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Dr. Charles Homer, co-founder and president of NICHQ, will speak at the Schweitzer Leadership Conference on Nov. 3.

We’re pleased to announce an addition to our Schweitzer Leadership Conference speaker lineup: Dr. Charles Homer, co-founder, president, and CEO of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ).

Homer will speak on approaches to addressing childhood obesity, focusing on ways in which community-based teams have successfully deployed the 5-2-1-0 health promotion message:

•    Eat five fruits or vegetables per day,
•    Limit screen time (TVs, computers) to two hours or less per day,
•    Get one hour or more of physical activity per day, and
•    Drink zero sugar-sweetened beverages per day.

Click here to read an interview with Homer in the June 2012 issue of Childhood Obesity.

Homer co-founded NICHQ—an independent quality improvement organization dedicated to achieving a world in which all children receive the high quality healthcare they need—in 1999. He was a member of the third US Preventive Services Task Force from 2000-2002 and served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Quality Improvement from 1999-2001. He is a member of the Expert Panel on Performance Measurement reporting to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Quality and Cost Council.

In addition to Homer, expert faculty—including Dr. Sanjiv Chopra (Author, Leadership by Example), Dr. Adewale Troutman (President-Elect, American Public Health Association), Dr. Donald L. Weaver (Chief Medical Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers), and Donna Latson Gittens (Founder and Principal, MORE Advertising, a causemedia company)—will equip Schweitzer Leadership Conference  participants with new strategies and skills for effective leadership in today’s particular social, economic, technological, and political environment.

Taking place on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 in Cambridge, MA, the conference is an unparalleled opportunity for emerging and established health professionals to learn from strategic and innovative leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy.

Visit www.schweitzerfellowship.org/conference for full details (including conference location, schedule, speakers & sessions, sponsorship opportunities, and lodging). CLICK HERE to register today. Student and member rates are available.