Modeling the cost effectiveness of childhood obesity interventions and policies: an evaluation of methods to evaluate four strategies in the United States
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Little serious discussion has taken place about the relative costs or cost-effectiveness of strategies to prevent childhood obesity. Communities have limited resources they can employ to address the explosion in childhood obesity, and scanty, often inaccurate information about how best to invest resources. What is critically needed is a common set of metrics and a clear strategy for evaluating child and youth obesity interventions in order to determine which strategies achieve the greatest impact for the lowest cost. The panel proposes to present methods to evaluate childhood obesity interventions/policies from a cost effectiveness perspective, highlighting the application of this methodology to four separate policies/interventions.
Session Objectives: Panel attendees will be able to:
1. Describe the usefulness of cost effectiveness analysis to evaluate and compare childhood obesity prevention strategies
2. Identify methods for evaluating cost effectiveness of childhood obesity prevention efforts
3. Identify the comparative cost effectiveness of 4 childhood obesity prevention strategies
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)