APHA Health Equity Webinar: May 24, 2016 (1pm-2pm EST)

Health Equity Research and Practice: Using a Community-Centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity and Body Weight

Date: May 24 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

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 values into efforts to promote healthy weight.

The webinar draws from A Community-centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight, a framework that can be used to facilitate discussions among community members, academically based researchers and their community research partners. Developed by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, the framework can be used in both research and practice.

The underlying concept: approaches to obesity intervention are better framed in ‘people-oriented’ terms rather than from a narrow, problem-oriented perspective. The framework prompts answers such questions as:

  • How do eating, physical activity and weight reflect the opportunities, constraints, and issues in people’s everyday lives?
  • What aspects of people’s everyday lives and circumstances must be considered in order to develop appropriate, effective, and sustainable intervention approaches?
  • How can interventions on obesity support high quality of life and community priorities that are broader than food, activity, or weight?

Seating is limited for the live webinar. A link to a recording of the event will be posted on this page.

Registration Information

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