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USC PRC Symposium on July 27: Implementing and Sustaining Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in Faith-based Settings

July 3, 2017

What?        Implementing and Sustaining Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in Faith-based Settings

When?       Thursday, July 27, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Where?      USC Public Health Research Center Auditorium (1st floor), 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

The USC Prevention Research Center invites to you attend a symposium that will examine factors related to putting faith-based, evidence-based programs into practice, using the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program as a model. FAN is a combined physical activity and dietary program, previously found to be effective, that seeks to help churches create a healthy church environment that supports physical activity and healthy eating. This event is free and open to the public.

Symposium Overview
Faith-based programs can play a vital role in extending the reach of public health efforts. The 2017 symposium will examine factors related to putting faith-based, evidence-based programs into practice, using the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program as a model. FAN is a combined physical activity and dietary program, previously found to be effective, that seeks to help churches create a healthy church environment that supports physical activity and healthy eating. The symposium will provide an overview of core program elements and insights from faith-based partners who have implemented the program in South Carolina churches. Partners will share strategies for tailoring the program for local churches, keys to success, barriers to implementation, and discuss planning for sustainability. FAN is indexed in the National Cancer Institute’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).

Speakers
Sara Wilcox, PhD; Professor, Department of Exercise Science & Director, Prevention Research Center
Faith-based partners from St. John Baptist Church (Anderson Quarry), Winnsboro, SC and First United Methodist Church, Winnsboro, SC


Parking (City of Columbia rates apply) is available nearby via metered spaces and in the Discovery Plaza (821 Park St.) and City of Columbia (1007 Park Street) garages (rates may vary).

Registration is available by phone by contacting Deborah Kinnard at (803-777-6292) or email (kinnardd@mailbox.sc.edu). Follow the link to register online via Eventbrite: PRC Symposium Registration

USC PRC Symposium Flyer [pdf]

The PRC is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion by Cooperative Agreement Number U48DP005000. If you require special accommodations, please call 803-777-4253. The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity institution.