Web Forum

Let’s Get Healthy with HBO’s ‘The Weight of the Nation’
Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific

Did you know…

For the first time in history, American children could have a shorter life span than their parents? The cause: obesity.

As healthcare workers, we can change that if we act now.

Take the first step. Join SEIU-UHW and Kaiser Permanente for a Web Forum on Thursday, July 12 from 11:30am-12:30pm to learn what we can do to fight the obesity epidemic, and watch a 10-minute version of HBO’s new documentary, The Weight of the Nation.

The Weight of the Nation project is one part of SEIU-UHW members' "Let’s Get Healthy California" program - our statewide campaign to tackle obesity and other chronic diseases.

Together we can take on obesity and support healthy living where we live, learn, work, and play.

Weight of the Nation™ is a licensed trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of this trademark is not an endorsement by HHS or CDC of a particular company or organization.





    Tyler Norris, MDiv
    Vice President
    Total Health Partnerships
    Kaiser Permanente
    Advancing the Movement &
    The Community Commons
    Oakland, CA

    Tyler Norris, MDivTyler is a long-time social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, governments, NGO's and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. He brings three decades of experience in service to the public, private, non-profit and civic sectors - including work with over 350 communities and organizations in the United States and internationally. Tyler is the Board Chair of IP3 (powering the nation’s leading determinants of health data & learning systems), and after 9 years of working with KP as a contractor, recently joined Kaiser Permanente’s leadership team full time. (www.kp.org/thrive and www.communitycommons.org)

    Dave Regan
    Oakland, CA

    Dave ReganDave Regan is president of SEIU United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), a union that represents more than 150,000 healthcare workers in California. He also is a vice president of the 2.2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU). (www.seiu-uhw.org/archives/5939)


    Gayle MillerGayle Miller
    Pathology Clerk
    Roseville, CA

    Holly Craft-MorenoHolly Craft-Moreno
    Medical Assistant
    Panorama City, CA

    Holly Craft-MorenoNancy Anderson
    Licensed Vocational Nurse
    Sacramento, CA


    Hortencia Armendáriz
    Northern California Director
    Kaiser Permanente Division
    Oakland, CA


The following documents are PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations and are intended to be used for reference only.


The following websites provide important background information that can enhance the Web Forum experience.

HBO: The Weight of the Nation


Why Obesity Is Important to the Latino Community
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Por Qué Es Importante la Obesidad para la Comunidad Latina
Martes, 16 de abril, 2013

Let’s Get Healthy with HBO’s ‘The Weight of the Nation
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Acting on the Weight of the Nation
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Taking on the Weight of the Nation
Tuesday, May 1, 2012


The organizations listed below have come together to sponsor this important effort:

Public Health Institute Logo Kaiser Permanente SEIU

Public Health Institute

Kaiser Permanente