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Taking the Next Step: A County Public Health Director Helps Create an Active Community

Peter Browning, the Director of Public Health for the Skagit County Health Department, will present on April 7, 2011 at Gould Hall, room 435, at the University of Washington from 3:30–5:00 p.m.

March 25, 2011

Everyone knows that inactivity sets a pattern that includes serious health risks, including obesity and diabetes. That's why opportunities for activity and fitness are increasingly important within communities. Peter Browning, the Director of Public Health for the Skagit County Health Department, has been working to provide opportunities for activity for Skagit county residents for the past 14 years.

Browning will be giving a presentation, "Taking the Next Step: A County Public Health Director Helps Create an Active Community," on Thursday, April 7th at Gould Hall, room 435, at the University of Washington from 3:30–5:00 p.m.

This presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Healthy Places Research Group. The Healthy Places Research Group is a joint effort of NWCPHP and the University of Washington's Department of Urban Design and Planning. This group welcomes public health and planning researchers, students, practitioners, faculty and others interested in exploring the relationship between the built environment and the health of communities. The presentation will be followed by open discussion.

Browning has been the Director of Public Health for the Skagit County Health Department for 15 years. He has worked in public health in different capacities since 1985. He has worked extensively in the area of behavior change and his passion for the past 14 years has been increasing opportunities for activity and fitness for Skagit County residents.

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