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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2012

Innovation Fund Information Webinar - July

This informational webinar will provide details about the Innovation Fund application process. The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grant making initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand healthy food access in low-income communities and communities of color in order to...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2012

Innovation Fund Information Webinar - June

This informational webinar will provide details about the Innovation Fund application process. The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grant making initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand healthy food access in low-income communities and communities of color in order to...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2011

Convergence Partnership Theory of Change Webinar

The Convergence Partnership catalyzes investments and action with a high aim—to create transformational change to achieve its vision of Healthy People, Healthy Places.

A theory of change describes the process of the transformation. This webinar will provide an overview of the Partnership’s theory of change and illustrate the destinations of progress and the route to travel on the way to...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2011

Let's Move And Convergence Web Learning Session

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation by creating a healthy start for children; empowering parents and caregivers; providing healthy food in schools; improving access to healthy, affordable foods; and increasing physical activity. This webinar is an opportunity to learn about the Let’s...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

The Art And Science Of Evaluation: Sound Methods For Assessing Policy And Environmental Change

The majority of efforts to improve health focus on healthcare and programmatic and educational strategies. Yet, environmental and policy changes can create long-term sustainable opportunities for health. In the past several years, advocates from multiple fields across the country are implementing innovative projects to foster policy and environmental changes that help create healthy places...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

Talking About Healthy People In Healthy Places: Linking Values To Policy And Environmental Change

Creating healthy places where people can be healthy requires broad-based policy and environmental change. Developing these changes requires effective communication with others about the importance of healthy, equitable communities. Social science research demonstrates specific techniques for successfully conveying messages. For example, for most people in the U.S., the starting point for...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

A Path From Hope To Change: Implementing Equity-Focused Principles And Strategies

"Equity: Just and fair inclusion. An equitable society is one in which all can participate and prosper. The goals of equity must be to create conditions that allow all to reach their full potential. In short, equity creates a path from hope to change." - Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink. Creating healthy places is critical to improving the overall health of Americans. Our neighborhoods must...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

Successful Partnerships: Strategies For Multi-Field And Cross-Sector Collaborations

Health and place are inextricably linked. People are healthy when the places they live in support health. But the systems that shape communities and health are complex, from how food is grown, processed, distributed, and sold to how neighborhoods are built to the transportation systems that serve them. Creating healthy, equitable communities requires the broad expertise and influence of...

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Webinars | Convergence Partnership | 2010

Utilizing Environmental And Policy Change Strategies

People thrive when they earn living wages and live in communities with parks and playgrounds, grocery stores selling nutritious food, and neighbors who know one another. Without a healthy environment, people are more likely to suffer from obesity or one of the many chronic diseases plaguing the United States: diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Preventing disease and creating healthy...

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