5125.0 Evidence-based Obesity Prevention Strategies for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Obesity prevention strategies utilizing policy, systems, and environmental frameworks have been implemented in a number of settings at the local, state, and federal levels. This session describes how different entities used a number of obesity prevention models to address the obesity epidemic. In addition, collaboration and stakeholder involvement to network and increase capacity to implement policy, system, and environmental changes will be discussed. Participants of the session will learn about these evidence-based initiatives that have been demonstrated to drive change in their communities, processes and actions, and recommendations. Evidence-based strategies are needed to increase the likelihood of producing change to combat obesity and accelerate the obesity prevention agenda. Session participants will gain insights into applying practical, key evidence-based obesity prevention concepts.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe evidence-based obesity prevention strategies implemented at the local, state, and federal levels; 2. Demonstrate population-based approaches using participatory stakeholder involvement to plan, implement, and assess evidence-based obesity policy, systems, and environmental changes.
Lynn Huynh, MPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Physical Activity, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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