CHOICES Project Continues Collaborations with Health Departments Nationwide for the Fifth Year

The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is working to help reverse the U.S. obesity epidemic by identifying the most cost-effective childhood obesity strategies. The CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership aims to build capacity among state and local decision-makers to choose and implement cost-effective strategies to reduce childhood … Continue reading “CHOICES Project Continues Collaborations with Health Departments Nationwide for the Fifth Year”

Seeking Applications for 2019 Leaders in Health Cohort

THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS PASSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Read about the 2019 LIH cohort here! The Leaders in Health Community Training Program is seeking applicants for our Fall 2019 cohort! As many of you know, the program is a joint initiative between the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity and the Office … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for 2019 Leaders in Health Cohort”

New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2019

THE CHOICES 2019 LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is pleased to announce a Learning Collaborative Partnership opportunity to support state, city, and county health agencies in working to reduce childhood obesity. CHOICES wants to help you … Continue reading “New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2019”

The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity Selected to Be Part of the PRC Network 2019-2024

The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be a part of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) network for the 2019-2024 funding cycle. The HPRC team is excited to be a part of the … Continue reading “The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity Selected to Be Part of the PRC Network 2019-2024”

Seeking Applications for 2018 Leaders in Health Cohort

THE APPLICATION PROCESS for THE 2018 LEADERS IN HEALTH COHORT IS NOW CLOSED. This past year, the Leaders in Health Community Training Program was successfully relaunched in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The program has broadened to focus on population health and prevention—expanding to include projects on topics such as elder wellness, … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for 2018 Leaders in Health Cohort”

HPRC to Evaluate Impact of the “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign

Today, Mayor Menino announced a partnership with Shaw’s & Star Market, Stop & Shop, and Dudley Square’s Tropical Foods to rollout the “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign. Through a color-coded labeling system, the 15-store effort aims to help raise awareness about the negative health impacts of consuming too many sugar-sweetened beverages. The Harvard Prevention Research Center (HPRC) and The … Continue reading “HPRC to Evaluate Impact of the “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign”

Government-Led Efforts Targeting Eating Habits of Children Needed to Curb Worldwide Obesity Epidemic

Tax on Sugary Drinks, Limits on Marketing to Children Among Cost-effective Strategies For immediate release: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6:30 PM ET Boston, MA – The global obesity epidemic has been escalating for three to four decades, yet long-term prevention efforts have barely begun and are inadequate, according to a new paper from international public … Continue reading “Government-Led Efforts Targeting Eating Habits of Children Needed to Curb Worldwide Obesity Epidemic”

Boston High School Students Drinking Fewer Sugary Beverages

Following school district policy change, students drank fewer sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks For immediate release: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Boston, MA – Two years after Boston schools prohibited the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas and sports drinks, local high school students were consuming significantly fewer sugary drinks, according to a new study published … Continue reading “Boston High School Students Drinking Fewer Sugary Beverages”