Center for Healthy Living Webinars
Center webinars provide presentations and trainings on relevant public health topics by state, national, and international experts. Webinars are archived for viewing at any time.
Publication Date: 09/16/2022
Partnership for a Healthy Texas and the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living presented a health policy briefing as part of Texas Obesity Awareness Week. The focus of this health policy briefing was to provide data-driven information and facts on obesity in Texas to state legislators as they prepare their health policy priorities for the 2023 legislative session.
Publication Date: 08/31/2022
Updates on current COVID variants and their clinical and epidemiological impact. Update on treatment of COVID and vaccine situation with the projection of future vaccines. About Monkeypox, where it is in nature, the epidemic in human transmission and clinical features, current vaccine and treatment options.
Publication Date: 08/12/2022
This WebEx discussion session will review the strategies and tactics related to the Community Recreation, Fitness and Parks sector and describe some of the work committee members are doing related to these strategies.
Publication Date: 08/10/2022
This presentation will detail the distinction between causes and contributors to obesity and emphasize the importance of integrating strategies to address both in order to impact obesity at a population level.
Publication Date: 08/04/2022
Faith-based organizations play a large role in the lives of those living in the United States. Implementation of the faith-based sector’s strategies/tactics has the potential to greatly broaden the reach and impact of physical activity promotion by enhancing the capacity of faith-based organizations to deliver physical activity programs.
Publication Date: 07/28/2022
The Education Sector of the National Physical Activity Plan developed strategies aimed at: 1) adopting policies that support implementation of the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program model, 2) providing high-quality physical education programs, 3) encouraging afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs for children and youth to adopt policies and practices that ensure participants are physically active, 4) adopting physical activity standards for childcare and early childhood education programs, 5) promoting opportunities and incentives for college and university students to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles, 6) providing pre-service professional training and in-service professional development programs, and 7) developing and advocating for policies that promote physical activity among all students.
Publication Date: 07/28/2022
In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Lanza will share his work in Central Texas to determine the association between outdoor temperatures and physical activity, and to evaluate different strategies to promote safe physical activity in warm climates.
Publication Date: 07/25/2022
The US National Physical Activity Plan provides a societal sector road map for improving physical activity in the US. The goal of this discussion series is to highlight each societal sector’s recommended strategies and tactics and to provide contexts for adapting the US National Physical Activity Plan to create Active Texas 2030 - a state plan for all Texans.
Publication Date: 06/28/2022
This webinar will provide an overview of the structured day hypothesis and present recent results from two studies looking at the impact of COVID-19 on children's obesogenic behaviors.
Publication Date: 05/19/2022
Pediatric mental illness is at an all-time high. The pandemic has worsened the mental health crisis, and resources for providers and patients can be hard to navigate, let alone find. According to a recent survey in the Annals of Family Medicine, 85% of primary-care practices have difficulty accessing evidence-based mental health care for children.
Publication Date: 03/24/2022
Food+Tech is the nascent area in food sector focused on bringing technology processes around product and market management to the food product development process. Instead of only valuing the creative cook and “unicorn” success, food+tech looks to offer the food entrepreneur an achievable path to product iteration, market launch, and sustainable business growth, whether bootstrapped or funded. And…it allows an entrepreneur to create a business that more deeply reflects their values, their food, and their community impact in the process.
Publication Date: 03/04/2022
Join Live Smart Texas for a Summit in observance of World Obesity Day!
Publication Date: 02/03/2022
This webinar will introduce the dPAD scope of work, highlight examples of digital tools and methods currently being used for research and describe ways for investigators to contribute and be involved in this initiative.
Publication Date: 01/18/2022
Dr. Matsui discussed housing-related environmental exposures and their links to structural racism and asthma disparities. She also discussed potential interventions targeting unhealthy housing.
Publication Date: 11/17/2021
Walk Across Texas!, a community-based physical activity promotion program, just turned 25 years old – and it’s still going strong.
Publication Date: 11/03/2021
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease? In addition to causing serious discomfort, poor oral health in childhood can lead to disfigurement, infections, and impaired language development.
Resuming In-Person Physical Activity Safely: Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Practical Recommendations
Publication Date: 09/23/2021
As COVID-19 rates fall and vaccinations are being administered, many people are returning to in-person physical activity. This webinar reviewed the latest safety guidelines.
Health promotion interweaving: Designing health promotion interventions in context via youth voice and community partnerships
Publication Date: 07/20/2021
This webinar explored the design method of health promotion interweaving into settings and environments, defined as weaving or blending health promotion strategies, practices, programs, and policies to fit within and build from existing context.
Texas Cares: A COVID-19 antibody project. How bad is COVID-19 in Texas and how should schools respond?
Publication Date: 05/19/2021
As Texas schools close for the spring session, and prepare for summer and fall, experts at the UTHealth School of Public Health will provide information on a statewide COVID-19 antibody study called Texas Cares.
Publication Date: 04/27/2021
We will discuss how the current vaccines are made, how they induce immunity, their side effects, their effectiveness, their distribution, why people should get vaccinated.
Breaking Down Silos: Collaborative Research to Inform City of Austin Food System Response During COVID-19
Publication Date: 04/06/2021
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Austin's Office of Sustainability called upon partners to investigate the anticipated growing food needs and how these needs exist at the local level. Two Austin-based institutions stepped in to fill gaps in understanding utilizing their experience with existing data systems and methodology: UTHealth School of Public Health, and Dell Medical School.
From Data to Driving Systems Change for Health Equity in Texas: Findings from the Health Opportunity & Equity (HOPE) Initiative
Publication Date: 03/09/2021
In this session panelists reflected on the root causes of inequities in opportunity and health in Texas, and shared HOPE’s new approach and data to help chart a path forward for achieving racial and health equity.
