Resource Type: Coffee Chats

Coffee Chat: Advancing Equitable Access to Improved Nutrition: Evidence and Policy

Advancing Equitable Access to Improved Nutrition: Evidence and Policy

In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, Sara Bleich, Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and inaugural Vice Provost for Special Projects at Harvard University and Steve Gortmaker, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Director of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the CHOICES Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shared evidence about cost-effective, population-level nutrition policies that have been shown to prevent obesity and improve health equity as well as updates about implementation.

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Coffee Chat: State & Local Policies for Incorporating Added-Sugar Warning Labels on Restaurant Menus

State and Local Policies for Incorporating Added-Sugar Warning Labels on Restaurant Menus

In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, DeAnna Nara, Senior Policy Associate at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, explored strategies to incorporate added-sugar warning labels into restaurant menus to reduce added sugar consumption and shared resources to support practitioners at the state and local levels with this work.

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Coffee Chat: Engaging Community Partners in Health Improvement Planning

In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, Anna Clayton, Senior Program Analyst from the National Association of County and City Health Officials explored resources available through the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP 2.0) framework that can support community engagement and partnerships in planning efforts.

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Coffee Chat: Exploring the Health Equity Benefits of Sugary Drink Excise Taxes

In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, Matthew Lee, PhD Candidate from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and California native who has researched sugary drink trends and the impacts of sugary drink excise taxes in the San Francisco Bay Area, discusses insights from his recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that he led along with other researchers from the CHOICES Team. Matt also focuses on the ways in which these taxes, and the potential revenue raised from them, can benefit communities by improving health equity.

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Coffee Chat: An Action Kit for Prevention: Prioritizing Cost-Effective and Equitable Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Strategies

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.

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Coffee Chat: Using Local Data to Improve Health and Advance 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.

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Coffee Chat: Cost-Effective Communication Resources to Engage Your Community

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.

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Coffee Chat: Communicating for Change: Strategies & Tips for Sharing Public Health Science 

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.

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Coffee Chat: What’s Up with School Wellness? Putting Physical Activity Policies into Practice

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.

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Coffee Chat: Improving Social Determinants of Health: Year 2 Getting Further Faster Project Findings

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.

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