Harnessing community partnerships to expand the reach of a community benefit program to reduce childhood obesity
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe how the formation of community partnerships can expand the reach of a hospital’s community benefit program. Discuss community-wide approaches to improving physical activity and nutrition behaviors among school-age children. Describe how a non-profit hospital and its partners are using elements of the Health in All Policies approach to reduce childhood obesity in their community.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration, Child Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee and co-coordinate the Dekalb County CATCH program, which is the subject of this abstract. I have been a CATCH trainer since 2011 and share my knowledge with other communities on how to sustain CATCH in their schools, YMCAâs, summer camps and other childrenâs programming. As a Public Health Nurse, and Community Health Liaison for KishHealth System, it is part of my role to address the issues of childhood obesity plaguing our county.
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.