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: 10/20/2023
The Vaping Cessation Program is for students in grades 4-12 as well as parents and community members. It aims to provide knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed decisions about vaping, overcome addiction, and build strong coping strategies. The program includes a webinar that covers comprehensive education, mindfulness techniques, therapy resources, and peer support to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of vaping addiction.
Publication Date: 09/26/2023
This webinar presented results of an Implementation Science Research (2020 to 2023) study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. Outcomes highlight facilitators and barriers influencing the implementation of the community-based Peer Education program — which is a central component of India's National Adolescent Health Strategy — and underscore the potential of peer educators in addressing the needs of adolescents and their communities.
Publication Date: 09/08/2023
Dr. Augusto De Moraes dove into the world of lifestyle behaviors, environmental influences, and the remarkable role of prediction models to reduce health disparities.
Publication Date: 08/29/2023
Immunizations are one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century and have prevented countless illnesses as well as saved lives. Required school vaccinations protect both the child who is immunized and the community at large, including those who can’t be vaccinated. This webinar discussed how vaccines work, the safety record of vaccines, myths and misinformation, current coverage rates, and public health law as it relates to required school immunizations.
Publication Date: 05/16/2023
Most people who lose weight voluntarily are not able to maintain that weight loss over the long-term. The International Weight Control Registry (IWCR) was established to learn more about factors that impact weight loss and weight loss maintenance. The IWCR is an online registry that enrolls persons with overweight and obesity who are have previously attempted to lose weight (either successfully or unsuccessfully), who are in the process of losing weight, or who intend to lose weight in the future. Information is collected on biological, behavioral, environmental, and psychosocial factors.
Publication Date: 05/10/2023
This webinar explored the latest advancements in using Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve efficiency in the development of nutrition-related content. Attendees can expect to discuss the benefits of using these technologies, including automating of certain tasks, expediting the process of content creation, and providing more personalized support.
Publication Date: 04/26/2023
This presentation shares data on the current state of maternal mortality and maternity care deserts in Texas including contributing factors and evidence-based solutions. We will also focus on the increasing mental health crisis facing children and adolescents, exacerbated by a shortage of providers and the COVID-19 pandemic. Both short and long-term solutions are explored to improve the health of mothers and children in Texas.
Publication Date: 03/27/2023
This webinar will highlight digital tools used by the Swartz lab to improve physical function and health-related quality of life in cancer patients and survivors.
Publication Date: 03/03/2023
Live Smart Texas annually hosted World Obesity Day with a summit on the impact of obesity and how to work together to address its many root causes.
Publication Date: 02/17/2023
As the first webinar in a 3-part series on Food Insecurity in Texas, this webinar will discuss the problem of food and nutritional security in Texas from a public health and health care professional perspective.
Publication Date: 01/17/2023
The goal of this webinar is to provide an introduction to count data regression models in the medical and social sciences.
Cost-Effectiveness Calculators for SUD: A Pilot of Peer Recovery Support Services and Bystander Naloxone Distribution
Publication Date: 10/25/2022
With funding from the Recovery Research Institute’s pilot grant program, we conducted a preliminary cost-effectiveness analysis of long-term, post-treatment peer recovery support services for substance use disorder.
Publication Date: 09/20/2022
Recently, Hutchinson identified a connection between iron and excessive adiposity. To this combined effect, the scientists characterize as “Double Burden of Malnutrition” (DBM), which consists of the coexistence of undernutrition (deficiencies) and overnutrition in the same population across the life course. The DBM concept also recognizes that undernutrition early in the life course contributes to an increased propensity for overnutrition in adulthood.
Publication Date: 09/13/2022
Food Prescription (Food Rx) programs are gaining popularity and increasing attention from funders, policy makers, healthcare systems, social service agencies, and researchers, as a strategy to both improve health outcomes and address social determinants of health among those most vulnerable.
Publication Date: 08/18/2022
This webinar will: - Describe some of the key strategies and tactics for the public health sector of the Physical Activity Plan - Present ways the Physical Activity Plan can collaborate with local and state health practitioners - Identify strategies and tactics to enhance capacity to promote physical activity among physical activity practitioners
Publication Date: 08/11/2022
A just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI) is a smartphone-based intervention design that aims to provide tailored support in the moments it is most needed. This webinar will provide an overview of JITAIs, including their purpose, design considerations, and implications for health behaviors including diet and physical activity.
