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Overview

The Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course addresses the shifting priorities and current challenges facing public health practitioners working in state and community–level nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention programs. This unique course offers an informal learning environment, with an emphasis on interactive teaching, peer learning and small group workshops. The primary goal of the Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course is to promote and support evidence-based practice with a focus on implementing and sustaining effective policy and environmental change interventions.

Course participants have the opportunity to learn from both the practical and academic expertise of their peers and nationally recognized faculty experts in the field of policy, obesity prevention, and community development. This course is designed to support mentoring relationships between state and community programs through networking, peer learning and small group interactions.

The Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course will not be offered in 2013.