9:45–11:40 am

Panel I: What information do community base programs need to meet their goals?

Moderator: Patricia Crawford, PhD

Key Questions:

  • What information do community-based programs use?

  • How do you find information on how to run and assess programs?

  • Do you link nutrition and physical priorities to broader community priorities?

  • What information do programs need to sustain their efforts?

Speakers:

Gerardo Mouet, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency, City of Santa Ana, California

Leslie Bernard, Associated Black Charities, Baltimore, Maryland

Genoveva Islas-Hooker, Central California Center for Health and Human Services, Fresno, California

Canary Girardeau, Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc., Washington, DC

11:40 am–12:40 pm

Lunch

12:40–2:10 pm

Panel II: What is the level of evidence needed to inform policy?

Moderator: Sarah Samuels, DrPH, Samuels and Associates

Key Questions:

  • What is the practitioner’s experience with informing policy?

  • What evidence does a community-based program need to inform policy?

  • What information does the program feel it needs to inform policy?

  • What is the response of policy makers?

Speakers:

Jeffrey Levi, Trust for America’s Health, Washington, DC

Joseph Curtatone, Mayor, City of Somerville, Massachusetts

Allison Karpyn, The Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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