274986 Lessons from Birmingham, Alabama: Policy and Environmental Changes to Address Obesity

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Suzette Harris, MPH , Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communications, Public Health Consultant, Dallas, TX
A multi-layered approach is critical to address obesity from toddlers to adults. Increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in child care centers, afterschool programs, and in targeted low-income communities requires a diverse partnership of local experts. This presentation will discuss a comprehensive approach and the types of partners engaged to ensure success.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify target populations and matching them with comprehensive approaches. 2. Differentiate expertise and skills needed for successful implementation. 3. Describe ways to integrate activities to ensure a seamless approach in the community.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have most recently served on the Community Health team for the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, Alabama as the Program Manager for the CDC-funded Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Award to decrease obesity. Develop and coordinate comprehensive marketing campaigns for school nutrition, child care center wellness and safety policies, and complete streets that included informative collateral, television and radio production, print and outdoor advertising and direct mail.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.