On call and as needed
Hosted by Oregon State University Extension Service and College of Public Health and Human Sciences (heavy hors d’oeuvres suitable for dinner).
Dinner on Your Own
During breakfast members of the Priester Technology Team will be on hand to help attendees with any and all technology and social media questions.
Dr. Tammy Bray, Dean
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
Dr. Edward W. Ray, President
Oregon State University
Dr. Art Kaufman, Vice Chancellor for Community Health
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
The prevalence of childhood obesity in the US is a widely recognized health concern. Studies indicate that obesity rates for children in rural settings are as high as or higher than that of their urban counterparts. The 4-Health program was developed to improve the nutritional and physical health of rural preteens and their families. Funded through USDA and implemented in a rural western state, 4-Health targeted 4-H parents with preteens between the ages of 8-12 years. A two-group pretest-posttest research design was used with a 6-month follow up. Findings indicate a parent-focused program can be useful in improving preteen health.
Sandra Bailey, Galen Eldridge, Carrie Benke, and Lynn Paul Montana State University
The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity project, a research project combining the efforts of Extension specialists across seven states to start a community-capacity building intervention to prevent childhood obesity. Attendees will learn about the Ecological Model of Childhood Overweight and community coaching and how they are applied to the study design. An interactive discussion session will conclude the seminar to unveil how other Extension professionals are working with their communities as it relates to the Ecological Model.
Abby Gold and Brady Buro, North Dakota State University
Ann Keim, University of Wisconsin
Dan Kahl, Kansas State University
Karen Bruns, The Ohio State University
Dawn Contreras, Michigan State University
Amy Mobley, University of Connecticut
Renee Oscarson, South Dakota State University
Come and learn about the successful collaboration between Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE) in utilizing KSRE as a pathway for dissemination of Stanford University’s evidence based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), otherwise known in Kansas as Kansans Optimizing Health Program (KOHP). Participants will be introduced to the concepts taught in CDSMP and discuss how to identify opportunities for collaboration on issues related to chronic disease prevention and management.
Joan Kahl and Sharolyn Jackson, Kansas State University
GROW Healthy Kids & Communities is a multi-state project with an aim to understand the context for obesity among rural children. In order to develop and inform a model of rural obesity prevention, communities across Oregon and 5 Western states are conducting community-engaged research to map community resources that support or hinder healthy eating and physical activity habits among youth and adults. Project directors will introduce HEAL MAPPS, their innovative tool, and explore with participants the utility of the technology for engaging people in applied research and directed actions to improve environmental conditions for obesity prevention in their local place.
Deborah John and Kathy Gunter, Oregon State University
Text2BHealthy is a nutrition and physical activity promotion program for parents of elementary school children. This workshop will share several lessons learned about designing programmatic approaches and content, recruiting and retaining participants, and conducting multi-pronged evaluation. It will provide practical information for individuals planning text message-based programs or adding a text message component to existing programs.
Stephanie Grutzmacher, University of Maryland
This survey research study examined the extent to which health care providers (physicians and nurse practitioners) monitor food insecurity (FI) in households with children, and identified factors that predict monitoring, with the goal of encouraging the practice. Respondents were 186 health providers in the Portland metro region. Most did not ask about FI during clinic visits. Factor analysis and regression showed that FI monitoring was significantly predicted (p<.05) by providers’ knowledge level about FI, discomfort in discussing FI, years in practice, and other factors. Extension can use this information to develop communications for health providers that educate them about FI and help them discuss it with their patients.
Marc Braverman and Anne Hoisington, Oregon State University
Gone are the days of just sitting in a lecture hall. Students need the opportunity to learn, practice, and apply specific knowledge and skills in a more relevant way. Community-based learning puts an emphasis on experiential learning nutrition activities while addressing real issues in the community. It gives students the opportunity to have an impact on local health problems and to see the relevance of academics. Strategies such as academically-based community service, civic education, environmental education, and service learning will be explored, along with examples of how these strategies have been successfully implemented at the University of Kentucky.
Sandra Bastin, University of Kentucky
Health care costs continue to rise and employers are looking for methods to improve the health of their workforce. This workshop will provide opportunity for participants to learn about Extension developed research based workplace programs to encourage healthy lifestyles through lunch and learn lessons and the use of social media such as blogs, Facebook, or email health messages. Participants will explore ways to strengthen partnerships between Extension and businesses or public entities and participate in a sample lesson/activity.
Linnette Goard, Patricia Brinkman, Cynthia Bond, Lisa Barlage, Michelle Treber, Cynthia Shuster, Jennifer Even, and Elizabeth Smith, The Ohio State University
The Teens for Obesity Prevention (Teen-OP) model being developed by the collaborative efforts of Extension at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) helps to expand school system capabilities and promote program sustainability via utilization of teen teachers supported by trained adult coaches. This session will look at recruitment, training, implementation, evaluation and support mechanisms for this type of cross age teaching and mentoring model. Presenters will also share how they have assessed the impact of the program on the teens and university students in their nutrition and physical activity behavioral changes and soft skill development.
