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Reminder: Signs of Progress Webcast


After decades of increases in rates of childhood obesity, several cities and states across the country have reported that their rates have declined. So how did they do it?

You’re invited to join the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for an engaging conversation with leaders from the places showing signs of progress to learn more about what’s working — and how you can implement some of these initiatives in your own work!

Click here to check out a free webcast of the July 9 event, happening at the National Capital Y in Washington, D.C.

“Signs of Progress: What’s Working to Reduce Childhood Obesity?” will be hosted by Voices for Healthy Kids, a new collaboration between RWJF and AHA focused on changing local, state and federal policies to help children and adolescents eat healthier foods and be more active.

The event will be moderated by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF’s president and CEO. New York City Health Commissioner Tom Farley and Mayor Chip Johnson of Hernando, Miss., are scheduled to serve as keynote speakers.

Opening remarks are slated to kickoff at 9 a.m. ET. Be sure to tune in!

And if you are in the D.C. area, there’s still time to register to attend the event in person!