2013 NORTHEAST SUMMIT Friday, June 14 | Lyon College, Batesville, AR
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TABLE OF CONTENTS AGENDA & WELCOME SESSIONS & SPEAKERS NOTE PAGES LEARN ABOUT ArCOP
AGENDA FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 all day training 8:00—8:30 8:30—9:00 9:00—11:30 11:30—12:00 12:00—3:00 3:00—3:30
Registrant Check-in Welcome Session Breakout Tracks Lunch Break Continuation of Breakout Tracks Closing Session
WELCOME Welcome to ArCOP’s 2013 Growing Healthy Communities Northeast Summit!
WELCOME SESSION 8:30 —9:00 AM NUCOR AUDITORIUM | LYON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BUILDING
ArCOP and Stuttgart representatives will welcome registrants, introduce the day, and highlight the necessity to constantly expand one’s team. ARCOP WELCOME Joy Rockenbach’s roles through the Arkansas Departments of Education and Health allow her to serve in her “fun job” as co-chair of the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention. She and her husband stay healthy through running and gardening. They’re also fantastic neighbors, happy to lend a wrench (or bottle of wine) whenever needed. WELCOME TO BATESVILLE Before being elected as Mayor of Batesville in 2006, Rick Elumbaugh served Batesville for more than 30 years as an educator and by managing the municipal pool. He has received many honors and recognitions, including Batesville Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year, Big Brother of the Year (Big Brother/Big Sister’s program) and roles on the Arkansas Municipal League’s executive committee. COALITION BUILDING 101 A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause. Jennifer Lynch has worked with the Arkansas Department of Health for five and a half years, where the first three years were spent working with the Women, Infant and Children's Division in the Southeast Region of the State. Two and a half years ago, she accepted the position as a Community Health Promotion Specialist in the Northeast Region where she feels she found her calling working with community health programs, school wellness committees and Hometown Health Improvement. She has worked with numerous coalitions in the Northeast Region to raise awareness of community health problems and develop and implement ways to solve them.
CITY OF BATESVILLE & LYON COLLEGE Batesville is the oldest existing city in the State of Arkansas. The City has existed under three names: Napoleon, Poke Creek, and finally Batesville in honor of Judge James Woodson Bates, the first Territorial Delegate to Congress. Batesville received the “Growing Healthy Communities” title from ArCOP in 2010. Lyon College, named “Arkansas College” until 1994, opened its doors in September 1872. The College was originally located on the "downtown" block now occupied by the First Presbyterian Church of Batesville. The Lyon Business and Economics Building was completed in 1993. The Alphin Humanities Building, formerly the dining hall, was reopened after an extensive historical remodel in 1985.
IMPLEMENT COOKING MATTERS PROGRAMS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
9:00 —11:30 AM, 12:00—3:00 PM ROOM 200 | LYON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BUILDING
One component of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance/No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, through Cooking Matters. With the help of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, participants learn to shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals. When participants leave this session, they will be trained to coordinate and facilitate Cooking Matters courses and Cooking Matters at the Store tours. Patty Barker currently serves as the Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Director. The Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Director manages the development and implementation of the campaign’s 5-year plan to end childhood hunger in Arkansas. The director oversees campaign personnel and volunteers and works with national, state and local partners to advocate for and expand child hunger programs and assess their effectiveness. Braeden Hall began his AmeriCorps VISTA year with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in March and will be working alongside Cat Chandler to bring Cooking Matters at the Store programming to even more locations across our state. Before joining the Alliance, Braeden earned a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College in Psychology and in Philosophy and Religious Studies, worked on organic farms in the Czech Republic and on an 18th century sailing vessel off of the shore of California. Rachel Townsend, has worked for the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance as a No Kid Hungry Field Manager where she assisted people in setting up Summer & At Risk meal sites for school-aged children. Currently Rachel is the Director of the Cooking Matters Program for the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.
COOKING MATTERS KITCHEN KIT Coming Soon: Thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Department of Health and cooperation from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, ArCOP’s Access to Healthy Foods workgroup team has created Cooking Matters Kitchen Kits. These kits will include items such as knives, aprons, pots, pans (and more!) along with an evaluation component. Watch for news on arkansasobesity.org for news on how to check one out.
INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD
9:00 —11:30 AM, 12:00—3:00 PM CITIZENS BANK ROOM | LYON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BUILDING
A community garden can be urban, suburban or rural. It can grow flowers, vegetables, herbs or community. It can be one community plot or many individual plots. It can be at a school, hospital or in a neighborhood. It also can be a series of plots dedicated to “urban agriculture” where the produce is grown for a market. Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers and, in the last decade, have experienced a renaissance throughout the US. In a farmers' market, a group of farmers sell their products at a designated day, time and public place. Some farmers' markets also have live entertainment, prepared food vendors, and artisan booths. When participants leave this session, they will be trained to build a team, create a plan (including grant writing for needed equipment/training), and start implementation of a farmers’ market, community garden, or Farm to School Program. Andrew Carberry is a Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Grow Healthy Study. Andrew’s role on the study is to develop a farm to school pilot program for Head Start centers and elementary schools. Andrew also serves as the Arkansas state lead for the National Farm to School Network. Chester Clark, born and raised in Independence County, spent 40 years as a teacher and administrator for the Arkansas Department of Human Services in addition to his extensive experience gardening and farming. Since retiring, he spent 13 years as a master gardener, including 2 on the state board. Sharon Clark, born and raised in Camden, Arkansas, spent 36 years as an employee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Social Security Division. An advanced master gardener, she is the current President of the White River Community Garden. She specializes in flowers, shrubs, and trees. Rhonda Fowler Career and Technical Coordinator at the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative, has been with the cooperative for four years, having previously taught business technology, family and consumer sciences, and career orientation. She holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration and a M.S.E. in Educational Leadership. Terry Rorex currently teaches Agriculture at Black Rock School. He taught for two years at Parkin and has been at Black Rock for the last 30 years. Terry received a BSA in 1981 and a Master of Science in Agriculture in 1987. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Environmental Health Science, Rachel Spencer joined the inaugural cohort of FoodCorps service members. FoodCorps brought her to Marshall, Arkansas to build a school garden program there. Though she now works for FoodCorps as the coordinator of Arkansas' state program, her proudest career moment might be when one of her 6th graders told her that she made the best food in town, even over Sonic. Also speaking: Bob Bell, Grantwriting and Rural Economic Development Consultant, Bob Bell & Associates; and Wayne Wilkerson, representing the Newport Farmers’ Market.
MAKE YOUR SCHOOL & COMMUNITY HEALTHIER
9:00 —11:30 AM, 12:00—3:00 PM ROOM 100 | LYON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BUILDING
A joint use agreement (JUA) is a formal written agreement which forms a partnership between two separate entities – often a school and a city or county – setting forth the terms and conditions for shared use of public recreational property or facilities. Joint use is intended to maximize access to physical activity spaces and recreational programming and is considered a cost effective use of local resources, as partnering entities share space and operation costs for the space. Successful JUAs require ongoing collaboration and cooperation in identifying each partner’s roles and responsibilities of the partnership to address areas such as scheduling, operation and maintenance costs, and liability. Nutrition & physical activity resources are constantly being updated and can get overwhelming. Because of that, ArCOP’s Early Childhood & Schools workgroup is creating a resource toolkit that will include the latest nutrition and physical activity opportunities including steps to conduct vending machine audits within the school districts, healthy fundraiser options, and more. When participants leave this session, they will be trained to leverage and utilize evidence-based resources by navigating through the Early Childhood and Schools, Nutrition and Physical Activity Toolkit. Susi Epperson, MSE Educational Leadership/Administration, is a district level administrator at Cedar Ridge School District. She is currently an active member and volunteer for the Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition. In the past four years, she has secured over four million dollars in grant funds to improve the health of the community where she works and lives. Taniesha L. Richardson, MPH has been employed at the Arkansas Department of Health since 1999. She is currently the Public Health Section Chief II for the Child and Adolescent Health Section- School Health Programs. Prior to this position, Richardson was the Program Director of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative, Public Health Educator for the BreastCare Program, Staff Development Coordinator for the Workforce and Career Development Branch and the Federal Program Manager for the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (Stamp Out Smoking) Branch. Heather Rhodes-Newburn is the Coordinated School Health (CSH) Program Coordinator for the North Little Rock School District. Heather received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. After which, she received a Masters of Public Health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health.
