Online Program

Applying Past Successes to Future Challenges in Food Policy

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Terry Mason, M.D., FACS, Cook County Department of Public (CCDPH), Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS), Oak Forest, IL

The presentation will examine the role of taxation to curb cigarette smoking, a parallel issue of over 50 years duration.  This example will be used to amplify the issues of taxation as a tool for decreasing sugary beverage consumption.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the use of data in making the case for the use of taxation to decrease the consumption of addictive substances.

Keyword(s): Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Terry Mason, MD, FACS. Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health. Dr. Mason is a board certified Urologist who champions holistic approaches to health management. He is responsible for public health programs and services for one of the nation’s largest metropolitan health departments.
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.