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Virtual Faithful Families Implementation
Lauren Morris, Regional Nutrition Education Associate for EFNEP and Steps to Health (NC State’s SNAP-Ed program), and EB Odom, Family & Consumer Science Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Northampton County, NC share their experiences with implementing a virtual/hybrid Faithful Families program in partnership with a local coalition of churches focused on faith and health. The program brought together several area churches and was a successful collaborative effort between educators, coalition partners, lay leadership, and faith community members who were able to take important health information back to their congregations and build momentum for policy, systems, and environmental change within their own communities of faith.
Communities Moving Together: Conducting Walk Audits with SNAP-Education
Faithful Families Thriving Communities and Steps to Health, NC State University’s SNAP-ED program, introduce Communities Moving Together: A Guide to Facilitating Community-led Walk Audits, share tips for planning and conducting walk audits, outline benefits and impacts of empowering communities to take on this work for built environment changes to support health, and share success stories for walk audits conducted in NC communities. Breyana Davis, Food and Built Environments Associate with the Steps to Health team and Lauren Morris, R.D., Regional Nutrition Education Associate for Steps to Health and EFNEP join to talk about the importance of walkability in communities and the multi-layered impacts that walk audits can have.
Implementing a Virtual Faithful Families Program During a Pandemic
Viola Barnes Gray, Ready Communities Coordinator; Emily Haley, Community Collaborative Director; Donia Simmons, Ready Communities Specialist/Faithful Families Facilitator; Gwendolyn Shaw, Faithful Families Consultant/Facilitator; Lady Lisa Whitley, Lay Leader at St. Hope Baptist Church, Spring Hope, NC and Sonja Person, Lay Leader at Bunn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, NC share the strategies they used to pivot their programming to a virtual format, along with the challenges they have faced, lessons learned, and successes they have achieved along the way. We look forward to the opportunity to learn from one another and share as we all continue to think of creative ways to engage our communities and support one another during this time.
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Extending Faithful Families with Peer Support: A Feasibility Study
Dr. Cherie Conley conducted feasibility research in three North Carolina counties on a peer support component to Faithful Families. In this webinar, learn about her study and think about how you can adopt some peer support components to your Faithful Families programming.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security, Physical Activity, and Health Webinar Series
In partnership with many local partners and Cooperative Extension agents, who distributed the survey across the state, NC State University researchers carried out a COVID-19 Food Security and Health Behaviors Survey this spring. We are excited to share the important preliminary results of this survey, which can help to inform next steps in planning a public health system response to this crisis, particularly related to access to food and physical activity.
In this three part webinar series, we discuss findings from the survey as well as local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar 1: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Health Behavior in NC
Presenter: Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, NC State University
Webinar 2: Leveraging Community Organizations to Support Physical Activity During COVID-19
Presenters: Jason Bocarro, Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, NC State; Breyana Davis, Food & Built Environments Extension Associate, Steps to Health, NC State; Lauren Morris, Nutrition Educator, Steps to Health, NC State; Annie Hardison-Moody, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences, NC State; Kim Eshleman, Special Projects Manager, NC State
Webinar 3: Food Security Resources During COVID-19
Presenters: Annie Hardison-Moody, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences, NC State; Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences, NC State; Sarah Ware, Area Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, Jones County Cooperative Extension; Nicky Ulrich, Local Foods Coordinator, Wake County Cooperative Extension; Breyana Davis, Food & Built Environments Extension Associate, Steps to Health, NC State
Connecting with Food Pantries to Support Health and Local Foods
This webinar, offered by members of the NC State Extension Local Foods Program Team, Food Pantry/Food Bank Working Group, will provide some strategies to help participants engage with food pantries around health and local foods. This will include an introduction to new food pantry mini-lessons that can be offered at food pantries to introduce healthy cooking and local foods topics. Additionally, strategies to help food pantries promote healthy foods through procurement and client-choice models will be discussed.
Healthy Food Pantry Toolkit
Faithful Families Disaster Recovery Webinar
Faithful Families Thriving Communities hosted a webinar on how religious communities can respond to disaster recovery needs. The webinar will feature Dr. Sarah Kirby, FCS State Program Leader at NC State University. Dr. Kirby is a Professor, FCS Program Leader, Department Extension Leader and Extension Specialist in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences. She is the State Coordinator for the Healthy Homes Partnership which focuses on improving the health and safety of children and their caregivers in homes by reducing housing hazards that cause injury and disease. Dr. Kirby is actively involved in educational programs related to preparation, response and recovery after natural disasters. She is the program coordinator for MyPI North Carolina, a youth preparedness, leadership and educational outreach program.
Disaster Recovery Resources
Effective Strategies for Building and Sustaining Faith Partnerships for Health Promotion
Faithful Families facilitators and partners will learn effective strategies for identifying, establishing, engaging, and sustaining faith communities for health promotion programs. Reverend James M. Kenady, Faith-Base Program Coordinator for UIC Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion, will share the strategies developed to encourage and support faith-based organizations, faith leaders, and lay leaders around health eating and active living.
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Building Partnerships to Support Faithful Families
Faithful Families facilitators will learn about strategies to engage local partners in their faith-based health promotion work. Facilitators will hear from Lindsay Jorgenson, Project Manager of Health Matters, Erin Carson, Catalyst Coordinator in Halifax County, Ruth Gee, Chairperson of Partners in Faith, and Yvonne Murphy, Health Matters Associate in Edgecombe County.
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Med Instead of Meds: Recipe Adaptations for Faithful Families
Faithful Families facilitators will learn how to adapt and modify Faithful Families recipes for different tastes and audiences, in addition to learning about new resources and recipes from Med Instead of Meds. his webinar will be presented by Zandra Alford, MPH, Extension Associate, Foods and Nutrition at the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences at North Carolina State University and Lorelei Jones, MEd, Extension Associate, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Coordinator with North Carolina State University.
Introduction | Med Instead of Meds| Adapting Curriculum Recipes
Small Steps to Increasing Physical Activity
Faithful Families facilitators will learn about our new Walking Challenge, as well as resources and tools to help promote physical activity in communities of faith. This webinar will be presented by the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health (CCCPH) Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
Clinical and Community Connections for Faithful Families
Faithful Families facilitators will learn about successful programs that are bridging clinical care and faith community support to ensure that people have access to accurate health care information along with a faith community environment that supports better health. This webinar will be presented by Nashon Hornsby, JD, LLM, Chief of Operations with the New Jersey Department of Health.
Social Media: Engaging Faith Communities
Emily Foley, Extension Associate with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offers an overview of best practices for increasing Faithful Families recruitment, retention, and engagement through social media.
Shared Use and Faith Communities
Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody, Faithful Families Director, Anna Stein, Legal Specialist with the Division of Public Health and Travis Greer, Worksite-Faith Coordinator discuss the promotion of physical activity through Faithful Families as well as strategies to encourage faith communities to open up their facilities for “shared use” of physical activity spaces.
Working with Farmers’ Markets to Improve Community Access
Dr. Dara Bloom, Local Foods Extension Specialist, and Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody, Faithful Families Director, share information about a farmers’ market tour program that can be implemented as part of Faithful Families programming. Dr. Bloom also shares strategies to incorporate local foods messaging and programming into your Faithful Families work.
Connecting with Chronic Disease Programs
Sharon R. Jackson, Diabetes Prevention Specialist,Kelly Nordby, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Coordinator and Jenelle Wess, Data Analysis/Nutrition Associate share information about connecting Faithful Families participants with chronic disease prevention and management programs.
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