Participate in events that are designed to help you learn to be an advocate in the fight against childhood obesity. Also, if you know of any upcoming events, please share them with others interested in fighting childhood obesity by submitting an event.
Be Our Voice Advocacy Action Calls
This is a series of free webinars designed to support both trained and untrained healthcare professional advocates—as well as their partners—in becoming advocates for policy changes within local communities. Save the date(s) for our upcoming calls!
> May 15, 2012 1:00-2:30pm EDT Recording Presentation Slides
> June 12, 2012 3:00-4:00pm EDT Recording Presentation Slides
Collaborate for Healthy Weight Action Calls
These calls, presented by NICHQ and HRSA, are meant to educate individuals engaged or interested in the Collaborate for Healthy Weight project on topics critical to reversing the obesity epidemic.
> July 17, 2012 1:00-2:30pm EDT Recording Presentation Slides
> Sept 18, 2012 1:00-2:30pm EDT Recording Presentation Slides
> Nov 27, 2012 1:00-2:30pm EST Recording Presentation Slides
> Jan 22, 2013 1:00-2:30pm EST Recording Presentation Slides
> Mar 12, 2013 1:30-3:00pm EDT Recording Presentation Slides
7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
Date: June 18-20, 2013
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
Additional Details: Now in its 7th year, the biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation's largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity. The Conference will showcase the latest research, evidence-based best practices, and policy/environmental change strategies. Sponsored by the California Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, the University of California-Berkeley, Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, The California Endowment, and Kaiser Permanente.
2013 Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit
Date: September 29-October 1, 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Register: Registration opens June 2013
Additional Details: The conference is intended to bring together researchers, advocates, and policy makers in racial and ethnic disparities and disability-related disparities to learn about barriers to health care and health promotion for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups; share your own work on health disparities at this intersection; and discuss priorities for future research and action. Sponsored by Leadership for Healthy Communities.
Southern Obesity Summit
Date: November 17-19, 2013
Location: Omni Nashville Downtown, 150 Third Avenue, Nashville, TN 37201
Register: Registration opens late May 2013
Additional Details: The Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is the largest regional obesity prevention event in the United States, drawing hundreds of participants from the 16 Southern States consisting of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Together, these states are joining forces to fight obesity. Sponsored by the Texas Health Institute and Action for Healthy Kids.