Publication Date: 08/10/2022
This webinar will focus on the strategies and tactics of the Transportation, Land Use and Community Design Sector. We will discuss the importance of walking and bicycling for transportation as a part of the National Physical Activity Plan and examine strategies for creating safe opportunities for all. Specifically, we'll address planning, laws/legislation, funding, data and programming for supporting active transportation.
Publication Date: 08/03/2022
This webinar covers the high-level strategies of the business and industry sector and highlight some recent resources we’ve created to support employers in promoting physical activity, including our forthcoming release of our CEO Pledge.
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.
A Return to School Health: Opportunities for Prioritizing Student Health in the Upcoming School Year
Publication Date: 07/26/2022
Student development of and participation in healthy behaviors such as physical activity, healthy eating, and mental health programs are important components of comprehensive school programming. Engagement in these activities can also be predictive of academic and health outcomes. Schools and school districts can prioritize health behaviors in a variety of ways, including in their policies and in their district wide health agendas.
Publication Date: 07/21/2022
The Military Sector recognizes that physical inactivity is more than a public health epidemic, it is also a significant threat to U.S. national security. Physical activity is vital to increasing the health and military readiness of our nation’s warfighters, and improving the quality and length of life among Veterans, civilian employees of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and families of service members.
Leveraging Existing Technology to Enhance Physical Activity in Inactive Predominantly Black and Latina Women
Publication Date: 05/31/2022
Research shows that social support is strongly associated with increased engagement in physical activity in women, yet findings are mixed regarding whether interventions that intervene with social networks are more effective than those focused on individuals. This webinar will describe a randomized controlled trial that leverages existing mobile technology and is testing a dyadic health coaching intervention designed to foster support within dyads of inactive, predominantly Black and Latina women.
Publication Date: 04/28/2022
The uptake of informatics solutions in clinical care (e.g., Electronic Health Record systems) combined with the ubiquity of smartphones and wearable devices has led to an exponential growth of digital health solutions. Digital health is broadly defined as the development of, and use of IT, software, hardware, and other mobile health (mHealth) technologies, and their integration, to improve care, access to care, and health more generally.
Publication Date: 03/15/2022
Machine learning algorithms are currently used in several areas to improve decisions, but none will be as important as in healthcare. Its greatest potential impact will be in poorer and remote areas that have difficult access to medical specialists and other health professionals. This talk will present results from a research group at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, on the development of machine learning algorithms to improve decisions in disadvantaged areas.
Publication Date: 02/15/2022
This webinar will discuss the cookbook: How Good Food Works from Seed to Plate. The authors Laura S. Moore and Dr. Wesley McWhorter will talk about the challenges of healthy eating and how flavor plays such a major role in changing the way people eat.
Publication Date: 01/26/2022
Dr. Susan Fisher-Hoch and Dr. Joseph McCormick covered the new COVID-19 variants and their epidemiology. They also discussed the variants implications for the future, vaccines, and other public health measures for 2022.
It's Time Texas' Community Challenge: Using Competition to Activate Individual Behaviors and Build Momentum for Policy, Systems, & Environmental Change
Publication Date: 01/12/2022
Join It's Time Texas to learn more about how they use their statewide 8-week health competition to motivate 40,000 Texans to activate individual behavior change and create a shared value for healthy living.
Publication Date: 11/04/2021
In this webinar, we will discuss the work of the Partnership, policy wins in the 87th legislative session, the work happening between legislative sessions, and what the landscape looks like for future efforts.
Publication Date: 10/21/2021
How bad is COVID-19 and the Delta Variant in Texas and how should schools respond?
Publication Date: 08/26/2021
This webinar discussed the current evidence of origin of COVID-19, including: how variants form, the impact of DELTA variant on the unvaccinated, vaccines and the DELTA variant, DELTA variant impacts in children, Lambda and beyond.
