Promoting Healthy Weights Using Population-based Interventions in Canada: Insights from an Evidence Brief and a National Stakeholder Dialogue

The event will start on: Feb 27, 01:00pm EST
And will end on: Feb 27, 02:30pm EST

 





Click here to access the back up PowerPoint Presentation and the audio recording.

In followup to this Fireside Chat:
To learn more about this topic, consult the series of dialogue outputs: topic overviewevidence briefdialogue summary,  interviews with dialogue participants (available on our YouTube channel, and as downloadable audio and video podcasts on iTunes U). The overview, brief and summary are also available in French. A topic-specific evidence service was initiated in September 2012 and will continue until September 2013. Click here to access the most recent monthly newsletter and subscribe to receive ongoing monthly updates.


Promoting Healthy Weights Using Population-based Interventions in Canada: Insights from an Evidence Brief and a National Stakeholder Dialogue

Presenters:

Michael G. Wilson, PhD
Assistant Director, McMaster Health Forum
Assistant Professor (part-time), Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University

As Assistant Director of the McMaster Health Forum, Mike writes and helps oversee the development of products such as evidence briefs and dialogue summaries that are used to inform stakeholder dialogues on pressing health issues. He also contributes to evaluations of the briefs and dialogues, and is involved with educational initiatives offered through the Forum.

 

Mary Collins
Director of the Secretariat
BC Healthy Living Alliance, Vancouver

In addition to her role at the Healthy Living Alliance, which promotes collaborative action to reduce chronic disease and health inequities, Mary is also the chair of the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada which focuses on similar issues at the national level. She has served as a Member of Parliament and a cabinet minister holding portfolios in national defence, health and welfare, status of women, and environment. She also worked with the World Health Organization, and throughout her career has been involved in health policy and practice, locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Kerry Robinson
Manager of Interventions and Knowledge Mobilization
Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada

Kerry’s work bridges research, policy and practice perspectives aimed at evidence-informed prevention and health promotion. She has graduate degrees in health geography and health research methods, and has worked as both a researcher in the area of public health capacity, knowledge exchange and intervention research, and as a health promotion specialist in chronic disease prevention.

 

Agenda
Agenda will include an opening address from Kerry Robinson about the context and significance of the topic,
a presentation by Mike Wilson, and a commentary from Mary Collins from the NGO perspective.

Background
Promoting healthy weights and preventing obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges facing Canadian society. To support an evidence-informed approach to promoting healthy weights using population-based interventions in Canada, the McMaster Health Forum developed an evidence brief drawing on research from systematic reviews, and convened a national stakeholder dialogue in September 2012. With the support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the dialogue brought together a mix of provincial and federal policymakers, healthcare professionals, researchers, and public-interest groups from across Canada to examine the problem, options for addressing it, and key implementation considerations.

This webinar will share an overview of the key findings from the evidence brief, insights from the stakeholder dialogue, and highlights of important potential next steps for different constituencies. Following the presentation, webinar participants will have an opportunity to discuss the options for addressing this key challenge and what actions professionals can take within their organizations or through their collaborative networks.

To learn more about this topic, consult the series of dialogue outputs: topic overview, evidence brief, dialogue summary, interviews with dialogue participants (available on our YouTube channel, and as downloadable audio and video podcasts on iTunes U). A topic-specific evidence service was initiated in September 2012 and will continue until September 2013. Click here to access the most recent monthly newsletter and subscribe to receive ongoing monthly updates.

Acknowledgement
Special thanks to the Public Health Agency of Canada for providing funding support for this webinar.

 

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