Event, Jan 7: The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies will hold a workshop on January 7, 2014 titled “The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States” –the introductory event for the new IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions.  The national expert panel of presenters includes Massachusetts’ own Cheryl Bartlett, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health

The workshop will present a status update on the current epidemiology of obesity and explore the prevalence, trends, severity, and disparities across the United States. Workshop presenters will discuss key settings where change is happening, focusing on nutrition, physical activity, the elimination of health disparities, and what should happen next.  Panel topics include:

  • Early care and education
  • Schools
  • Worksites
  • Health Care: Hospitals, Clinics, and Insurance Companies
  • Communities and States
  • Federal Government
  • Businesses and Industry

For more information and to register, click here.

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