2014 Events

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Live Webcast - Community-Based Participatory Research: Leave your Parachute at Home 

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Hosted by: Michigan Public Health Training Center
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Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is one approach for assessing population health and evaluating programs. In this live webcast, Dr. Jody Vogelzang and Dr. Wayne Squires will use the example of a research project focused on food insecurity in Grand Rapids, Michigan to provide an overview of the CBPR approach with a focus on stakeholder involvement. The presentation will illustrate how CBPR transitions the focus from doing public health research and practice "for" to do it "with" community partners.

PRC CAB Meeting 

The Fall 2014 Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting will be held on Monday, November 3rd at 12pm. The meeting is hosted by the Gang Alternatives Program (GAP), located in Wilmington, CA.

Asian & Pacific Islander Health Summit: Diabetes in the API Community 

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Address: The California Endowment: Redwood Room, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles 90012
Hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Community Health Services 

The API Health Summit is a community-led effort to help identify and strategize ways to promote and improve health in the API community. This year we invite you to discuss diabetes and the impact within the API community.

For more information and to RSVP, please click here. 

Faculty Research Presentation 

"Health Effects of Acculturation among U.S. Latinos: Design, implementation, and early findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCS/SOL)"
Thursday, October 23, Noon-1:00pm PDT, UCLA CHS 33-105 
Dr. John P. Elder, PhD, MPH
Dr. Gregory A. Talavera, MD, MPH  

Presented by UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity in partnership with the David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics & the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute

No Registration Required to Attend

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2014 Health Equity Symposium: Achieving Environmental Health Equity Where We Live, Work, & Play

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity 
When: Tuesday, October 7, 8:00am-4:00pm 
Where: Center at Cathedral Plaza  
Register Here

This year’s event will focus on environmental health and its relationship to health disparities in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The agenda features an exciting line-up of speakers, including experts in environmental health and social justice issues from USC and UCLA, as well as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles.  We will also host a panel discussion featuring the work of several local community organizations committed to improving environmental health equity.

More information available here. 

"Walk to School 101" Training Webinar 

California Department of Public Health 
When: Friday, September 12, 10:00am-11:30am
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Walk to School events begin in October! This free webinar will provide school and district staff, parent volunteers, and local health department and community leaders with an introduction on how to start a Walk to School program.  

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COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGIES FOR PROVIDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 
2:00-3:30 pm Eastern  
Hosted by: CDC's Dvision of Community Health (DCH) 
Click here to register for this Webinar

This Webinar will provide guidance on how communities can build sustainable partnerships with schools to implement comprehensive school-based physical activity programs. Subject-matter-experts will share high-impact strategies, tools, and resources that communities can use to enable students to achieve the national recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Participants will learn how physical activity in schools can reduce health disparities and how health departments can help schools improve physical activity in classrooms, during recess, during formal physical education, and while traveling to and from school. An awardee presenter will also discuss how states can work with local communities to implement coordinated school health programs.

VOICES FOR CHANGE: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH EQUITY

Hosted by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, this conference will focus on the factors in our daily lives that influence our health, with workshops on issues such as jobs, violence prevention, access to care, and housing, and solutions to ensure that all Californians live healthy lives.

For more information please visit their website. 

HOW TO MEASURE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM SUCCESS WEBINAR

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:00-1:30pm EST 
Presented by: Healthy Food Choices in Schools Community of Practice  

Please click here for more information 

LET'S TALK ABOUT SCHOOL FOOD! 

AltaMed and UCLA invite ALL parents to this FREE event to learn about the meal changes taking place within LAUSD. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:00pm-7:00pm
AltaMed Health Services
512 S. Indiana St.,
Los Angeles, CA  90063

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Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar Series 

"Clinical Preventive Services" 
May 22, 2014 12:00 to 1:00pm EST 
Hosted by APHA

Please click here for more information  

"Tobacco Cessation Coverage: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014" Webinar 

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00am PST 
Presenter: Jennifer Singleterry 
Director of the National Health Policy at the American Lung Association 
Hosted by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC)

Please click here for more information 

Continuing the Conversation Webinar Series

"Putting More Fruits and Vegetables on the Table in East LA--And Why it Matters" 
Thursday, May 15, 2014, Noon-1:00pm PST 
William McCarthy, PhD 
Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management 
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
Hosted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Please click here for more information  

Tour de Carson 

The City of Carson is hosting the 2nd Annual Tour de Carson bike event on Saturday, May 10, 2014. It will offer two guided bike tours, one for beginners and one for intermediate level cyclers, a children's bike rodeo, bicycle education, and a public workshop. For more information, please view the flyer or the City of Carson's' facebook page.

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds 

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.

Next Grand Rounds Presentation: "Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Numbers to Know-How," on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1pm, EST

Brown Bag Speaker Series 

Tobacco Crop Substitution: China's First Effort 
Thursday, April 17, Noon-1:00pm PDT, UCLA CHS 53-105
Virginia C. Li, PhD
Professor of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
Presented by the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity  
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PRC YCAB Training 

The PRC's Youth Community Advisory Board (YCAB) will attend a two hour training on Tuesday, February 25th, to learn how to conduct a walkability assessment using the Pedestrian Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) tool, which was developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The tool is an on-the-ground, observational survey that assesses intersection safety, traffic, street design, land use, and perceived safety. YCAB members will then partner with PRC staff to assess the walkability in the area surrounding the Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School in Carson, CA on Saturday, March 15th.

Public Workshop 

On March 1st, 2014, City of Carson, in partnership with UCLA PRC, will hold a public workshop at Veterans Sports Complex for community input for the development of an Active Transportation Plan. Participants will have the opportunity to share their vision for a walkable, bikeable, healthier community

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds 

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.

Next Grand Rounds Presentation: "Preventing Youth Violence," on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1pm, EST