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Using a Community Workshop Model to Promote Active Living and Improve Public Health (On Demand)

Started Apr 21, 2020


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Using a Community Workshop Model to Promote Active Living and Improve Public Health

A webinar to assist public health agencies put community-based public health skills into practice.

Over the past five years, public health partners in Indiana have collaborated on an Active Living Program, designed to raise awareness about how communities can create healthy places and support active living through strategic planning, policies, programs and projects. Forty-six cities and towns participated in the initiative, which consisted of a yearlong planning and implementation process, a full-day local workshop, and ongoing technical assistance and evaluation. In 2019, an Indiana Active Living Guidebook was published to assist other communities in taking action. This webinar will highlight the components and impacts of the Active Living Program, discuss the need to build civic infrastructure, and explain how this model can advance public health skills and practice.


Public health professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. as well as across disciplines, whether health education, nursing, environmental health, leadership, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Active Living Workshop and Program elements that advance healthy communities
  • Name cross-sectoral partnerships needed in building healthy communities
  • Integrate strategies to advance public health skills and practice through a workshop model


Kim Irwin, MPH, Executive Director of Health by Design

Pete Fritz Healthy Communities Planner with the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity

Marjorie Hennessy  Active Living Program Manager with Health by Design in Indianapolis

Continuing Education Credit

  • 1.0 CHES Category I CECH
  • Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Planning Committee

Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Dany Zemmel, MPH(c); Kim Irwin, MPH; Pete Fritz; Marjorie Hennessey


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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