In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, Dr. Steven Gortmaker, Principal Investigator of the CHOICES Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, highlights the new features available in the Action Kit 2.0, including more detailed information on costs and health equity impacts. Dr. Gortmaker also discusses how this information can be helpful for planning and prioritization purposes to ensure responsible investments to improve child health, nutrition, physical activity, and health equity.
In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, guest speakers Dr. Susan Carlson and Magdalena Pankowska highlighted the resources and data available through PLACES — a collaboration between the CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation that provides local data estimates for all U.S. counties, places, census tracts, and ZIP Code tabulation areas — showcased the 2023 data release, and shared how these resources can be used to inform work around healthy eating, active living, and advancing health equity.
In this coffee chat, guest speakers Suzanne Gates, Strategic Communication Team Lead, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jana Scoville, Project Director, State and Community Health Media Center/Banyan Communications, shared about free and low-cost resources and best practices to support public health professionals in effectively communicating their work to their community.
In this coffee chat, Amanda Yarnell, Senior Director for the Center for Health Communication and Instructor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an experienced science journalist, shared tips and strategies to add to your communications toolbox.
In this coffee chat, Nicole Good, School Wellness Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, shared how wellness policies can support implementation of evidence-based physical activity policies and programs and highlighted best practices for moving physical activity policies into practice.
In this coffee chat, partners from National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) shared key findings from the second year of their ongoing project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting Further Faster.
In this coffee chat, guest speakers from the Lowell Community Health Center shared how they have engaged partners in developing community-tailored strategies that can promote nutrition and physical activity and reduce disparities through their REACH LoWELL initiative.
In this coffee chat, we shared an overview of our community and hosted roundtable discussions for participants to share and connect with others about their work to advance nutrition, physical activity, and health equity.
In this coffee chat, Anna Clayton, Senior Program Analyst from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, provides an overview of the recent updates to the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) framework and highlights available resources and tools to support community health improvement work.
In this coffee chat, Oami Amarasingham, Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Public Health Association, shares tips and insights to help participants learn how to successfully engage decision-makers to advance prevention.