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Community Health & Wellness Workshop

Join parks and recreation professionals, university faculty, and wellness advocates from across North Carolina as we dive deeper into community health and wellness. Learn about the research connecting recreation and health, as well as implementable programs to improve wellness in your community.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/8/2017
When: 06/08/2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Drive
Greensboro, North Carolina  27410
United States
Contact: NCRPA
9198325868


Online registration is available until: 6/5/2017
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The connection between recreation and health is an age-old belief. Join parks and recreation professionals, university faculty,  and wellness advocates from across North Carolina as we dive deeper into this notion. Learn about the research connecting recreation and health, as well as tactics and implementable programs to improve wellness in your community. This workshop will take place in beautiful Price Park at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library in Greensboro, NC on June 8th, 2017.

 

Workshop Sessions: 

Eat Smart & Moving More in Out-of-School Settings: Implementing the H.O.S.T Standards
Dr. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University

In this session, we will explore how your agency's out-of-school programs can implement Healthy Out of School Time Standards (HOST), recently passed by the NC General Assembly as a voluntary recognition program.  An overview of the standards and incentive program will be discussed. Additionally, we will learn how NC State Cooperative Extension can help implement these standards in your community. 

 

Thinking Outside the Pillbox: Positioning Community Parks and Recreation to Grow Healthier Communities
Dr. Jason Bocarro, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor - NC State University
Dr. Myron Floyd, Department Head and Professor - NC State University
Sangamithra Krupakar MBBS, MSPH, Hypertension Coordinator - NC Division of Public Health

In this session, we will explore how community parks and recreation services can play a much larger role in providing both prevention and treatment, offering an alternative and a more cost effective and efficient preventive medical approach.Additionally, attendees will be introduced to the research behind park prescription programs and be given ways to implement these practices into their communities.

 

Community Health and Wellness Panel
Alice Keene, Special Projects Coordinator - Pitt County Community Schools & Recreation
Dave Gardner, Worksite Wellness & School Coordinator - NC Department of Health and Human Services
Jason Urroz, Director - Kids in Parks

This panel of recreation and health care providers will help facilitate a roundtable discussion centered around recreation for health. This roundtable discussion will help attendees gain skills to form community partnerships, give attendees resources to help implement health programs, and more! Our panelists include Alice Keene - Special Projects Coordinator from Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation, Jason Urroz - director of Kids in Parks, and Dave Gardner - Worksite Wellness and School Coordinator with the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Each panelist’s track record has demonstrated a passion for community health & wellness and will bring a wealth of knowledge to our group.

 

Regular price $25, Student Price $15

Lunch and beverages will be Included.
CEUs available pending approval.

Register today, space is limited! *schedule subject to change.

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For more information about the workshop, contact NCRPA

(919) 832-5868 | education@ncrpa.net