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Join CMA's Sugary Drinks: Using Grassroots Advocacy to Reduce Consumption Webinar

Webinar | February 28, 2018 | 12:15pm - 01:15pm

Host Organization:

California Medical Association


CMA Member Resource Center
(800) 786-4262

Sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) remain the leading source of added sugars in the American diet for both children and adults. Higher consumption of SSBs is associated with increased obesity and chronic disease risk, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In fact, for each additional 12-ounce soda children consume each day, the odds of becoming obese increase by 60 percent.

Several local California cities and counties have taken the lead to pass policies aimed at reducing consumption of sugary beverages, often with the help of health care providers who can use their expertise and respected voices to improve the health of their communities.

In partnership with the California Department of Public Health and UC San Francisco’s Champion Provider Fellowship, we are pleased to offer this webinar that will discuss how communities are working to pass and implement prevention interventions aimed at reducing sugary beverage consumption and how clinicians can lend their voice during the phases of these local campaigns. This webinar is free to everyone.

Featured Presenter:

Flojaune G. Cofer, Ph.D., MPH, is an epidemiologist who serves as the Director of State Policy and Research for Public Health Advocates. The mission of Public Health Advocates is to promote health equity by helping cities, counties, and schools become places that nurture health and wellbeing for everyone. Her professional interest is conducting translational research to influence and address emerging and persistent public health challenges through policy.

Prior to joining Public Health Advocates, for six years she led the preconception health initiative as a contractor for the California Department of Public Health. Cofer received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Women's Studies from Spelman College. Her public health training in reproductive and women’s health was at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, where she earned her MPH and doctorate in epidemiology.


The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP370, for 1 contact hours


None of the faculty or planners for this CME activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

There was no commercial support provided for this activity.

Webinar Notice: Please register at least one hour before the webinar. If you do not register an hour before the webinar start time, we cannot guarantee your attendance. Questions: 800-786-4CMA (4262)

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