Salt/Sodium Reduction: Opportunities for Change


There are four sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Salt and Sodium – Sources and Recommendations
  • Section 2: Public Health Imperative
  • Section 3: Campaigns and Actions
  • Section 4: How Can You Use this Knowledge

Intended Audience

Healthcare providers who screen and treat WISEWOMEN patients; Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Medical Assistants and health educators.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identifythe sources of salt/sodium intake
  • Applythe recommendations of salt/sodium intake
  • Discusssalt/sodium reduction efforts as a public health imperative
  • Demonstratethe association between salt/sodium intake and high blood pressure
  • Recognizethe current campaigns and activates accomplished in the United States at local, state and national levels and on other global levels.
  • Predictfuture strategies and actions by local, state, and national level organizations
  • Applythe knowledge gained in this training to their own patients

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2A6. Gathers information that can inform options for policies and services (e.g., secondhand smoking policies, data uses policies, HR policies, immunization programs, food safety programs)
  • 2A7. Describes implications of policies, programs, and services
  • 2A8. Implements policies, programs, and services
  • 2A10. Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services (e.g., outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Terry Meek

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

November 12, 2012

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