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Meet the CHAP Summer Undergraduate Fellows of 2017

At the end of June 2017, the Fellows in the Child Heath Assessment in the Pacific (CHAP) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program traveled to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for an intensive 10-day, hands-on training in anthropometric and dietary assessment methods for children. The Fellows worked together in small groups to master these techniques at […]

CHL Teams Pushing Hard to Wrap Main Project Up

CHL PACIFIC REGION-WIDE.   Snow in Alaska, Typhoon Soudelor in the CNMI – and yet, CHL teams persist in setting up the foundation for a healthier generation of children in our region.  We all agree, it matters.   One of the ways we are “showing” better practices, is through video as seen in the cover […]

CHL Teams and CHL Coordinating Center Collect and Validate Regional Data

HONOLULU, HI.   Data is the name of the game as CHL heads the last 7 months of this 5-year project.  Data collection is critical to getting baseline numbers as well as impact measurements.  All teams are working hard to collect and enter data in their home location, and then the CHL Coordinating Center in at […]

CHL Team and TASA role models receive WHO Healthy Islands Recognition 2015 award!

SAIPAN, CNMI.  In Chamorro culture, the latte stone has come to symbolize the strength, vitality, and perseverance of the Chamorro people. The top of the latte stone, described as a hemispheric cup, is called “tasa”; literally meaning “cup” in Chamorro. Today, the word “tasa” is also used to describe a group of “can-do”, volunteer residents […]

CHL-connected communities taking more and more ownership

MANGILAO, GUAM.  Change happens on the personal level or the community level when a group of people step forward and take on the responsibility.  This large photo is from the final night of CHL-Guam’s Health Weight Initiative.  In this newest edition of the CHL Newsbrief we highlight work being done at the community level in Guam […]

Meet CHL’s External Advisory Committee & Annual Meeting in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA.  We are extremely fortunate to have engaged committed External Advisors to the CHL Program who have extraordinary experience in obesity prevention from a comprehensive range of complementary perspectives. Dr. Boyd Swinburn, from the University of Auckland, has led community based obesity prevention trials in the South Pacific, and is Co-Director of […]