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
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