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National Health Outreach Conference  - April 6-8, 2016 - The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center - Roanoke, Virginia
National Health Outreach Conference  - April 6-8, 2016 - The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center - Roanoke, Virginia

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Program

This year's conference theme is All Aboard! Building Partnerships for a Healthy America. The conference goal is: Build a collaborative approach among organizations and agencies to achieve a healthier and safer America by promoting health and wellness, advancing health equity and reducing health disparities.

For more details please see Sessions


Download a final program: 2016nhocfinalprogram.pdf



Wednesday April 6th
12:30 - 5:00 pm Educational Tours
12:30 - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop (lunch included)
6:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Session Banquet
Thursday April 7th
7:45 - 9:20 am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:20 am Plenary Session
9:20 - 9:40 am Break
9:40 - 10:40 am Concurrent Sessions LOCATION
  • Building Partnerships to Extend Program Outreach
  • Collaborative Health Programming with Faith-based Organizations
Roanoke Ballroom A
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  • "How" to engage communities in planning
Roanoke Ballroom B
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  • Applying Ecological Systems Theory of Community Health Promotion Efforts
Buck Mountain
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  • Determining the Best Ways to Incorporate Health Coaching in Extension
  • "Faith Communities Alive!" Promotes Health within Faith-based Settings
  • Benefits & challenges of translating clinical programs to community settings
Pocahontas
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10:40 - 10:50 am Break
10:50 - 11:50 am Concurrent Sessions LOCATION
  • Using Re-Aim framework for planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Bridging the Nutritional Divide
Roanoke Ballroom A
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  • Working on Wellness: A collaborative model for sustainable community charge
Roanoke Ballroom B
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  • Adapting for Cultural Relevance: Diabetes Prevention Program
Buck Mountain
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  • Texas Grow! Eat! Go! Family Reach by Obesity Prevention Components
  • Packed vs. school lunch: Discover the differences in an elementary setting
Pocahontas
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11:50 - Noon Luncheon (Speaker)
1:30 - 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions LOCATION
  • Supporting Nutrition Educators in Systems-Wide Approaches
  • Food Waste: How to measure and why it's important
Roanoke Ballroom A
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  • PROSPER: Partnerships to support positive youth development
Roanoke Ballroom B
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IGNITE!
  • Dining with Diabetes in Pennsylvania
  • What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror? Body Image and American Women
  • Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School for People with Diabetes
  • Collaboration among rural hospitals & health programs in central Appalachia
  • Campus Partnership Assists Chronic Disease Program in Improving Impacts
  • Economic Impact of Dining with Diabetes
  • Healthy Kansas is…
Buck Mountain
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  • Community College Students & the ACA: Results of a Message Intervention
  • Assessing and Promoting Organizational Health Literacy with Public Health
  • Teen Cuisine provided a foundation in healthy eating and obesity prevention
Pocahontas
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2:30 - 2:40 pm Break
2:40 - 3:40 pm Concurrent Sessions LOCATION
  • Conducting Cost Effective Analyses of Health Education Programs for Policy
Roanoke Ballroom A
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  • Focus on Health Literacy: Impacts on individual and Public Health
Roanoke Ballroom B
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  • Farm to City: Community Support of Families in Need
  • Collaboration with WSU Extension and Nursing to Address Farmworker Health
  • T3: Intervention for Healthy Youth Development in School
  • Youth Advisory Councils (YAC’s) Involve Students in School Wellness
  • Timely Adolescent Health Literacy: From Needs Assessment to Program Development
  • LIVING IN A FOOD DESERT/MOBILE FOOD VAN PROJECT
Buck Mountain
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  • Community Engagement through Needs Assessments
  • Thrive WI: A story on the development of a statewide health equity alliance
  • Developing a Community Monitoring System for Mental Illness & Substance Use
Pocahontas
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3:40 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 4:50 pm Plenary Session
5:00 - 6:30 pm Poster Session and Reception
Dinner on your own
Friday April 8th
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am Plenary Session
9:30 - 9:40 am Break
9:40 - 10:40 am Concurrent Sessions LOCATION
  • 4-H Yoga for Kids: A Healthy Living Program
  • Walkability, Walk Audits and Working with Community Partners: Clinton County
Roanoke Ballroom A
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  • Get Aboard to Successfully Leading a Team into Social Media Programming
Roanoke Ballroom B
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  • The Slow Down Program: Using mindfulness to promote healthy eating patterns
  • Interprofessional Working Group Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse
Buck Mountain
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  • Rethink your Drink with WVU Extension
  • Rev your Bev
Pocahontas
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  • The RWJF and the Cooperative Extension System: Bold Partnership Proposal
  • Building Partnerships with Parents for a Healthy America
Appalachian
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10:40 - 10:50 am Break
10:50 - 11:50 am Concurrent Sessions LOCATION
  • Cognitive Load and Neuro-economics: Implications for Health Literacy
  • Health Impact Assessment 101
Roanoke Ballroom A
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  • Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You!
Roanoke Ballroom B
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  • A Community Context for Childhood Obesity Research
  • Creating Active & Healthy Communities: Utilizing an 'Alphabet' of Needs Assessment
Buck Mountain
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  • R2 Formula for Successful Recruitment
  • Improving Health Outcomes in Minority Majority Populations in rural Kansas
Pocahontas
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  • Overview of Let’s Move Childcare
Appalachian
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Noon - 2:00 pm Priester Awards Luncheon
Conference Farewell

