SNAP-Ed Webinar 8: Recording of "Building Healthier Communities Through Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change" (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

13 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 10. 2018.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, FACHE is a consultant to both the Task Force for Global Health and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors on non-communicable disease. She is an adjunct associate professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory and at Health Policy and Management at the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. Previously, she was the chief policy officer and chronic disease prevention director for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), where she led policy development and evaluation activities for the agency focused health behavior and systems of prevention. She has nearly 20 years of experience in public health practice, public health law, and health policy.  Before joining DPH, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a health scientist and in other policy and strategy roles in state government. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe some of the ways that policy, systems, and environmental change can be a lever to improve community health, particularly among low SES population
  • Determine best practices for implementing policy, systems, and environmental change in community settings
  • Formulate a plan to put to put policy, systems, and environmental change strategies into action in a SNAP-ED intervention in Georgia
  • Appraise the relative advantages and disadvantages of their chosen approaches or plans to put policy, systems, and environmental change concepts into action
  • List the additional resources and tools needed to successfully carry out policy, systems, and environmental change


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

SNAP-Ed Webinar 8: Recording of "Building Healthier Communities Through Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change" (On-demand webinar)
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