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Aug. 30 Webinar Focuses on Health Behavior Theory to Practice

August 10, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ask any health professional: Informing people about healthy behaviors is one thing. Encouraging them to adopt healthy behaviors is another.

That's why faculty and staff from Ohio State University Extension, Ohio State's College of Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health are teaming up in a webinar on Aug. 30.

The "Health Behavior Theory and Practice Webinar" will take place 3:30 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar will focus on state-of-the-art health behavior theories and how to apply them in public health, Extension education and health care practice.

The cost is $5, or $30 for professionals who wish to earn professional development credits. To register, go to

The agenda includes:

  • Formal versus informal theory.
  • What influences behavior?
  • Introduction to theories associated with intrapersonal, interpersonal and community levels.
  • Applying theoretical constructs to a program seeking to change a health behavior.
  • Panel discussion on putting theory to work in communities and organizations and with individuals.

The feature presenter is Randi Love, associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, College of Public Health. Panel members are Dan Remley, OSU Extension's field specialist in Food, Nutrition and Wellness; Ana Claudia Zubieta, director of the Family Nutrition Program for OSU Extension; Gail Kaye, assistant professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion; and Ann Weidenbenner, manager of the Primary Prevention Section and Creating Healthy Communities Program, Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Healthy Ohio.

Martha Filipic
Dan Remley