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Health Equity Research and Practice: Using a Community-Centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight

Meeting Description:
Health Equity Research and Practice:  Using a Community-Centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight
May 24, 2016 | 1 p.m. EDT
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Join APHA, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health for an interactive discussion about how to engage diverse communities in obesity prevention.
Learn how to identify and describe the various community-level factors that not only influence eating, activity and body weight, but also what resources are available to address these influences. And learn how to translate community-centered influences into sustainable obesity prevention and treatment strategies. Discover examples that integrate community priorities and values into efforts to promote healthy weight.
The webinar draws from A Community-centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight, a framework that can be used to facilitate discussions among community members, academically based researchers and their community research partners. Developed by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, the framework can be used in both research and practice.
The underlying concept: approaches to obesity intervention are better framed in 'people-oriented' terms rather than from a narrow, problem-oriented perspective. The framework prompts answers such questions as:
  • How do eating, physical activity and weight reflect the opportunities, constraints, and issues in people's everyday lives?
  • What aspects of people's everyday lives and circumstances must be considered in order to develop appropriate, effective, and sustainable intervention approaches?
  • How can interventions on obesity support high quality of life and community priorities that are broader than food, activity, or weight?
*Seating is limited for the live webcast. A recording will be available online after the event
Date: Tue, May 24, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Public Health Association, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center
 Presenter Information
Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
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Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH is founder and chair of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) and a research professor at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. She is also Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine following a 15-year tenure on the faculty. Dr. Kumanyika is immediate past president of APHA and has been principal investigator or co-investigator on randomized multi-center and single-center clinical trials related to diet, obesity, weight control, and cardiovascular disease. Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate lifestyle interventions for African Americans and the influences of food and beverage marketing on African Americans’ food purchases and consumption.