Vitamin D for Public Health

Integrating Sunshine, Supplements and Measurement for Optimal Health

This seminar, presented by UC San Diego School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth, has been developed as an educational opportunity to present and discuss the science of vitamin D and sunshine. The objective of the meeting is to leave with an implementation plan for your group – using vitamin D and sunshine to optimize health.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Cedric F. Garland, Dr. P.H.                                          Carole Baggerly
University of California, San Diego                             Director, GrassrootsHealth

Cost: Free

At the conclusion of this activity you should be able to:

  • List at least 5 disease conditions affected by vitamin D deficiency
  • Identify the production of at least 5 biochemical components that are impacted by the sun that are not due to vitamin D
  • Identify safe vitamin D serum levels
  • Identify 3 key findings from pregnancy RCT’s that improve patient outcomes
  • Describe a public health procedure for implementing a local program to solve the deficiency epidemic

Target Attendees

This educational program is designed for MD/DO’s, Scientists/Researchers, NP/PA/Nurses, Psychologists, Therapists and Health Practitioners of all specialties.

This seminar is also great for leaders of medical groups, hospitals, public health departments, community centers, and insurance companies – anyone who is concerned about reducing the cost of disease in their population.


Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Roth Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Parking will be $8 per day.

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Presented By


GrassrootsHealth, a non-profit public health promotion organization, focuses on moving nutritional research into practice through education, measurement of outcomes and implementation of public health projects. GrassrootsHealth is leading the international D*action project (over 10,000 participants), a Breast Cancer Prevention Project with over 1000 participants and a new Protect our Children NOW! project (with pregnant women).

UC San Diego

UC San Diego is a member of the University of California system of higher education. Continuing Medical Education, a part of the highly acclaimed School of Medicine, provides specialized continuing medical education for physicians.

The Mission of University of California, San Diego Continuing Medical Education (UC San Diego CME) is to provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.