gender. The second session will focus on gender differences in travel patterns of the elderly in the United States. Learn more and register here.

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How to Negotiate in Government

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar is designed to offer skills and guidance to public servants who are frequently working across factions or political parties in order to forward initiatives or develop new policies. Register here.

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Enhancing School Nutrition with AFHK and CATCH

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Alliance for Healthy Kids and CATCH Global Foundation in a discussion of the ways that schools can enhance nutrition programming for students. During this webinar, participants will receive a number of health education resources to help coordinate efforts. Register here.

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Walkability at the Ballot Box

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Given that 2020 marks another election year, this webinar with America Walks will highlight the different ways that one can engage with candidates and local officials to advocate for walkability initiatives.  Register here.

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Healthy Food at School: SEL Opportunities

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar is the second in Action for Health Kids' Optimal Nutrition Series. In this webinar, participants will learn how efforts aimed at supporting healthy meal programs can support the whole child. Register here.

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Congestion Con: How more lanes and more money equal more traffic

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In an expensive effort to curb congestion in urban regions, we have overwhelmingly prioritized one strategy for decades: widening and building new highways. We added 30,511 new freeway lane-miles of road in the largest 100 urbanized areas between 1993 and 2017, an increase of 42 percent. That rate of road expansion significantly outstripped the 32 percent growth in population in those regions over the same time period. Yet this strategy has utterly failed to "solve" congestion. Even in areas where population has…

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When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure: A Community-Engaged Assessment of Transportation Gaps A study conducted by Jandel Crutchfield and Kate Hyun from the University of Texas at Arlington assessed the gaps between economic growth and transportation infrastructure development in North Central Texas. It was found that these gaps had huge implications for access to affordable housing, employment, quality public education, as well as engagement in cultural and social activities. To learn more about this study and how such factors might apply to…

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Parents and School Nutrition: How to Engage Support

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the third webinar in Action for Health Kids' Optimal Nutrition Series. During this webinar, participants will debunk common myths regarding parent perception of school meals and learn how school nutrition departments can most effectively and authentically engage with parents. Register here.

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Unlocking the Secrets of ESSA and Title IVA Funding

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SPARK is hosting a webinar on Unlocking the Secrets of ESSA and Title IV, Part A funding on 3/18. Register here: https://sparkpe.org/webinars-registration

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Leveraging Juvenile Justice Food Environments

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leveraging Juvenile Justice Food Environments to Advance Health Equity In this webinar hosted by ChangeLab Solutions and RTI International, participants will learn about the policies and programs that shape food environments in juvenile justice facilities. Register here.

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Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar focuses on integrating Safe Systems design with Movement and Place for vulnerable road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists. Participants will hear from Bruce Corben, a road safety practitioner. Register here.

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The Praxis Project’s Working Principles for Health Justice & Racial Equity

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar hosted by the Praxis Project is the first of a webinar series titled, “Centering Community in Public Health”. The webinar series is focused on supporting collaboration between community partners and traditional institutions working to improve health justice and racial equity in high-need communities. In this webinar, participants will develop skills on centering community interests in the design, promotion, and implementation of policies and initiatives that support health, wellness, and equity. Register here. 

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30+ Ways to Align Physical Activity with Academic Stand

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

PowerUp Fitness is hosting a webinar on 30 Ways to Align Physical Activity to Academic Standards: https://my.demio.com/ref/jxOTYk54O6pawwwr

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Planning and Policymaking for Transit-Oriented Development, Transit, and Active Transport in California Cities

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

During this webinar, participants will hear from local planners involved in California’s transit-oriented development (TOD)- development located near high-quality transit access. TOD aims to support revitalization and accessibility efforts, but is often very difficult in the face of institutional hurdles, regulation, politics and financing. Presenters will walk participants through the dynamics that either helped or hindered progress. Register here.