Becky Jensen, South Dakota State University
Michelle Krehbiel , University of Nebraska
Theories and models are used to develop programs and assess needs of communities. These models provide a blueprint for assessing how community context affects health and in identifying ways health programs can positive influence these elements. One model which has risen to prominence is the Social Ecological Model, which states that both an individual’s behavior and community context affects health outcomes. Using an example from Maryland, the presentation will expose participants to the utility of the Model and give participants a real-life scenario on how it can be applied to investigate the community context of health and develop research-based programming.
Virginia Brown, University of Maryland
by Elaine Bowen
In the fall of 2010, a West Virginia University initiative originated to make healthy lifestyles changes less daunting for Extension employees and constituents alike. The Wild Wonderful Wellness (WWW) Challenge website was designed to encourage taking small steps towards better health while incorporating a twist of fun. The WWW site was designed to address all components of wellness. A partnership established with The Charleston Gazette led to the concept of a broader, new and improved website, LiveWellWV. Launched in April of 2012, LiveWell is now a comprehensive site that provides individuals and communities with the tools to “live well”.
Elaine Bowen, Emily Murphy, Lauren Weatherford, Dana Lester, Lauren Prinzo, and Dana Wright, West Virginia University
by Megan Cahn
Latinos are disproportionately affected by unintended pregnancy and HIV/STIs. Latino migrants in rural Oregon communities tend to be young men at increased risk for sexual health problems. To improve the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) to this population, we conducted interviews with 29 providers who work in rural Oregon to explore what factors influence the use of SRHS by Latino men. Factors identified included men's lack of accurate knowledge, denial of health problems, clinics' lack of resources, need for additional outreach services, and shortage of male and Spanish-speaking providers. Providers recommended innovative strategies for increasing capacity.
Megan Cahn, S. Marie Harvey, Meredith Branch, Antonio Torres, Oregon State University
The Back to the Kitchen social media campaign took place in September 2012 during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. This ground-breaking campaign focused on utilizing Facebook and other sites to educate the online public about the importance of family mealtime and how to increase cooking and healthy eating habits at home. This workshop will explore the planning and development process, as well as the implementation from both the campaign coordinator and participant perspectives. Campaign results and impact data will also be shared. Workshop participants will leave knowing how to implement similar social media campaigns in their line of work.
Jamie Seger, Cheryl Spires, The Ohio State University
by Julie Cascio
In Alaska, physical activity was necessary for providing shelter, food, transportation and income. Today, however, food is abundant, pre-processed, and accessible without much physical effort, jobs are often sedentary, and transportation is motorized. Alaskans need to make an effort to avoid health complications brought on by this change. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women in Alaska. The 12-week StrongWomen Healthy Hearts program, developed by Tufts University to promote a lifestyle with a varied diet, healthy weight, physical activity and avoidance of tobacco products, to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, was implemented in Alaskan communities.
Julie Cascio, Linda Tannehill, Kari VanDelden, and Roxie Dinstel University of Alaska - Fairbanks
The goal of Service Integration is quite simple: "Provide coordinated community resources and information to families and individuals in Polk County." This is accomplished by meeting with area partners on a regular basis to build relationships, share services and resources, and brainstorm ways to offer assistance and identify gaps in education and services, including health and wellness services, for those living in the county. Using the service integration model, communities across the nation can expand their outreach to those in need of services.
Debra Minar Driscoll, Oregon State University
Michelle Bornfleth, Polk County Health and Human Services
Up for the Challenge is a fitness, nutrition and health curriculum for school-aged, middle school and teen youth. It is adaptable to in-school or afterschool settings. The 290-page curriculum is divided into five chapters with each chapter containing multiple lessons in physical activity, nutrition and healthy decision making. Lessons range in scope and length from 30-60 minute and consist of hands-on nutrition and physical activities. Each lesson provides expected youth outcomes, instructor essential information, preparation instructions, supplies, lesson time, a technology component, handouts and opportunities for reflection. An on-line evaluation instrument is available with the curriculum to assess how fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity have changed as a result of participation in the program.
Rebecca Davis and Cassandra Corridon, University of Maryland
by Bonnie Braun
Rubrics are criterion-referenced tools that provide a basis for judgment of a particular type of work or performance. They describe standards for assessment. These assessment tools are an untapped resource for Extension programming and evaluation. For emerging areas of Extension education, such as health insurance literacy, rubrics can be particularly beneficial both in creating and evaluating programs, curricula and educational materials. Two rubrics developed for health insurance literacy education will be presented and discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to practice utilizing the rubrics and will also learn how the rubrics could be modified for use with other educational programs.
Bonnie Braun and Nicole Finkbeiner, University of Maryland
15th–18th April 2013