• Faith — Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health Date: March 22, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On March 22, 2018, an ad hoc committee will plan and convene a one-day public workshop that will explore challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with “faith-based health assets.
  • Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop Date: March 12, 2018 - March 13, 2018 (8:45 AM Eastern)

    Infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic
  • Exploring Tax Policy to Advance Population Health, Health Equity, and Economic Prosperity: A Workshop Date: December 7, 2017 (8:15 AM Pacific)

    Workshop on tax policies to further population health.
  • Meeting #6 - Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilties Date: October 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The sixth meeting of the Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilites was held on October 20-21, 2017.
  • Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education Levers to Improve Population Health: A Workshop Date: September 14, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    A workshop on Early Education, sponsored by the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement
  • Advancing Obesity Solutions through Investments in the Built Environment: A Workshop Date: September 12, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    How can investments in the built environment advance obesity solutions? September 12, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable, multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited. The speakers' PowerPoint slides and a video recording of the proceedings will be available on this page shortly after the meeting. Learn more:
  • Meeting #5 - Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilties Date: August 16, 2017 - August 17, 2017 (10:00 AM Eastern)

    The fifth meeting of the Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities was on August 16-17, 2017.
  • The Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Impacts of Violence: A Workshop Date: July 31, 2017 - August 1, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Forum on Global Violence Prevention will hold a two-day public workshop on the science surrounding the impacts of exposure to violence and trauma on both neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes with a strong focus on exposure in childhood, and other aspects such as refugee health and/or PTSD in returning combatants.
  • Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice Report Discussion (Webinar) Date: July 25, 2017 (2:00 PM Eastern)

    WIC is one of the largest nutrition programs in the U.S., providing not only access to specific foods but also nutrition education and health and social service referrals for low-income infants; children up to age 5; and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or postpartum. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report recommended cost-neutral changes that include adding fish; increasing the amount of whole grains; and increasing vegetables and fruits as a trade-off for decreasing juice, milk, legumes, peanut butter, infant vegetables and fruits, and infant meats. It also recommended allowing women to receive the quantity of formula needed to support any level of breast-feeding. One of the committee’s overall recommendations was to increase the value of the voucher that participants receive to purchase vegetables and fruits in order to help improve consumption of these food groups and meet potassium and fiber requirements, which are often lacking. On July 25, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on the report, Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice. Kathleen Rasmussen, chair and Shannon Whaley, vice chair of the expert committee that wrote the report will present highlights from the report and take questions about its findings and recommendations.
  • A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs Date: June 21, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The objectives of this 1½ day workshop include are to provide an overview of current and emerging strategies implemented at the federal, state, local, and tribal level intended to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children, ages 0-5 years of age, and explore the evidence on effectiveness, contextualize the strategies by considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption broadly, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption specifically, by U.S. children, examine current guidelines for sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among young children, explore the role of industry on influencing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in young children, and identifying where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist for future policies, programs, and strategies.