May 24, 2016 | 1 p.m. EDT
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Those interested are asked to pre-register here.
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.
The underlying concept: approaches to obesity intervention are better framed in 'people-oriented' terms rather than from a narrow, problem-oriented perspective. 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.