Online Program

A look into public health priorities for the Americas: Moving to action in obesity

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Hilda Dávila-Chávez, Office of the Secretary of Health Mexico, México, D.F. 06600, Mexico
This presentation will focus on the obesity epidemic that needs a multisectoral approach  with evidence based public health interventions that demonstrates that prevention works and that we need a permanent effort that identifies multiple actions and continuing strategies to address it in an integral way.  This presentation seeks to improve the knowledge on which are the main common challenges regarding public health priorities such as obesity that we face and the need to address them collaboratively by sharing good practices in public health.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe and discuss good practices that could be useful to put forward in a collective way that leads to a common strategy throughout the region, involving a wide range of stakeholders.

Keyword(s): Partnerships, Obesity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been honored to be appointed by the President of the Mexican Society of Public Health, Dr. Miguel Lombera, to be in charge of the international affairs department. One of my responsibilities is building bridges in public health among countries of the Americas, therefore, the initiative of the Alliance of Public Health in the Americas is a powerful convenor that may lead to synergy and innovation on health prevention and promotion.
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.