Conference Tour Information:

Overhead of Roanoke

Walking Tour of Downtown Roanoke
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time: 12:30pm
Price: $24/person (includes food tastings, and tax) Tour Guide gratuity is not included.
Attire: Casual

Tour Notes: Depending on the number of guests that register, each tour will be kept at about 15-20 persons per group. Up to 4 tours can be run, with about 20 minutes separation in start time.

Amount of Walking: Level surfaces, overall .5 mile (all within a few blocks of Downtown)

Accessibility: Handicap Accessible, elevators provided at all steps.

Tour Outline:
This tour will focus on Roanoke's history, cultural and the influence of our local food movement past and present. This tour is designed for guests that have already eaten lunch.

  1. Hotel Roanoke - Welcome & Introduction
  2. Roanoke & Hotel Roanoke History & Murals
  3. The "Star" City - Tudor Revival
  4. Roanoke's Past & Present
  5. Taubman Museum (H&C Coffee and Dr. Pepper signs and significance
  6. Firefly Fare - food tasting, juicing
  7. Market Square
  8. Eli's Provisions - VA food tasting
  9. Century Plaza
  10. Chocolate Paper - food tasting, local chocolates

An hourly schedule will be available shortly. Please check back soon!


Volunteer at Feed America!

Come spend an afternoon volunteering at Feeding America, Southwest Virginia. You'll get first-hand experience on how a food bank handles donated food to make sure that it is safe and meets both federal government and Feeding America guidelines. As a volunteer, you will help with things like sorting food for dents, crushed boxes, expiration dates or other damage. You'll have an opportunity to work with other volunteers and hear how this experience has made a difference in their lives as well as those they serve. Transportation fee: $10. Tour is limited to 25 participants. Time: 1-4 p.m.


Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Come experience Virginia's largest collection of trains, cars, trucks and planes that have moved people and commerce for over a century. Explore the people and technology that have made Virginia history, such as the Norfolk and Western Railway, which created the world's most powerful steam locomotives, or hear the stories of the African-American workers who worked the railroad from 1930-70. See the historic freight station, renowned rail collection and active mainline tracks. There's nothing like seeing, hearing and feeling the past, present and future, and it's only at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Admission: $7. This museum is an easy four block walk from the hotel. Departure Time: 1 p.m.  

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