REPOST** from @cphhs
Patty Case, MS, RD, CDE, associate professor; Mandy Hatfield, nutrition education coordinator; Cheryl Kirk, senior instructor and Lauren Kraemer, CPS, MPH, instructor with Extension Family and Community Health Program in the CPHHS, will present “Creating a Culture of Health: The Blue Zones Projects in Four Oregon Communities."
Blue Zones are geographically defined areas where people live measurably longer lives. Researchers studying these areas have developed a well-being model for community transformation called the Blue Zones Project (BZP). This model focuses on people, places and policy through multisector engagement in schools, worksites, restaurants, grocery stores, faith based and civic organizations. Four Oregon communities are a part of the Blue Zones Project: Klamath Falls, the Dalles, Grants Pass and Roseburg. At the core of Blue Zones Project is a concentration on community-supported health. Results have been encouraging and in 2018 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded Klamath County with its coveted Culture of Health Prize.
This presentation will provide an overview of the framework, strategies, and evaluation methods used by BZP. A panel of Extension faculty will share what they have learned and how the BZP and other population-based models can positively influence people, places and policies in a community.
See a full list of upcoming college research seminars and videos of past seminars in the link in our bio.
Friday November 2nd 1pm in the Hallie Ford Center
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