North Texas Health Forum highlights Public Health Week April 4-5

March 25, 2013

The first week of April is Public Health Week, and the School of Public Health at UNT Health Science Center will present “Childhood Obesity: Accomplishments and Challenges” at the 6th annual North Texas Health Forum on April 4 and 5 on the UNTHSC campus.

The conference is free and open to the public, and will feature keynote speaker Steven Kelder, PhD, MPH, from the Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University of Texas at Austin, and Risa Wilkerson, MA, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a program officer for Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a $33-million national initiative focused on childhood obesity prevention.

Fort Worth-area community groups will be on hand with information and posters about local public health programs. During a special session on April 4 at 2:30 p.m., students from UNTHSC and surrounding universities will talk with Kelder.  The keynote begins at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow.

On April 5, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price kicks off a half-day session at 8 a.m. discussing the FitWorth Healthy City Initiative. A discussion panel representing Tarrant County schools, the medical community and public health sector will follow .

For more information and to register, visit:



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