Events & Presentations


Addressing Childhood Obesity: Practical Office-Based Resources and Strategies, HEDIS Measures, Latino Cultural Competency and Real Life Case Studies
The Healthcare Domain conducted its first webinar on Thursday, January 21, 2010 to equip healthcare providers with practical in-office strategies for addressing childhood obesity. The two-hour session provided training on office resources, HEDIS measures, and cultural competency. Presenters included: Scott Gee, MD, FAAP, Director, Prevention & Health, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Shaila Serpas, MD, Assistant Program Director, Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program; and Christine Wood, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, El Camino Pediatrics, Co-Chair, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative. Two (2.0) AMA PRA category 1 credit(s) were made available to participants through Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Childhood Obesity Summit
The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative convened over 600 national and local leaders on Thursday, September 20, 2007 to identify and engage partners in comprehensive solutions to combat childhood obesity. The Childhood Obesity Summit was the first of its kind in San Diego County and brought together key leaders from government, healthcare, education, early childhood, community, media, and business sectors. Speakers and breakout sessions focused on the role each sector of the community can play in creating healthier food and physical activity environments for San Diego County children and families.

School Food Summit: Improving Student Nutrition in San Diego County
The Coalition on Children and Weight San Diego (CCWSD), the forerunner to the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, teamed up with County Board of Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and HealthLink North County to host the School Food Summit on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. More than 240 school board members, administrators, food service directors, nurses, staff, and parent leaders representing 36 school districts attended the event to identify key opportunities for creating healthy school food environments. Participants received information and training on creating positive food environments through legislative advocacy, best practices, and action plan development and implementation.

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  • If today‚Äôs current trend continues, it is anticipated that 1 in 3 children born in the US after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2009).
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)
  • More children are being diagnosed with diseases linked to overweight and obesity previously seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease (The Obesity Society, 2009).

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