MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Masters
in Public Health Program Launches Lecture Series with Oct. 25 Talk
on Childhood Obesity in N.H.
Contact: Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 12, 2005
What: “Addressing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic in
N.H.: Results of the Initial Impact”
Inaugural lecture of the UNH Masters of Public Health Grand Rounds
Lecture Series, lectures on burgeoning public health issues for
the state’s public health community.
When: Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where: UNH Manchester Auditorium, 400 Commercial St., Manchester,
Who: Tamara Martin, chairperson of the Health Schools Coalition
and research assistant professor.
Background: The University of New Hampshire’s Masters
in Public Health Program has launched a series of lectures on burgeoning
public health issues aimed at providing the state’s public
health professionals with timely information, networking opportunities,
and links to public health research from UNH.
In this first lecture, Tamara Martin, chair of the New Hampshire
Healthy Schools Coalition and UNH research assistant professor,
will describe the coalition’s action plan to address the childhood
obesity epidemic in New Hampshire. Martin will present results from
initial interventions taking place in New Hampshire public schools
and will share resources that can be used to address childhood obesity
in schools, families, and communities.
For more information: http://www.shhs.unh.edu/hmp/hmp_cont_ed.html.
Editors, news directors, reporters: You are invited to cover
this lecture or the Grand Rounds Lecture Series, which will continue
throughout the 2005-2006 academic year. Please contact Beth Potier