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Choose Health LA Moms Open House

Choose Health LA Moms

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Choose Health LA Moms Open House

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On behalf of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health we would like to invite you to attend the Choose Health LA Moms Open House. The Open House will be a half day interactive event to: 1) Introduce the Choose Health LA Moms program 2) Highlight the most recent LAMB (Los Angles Mommy and Baby) data 3) Raise awareness of postpartum obesity as well as  the life course impact, and 4) Provide an overview of obesity initiatives in Los Angeles County.

Choose Health LA Moms, funded by First 5 LA, is one of three intersecting components of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative. Obesity is a national epidemic with wide consequences and costs to America’s health. In Los Angeles County, 46% of women of reproductive age are overweight or obese, with a disproportionately higher number of Hispanic and African American women being affected. Maternal overweight and obesity are linked to poor birth outcomes, lower breastfeeding rates and the likelihood of retaining 11 pounds postpartum. By focusing on empowering postpartum moms to obtain a healthy weight, the Choose Health LA Moms program can improve the mother’s health and potentially  her children’s health as well. 

This event is an excellent opportunity for organizations to partner with well-recognized public health leaders in Los Angeles County and cross-promote the services and programs that organizations such as yours offer to mothers and their families. Together we can help mothers and families in Los Angeles County live a healthier life.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, Medical Director and Interim Health Officer, Los Angeles County Public Health, on the general Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative.
  • Kim Belshé, MPP, Executive Director, First 5 L.A., on their commitment to obesity prevention.
  • Giannina Donatoni, PhD, MT(ASCP), Staff Analyst, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Los Angeles County Public Health, overview of the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project (LAMB) data.
  • Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH, Director, Reproductive Health, Los Angeles County Public Health, on the uniqueness of the Choose Health LA Moms program.


Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, September 16th

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration and Breakfast

 

8:00am - 8:05am: Introduction and Welcome (Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH)

 

8:05am - 8:15am: Speaker (Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH)

 

8:15am - 8:25am: Speaker (Kim Belshé, MPP)

 

8:25am - 8:35am: Overview of the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Data

(Giannina Donatoni, MT (ASCP), PhD)

 

8:35am - 8:45am: A Sneak Peak into the Choose Health LA Moms program

(Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH)

 

8:45am - 9:05am: Q&A

 

9:05am - 9:25am: Networking session

 

9:25am - 9:30am: Break

 

9:30am - 10:05am: Breakout Sessions: Please select 1 of the 3 sessions

 

Choose Health LA Moms Areas of Focus: Water, Breastfeeding and Physical Activity

(Loretta Denering, MS, DrPH(c))

 

Choose Health LA Moms Social Media (Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH)

 

Choose Health LA Moms Social Determinants of Health (Giannina Donatoni, PhD)

 

10:05am - 10:10am: Break

 

10:10am - 10:45am: Breakout Sessions: Please select 1 of the 3 sessions

 

Choose Health LA Moms Areas of Focus: Water, Breastfeeding and Physical Activity

(Loretta Denering, MS, DrPH(c))

 

Choose Health LA Moms Social Media (Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH)

 

Choose Health LA Moms Social Determinants of Health (Giannina Donatoni, PhD)

 

10:45am - 10:50am: Break

 

10:50am - 11:25am: Breakout Sessions: Please select 1 of the 3 sessions

 

Choose Health LA Moms Areas of Focus: Water, Breastfeeding and Physical Activity

(Loretta Denering, MS, DrPH(c))

 

Choose Health LA Moms Social Media (Diana  E. Ramos, MD, MPH)

 

Choose Health LA Moms Social Determinants of Health (Giannina Donatoni, PhD)

 

11:25am - 12:00pm: Q&A and Wrap Up

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LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The California Endowment is located just a block away from the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Parking for the meeting is available at the parking lot between Main Street and Vignes Street.

 

For additional directions, please see the California Endowment website.  

 

Click here for more information about Choose Health LA Moms.

 

 

Have questions about Choose Health LA Moms Open House? Contact Choose Health LA Moms

When & Where


The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)


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Choose Health LA Moms is a weight management program for overweight and obese postpartum women.

 

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