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Request to sign-on. The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) is asking organizations to sign a pledge to have healthy meetings, conferences, and events. "By adopting healthy meeting guidelines, your organization can help to create a supportive environment that helps employees and members eat well and be physically active. Adopting healthy meeting guidelines sends the message that an organization or company cares about its employees and members." To assist organizations, NANA has developed a Healthy Meeting Toolkit, which includes information on the Healthy Meeting Pledge.

Webcast. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement is holding a public workshop on the roles and potential of communities in improving health. "The workshop will feature speakers from communities across the United States who work with a variety of partners to tackle critical issues related to the social determinants of health." The Los Angeles, CA workshop is scheduled for April 10th, 8:00 a.m. (PDT)/11:00 a.m. (EDT). To sign up for the meeting or webcast.

Report titled, Peer Support in Health-Evidence to Action. Peers for Progress and the National Council of La Raza have released a report "that examines how peer support programs improve health outcomes by boosting outreach and education for disease prevention and management." The report, Peer Support in Health - Evidence to Action "is a guide for health care organizations developing peer support programs that will help people with health problems live healthier lives. Peer support programs are located throughout the U.S. and are included in the ACA as a way to improve health care quality and reduce costs."

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