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Rural areas in the United States have higher rates of obesity than in urban areas. Since the makeup of rural areas is culturally, socially, economically and ethnically diverse, there is no one factor or set of factors responsible for rural obesity. Strategies to prevent and contain obesity must be customized to the needs of each community.
Join us on Tuesday, January 29 at 3 PM EST for a webinar hosted by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) introducing the Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit. Developed by the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, this toolkit contains resources to help communities develop obesity prevention programs. Speakers will include Alana Knudson, PhD, Walsh Center Co-Director, and Karen Harris Brewer, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, Public Health Research at NORC. Through the webinar, you will learn about successful models for implementing an obesity prevention program, discuss how your SORH can use the toolkit, and highlight opportunities for disseminating the toolkit to local stakeholders. For more information, contact Stephanie Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register now!