Publication Date: 07/08/2021
Tobacco exposure is detrimental to early-life growth and the developing brain. Few epidemiological studies have examined prenatal and postnatal exposures within the same study.
Taking it to the STREETS: Evaluating health effects of Safe Routes to School infrastructure changes in Austin, Texas
Publication Date: 04/29/2021
In coordination with the approaching Bike to School day on May 5, 2021, this webinar will highlight the importance of active travel to school, and a current Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative.
Publication Date: 04/08/2021
All children deserve the opportunity for a healthy life. In Texas, not all children have the health insurance, food security, and economic security needed for a healthy childhood, due to disparities rooted in systemic racism.
Exploring healthy food access and consumption among low-income central Texas residents during COVID-19: the FRESH Austin Study
Publication Date: 03/22/2021
In this webinar, the Food Retail: Evaluation Strategies for a Healthy Austin (FRESH Austin) research team presented empirical and simulation-based findings on the impact of COVID-19 on food security, food purchasing, cooking, and consumption habits among central Texas residents during mid-2020.
Publication Date: 03/04/2021
Live Smart Texas observed World Obesity Day with a summit highlighting the impact of obesity and how we can work together to address its many root causes.
Publication Date: 12/10/2020
Many clinics, schools, and community health partners are having to reinvent how to deliver programs and services to help people live healthier lives during COVID-19.
Publication Date: 11/17/2020
This webinar will explore the role of social media in perpetuating misinformation about COVID-19.
Publication Date: 11/03/2020
Over 30 years ago, the fetal origins hypothesis proposed that nutrition in pregnancy can influence the health of the offspring across the life course.
Contaminated Air: The Invisible Threat to Patients and Healthcare Workers… Now are you worried about the air?
Publication Date: 10/20/2020
The air, the invisible threat, from the perspective of an environmental health practitioner.
Publication Date: 08/13/2020
In this session we will discuss the trends of child food insecurity prior to and during the pandemic within the larger context of American poverty.
Publication Date: 06/30/2020
Part four of five of our webinar series "Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State.”
Publication Date: 06/16/2020
Part two of five of our webinar series "Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State.”
Publication Date: 06/03/2020
We are bringing together experts in public health, school architecture, and health education to discuss how schools can begin to plan for reopening and how that might look in action.
Publication Date: 04/14/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities all across, Texas, the United States, and the world, people are other unplanned and unexpected serious public health issues are beginning to emerge outside direct infection risks as more people begin to adhere to local and national prevention and risk reduction strategies. This presentation will focus on how injury patterns have begun to change in our community as a result of COVID-19, and areas that will become essential focus to reduce injuries in our communities.
Publication Date: 04/02/2020
Dr. McCormick and Dr. Fisher-Hoch will cover the very basics of coronavirus, the important clinical signs and symptoms, the diagnostic test and its positive and negative aspects, the spread of the virus and role of asymptomatic, how quickly the virus spread in China and how much faster it spread in Italy, Spain and the USA.
Publication Date: 10/03/2019
The CATCH Program uses a stoplight food classification system known as GO, SLOW, WHOA to help kids and families understand how to make healthier food choices in their day-to-day lives. As nutrition science evolves, we occasionally have to update the GO, SLOW, WHOA guidelines to fit new standards.
Publication Date: 04/03/2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences are stressful and traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, that have been linked to poor life-long health outcomes. During this presentation, attendees will be introduced to ACE’s, the impact they have on health, and what can be done to overcome them.
Publication Date: 11/15/2018
Community Health Collaboratives play an important role in health promotion and chronic disease prevention by bringing together individuals, families, schools, employers, community and business leaders, and elected officials in recognizing the importance of health and providing inspiration, information, and support for healthy living.
Reading, Running, and Raspberries! The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health During the School Year
Publication Date: 08/16/2018
This webinar will focus on the top 10 ways to promote optimum child health during the school year. Learn about best practices and strategies for incorporating physical activity, healthy eating, and sleep time into your child’s schedule, while limiting screen time and exposure to tobacco and e-cigarettes.
Publication Date: 05/15/2018
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is a six-week, multi-component program to promote breastfeeding, healthy dietary habits, cooking skills and physical activity among Medicaid-eligible pregnant-women in Texas.