Friday, June 22, 2012

PSD Staffer Selected to Attend Training at Harvard School of Public Health

Gretchen Armijo, PSD Built Environments Coordinator, is one of only 30 applicants selected from across the country to attend The Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute at the Harvard School of Public Health, June 24 - 29.  Chosen applicants represent 19 states and 3 international countries.

The training is designed to educate investigators and practitioners on tangible skills used to measure aspects of built environment believed to have an effect on health. The week-long training will focus on physical activity environments, nutrition environments, geographic information system (GIS), database and survey analysis, economic analysis, and policy change.  

Gretchen received a full scholarship from the BEAT Institute to cover the cost of the training. The BEAT Institute is funded by The United States Department of Agriculture, with collaboration from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Behavior Research and Harvard Prevention Research Center.

Check back to COPrevent in July for an update on Gretchen's key takeaways from the training.

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