SOURCE: LiveWell Colorado

LiveWell Colorado

June 17, 2009 11:27 ET

LiveWell Colorado Announces Upcoming Webinar, "Keys to Sustainable Community Change: Highlights from the LiveWell Colorado Community Initiatives Report"

Learn How to Build and Sustain Programs Focused on Reducing Obesity

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - LiveWell Colorado (www.livewellcolorado.org), a non-profit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by inspiring healthy eating and active living, today announced an upcoming webinar, "Keys to Sustainable Community Change: Highlights from the LiveWell Colorado Community Initiatives Report." The webinar will be held Friday, July 10, 2009 at 9 a.m. MDT. To register, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/685548563.

"Keys to Sustainable Community Change: Highlights from the LiveWell Colorado Community Initiatives Report" will offer an overview of LiveWell Colorado's Community Grants program, which currently awards $4 million dollars in funding to 25 community programs focused on obesity reduction. Panelists will discuss processes and procedures utilized in the implementation of this program and offer best practices and insights for successful community grant program management.

Based on knowledge gleaned from community implementation, panelists will demonstrate how LiveWell Colorado put public health theories into practice. Illustrating concepts with real-world examples, this webinar will explore keys to effective technical assistance, comprehensive evaluation and sustainable change.

The free, one-hour webinar will feature Corina Lindley, MPH, community health manager, Kaiser Permanente; Khanh Nguyen, senior program officer - healthy living, The Colorado Health Foundation; Stephanie Stevens, community coordinator, Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program and Bonnie Leeman-Castillo, PhD, senior evaluation manager, Kaiser Permanente.

The webinar is filling up quickly, so sign up today at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/685548563. For more information about LiveWell Colorado, please visit http://www.livewellcolorado.org.

About LiveWell Colorado

LiveWell Colorado aims to provide every Coloradoan with access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in the places they live, work, learn and play. This non-profit organization will realize its vision by elevating health and wellness awareness, augmenting funding for the most promising obesity reduction strategies and leveraging investments and resources. With the launch of Colorado's strategic plan, Fostering Healthy People and Places: The Power of All of Us, LiveWell Colorado and its board of directors will implement an aggressive, coordinated statewide intervention to address the human and economic tolls of overweight and obesity and improve the health and well being of all Coloradoans. LiveWell Colorado is funded by The Colorado Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and the Kresge Foundation. For more information about LiveWell Colorado Community, visit www.livewellcolorado.org.

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