Publication Date: 07/20/2021
This webinar will explore 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. In doing so, we will first share our experience with the Youth-led Community Health Learning Initiative, a youth-led community health assessment initiative aimed at identifying both needs and actionable opportunities for health improvement in partnership with two central Texas communities.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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: 11/09/2015
Please join us for a webinar on developing and implementing a mother-friendly policy in your workplace.
Publication Date: 04/27/2015
Learn more about MD Anderson's Cancer Prevention efforts, and how they and CATCH will collaborate to help keep children healthy.
Publication Date: 11/13/2014
Our guest this month was Julia Richards Krapfl of the Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. This webinar will review how CATCH was established in Central Iowa, expansion of the program, additional programming enhancing the CATCH curriculum, partnerships formed along the way, as well as lessons learned over the past six years.
Publication Date: 09/24/2014
In this month's CATCH webinar we spoke with Dr. Belinda Reininger about the amazing work she and a team of collaborators are undertaking to transform the community of Brownsville, Texas.
Publication Date: 05/28/2014
This webinar discusses three strategies for increasing physical activity and active learning in and out of school settings.
Publication Date: 03/12/2014
Eighty-three Texas legislators were surveyed to identify knowledge and perceptions about obesity prevention and control measures. Results from the 2013 Texas Health Perception Survey.
Publication Date: 01/31/2014
Locating funding is usually the first step in any new endeavor and I am pleased to have our good friend and CATCH Team member Kathy Chichester as our special guest this month. Kathy will be providing the tips you need to include CATCH in your winning proposal.
Publication Date: 11/14/2013
Learn about the ongoing project of putting CATCH Kids Club in the after-school programs in Nevada.
Publication Date: 06/19/2013
In this final installment of our "Child Health in the 83rd Texas Legislature" webinar series, we will examine the outcome of several bills and policies related to child health and their potential impact on the public health of Texans.
Publication Date: 04/11/2013
Student fitness is strongly related to academic performance, yet cash-strapped schools often feel stuck in the middle when it comes to choosing how to allocate limited resources: promote student health or focus solely on education?
Publication Date: 01/31/2013
In our inaugural webinar for the 83rd Texas Legislative session, we will examine policy issues related to child health likely to be considered in the coming months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Publication Date: 03/06/2018
Are you feeling behind on all the fuss about E-cigarettes? What are they? Why are so many people using them? What’s in the big clouds of smoke? Are they safe? This webinar will answer all these questions and more.
Publication Date: 11/16/2017
GAVA seeks to implement strategies targeting residents’ fruit and vegetable behavior and physical activity practice. In this talk, we will describe GAVA’s strategies, and preliminary evaluation results with a specific emphasis on parks.
Publication Date: 10/18/2017
Webinar #3 of a 4-part series.
Publication Date: 09/20/2017
Webinar #1 of a 4-part series.
Publication Date: 02/23/2016
Pat Alridge of John Peter Smith (JPS) Health Network will share how she led efforts to earn the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation for all JPS Health Network System worksites.
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.