Online Program

An overview of CDC obesity prevention work: Projects, resources and partnerships

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Heidi M. Blanck, PhD, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Rosanne Farris, PhD, Program Development and Evaluation, CDC, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Atlanta, GA
CDC engages in an array of strategic activities related to obesity prevention with the overall goal of healthy people in healthy environments. Activities include providing relevant resources to states and communities including surveillance data, synthesis reports with state-specific data, Vital Signs publications and messaging, Action Guides and toolkits. CDC supports work in applied research and evaluation, intervention development and evaluation and dissemination of practice-based strategies through partnerships. CDC funds state and local health departments for nutrition, physical activity and obesity environmental strategies in order to support healthy choices. Details of this work will be presented.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify 3 CDC data sources, reports, or tool kits that are available to support obesity prevention intiatives. Describe 3 ways you could use CDC's data and resources to enhance obesity prevention efforts in your setting.

Keyword(s): Obesity, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Chief of the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch at the CDC, I oversee the monitoring of obesity data as well as obesity-related behaviors. I also serve as the Senior Advisor to the National collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research and the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Projects that link primary care and public health initiatives to reduce obesity among underserved children ages 2-12 years. I also am the creator of the NOPREN PRC network.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.