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Food, Justice and Health Equity
A Healthy Food, Healthy Farms Webinar Series co-sponsored by:
Healthy Food Action
RegisterRegister now for the free series! 

Register just once for all webinars in the four-part series and attend as many as you like. 

Food Justice, Obesity & the Social Determinants of Health
April 10, 2 p.m. EST
Presented in conjunction with National Public Health WeekShiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, APHA president-electCecilia Martinez, PhD, Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy

Healthy communities depend on food environments that offer all residents access to healthy food choices. Where people live should not dictate how well they can eat, but it often does. APHA President-elect Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, discusses food environments as drivers of obesity and related diseases as well as critical elements in achieving health equity. Speaker Cecilia Martinez, PhD, will discuss community indicators for food justice.


Transforming Community Food: Stories from the Ground Up
May 28,  3 p.m. EST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transformation Grants have supported American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Hmong, Hispanic, black and many other communities in developing programs aimed at preventing food-related disease epidemics such as diabetes and heart disease. Since 2011, the grant program has awarded over $170 million. Hear three communities’ stories of trying to change their food systems, their success so far, and the many challenges that remain as residents tackle food justice, community and job development, and health inequity. 



Culture is Health:  Sovereignty & Food Systems
Sept. 23, 1 p.m. EST  
Maile Taualii, PhD, MPH, APHA Executive Board
Obesity, diabetes and related disease typically have greater impacts within American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and immigrant communities. Growing, cooking together and eating traditional foods are often integral to their cultures as well as key to social cohesion and community health. Yet these communities often have less-than-healthy food environments, in which policies and conditions make access to highly processed, fatty and sugary nontraditional foods more available. Thus, chronic disease prevention in many such communities is inseparable from the issue of food sovereignty. 



Building Healthy Food Systems, Overcoming Historical Trauma
Oct. 15, 2 p.m. EST
Ladonna Redmond, founder, Campaign for Food Justice Now

  

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