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What we eat profoundly impacts the health of individuals, our communities, and the environment. Obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, childhood cancer and other chronic diseases are the costly consequences of our current consumption patterns, both in terms of human well-being and healthcare expenditures. The present model of clinical education does not place emphasis on a prevention based approach and excludes a thorough understanding of the impact of our food system on human health.
The Food Matters training for physicians, nurses, dietitians and other maternal/child healthcare professionals will review the obesity and western disease epidemic and links to the current science around exposures to environmental toxicants within our food system and the impacts of these exposures on pediatric, reproductive and ecological health. The Food Matters program is a comprehensive package to encourage hospitals and healthcare professionals to become leaders and advocates for a food system that promotes public and environmental health.
When: Friday, December 2nd, 2011, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, Aceh Room (45 SW Ankeny Street Portland, Oregon 97204)
Registration: $50/professional, $30/student (includes sustainable lunch)
Developed by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health Care Without Harm, San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility, and University of California's San Francisco's Program on Reproductive Health and Environment.
Jointly Sponsored by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and Northwest Permanente, Department of Clinical & Leadership Education.
At the conclusion of this activity the learner will be able to:
This activity has been planned and implemented through the joint sponsorship of The Northwest Permanante (NWP) Department of Clinical and Leadership Education (CLE), Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. NWP CLE, accredited by the Oregon Medical Association, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education Credit Pending
Northwest Permanente asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of continuing medical education activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to participants.Northwest Permanente Department of Clinical and Leadership Education has procedures to resolve any apparent conflict of interest. All information is provided for educational purposes only.
To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please notify Emma Sirois in writing as soon as possible.
This one-year pilot program aimed to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate training resource guide, complete with several trainer tools as well as fact-sheets and case studies about environmental health for staff of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the Migrant and Seasonal Health Clinics. Read more »
It is now believed that at least 60% of cancer deaths could be prevent through modification of personal behaviors, such as smoking cessation, dietary changes, and reducing sun exposure. Another significant cause of cancer is exposure to carcinogens in the environment--exposures that could be prevent by society, but over which the individual often has little control. Read more »
Our mechanized, pesticide-rich, fertilizer-driven food production system has a significant impact on our exposure to toxic chemicals. From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »