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D4H Web Forum

When: 6/28/2012
3:30 - 5:00 PM ET
Contact: Dialogue4Health, (510) 285-5690

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Acting on the Weight of the Nation
Thursday, June 28  
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Join civic leaders from across the nation to discuss strategies to convert the power of the Weight of the Nation™ films and campaign assets into tangible action for healthier built, food, beverage, social and community environments. We will address the very practical matters of engaging your community, hosting screenings, leading community dialogues, and activating social media to catalyze action on the ground.
The Web Forum will highlight the key themes of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report, Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention, and provide methods you can use to help grow the movement for a healthier nation by mobilizing individuals, organizations, companies and place-based partnerships everywhere. The Web Forum will prepare you to host screenings events and actions that can:
Start new conversations in homes, neighborhoods, worksites, clinical settings, faith settings, and schools.
Deepen existing conversations and actions - particularly within the movement of place-based partnerships and collaboratives.
Build a widespread constituency for targeted actions and environmental changes that support healthy living where we live, learn, work, play, worship, and vote. 
HBO and IOM, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, launched THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION ™ as a campaign to raise public awareness of the seriousness of the obesity epidemic. Over the course of three years, HBO worked with IOM and other researchers on the science and economics of obesity, talked to the country's leading experts on this issue, and traveled nationwide to meet hundreds of Americans who are struggling with obesity, and examined the strategies that are being employed to create a healthier nation. 
The journey to a healthier nation begins with each of us. Join us on June 28 to advance the journey.

Weight of the Nation™ is a licensed trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of this trademark is not an endorsement by HHS or CDC of a particular company or organization.

Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Public Health Institute 

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department of Pediatrics, Section on Nutrition
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Kerri Peterson, MHP
Executive Director
Live Well Omaha
Stacy Wegley MS, ACSM
Health Promotion and Education
Hamilton County Public Health 
Cincinnati, OH
Amy Whited
Senior Media Relations Strategist
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Monte Roulier
Community Initiatives
Community Commons
Marty Kearns
Executive Director
Netcentric Campaigns
Project Co-Director

Tyler Norris, MDiv
Vice President
Total Health Partnerships
Kaiser Permanente
Advancing the Movement & The Community Commons

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