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Promoting Healthy Weight in Maternal & Child Health Populations

Date: April 26, 2013

The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is a long-recognized public health issue that has serious health and economic consequences, especially for children and families. This webinar, co-sponsored by AMCHP and NICHQ, highlighted how states and communities are working to promote healthy weight for children, women and families. Presentations provided examples state Title V program efforts to address healthy weight, and examples from the Collaborate for Healthy Weight initiative to address obesity at the community level.

Presenters included: Cindy Hannon, MSW, Associated Project Director, NICHQ; Suzanne Haydu, MPH, RD, Nutrition and Physical Activity Coordinator, California Department of Public Health; Heidi Scarpitti, RD/LD, Public Health Nutritionist, Ohio Department of Public Health; Anne Weidenbenner, MS, RD, LD, Manager, Primary Prevention Section and Creating Healthy Communities Program, Ohio Department of Health; and Stephen Cook, MD, MPH, FAAP, FTOS, Department of Pediatrics, Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Making Healthcare IT Meaningful for MCH

Date: September 21, 2011

AMCHP hosted a webinar in partnership with OZ Systems titled, "Making Healthcare Information Technology Meaningful for Maternal and Child Health." Presenters included Bob Bowman of the Indiana State Department of Health, John Eichwald of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and Terese Finitzo of OZ Systems.

The presenters discussed the application of health information technology to MCH practice using several real-world examples. The goal was to share some emerging practices in health IT with MCH professionals nationwide. Expert presentation was complemented by discussion among participants.

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