Online Program

Mobilizing Evidence to Redress Obesity Inequities through Policy Change

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The goal of this panel presentation is to provide five examples of how data can be used to inform and evaluate policy changes to redress obesity inequities. The panel is particularly relevant to the theme of the conference focused on “health in all policies.” The presenters will highlight the utility of mobilizing different forms of evidence to guide development of policies aimed at improving access to healthy foods and beverages in both urban and rural contexts. The panelists will discuss mobilization of research within diverse political and organizational sectors including education, agriculture, social services, health, and community and economic development. The presentations feature healthy food incentive programs, farmers markets, community gardening, and water access. Information from the presentations may inform current research and practice focused on nutrition-related policy, systems, and environmental interventions to promote healthy eating and reduce obesity trends.
Session Objectives: Describe policy, systems, and environmental interventions aimed at reducing obesity inequities. Identify factors that facilitate mobilization of evidence to inform policy. Assess different political and organizational sectors instrumental for policy-level interventions focused on redressing obesity inequities.
Darcy Freedman, MPH, PhD and Ginny Chadwick, MPH. M.A.

Translating Evidence into Policies and Practices to Promote Farmers' Market Demand among Low- Income Consumers   
Darcy Freedman, MPH, PhD, Chris Schneider, MA, Nicole Vaudrin, MS, RD, LD, Chaturia Rouse, MPH, Susan Flocke, PhD, Erika S. Trapl, PhD, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, PhD, RD, Kimberly Bess, PhD, Kristen Matlack, MPH, Morgan Taggart, MUPDD and Elaine A. Borawski, PhD
Zoning to support farmers' markets in rural and urban communities   
Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, PhD, M. Leah Mayo Acheson, MPH, Rachel Ward, MPH, DrPH, Qiang Wu, PhD, Jared McGuirt, MPH and Alice Ammerman, DrPH
SNAP incentives and SNAP purchases at a farmers' market in a low-access community   
Patricia Sharpe, PhD, MPH, Bethany Bell, PhD, MPH, Angela Liese, PhD, MPH and Jessica Stucker, MSW
Using Environmental Surveillance to Increase Access to Water in Schools   
Erika S. Trapl, PhD, Darcy Freedman, MPH, PhD, Morgan Taggart, MUPDD, Michelle Del Toro, MPH, MALS, Kristen Matlack, MPH, Elaine A. Borawski, PhD and Sahil Bharwani

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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