Seeking Applications for the 2020 Leaders in Health Cohort

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest! The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity (PRC) co-sponsor the Leaders in Health program – now seeking applicants for our Fall 2020 cohort! The training is led by … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for the 2020 Leaders in Health Cohort”

Leaders in Health 2019: Annual program brings community health leaders to campus to hone skills

November 18, 2019—A leadership development program for frontline workers at the Boston Public Health Commission and a community hydroponic gardening initiative at Sociedad Latina in Mission Hill were two of the projects recently presented by participants in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Leaders in Health program. This eight-week course held at the School provides … Continue reading “Leaders in Health 2019: Annual program brings community health leaders to campus to hone skills”

Seeking Applications for 2019 Leaders in Health Cohort

THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS PASSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Read about the 2019 LIH cohort here! The Leaders in Health Community Training Program is seeking applicants for our Fall 2019 cohort! As many of you know, the program is a joint initiative between the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity and the Office … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for 2019 Leaders in Health Cohort”

New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2019

THE CHOICES 2019 LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is pleased to announce a Learning Collaborative Partnership opportunity to support state, city, and county health agencies in working to reduce childhood obesity. CHOICES wants to help you … Continue reading “New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2019”

Seeking Applications for 2018 Leaders in Health Cohort

THE APPLICATION PROCESS for THE 2018 LEADERS IN HEALTH COHORT IS NOW CLOSED. This past year, the Leaders in Health Community Training Program was successfully relaunched in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The program has broadened to focus on population health and prevention—expanding to include projects on topics such as elder wellness, … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for 2018 Leaders in Health Cohort”

New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2018

THE CHOICES 2018 LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. The CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is a training, technical assistance and modeling initiative designed to build capacity among state and local decision-makers to understand and use cost-effectiveness analysis to identify childhood obesity prevention strategies that offer … Continue reading “New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2018”

STUDY: After nearly a decade, Boston Public School’s competitive beverage policy continues to sustain a healthier environment for students

An evaluation by the HPRC found nearly 90 percent of schools were compliant with competitive beverage guidelines nine years after the district-wide policy was implemented. In 2004, Boston Public Schools (BPS) was the first school district in Massachusetts to implement a mandatory nutrition standards policy for competitive foods and beverages—which include any snacks and drinks … Continue reading “STUDY: After nearly a decade, Boston Public School’s competitive beverage policy continues to sustain a healthier environment for students”

HPRC Partners with Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs for Statewide Dissemination of the Evidence-based OSNAP Intervention

Through a collaboration between the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs and the HPRC, the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) intervention has helped create healthier afterschool, early learning, and camp environments in programs across Massachusetts. A train-the-trainer approach, which honed the expertise of nine YMCA trainers, was used to reach 23 sites that served … Continue reading “HPRC Partners with Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs for Statewide Dissemination of the Evidence-based OSNAP Intervention”

STUDY: Boston’s executive beverage policy decreased sugary drinks and increased availability of healthier drinks in city-owned properties

A study by the HPRC, working with the Boston Public Health Commission, evaluated the impact of the Healthy Beverage Executive Order for city agencies in Boston and found that the policy decreased the availability of sugary drinks, and that healthier, low-sugar beverages were more likely to be available for sale.