Events Calendar

Future Events

  • Andy Beck Headshot

    October Seminar: Moving Upstream to Identify and Act on Environmental Drivers of Inequities in Child Asthma and Overall Child Health

    Event Date: October 27th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH - Cincinnati Children’s & University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics

    Topic: Learn more about the known and persistent equity gaps in child health outcomes, and how children’s hospitals (in partnership with patients, families, and communities) can help to narrow those gaps by improving outcomes in equitable ways. Also, get a peek at Cincinnati Children’s asthma improvement efforts and ways in which these efforts have extended to other conditions, including COVID-19, via the hospital’s Community Health Initiative.

  • Darcy Freedman New Headshot

    November Seminar: Ohio COVID-19 Child Care Study: Lessons for Reducing the Spread and Impact of COVID-19 among Young Children

    Event Date: November 17th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health, Case Western Reserve University

    Topic: Learn about the findings from a study of child care programs throughout Ohio highlighting opportunities and challenges to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in congregate care environments and the impacts of the pandemic on children, families, and professionals working within child care programs.

    Register for the seminar HERE.

Past Events

  • Aparna Bole headshot

    September Seminar: What's Good for the Planet is Good for Patients: Hot Topics in Pediatric Environmental Health Advocacy

    Event Date: September 22nd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Presenter: Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP - UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Topic: Learn about efforts to build close partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders to enhance the well-being of patients and families at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals, while supporting innovation in women’s and pediatric primary care delivery particularly at the intersection between environmental sustainability and pediatric public health.

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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

    Attendees learned about factors associated with elevated dietary inflammation among SNAP utilizers in a low-income, urban setting.


  • Environmental health and sustainability

    July Seminar: Understanding Food Systems from a Life Cycle Perspective

    Event Date: July 27th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

    Attendees learned 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. 

    A recording of the presentation is available HERE.

    Check out these resources to learn more about Dr. Lee's work and research interests:

  • Policy & Program Planning Skills - Mobilizing the Community to Dismantle Racism

    Event Date: July 14th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Attendees learned about the approach that First Year Cleveland is taking to address the impact of racism on infant and maternal mortality, and how the City of Cleveland declared racism as a "public health crisis".

    Presented by Katrice Cain, MA (Racial Disparities Program Director, First Year Cleveland)

    To prepare for the presentation, the following literature was suggested:

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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, MUPDD - Swetland Center for Environmental Health & Amanda Obsorne, MA - Ohio State University Extension (Cuyahoga County)

    Attendees learned about the Produce Perks Midwest program's positive impact on the food system throughout Cleveland in 2019, including an overview of the WIC Perks program and how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was restructured to ensure healthy food access for individuals most affected by COVID-19.

  • Photo of Rocks in a River

    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:

  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills - Community Partner Panel

    Event Date: June 9th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Attendees learned about the importance of collaborative partnerships with community members, local organizations, and schools.

    Panelists included:

  • 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!

  • 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!