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Policy to Practice: Prioritizing Pedestrians

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Complete Streets 301: Policy to Practice: What does prioritizing pedestrians actually looks like During this webinar, experts such as Remix, Our Streets Minneapolis, City of Minneapolis and the National Complete Streets Coalition will present on how Minneapolis has utilized policy, advocacy, and safer street design to prioritize pedestrian safety. Register here.

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The ABC’s of Administrative Law in Public Health Pt.2

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Changelab Solutions is partnering with CDC's Public Health Law Program and NACCHO to host a two-part webinar series on administrative law. Administrative law governs how public health agencies implement and enforce their policies and programs at all levels. In this webinar, The ABC's of Administrative Law in Public Health Practice: Part 2, participants hear from speakers about their on-the-ground experience in practicing administrative law and navigating the key rules that apply to public health agencies.  Register here. 

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ProAct Now: Planning Effectively in a Rapidly Changing World

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network will be convening to discuss how communities can prepare effectively and holistically in an era driven by rapid change: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, artificial intelligence, workforce automation, and more. Register here.

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When Everyone is Team Digital

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

w/ speakers Mike Liddell, GM of Digital, NGP VAN + EveryAction and Madeline Stanionis, Partner, M&R Strategies Register here.

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Keys to Fundraising During a Crisis

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss how to approach fundraising during a time of crisis. Submit your questions by 5pm Friday, March 27th here to have them answered at the beginning of the webinar. Register here.

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Raising Money and Staying Sane during a Pandemic and a Financial Crisis

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Raising Money and Staying Sane during a Pandemic and a Financial Crisis w/ speaker Melissa Wyers, Executive Director, EveryAction Register here.

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The Economic of Development 101

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this webinar, Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3 will present on how local data can be used to understand how development of your town or city impacts its economic health. This webinar will feature a number of case studies that highlight how cities can be equipped to forecast fiscal sustainability along development patterns.  Learn more and register here. 

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Online Learning Institute: Bringing It All Together

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Springboard to Active Schools is hosting a virtual training on CSPAP on 3/31: https://schoolspringboard.org/event/online-learning-institute-bringing-it-all-together-creating-a-culture-of-physical-activity/

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April 2020

Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing

April 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

w/ speaker Amanda Coulombe, GM of Organizing, NGP VAN + EveryAction Register here.

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Political Fundraising in Uncertain Times

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

w/ speaker Lou Levine, GM of Fundraising & Compliance, NGP VAN Register here.

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Global Learnings for U.S. Vision Zero Movement

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will hear from researchers, advocates, and corporate leaders speak to the U.S. Vision Zero/traffic safety movement. Specifically, this webinar will highlight the takeaways from the recent Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, and the Stockholm Declaration, which sets the goals and strategies to half road deaths globally in the next 10 years.  Register here. 

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Closing Streets to Create Space for Walking and Biking During COVID-19

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Although public health experts are reinforcing the importance of being physically active, communities with denser populations are finding it difficult to use outdoor spaces while maintaining the advised 6 feet of social distance. Cities are beginning to practice "open streets" or "car-free streets" by shutting down major thoroughfares to ensure all people have access to the outdoors. Learn more about the importance of this growing movement with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Register here.

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Disaster Recovery for the Food System

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The CDFA is hosting a Food Systems Finance Webinar series. The first session will feature speakers discussing how to get creative about financing local food economies during this time of unprecedented crisis. Register here.

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COVID19: Using a Health Equity and Human Rights Lens to Protect Vulnerable Populations during this Pandemic and Beyond

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

During this webinar, participants will discuss why COVID-19 is a health equity issue, discuss the role of community engagement and advocacy, and share strategies for ensuring that vulnerable and marginalized populations are supported during this pandemic.  Register here.

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Confessions of a Traffic Engineer

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar, Charles Marohn, the president of Strong Towns, will address transportation spending. This webinar is designed to help local decision-makers and invested citizens determine how to spend precious transportation dollars to get the best return on investment. Learn more and register here. 

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Designing the Megaregion and Healing the Divided City