Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program - Training and Media Materials

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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. 

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


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

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

Last Revised: December 30, 2014