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Building Effective and Sustainable Local Gardens to Promote Public Health, Part 1

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This webinar series discusses role of local gardening efforts in promoting public health and reducing obesity and provide an overview of important legal and policy considerations impacting local gardening efforts.

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Presenters:

  • Liz Makins, Manager Obesity Initiatives, American Heart Association
  • Mary Marrow, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

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Building Effective and Sustainable Local Gardens to Promote Public Health, Part 2

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This webinar provides case studies of the three most common types of local gardening efforts – community gardens, school gardens, and employer-sponsored gardens. These case studies will discuss key components needed to establish and successfully maintain these gardening efforts.

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Webinar - Regulating Tobacco in the Retail Environment: Walking Through the Corner Store (2012)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This webinar discusses tobacco control policies that apply at the point-of-sale, using the perspective of a customer standing in the midst of a tobacco retailer’s store.  Concepts will include how tobacco products are placed, promoted and advertised within the store, the types of products available for sale, and where the store itself is located. The webinar will discuss both practical and legal issues associated with these policy options. 

No-Smoking Policies in Condos: Working with Community Associations & Common Interest Communities

Date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Creating a Culture of Wellness through Worksite Policy Change

Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This webinar outlines why written worksite wellness policies are critical to the sustainability and effectiveness of worksite wellness efforts.  The webinar also provides an overview of different legal and policy issues that employers should consider when developing and implementing a worksite wellness policy. 

Webinar - Policy Options for Restricting Tobacco Sampling and Couponing

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This webinar discusses the impact that marketing strategies have on the price of tobacco products and the effects that price reductions have on consumption rates. It explains the importance of policies prohibiting tobacco sampling and limiting the distribution and redemption of tobacco coupons, and outlines various policy options that state and local governments might consider to limit these industry practices.

Developing a Tobacco-free Campus Policy

Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This webinar provides insights of persons who work directly on tobacco-free campus policies for educational institutions, and is designed to assist organizations in creating effective campus-wide tobacco-free policies. 

Impacting the Food Environment through Procurement Policy Change

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This webinar addresses how procurement policy change is being implemented across the country through government policy and in private and public organizations.  The webinar discusses the importance of procurement policies in creating a healthier work environment, how to successfully implement healthy procurement policies, and how to navigate different legal and policy issues that can arise with the implementation of healthy procurement policies.   

Using School Wellness Policies to Advance Policy Change

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This webinar provides an overview of school policies, explains the importance of a school health council, and outlines key tools to make school policy change a reality.

Regulating Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products More Effectively

Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cigarette manufacturers and others are moving aggressively to develop, test, and market many non-cigarette commercial tobacco products, also called “other tobacco products” (OTPs). This webinar provides a description of OTPs, including gaps in regulation, and emphasizes the important role state and local health departments can play in regulating these products.

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Promoting Recreational Use of School Property After-Hours

Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This webinar outlines the importance of community use of school property, discuss the concerns behind community use of school facilities and liability, give the legal basics on liability and address the key concepts of the model School Recreational Use Statute.

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Drafting Effective Public Health Policies

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Drafting effective policies is critical to achieving overall systems change.  Having clear policies helps to avoid confusion and controversy during the implementation phase.  This webinar provides tips and suggestions on challenges, and provide tools to overcome those hurdles. 

Webinar: Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota (2011)

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This webinar addresses the legal protections under both Minnesota and federal law that protect nursing mothers in the workplace.  In addition, the webinar highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, employers and our health care system overall. 

Webinar: The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009

Date: 
Monday, April 19, 2010

An overview of the 2009 federal legislation regulating tobacco products and its impact on the tobacco control authority of state and local governments.

Legal Issues in Worksite Wellness Webinar

Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Employers who establish worksite wellness programs must comply with certain legal requirements. This webinar outlines important legal issues to consider, including HIPAA nondiscrimination regulations, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), federal and state nursing mothers laws, and federal income tax law.

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