Promoting Sodium Reduction and Increasing Physical Activity: June 28

Time: 10:00 AM


10:00-11:00 a.m.


There is no cost to register. Funding for this program was provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (CDC-DP13-130504PPHF16).

Continuing Education
Continuing education contact/clock hours will be provided by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Continuing education credits are available for:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Counselors—Professional/Clinical
  • Dentists/Dental Hygienists
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Nurses (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers

Register Online

This webinar will provide information about methods for reducing sodium and increasing physical activity. Southern Illinois Healthcare will discuss its wellness program and approaches for encouraging physical activity. In addition, the Cook County Department of Public Health will share strategies used in the #breakupwithsalt campaign. The statewide social media campaign was launched in conjunction with World Salt Awareness Week to highlight the connection between sodium and chronic diseases, and the health benefits of reducing sodium. It was led by public information officers from the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium’s Communications Committee, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the American Heart Association’s Chicago and Springfield offices.


Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to promote sodium reduction.
  • Review the importance of physical activity.
  • Use resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage physical activity in the workplace and sodium reduction.
  • Discuss strategies to increase physical activity.

Who this is for

Healthcare providers, health and wellness educators, and human resources and community relations directors.


Kimberley Conrad Junius, MFA, CCPH, Public Information Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health
Kimberley Conrad Junius is a seasoned public health leader with 25 years’ experience. Kim is the public information officer at the Cook County Department of Public Health, where she has worked for the past 14 years. She is a certified communicator in public health (CCPH) and has degrees in journalism and graphic design. Kim is a board member for the National Public Health Information Coalition and past chair of the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium’s Communications Committee.

Sara Kaiser, RDN, LDN, CDE, Wellness Coordinator, Southern Illinois Healthcare
Sara Kaiser is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. Her experience includes roles as a yoga instructor, clinical dietitian and health and wellness coach. She currently serves as wellness coordinator for the employee wellness program at Southern Illinois Healthcare.

Abby Radcliffe, Director, Small and Rural Hospital Constituency Section, Illinois Health and Hospital Association
Abby Radcliffe has worked at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association for eleven years, during which time she has worked with small and rural hospitals and overseen several grants, including the sodium reduction grant. Abby graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in speech communication and graduated with a master’s in speech communication from Miami University.