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LEAP Summit: Prioritizing Indicators & Planning Next Steps

A summit will be held Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (8:30- a.m. Check-in and networking) at the UNCG School of Education Building,

RSVP to LEAP@uncg.edu for directions, parking and accommodations.

Refreshments & lunch will be provided.

A grant leadership team received funding from the Provost’s Office a year ago with a goal for UNCG faculty, students and community stakeholders to collaboratively engage with a broad array of community-serving organizations to develop common goals and common measures, and to promote, evaluate, and implement best practices for improving Lifetime Eating and Physical Activity Practices in children (LEAP Forward). One of our culminating events is this summit for UNCG researchers, students and community agencies to come together for half of a day to discuss the data we have collected thus far as well as the next steps in our plan to improve the health of Guilford County residents. This event will highlight the academic-community partnerships established and maintained through this work.

What is the goal of LEAP? To improve the Lifetime Eating and physical Activity Practices of individuals and families in Guilford County. What is LEAP doing? Working with you and others to measure healthy eating and physical activity in Guilford County so that we can better understand opportunities for improvement. Why worry about indicators and measures? “You can’t change what you don’t know about.” Guilford County is program rich, yet challenged by data gaps related to timely, detailed, and accurate information about the health of our residents. Good data helps us set goals and track progress. Why is UNCG involved? UNCG seeks to transform health and wellness and involve university students and researchers in building more vibrant communities. Building on a series of community meetings co-hosted with Cone Health, a team of UNCG researchers received funds from UNCG to help advance these goals.

Full information is at https://communityengagement.uncg.edu/leap/