CURRICULUM: HANDS-ON LEARNING ArCOP’s volunteer Workgroup Teams created the curriculum for each breakout track. “Field Trips” have been integrated into each breakout track to provide all summit participants with hands-on learning experience. Share your expertise with others around the state—join a workgroup team!
LEAD WALKABILITY AUDITS
9:00 —11:30 AM, 12:00—3:00 PM BOARD ROOM | ALPHIN HUMANITIES BUILDING
Compact, walkable communities allow residents to walk to services, shopping, schools and jobs and can reduce traffic congestion, decrease air pollution and improve public health. Walkability audits are a key planning tool that provides communities & schools with the technical assistance necessary to assess walking and biking conditions and create a plan for improving them. When participants leave this session, they will be trained to identify areas in their communities where the built environment does not support healthy living. Leesa Freasier is the chair of ArCOP’s Built Environment workgroup team. For the last 5 years she has been with the Arkansas Department of Health as the Physical Activity Section Chief. Additionally, she gained the Nutrition Section Chief position in 2011. Leesa has been a member of ArCOP since 2008 and is the proud mom of her 12-year-old daughter, Katlee. Vanessa Smith is a Social Worker and has devoted the last 20 years to her work in human services. She has been the Program Coordinator of the Arkansas Disability and Health Program since 2005. She lives in Sherwood with her husband and son and enjoys cooking, gardening, and reading.
MAKE YOUR WORKSITE HEALTHIER
9:00 —11:30 AM, 12:00—3:00 PM ROOM 202 | LYON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BUILDING
The CDC’s Worksite Health ScoreCard assists employers in identifying gaps in their health promotion programs, and helps them to prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites across the following health topics: organizational supports, tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and emergency response to heart attack and stroke. Arkansas’ Department of Health has created a smartphone application that makes using the ScoreCard even easier. When participants leave this session, they will be trained to understand what worksite wellness is and how it impacts the community as a whole. Worksites in the community will have the tools to conduct an assessment on their current or future worksite health promotion programs by identifying gaps and prioritizing high impact strategies in their worksites. Participants will leave with a 6 month plan that includes their goals, objectives, and budget. In addition to chairing ArCOP’s Worksite Wellness Team, Treg Long currently serves as the Arkansas Health Systems Director for the American Cancer Society providing staff leadership for cancer control relationships and initiatives in Arkansas for the Mid-South Division. He works to integrate cancer control objectives with health care providers, managed care organizations, health insurers, coalitions, worksites, Medicare quality improvement organizations, and a variety of other key health systems as needed. Previous positions include; Government Relations Director, Advocacy Manager, and Medical Affairs Director. Doug Collins is a business professional with over 30 years of experience in management, administration, finance, marketing and human resources. From the early 1980’s, he has continually been involved as an owner of the enterprises he guided, directed and worked for. In 1998, Doug shifted his focus from self-owned enterprises to coaching and developing other business owners and key managers.
CLOSING SESSION 3:00—3:30 PM LYON HALL NUCOR AUDITORIUM | LYON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS BUILDING
Before leaving the Summit, participants will learn tips helpful to submitting a powerful grant proposal and review ArCOP’s 2013 Growing Healthy Communities Regional Grants application. GRANT WRITING 101 You can’t receive a grant without first writing the application! As with most things, practice makes perfect—and your likelihood of receiving funding increases with each grant writing experience. Danell Hetrick currently serves as the communications director for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. As communications director, her main priority is to effectively represent the organization via multiple outlets, especially the written word. Since being hired in September 2012, Danell has organized, mediated and written numerous grant solicitations. REVIEWING ArCOP'S 2013 GHC REGIONAL GRANTS APPLICATION Thanks to funding from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention is excited to open grant opportunities to communities represented at 2013 Growing Healthy Communities Regional Summits. A minimum of $10K will be awarded among communities in each region in support of 6 month projects starting July 15, 2013 and ending January 15, 2014. Applications, due Friday, July 12, will have tiered budget requests, allowing communities to request funding for prioritized projects. Information on these grants and a link to the application form can be found at: arkansasobesity.org/2013/05/2013-grants/ Amanda Potter Cole is an independent contractor excited to work with ArCOP’s Growing Healthy Communities. She studied at Hendrix College, served in the founding corps of City Year Little Rock, and helped the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas ring in a new decade. Amanda is passionate about food, running, and helping others empower themselves.
