Friday, April 30, 2010

Body Works - Classes Available

Tired of every week being a rush from work, to school, to your child's afterschool activity, to the grocery store to home with no idea of what to make for dinner? Enroll in BodyWorks and learn new ways to manage your family's nutrition and physical activity with a little more parental sanity. Your 15-hour investment may just save your children from a range of overweight-related chronic disease and will definitely make you more productive parent. Plus, it will save you money. Taking the class with all its advantages is better than your current routine--GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK! Which is even more good news - the program won't cost you a thing. The CINCH BodyWorks program has 47 trainers looking for a class to teach. Now might be a good time for you to see if your employer, church, sports team, or neighbors might enjoy taking this 10-week obesity prevention program. This is not a diet program - it is wellness-oriented. Call CINCH now to enroll, and you will receive a whole toolbox of materials, created by the U.S.Dept of Health, Office on Women's Health, including cookbooks, mealplanning and exercise organizers, grocery shopping tips and informational books for you and your children. You'll also appreciate 10-classes that are filled with new ideas and support by people who can help you get organized to raise healthy and active children, and find time for your own physical activity and nutrition. Minimal of 15 participates. Call CINCH today - 668-6426.

We Need You! - Respiratory Health Action Team

One of CINCH’s primary focus is on respiratory health factors that contribute to chronic disease in children. Whether it’s a policy to encourage smoke-free youth environments or educating parents, teachers and the community about the seriousness of asthma, CINCH cultivates community action to develop and implement solutions throughout the region.
Worried about how indoor and outdoor air quality is impacting children in Hampton Roads?
Do you work with children who have chronic respiratory health problems?
Would you like to expand your network of resources and connect with other professionals?
We need you to join our Respiratory Health Action Team!
If you are interested or want more information, please contact CINCH at 668-6426 or
What’s involved? We meet quarterly (in person, conference call or webinar) to discuss and develop solutions to factors that lead to chronic respiratory health diseases and conditions in children. Project teams may also form to work on special initiatives

We Need You! Provider Action Team

Everyday you or your organization help the vulnerable in our community to access healthcare. Throughout Hampton Roads, partners like you are enrolling patients into health insurance programs; providing medical care at a local health department, doctor’s office or emergency room; arranging transportation for health-related appointments; or helping someone understand the importance of having a medical home . Yet, many children and their families are still unable to access affordable, quality healthcare and other services in our community. Working together, we can find solutions to improve access to care.

To develop and implement comprehensive policies and strategies to improve access to care for children and their families, we need your knowledge and experience as a member of the Provider Action Team! By joining this team, you can:

  • Provide a better understanding of your/your organization’s programs and services

  • Play an integral role in shaping and developing regional initiatives that will impact the communities of Hampton Roads

  • Expand your network of resources and connect with other professionals in your field at the local, regional and state levels

We need people like you who can provide your unique perspective of transportation systems, social services, community outreach organizations, or public and private healthcare to join our Provider Action Team. If you personally cannot join, please consider selecting another representative from your organization to join.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Live Webinar: Strategies to Reduce U.S. Sodium Intake

Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States
Reducing the intake of sodium is an important public health goal for Americans. The U.S. population consumes far more sodium than is recommended, placing individuals at unnecessary risk for high blood pressure, and subsequently, a wide range of chronic diseases. Public health professionals estimate that population-wide reductions in sodium could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually. Join us for a discussion with leading experts in the field as they present the rationale for sodium reduction, map out the landscape of current strategies and activities to address the problem, and discuss the recommendations of the newly released report by the Institute of Medicine entitled “Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.”
May 4, 2010, 2 pm-3 pm EST
Moderator: Dr. Darwin LabartheDirector, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC
Part 1: Landscape of Current Activities to Reduce Sodium Intake
Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBADirector, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Health Officer for Los Angeles County
Part 2: Institute of Medicine's Recommendations
Lawrence J. Appel, MD, MPHProfessor of Medicine, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Participants must register to participate in this webinar. Please click here to register.
Please forward this invitation to other interested colleagues. We look forward to your participation on May 4th. If you are unable to view the live webcast, the presentations will be made available on the APHA website.
Brought to you by APHA and the following co-sponsors: CDC, Institute of Medicine

Webinar: Partnering with Schools to Decrease Childhood Obesity

Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST (11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PST) Cost: $0 - Free There are no CEUs for this session. #1 of a 3-part ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Webinar Series
This webinar will highlight the successes of communities in Tennessee, Wyoming, and South Dakota and will discuss how they improved communication between schools and park and recreation agencies. Guest speakers will include Annette Wilson from the Jackson Madison County Schools, Katrina Lorenzen from the Natrona County School District, and Tiffany Sanchez from Pierre, SD. You will learn about the policy and environmental changes these communities have implemented and hear from ACHIEVE team members in the field about their experiences within schools. Register Today!
ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental changE) is a CDC grant initiative that funds national organizations to work through local affiliates to advance local community leadership in the nation's effort to prevent chronic diseases and related risk factors.
ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Webinar Series
The ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Webinar Series will consist of three webinars (May, July, and September) focusing on policy, systems and environmental change. Guest speakers from the NRPA ACHIEVE communities nationwide will present success stories and discuss the lessons they learned from their efforts to decrease chronic disease.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CINCH BodyWorks Countdown is On!

Want to learn how to better manage family nutrition and activity for optimal health? Take a minute to call or email us to enroll in BodyWorks. Ten 90-minute sessions with fabulous materials, super support, and lots of new friends will make the difference in your approach to cooking, shopping and having fun with your family while staying healthy. Start today improving your nutrition and activity IQ and inspiring your family to exciting eating and activity adventures! Call 757-668-6442 or email You can also get more information by going to .

Monday, April 12, 2010

Child care provider conference

2010 Child Care Provider Conference
Who Should Attend? Child Care Providers, Child Care Center Directors and Assistant Directors, Teachers, Family Day Home Providers, Religious Exempt Providers, Voluntary Registered Providers, Private Child Care Providers, etc.
COST- This conference is FREE to all participants. Participants must attend the entire conference to receive training credit hours.
Conference Objective:To provide persons who care for children the resources and education to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for children.
Peninsula Health District
Child Care Health and Safety Program
416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, Virginia 23601
For information contact –Pamela Parham 757 594 7384 or

Parenting Workshops/Classes

Mary Immaculate/Bon Secours Virginia Health System is offering a series of classes/workshops at Mary Immaculate Hospital located at 2 Bernadine Drive in Newport News, VA. Please see the list below and the contact information.
"Child Bullying Prevention" - Monday, April 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm FREE
"Co-Parenting: In the child's best interest" - April 24, May 22, and June 26 9:00 am - 1:00 pm $45.00
"The Impact of Media violence on children" Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm FREE
"1-2-3 Magic, A positive discipline program for children 2-12 - Thursdays, May 6 - 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm FREE
"Preventing Youth Suicide" - Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm FREE
"Keeping children safe from predators" - Monday, June 7, 6:30 - 9:00 pm FREE
For more information, call (757) 886-6511 or email