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.
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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