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This page provides information and links to presentations and webinars that might be of interest to groups working in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention.  A calendar view of upcoming trainings from a variety of nutrition, physical activity and obesity groups can also be found here.

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Active Community Environments

Active Community Environments: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin 

 Jon Morgan, Physical Activity Coordinator, Wisconsin DHS, 

Dec. 16, 2010




Advocating for Policy and Environmental Change

Dec. 9, 2010

Welcome and Introduction 

Mary Pesik, Director, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program 

Karen Timberlake, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health Services


"Lobbying v. Educational Advocacy"

Melissa Horn , American Heart Association; Steve Elliott & Jill Ness, SmokeFree Wisconsin  


Grassroots and Community Organizing

Jill Ness, SmokeFree Wisconsin


Educating local and state policymakers

Steve  Elliott, SmokeFree WI


Media Advocacy Presentation

Melissa Horn & Anne Simaytis, American Heart Association


Closing Remarks 

Julie Lassa, Wisconsin State Senator



Impacting Health Policy by Building Relationships with your Policymakers

Steve Elliott, Policy & Grassroots Specialist,  HealthFirst Wisconsin 

Nov. 17, 2011

11:00 am CST





Breastfeeding Support: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin 

  Dr. Jennifer Thomas, M.D. - Staff Physician, Lakeshore Medical Clinic

Dec. 2, 2010

Coalition Building

Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions in Wisconsin” with Fran Butterfoss, PhD

Part One - Morning Session

Part Two - Afternoon Session

Oct. 19 and 20, 2010


Engaging community and mobilizing supporters 

Presenter: Steve Elliott
October 20, 2011


Get the Message Out: Practical Communication Planning

Spencer Straub, Tobacco Control Program and Emily Dieringer, Winnebago Co. Coalition

September 8, 2011


Inspire Action: Messaging Principles that Work

Sarah Apple, UW Clearinghouse 

September 22, 2011


Top Ten Tips for Evaluating Evidence-based Initiatives

Mary Michaud, HealthForward Consulting

December 1, 2011



Logic Modeling for Strong Evaluation and Funding Success

Lori Zierl, UW-Extension, Pierce County

December 15, 2011

Nutrition - Food Environment

 Cultivating Gardening Webinar Series, April 2013

Go to the gardening page to view all sessions.


Got Access?  A guide for improving fruit & vegetable access in Wisconsin communities. 

Presenters are Amy Korth, Kelli Stader, and Amy Meinen, March 2013.


Improving the Food Environment: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin 

Amy Meinen, Nutrition Coordinator, Wisconsin DHS,  Thursday, January 6, 2011 


Food Day 2011 Webinar Series (exit DHS)

Where Do We Go From Here in Wisconsin? – Coordinating Activities to Promote Public Health Through Food System Innovations

November 7, 2011


Finding a Common Ground – How can Agriculture and Public Health Work Together?

October 24, 2011


What You Need to Know About the 2012 Farm Bill

October 10, 2011

  Waupaca Community Gardens

(exit DHS) 


Using the Social Ecological Model to Plan, Implement and Evaluate Effective Community Interventions 

 Jordan Bingham, MS - Healthy Communities Coordinator, Wisconsin DHS

Oct. 21, 2010


Planning for Sustainability: Building agility, community leverage and strategic learning

Presenter Mary Michaud

 October 6, 2011



Creating Policy Change Through Educational Advocacy 

Maureen Busalacchi, executive director of Smoke Free Wisconsin. Sept. 21, 2010 


Obesity Prevention Policy in Wisconsin: Key Priorities and Coordination of State and Local Efforts

November 3, 2011

Melissa Horn, American Heart Association

Kyle Pfister , Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources


School Wellness: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin 

Brian Weaver, Coordinated School Health Consultant, Wisconsin DPI,  Nov. 18, 2010


 Worksite Wellness: Evidence-based Strategies and Examples from Wisconsin  

 Jon Morgan, Physical Activity Coordinator, 

Wisconsin DHS,  Nov. 5, 2010


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