February 20, 2013
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Public Health
The California Medical Association Foundation will present a webinar February 26 for physicians interested in lacing up their sneakers and launching successful walking events in their communities. Called the “Walk with a Doc” program, it pairs doctors and patients to improve health and fitness by walking.
Walk with a Doc is a national program that currently has events in 12 states. It was founded in 2005 by Davis Sabgir, M.D., an Ohio cardiologist. The success of the project centers on the reputation that doctors have in disease prevention and weight reduction and the fact that walking is a low impact way to start exercising.
Sacramento, Fresno and Humboldt counties already have active Walk with a Doc programs sponsored by the county medical associations.
The webinar will describe in detail the history, goals and guidelines of the program. It will give interested parties the opportunity to discuss the tools needed to start their own program and to hear testimonies of successful programs across the state. The one hour webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 12 to 1 p.m.
To register, click here.
Contact: Leslie Barron, (916) 779-6630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.