HEALTHY EATS ArCOP has worked with Sodexo to provide healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Beverages may be found in the Rotunda throughout the day. Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, muffins, water, coffee, hot tea Lunch: choice of sandwich/wrap—turkey & cheddar, beef & cheddar, grilled chicken, or veggie—with fresh fruit, potato salad, cole slaw, water, and unsweetened tea Snack: cookies, snack mix, whole fruit, water, iced tea, coffee, hot tea
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ABOUT ArCOP Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP)
MISSION Improve the health of all Arkansas communities by increasing physical activity and healthy eating to reduce and prevent obesity.
VISION GOAL ABOUT
COALITION MEETINGS arkansasobesity.org
GROWING HEALTHY There is a movement afoot in Arkansas—across the nation, really—to turn our communities into vibrant, livable, healthy environments.
WHY GROW HEALTHIER?
SIMPLE, BUT NOT EASY?
FIVE WINNING STRATEGIES TO GROW A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY TODAY Arkansas—and America—is experiencing a public health epidemic that threatens to swamp much better known health risks like heart disease, cancer and car wrecks.
Increase access to healthful foods:
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Increase opportunities for physical activity:
Enhance policies that foster health:
Improve worksite wellness:
Organize for change:
ArCOP WORKGROUP TEAMS EXECUTIVE TEAM CO-CHAIRS: Joy Rockenbach & Becky Adams | CO-CHAIR ELECT: Andrea Ridgway
ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS CO-CHAIRS: Ashley Anderson & Andrew Carberry WEBPAGE: ARKANSASOBESITY.ORG/WORKGROUPS/ACCESS-TO-HEALTHY-FOODS/
BUILT ENVIRONMENT CHAIR: Leesa Freasier WEBPAGE: ARKANSASOBESITY.ORG/WORKGROUPS/BUILT-ENVIRONMENT/
ArCOP WORKGROUP TEAMS EARLY CHILDHOOD & SCHOOLS CO-CHAIRS: Taniesha Richardson WEBPAGE: ARKANSASOBESITY.ORG/WORKGROUPS/EARLY-CHILDHOOD-AND-SCHOOLS/
HEALTH CARE CHAIR: Joy Rockenbach WEBPAGE: ARKANSASOBESITY.ORG/WORKGROUPS/HEALTH-CARE/
WORKSITE WELLNESS CO-CHAIRS: Katrina Betancourt & Treg Long WEBPAGE: ARKANSASOBESITY.ORG/WORKGROUPS/WORKSITE/
SUMMIT ROSTER HOW TO IMPLEMENT COOKING MATTERS PROGRAMS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
HOW TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SCHOOL & COMMUNITY HEALTHIER
HOW TO LEAD WALKABILITY AUDITS
HOW TO MAKE YOUR WORKSITE HEALTHIER
STAKEHOLDERS GUIDE Below are some folk, in no particular order, who—if you haven’t already—you may want to invite to your team!
PLANNING GUIDE When working on your community’s health & wellness, consider the big picture of your project. WHAT? WHO?
Quality of Life
School Participation Policy Changes
Quality of Life
FEASIBILITY MATRIX When deciding where to get started, take a moment to plot the feasibility and size of impact of each project your community team is considering.
Feasibility To Get
Size of Impact for Target Need Large
For information on Growing Healthy Communities, contact: Joy Rockenbach, ArCOP Chair | 501-683-3600 | firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Potter Cole, GHC Project Director | 479-981-1343 | email@example.com Web: arkansasobesity.org | Facebook: facebook.com/arkansasobesity | Twitter: @AROBESITY