Previous Seminars (Archive)

Parent Engagement in Building Healthy School Environments
- Seminar by Linda Luna Franks
Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00pm
CalIT2, Auditorium
Linda Luna Franks

The importance of parent engagement in the overall well-being of students and children is well documented in public health and active living research. Kid Healthy is a local non-profit organization based in Santa Ana that provides programs to improve nutrition and fitness for children and families in Southern California. Their programs include frameworks that address challenges faced by low-income families in creating healthy... read more

Disrupting Restrictive ID Policies To Promote Health Equity: Lessons Learned from a Community-Academic Research Partnership
- Seminar by Alana M.W. LeBrón
Monday, April 17, 2017
12:00pm
CalIT2, Auditorium
Alana M.W. LeBrón

Policies that restrict access to US government-issued IDs exacerbate barriers to health-promoting resources that are increasingly contingent upon having ID, heighten racialized day-to-day stressors, and contribute to broader institutional processes of exclusion. Multiple marginalized communities, including racial minority, low-income, and immigrant communities, are disproportionately affected. Increasingly, county and municipal... read more

The Role of Food Safety & Regulation in Protecting Health as a Human Right
- Seminar by Mary E. Alvarez, EIAO and Jasmine Hale, EIAO
Monday, April 10, 2017
12:00pm
CalIT2, Auditorium
Mary E. Alvarez, EIAO and Jasmine Hale, EIAO

Enforcement Investigators and Analysis Officers (EIAO) with USDA/ Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) are trained in surveillance and enforcement to conduct foodborne illness investigations, and other vital functions to protect public health. During the past 2 years, FSIS has removed thousands of pounds of products from commerce because they were adulterated, illegal, or otherwise posed a significant threat to consumers. In... read more

The Role of Evaluation in Chronic Disease Prevention through Active Transportation Projects in Orange County
- Seminar by Art Garcia Jr., MPH
Monday, March 13, 2017
12:00pm
CalIT2, Auditorium
Art Garcia Jr., MPH

Population-based strategies are increasingly used by public agencies to address poor health outcomes, such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Given the complexity of these issues, strategies to address them must also be complex, requiring interventions at the systems, policy, environmental, community, and individual levels to increase the reach and impact of such interventions. The Orange County Partnership to... read more

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