Inside and Out: Extending Hospitals’ Healthy Food Environment Work into Communities

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Health is more than healthcare. While hospitals across the country continue to remove sugary drinks and promote healthier alternatives, many have moved beyond their walls to also help improve health in their communities. For some, this means becoming advocates for state and local policy changes. For others, it means helping fellow employers implement similar improvements to their food and beverage environments.

Join the Public Health Law Center and American Cancer Society in exploring how hospitals and health systems are improving food and beverage environments inside and out. In addition to highlighting examples of healthy beverage initiatives, the presenters will discuss successful community engagement and advocacy efforts by health systems to promote positive policy and systems change across their communities, and the unique role a health plan can play in helping clients improve their food and beverage environments.

This webinar is the last in a four-part series on creating healthier food and beverage environments in hospitals and healthcare settings.

Resources:
Healthy Healthcare Toolkit
Webinar Slides
ACS Park Nicollet Case Study
Feeling Good MN Website
Healthy Eating Policy Options for Minnesota Local Governments - Feeling Good MN and Public Health Law Center
Promoting an Active Minnesota: Local Policy Options to Support Walking and Bicycling - Feeling Good MN and Public Health Law Center
BLEND Policy for accepting Funding Proposals

Presenters:
Jodi Gertken, Community Wellness Program Director, CentraCare
Susan Marschke, R.D., Senior Manager, Ambulatory Nutrition, HealthPartners

Moderator:
Craig Moscetti, M.P.H., Policy Analyst, Public Health Law Center