Online Program

Engaging States and Communities in Supporting Opportunities to Address Obesity: A View from CDC and Partners

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Obesity continues to be a major epidemic in the US population with associated morbidities and high dollar costs. This panel highlights CDC's obesity prevention work including partner initiatives in addressing obesity through programs, practices and applied research at the national, state, and community levels.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss CDC resources, including data, reports, and tools, available to support initiatives and strategies for obesity prevention. 2. Describe one CDC partner initiative that addresses obesity.
Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH
Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH

An overview of CDC obesity prevention work: Projects, resources and partnerships   
Heidi M. Blanck, PhD, Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH and Rosanne Farris, PhD
Rhode Island's state-wide approach to enhancing obesity prevention in early care and education   
Patricia Markham Risica, DrPH, RD, Angela Ankoma, MS, Sarah Amin, MPH, Eliza Lawson, MPH and Heather Butler, MPH
Model partnership approaches for community breastfeeding support: Making "the healthy choice the easier choice"   
Rachel Colchamiro, MPH, RD, LDN, CLC, Roger A. Edwards, ScD, Christina Nordstrom, MEd and Jaime Corliss, MSW
Working with community partners in Boston to improve nutrition and physical activity policies and environments: The harvard school of public health prevention research center   
Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Catherine M. Giles, MPH, Rebekka M. Lee, ScD, Erica Kenney, ScD, MPH and Steven Gortmaker, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Men's Health Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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