SUMMARY OF WORKSHOP 2: MAY 2009

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

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 Workshop Themes,

 

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 Community Voices and Evidence,

 

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 Report Organization,

 

28

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COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS: HOW DOES INFORMATION HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS?

 

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 Providing Opportunities for Recreation in Densely Populated Santa Ana, California,

 

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 Developing a Citywide Blueprint for Health in Baltimore,

 

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 Collaborating on a Regional Level in Central California,

 

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 Focusing on an Underserved Ward in Washington, DC,

 

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 Discussion,

 

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RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY GROUPS: HOW DOES EVIDENCE INFORM POLICY?

 

47

   

 Understanding Challenges to Advocacy for Obesity Prevention,

 

48

   

 Establishing the Burden of Evidence,

 

51

   

 Connecting Research and Action,

 

54

   

 Organizing the Community in Support of Obesity Prevention,

 

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 Discussion,

 

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DECISION MAKERS: HOW DO COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES INFLUENCE POLICY?

 

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 Support for Recreation and Open Space in Fairfax City, Virginia,

 

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 Rigor of Evidence in New York Food Policy,

 

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 “Culture of Fitness” in Arlington, Virginia,

 

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 Efforts to Speak Out on Obesity Prevention in Montgomery County, Maryland,

 

69

   

 Evidence in Minnesota Health Policy Decisions,

 

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 Reframing of the Conversation in Washington, DC,

 

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 Discussion,

 

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CLOSING REMARKS

 

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 Diversity of Efforts,

 

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 A Movement Versus Discrete Policies and Programs,

 

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 Communication Is Key,

 

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 Core Data,

 

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 Community Knowledge,

 

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