Spreading Health Initiatives that Work

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Spreading Health Initiatives that Work

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The Power of Local Stories: A Kentucky Community Guide To Help Spread Health Initiatives that Work with Elaine Russell MS RD LD

The release of a publication, “Shaping Kentucky’s Future A Community Guide to Reducing Obesity” generated media attention from all over the state. The report featured stories of sustainable changes made by Kentucky communities using health initiatives to make physical activity and healthy eating easier and more accessible. A worksite wellness story in a rural community shares their story “A Culture of Health” and how a county government has healthier employees and saves tax dollars. Mow It and They Will Come, We Can’t Get There From Here, and Eat Your Vegetables are just a few of the other stories told.

Learning Objectives

    • Participants will understand how telling stories can promote successful health initiatives and encourage others to replicate the initiatives
    • Participants will be able to describe policy, environmental and system changes through story examples
    • Understand the selling points used to gain attention to promote evidence-based health initiatives to non-health professionals

Elaine Russell
Presenter Elaine Russell

Elaine Russell, MS, RD, LD is the lead for Kentucky’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program in Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. She leads the Partnership for a Fit Kentucky, a statewide coalition which helped develop Kentucky’s Nutrition and Physical Activity State Action Plan. Elaine frames her obesity prevention work in policy, programming read more . . .

Webinar Features

  • NCHEC ID
  • Evals 1
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 4
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
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