Events Calendar

Future Events

  • FreshLink Ambassadors at NUFM

    Growing Your Grassroots: Employing Local Community Leaders for SNAP & Incentive Outreach

    Event Date: June 5th 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Interested in engaging community members with outreach, promotion, and education for your market’s nutrition incentive program? Experts will present on two different community outreach programs: FreshLink Ambassadors and Food Navigators that employ community members to spread the word about how to access fresh, healthy, locally grown food. Join us as we participate in this webinar that is hosted by the National Farmers' Market Coalition to learn more about both of these programs!

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    A conversation on Green Space, Health and Well Being

    Event Date: June 9th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    In public health, we have long recognized that green space is good for the mind, body, and soul but how often have we looked at what the research actually says about the impacts of green space on health? What are the benefits? What are the risks? and Where should we be conducting additional research to better understand this topic?

    Join us as we share findings from our synthesis of Systematic Reviews looking at the impact that green space has on various health outcomes.

    Presenters Include:

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    Produce Perks Midwest

    June Seminar: Ohio Produce Perks Statewide Evaluation

    Event Date: June 23rd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenters: Lauren Vargo, MUPD - Swetland Center for Environmental Health & Amanda Obsorne, MA - Ohio State University Extension

    Topic: Learn about the Produce Perks Midwest program and how it positively impacted the food system throughout Cleveland in 2019.

    Access via Zoom - HERE (please note a Zoom account is required). To create a free Zoom account, visit

  • Environmental health and sustainability

    July Seminar: Understanding Food Systems from a Life Cycle Perspective

    Event Date: July 28th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Eun Kyung Lee, PhD - Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    Topic: Learn more about the environmental impacts associated with crop production in the U.S. Midwest, as well as respiratory effects associated with residential proximity to biorefineries in New York State. 

    Please check back for the seminar location.

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    August Seminar: Dietary Inflammation Index (DII) among SNAP Utilizers

    Event Date: August 25th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Tim Ciesielski, ScD, MD, MPH - Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    Topic: Learn about factors associated with elevated dietary inflammation among SNAP utilizers in a low-income, urban setting.

    Please check back for the seminar location.

Past Events

  • Logo for Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition

    COVID-19 and Food Policy in Greater Cleveland Virtual Convening

    Event Date: May 29th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Nearly 100 attendees joined a lively conversation among local heroes working on the frontlines of our food system.  Resources on how to take action and a recording of the convening are now available!
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    May Seminar: Participatory Modeling in Community-based Research

    Event Date: May 26th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Attendees learned about participatory modeling and stakeholder engagement techniques, and how they can be used to address complex problems. Additional resources and a recording of the presentation are available!
  • Earth Day Town Hall

    An Epicenter of Change: Earth Day in Cleveland 50 Years Later

    Event Date: April 22nd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join with others from the Cleveland area in marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with this digital town hall gathering. Senator Sherrod Brown and others will address the multiple, intertwined crises faced today with the pandemic, societal inequities, and climate change. Cleveland was an epicenter of change 50 years ago when the response to the Cuyahoga River catching fire played a central role in igniting a nationwide movement that led to the first Earth Day, the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the passing of the Clean Water Act.

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    March Co-Convening: Environmental Health and the Law

    Event Date: March 27th 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    MODIFIED - This event has been modified due to Case Western Reserve University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students.

    This one-day interdisciplinary conference featured national environmental law and policy experts as they engaged in robust discussion about current regulatory structures and institutions well-suited to safeguard human health from environmental threats (i.e., air, water, and soil pollutants).

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    February Seminar: Time Management Part 2

    Event Date: February 26th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: BioEnterprise Building (11000 Cedar Avenue), Basement Floor Conference Room

    Presented By: Kimberly Justice, CWRU Office of Professional Development

    Topic: This seminar is part two of a time management series from October 2019 and will be covering how to improve staff meetings, delegation, and improving team time and communication.

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    November: Time Management Part 1

    Event Date: November 20th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Location: BioEnterprise Building (11000 Cedar Avenue), Basement Floor Conference Room

    Presented By: Kimberly Justice, CWRU Office of Professional Development

    Topic: Meetings, Curbing Interruptions, and Procrastination