Publication Date: 02/23/2021
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. While most smokers want to quit, access and adherence to evidence-based cessation treatment is poor. Mobile technology has enormous potential to overcome many of the barriers that have hampered the use of empirically supported smoking cessation treatment.
Supporting Families in Crisis: A rapid assessment methodology to address needs in low-income houses during COVID-19
Publication Date: 12/04/2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Brighter Bites was unable to deliver its standard program to families due to school closures.
Publication Date: 11/10/2020
Come join us on book launch day of When Are We Going to Teach Health? for a special presentation and Q&A with the author, Duncan Van Dusen, Founder & CEO of CATCH Global Foundation.
Publication Date: 10/27/2020
The original 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) framework was developed in 1994 by a federal working group. It serves as the description of the activities that public health systems should undertake in all communities.
Publication Date: 08/20/2020
We will discuss the current state of the Pandemic, and the key factors associated with the surge in cases across the country.
Publication Date: 07/07/2020
The final webinar in our series "Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State."
Value Chain Coordination for Improving Access to Healthy and Affordable Food in the Paso del Norte Region
Publication Date: 06/23/2020
Part three of five of our webinar series "Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State.”
Publication Date: 06/09/2020
Part one of our new webinar series "Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State.”
Publication Date: 04/23/2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the U.S., a new free research app called “COVID Symptom Tracker” is aiming to inform public health decision making to slow the spread of the disease by tracking symptoms of millions across the country. This presentation will focus on dissemination efforts to increase the app’s use in Texas, and how the aggregate data collected can be used by the state and local government and healthcare systems for strategic planning, resource allocation and outbreak management.
Publication Date: 04/07/2020
The air, the invisible threat, from the perspective of an environmental health practitioner. The role of sampling, temperature and humidity and mitigation strategies. Presented by: Linda D. Lee, DrPH, MBA Chief Medical Affairs and Science Officer, UV Angel
Publication Date: 12/17/2019
The Texas School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) online data explorer provides representative data on child health by state or region. Texas SPAN is a surveillance system used to monitor the prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-aged children as well as factors that underlie obesity, including dietary behaviors, nutrition knowledge and attitudes, and physical activity behaviors.
Publication Date: 08/13/2019
Participants will learn about the ongoing advocacy of the Partnership for a Healthy Texas whose mission is to combat obesity in the state via policy change. Participants will learn about the PFHT legislative agenda, the history behind our legislative successes and barriers to further policy wins. Additionally, participants will learn how to engage in advocacy through the Partnership.
Publication Date: 03/28/2019
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?
Publication Date: 10/03/2018
We are bombarded about advice related to weight loss, but much of it is not based on evidence or is wrong! This webinar will engage audience members in a discussion about the evidence-base for obesity and weight loss information.
Recruitment and Engagement for School-Based Health Research: Perspectives from Administration, Teachers, and Parents
Publication Date: 07/18/2018
The purpose of this webinar is to present parent, teacher, school, and district perspectives and priorities regarding such research, including barriers and facilitators to participation.
Publication Date: 03/27/2018
Learn how teachers, parents, and health professionals in the school/after-school setting can equip students with answers about E-cigarettes.
Publication Date: 01/30/2018
The LunchBag intervention study has been one of the largest trials to examine this population. The results of LunchBag reveal what parents pack in their child’s lunches, what children eat, and how a theory-based intervention can make changes in parent packing behavior.
Publication Date: 10/24/2017
Brighter Bites Co-Founder Dr. Shreela Sharma, Executive Director Samuel Newman, and Senior Program Director Mike Pomeroy as they discuss how Brighter Bites evolved from a small home-grown idea into an evidence-based public health program that impacts tens of thousands of families.
Publication Date: 10/12/2017
Webinar #2 of a 4-part series.
Dependable Instructional and Management Strategies for Un-dependable Children: Teaching Children Diagnosed With Neurological Based Behavior Problems, Part 2
Publication Date: 03/29/2016
This webinar will focus specifically on instructional and management strategies that address problems associated with teaching children with neurological challenges.
Publication Date: 12/02/2015
Please join us for a webinar on getting the most out of your mother-friendly workplace policy.
Publication Date: 10/19/2015
Join us for a Webinar to learn about earning your Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation.
Publication Date: 03/17/2015
In 2011, with funds from the Affordable Care Act, CDC provided funding to 4 grantees to conduct a 4-year Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project, which aims to improve children’s nutrition and physical activity behaviors in the places where they live, learn, and play.
Publication Date: 10/24/2014
Do you know what new tobacco products adolescents are using? Are they harmful? What about the marketing of these products? Is e-cigarrette use amongst teens risky business?
Publication Date: 08/29/2014
In this month's CATCH webinar we spoke with 4 people who are impacting the city of Seguin, Texas.
Publication Date: 05/19/2014
The partnership between CATCH USA and the Jewish Community Centers of North America started 3 years ago. Since then, forty-one JCCs have been trained in the Discover CATCH program aiming to instill life long healthy habits in the youngest members of our community.
Publication Date: 02/28/2014
Dekalb County CATCH Champions share their story of cultivating and maintaining partnerships throughout the community.
Publication Date: 12/19/2013
Find out how physical activity can positively address neurologically-based behavior problems.
Publication Date: 10/29/2013
In this webinar we will discuss childhood obesity trends, CATCH results and strategies.
Publication Date: 04/25/2013
In this webinar we will examine Complete Streets policies and their potential impact of the health of Texans.
Publication Date: 03/07/2013
In this webinar we will discuss the potential outcomes of implementing such a policy in Texas.