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The Virtual Conference was hosted by the Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, August 22-24, 2017.

The Virtual Conference was hosted by the Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, August 22-24, 2017.

Aug 8 , 2017 | Updated Sep 6, 2017

All presentations, resources, workshops, and discussion boards from the Virtual Conference, Incorporating Public Health Skills to Improve Quality of Life: Examples From Native American Food Systems, are  now archived and available through October 1. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your skills in program planning and evaluation, advocacy, and budgeting.

Hosted by the Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Virtual Conference tackles disparities in diet-related disease and food access. Public health workers, researchers, and educators 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.

Topics include:

  • Selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation
  • Policy development and advocacy
  • Asset building and fiscal management
  • 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, which was held August 22-24, includes a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations, some online workshops, as well as discussion boards so conference participants could 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, is that the entire conference will be archived and available for you to access online 24-7,” Douglast Taren, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Western Region Public Health Training Center at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health.

There is no cost for registration: https://wrphtc.arizona.edu/virtual-conference

The conference was hosted by the WRPHTC, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, UA Center for Rural Health and the Public Health Learning Network.

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, supports the public health workforce in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and U.S. Associated Pacific Islands. The WRPHTC is a consortium of public health professionals with the mission to develop, provide and monitor need-based trainings for current and future public health professionals. In addition, the Center provides expertise on nutrition, physical activity and obesity to the national network of Public Health Training Centers. The WRPHTC project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Affordable Care Act. www.wrphtc.arizona.edu

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