March 28: Speak Up! You CAN Make a Difference (webinar)
Have you wondered what your role should be in passing new laws? Do you feel like you cannot participate or are not sure exactly what or when you should do something? The Partnership for a Healthy Texas is the advocacy arm or Live Smart Texas. The Partnership represents over 50 organizations that are working to pass legislation to help prevent obesity. Two of our Partnership steering committee members will share their knowledge and advice on how you and your organization can best support good policy, particularly those that focus on obesity preventions.
Presenters: Joel Romo, President, Texana Public Affairs; Tim Schauer, Senior Vice President, Cornerstore Government Affairs
April 3: 10 Things to Know About Adverse Childhood Experiences (webinar)
Childhood trauma is a critical public health issue. Referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ACEs are stressful and traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, that have been linked to poor life-long health outcomes. As the number of ACEs increases, so does the likelihood for developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, as well as risky health behaviors; low life potential; and early death. During this presentation, attendees with be introduced to ACEs, the impact they have on health, and what can be done to overcome them.
Presenter: Colleen M Bridger, PhD, MPH, Director, City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
April 23: 13th Annual Michael & Susan Dell Center Lectureship in Child Health (Austin)
This year's Lectureship features Dr. Ross C Brownson, PhD, the Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies the translation of evidence to public health practice and policy, with a content focus on environmental and policy determinants of chronic diseases.
May 1-3: 2019 National Health Outreach Conference (Ft. Worth)
Annual meeting that will highlight health promotion efforts in real-world practice, research, and multi-sector collaborations. The meeting will include presentations from public health leaders across sectors and cultures, panel discussions, interactive workshops, skill building sessions, and networking opportunities.
May 8: Obesity Research Cluster 5th Annual Meeting (Lubbock)
Annual meeting showcasing clinical and community translational research to prevent and treat Obesity with its related complications, using innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships.
May 16: Combating Childhood Obesity Summit (Houston)
The US News & World Report will convene a National Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children's Hospital featuring some of the nation's leading experts in obesity.