Aug 9

Virtual Conference – Incorporating Public Health Skills to Improve Quality of Life: Examples from Native American Food Systems

August 22, 2017 – August 24, 2017 all-day
virtual conference from Arizona

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will be hosting a 3-day virtual conference bringing together public health workers, researchers, and educators to discuss and develop the skills needed to tackle disparities in diet-related disease and food access. The goal of the conference is to present and practice strategies in the areas of assessment, policy development, and assurance that can promote the development of local food systems and improve community health, particularly on tribal lands.  The conference will include presentations on selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation, policy development and advocacy, asset building and fiscal management, and creating sustainable food systems. Skill-building workshops will also be used to practice skills such as using logic models, writing policy briefs, and developing a program budget. The conference will have a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations, some online workshops, as well as discussion boards so conference participants can interact with the presenters. One of the benefits of having this conference in a completely virtual format, apart from being able to participate from your home or office, are that you will be able to access the archived recordings for one month after the conference. There is no cost for registration and check the conference program to see what sessions fit your schedule and you’ll be able to attend live — our schedule is in Pacific Time.