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Welcome to the 2014 Rural Health Association of Oklahoma Annual Conference! Enjoy your time at the conference and be sure to visit with the exhibitors & sponsors. Follow the conference on Twitter by using the #rhao14 hastag. WiFi access provided by Rural Community Hospitals of America, LLC. WiFi Username: Norman; WiFi Password: Norman5
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Wednesday, September 17 • 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Partnering to Decrease Obesity and Tobacco Morbidity in the State of Oklahoma

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Session Description
The Center for Advancement of Wellness (The Center) located in the Oklahoma State Department of Health has recently restructured to form a technical assistance center, focused on reducing Obesity and Tobacco morbidity by concentrating on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco Use Prevention strategies throughout the state. The Center offers a variety of services serving multiple sectors including: Health Care Systems, Family Health, Schools, Worksites, Community and Places of Entertainment. The Center also has content focused specialists in physical activity, nutrition, obesity reduction, cessation, clean indoor air and tobacco use prevention as well as strategic planning, data and surveillance, evaluation and training. The presenters aim to lay out the variety of ways we can partner with participants to provide support to help achieve their outcomes.


Julie Dearing, MS

Julie Dearing currently works for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in the Center for the Advancement of Wellness as the Wellness Systems Manager. Her position focuses on providing consultation and technical assistance in areas such as: environmental strategies, policy development, and systems change across various sectors to reduce obesity and tobacco use prevalence across the state. Ms. Dearing held an adjunct position at the... Read More →

Jon Friedl

Jon Friedl currently works for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in the Center for the Advancement of Wellness as the Interim Director. He has done work with promoting physical activity and preventing for more than a decade in a variety of different sectors. He has extensive experience working in corporate wellness with multiple large corporations. Mr. Friedl has instructed yearlong physical activity courses for pre-school children and... Read More →

Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Boomer Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

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