2012 Office of Public Health Studies Colloquium

March 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Biomed D-207, 1960 East-West Road


PRESENTS: Dr. Rachel Novotny and Dr. Claudio Nigg, University of Hawaii-Manoa.

"The CHL Program – Capacity-Building and Environmental Change.to Prevent Childhood Obesity in the Pacific Region"

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00pm

Location: Biomed Bldg, room D‐207, UH‐Manoa


This presentation will provide background and overview of the USDA-funded Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) program. This will include a description of the approach to build childhood obesity prevention capacity across the U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions (Alaska, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Freely Associated States of Micronesia, Guam and Hawai’i). Additionally the concept and design of a community based randomized controlled intervention trial in the region will be described.

Dr. Novotny is Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences (HNFAS) at CTAHR, University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is Principal Investigator of the CHL program. Dr. Nigg is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at JABSOM University of Hawai’i at JABSOM, Hawaii-Manoa and is the CHL Intervention lead.

If you are unable to join us in person and/or would prefer to join this colloquia online via Blackboard Collaborate, please go to this URL on 3/8:


For more information, please contact Nancy Partika:

Event Sponsor
Office of PH Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Nancy Partika, 956-5756, nantika@hawaii.edu

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