Thursday, March 16, 2017

OPPI Obesity Prevention Networking Call: March 23, 2-3pm MST

Don’t miss the upcoming networking call and webinar hosted by CDPHE’s Office of Planning Partnership and Improvement (OPPI).  This month’s call will explore the impact of food environments on health.  

Date and time:  March 23rd from 2-3pm MST
Audio:  1-877-820-7831 and use passcode: 265224
CDPHE Room B2E is reserved for in-person participants.

Brittany Goldstein and Sharon Crocco from CDPHE Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) team will highlight programs and policies adopted here in Colorado incentivizing healthy food environments as well as lessons learned and additional resources to support listeners interested in pursuing similar initiatives.  

Shannon Spurlock, Director of Public Affairs and Policy at Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) will provide an overview of DUG’s involvement in community-based approaches to improving food environments and discuss resources and services DUG provides for listeners interested in special gardens.  

These bimonthly calls provide a forum for Colorado state and local public health agencies and interested organizations to learn and share information about strategies, programs, and policies in the space of obesity prevention.  Previous topics discussed on the calls include: healthy food retail, diabetes prevention, the Farm-to-School Program, and physical activity in child care settings.  

If you would like to be added to the call and webinar email announcements, or add an event, training or webinar, please contact Haley Stewart, Public Health Planner, 303-692-2019.

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