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STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN NEW ENGLAND IMPLEMENTATION CONFERENCE
June 11, 2004
Woodstock Inn
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT 059091

June 11, 2004
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Registration Fee: $55

Woodstock Inn
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT 059091

8:30am

Welcome
Bertram Yaffe, Chair, NECON
Charles C. Tretter, Executive Director, New England Governors' Conference, Inc.

   

8:45am

Overview of Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in New England
Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair, Department of Nutrition, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University School of Public Health

   

9:15am

Strategic Plan Implementation Breakout Sessions

    Health Care Providers
    Facilitator:
    David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Public Health & Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Director, Yale Prevention Research Center

    School Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Facilitator:
    William H. Potts-Datema, MS, Director, Partnerships for Children's Health, Harvard School of Public Health

    Worksite Health Promotion
    Food and the Social Environment
    Facilitators:
    S. Bryn Austin, ScD, Instructor in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Div. of Adolescent Medicine
    Serena Domolky, JD, MPH, Dept. of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

    The Built Environment
    Facilitator:
    Phil Troped, MS, PhD, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health

    Mass Media
    Facilitator:
    Sari Kalin, Program Coordinator, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

    Economics
    Data for Action
    Facilitators:
    Solomon Mezgebu, MSc, Evaluator/Epidemiologist II, Nutrition & Physical Activity Unit, MA DPH
    Maria Bettencourt, MPH, LDN, Director, Nutrition & Physical Activity, MA DPH

   

10:15am

Networking Break

   

10:30am

Panel of Regional Health Officers: New England Addresses the Obesity Epidemic

  • Connecticut
    Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell, MPH, Director, Division of Health Education, Management and Surveillance
  • Maine
    Barbara A. Leonard, Director, Division of Community Health, Bureau of Health, Maine Department of Human Services
  • Massachusetts
    Sally Fogerty, BSN, MEd, Asst. Commissioner and Director of the Center for Health Services, MA Department of Public Health
  • New Hampshire
    Mary Ann Cooney, RN, MS, Director, Office of Community and Public Health, NH DHHS
  • Rhode Island
    Ann Kelsey Thacher, MS, Chief, Office of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention, RI Department of Health
  • Vermont
    Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, Vermont Commissioner of Health

Moderator:
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Public Health & Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Director, Yale Prevention Research Center

   

12:30 noon

Networking Lunch
 

   

1:15pm

Greetings from Hon. James H. Douglas, Governor of Vermont, Chair, New England Governors Conference

Introduction:
Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, Vermont Commissioner of Health

Keynote Address: The Nation's Response to the Challenge of Overweight
Capt. Van S. Hubbard, MD, PhD, Director, National Institutes of Health Division of Nutrition Research Coordination; Chief, Nutritional Sciences Branch, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Introduction:
Capt. Michael Milner, MMS, PA-C, Regional Health Administrator, US DHHS/OPHS

   

2:00pm

Travel Corridors and Destinations: Promises in the Environment for Physical Activity
Anne Lusk, PhD, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

   

2:30pm

Breakout Sessions Reconvene

   

3:15pm

Where Do We Go from Here?
Reports from Breakout Sessions

Panel 1

  • Rep. Sean Faircloth, Maine State Legislature
  • Rep. Peter J. Koutoujian, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care, MA State Legislature
  • Peg Harrington, Area Manager - Outreach, American Diabetes Association
  • David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Public Health & Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Director, Yale Prevention Research Center

Moderator:
Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

   

4:30pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Bertram A. Yaffe, Chair, NECON

Conference developed with the participation of New England Governors' Conference, Inc., state agencies of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services US DHHS Region I.


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