Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2018

At the 2018 American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, CA, Dr. Rebekka Lee will present on LIH and OSNAP, and Jennifer Reiner will present CHOICES research. Details are below. Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Session: 2098.0 FN Section Poster Session 5 Program: Food and Nutrition Board 1: Strategies to … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2018”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at The Obesity Society’s OBESITYWEEK Annual Scientific Meeting

During OBESITYWEEK at the Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville, TN, Dr. Angie Cradock  and Dr. Steve Gortmaker will discuss CHOICES research. Session details are below. Date: Monday, November 12, 2018 Time: 1:00pm-2:45pm Location: Music City Center Room 205 A-C, Level 2 Use of Natural Experiments in Obesity Prevention Research―Addressing Research Gaps and Use in Programs and … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at The Obesity Society’s OBESITYWEEK Annual Scientific Meeting”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 12th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

At the 12th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in Charleston, WV, Dr. Angie Cradock will discuss CHOICES research. Session details are below. Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: 8:30am-9:45am Improving Population Health and Reducing Disparities in Obesity: Cost-Effective Strategies to Promote Health Equity Panelists: Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE, Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Director, Harvard Prevention, Research Center … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 12th Annual Southern Obesity Summit”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Symposium: Advancing Uptake of Evidence-based Practices & Policies for Healthy Child Weight

At the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Symposium: Advancing Uptake of Evidence-based Practices & Policies for Healthy Child Weight in Boston, MA, CHOICES research will be discussed. Event information is below. Date: Monday, October 1, 2018 Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons University 300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115   This symposium, hosted by … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Symposium: Advancing Uptake of Evidence-based Practices & Policies for Healthy Child Weight”

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”

New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2018

THE CHOICES 2018 LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. The CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is a training, technical assistance and modeling initiative designed to build capacity among state and local decision-makers to understand and use cost-effectiveness analysis to identify childhood obesity prevention strategies that offer … Continue reading “New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2018”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 19th Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium

At the 19th Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium: SUGAR: Epidemiologic, Physiologic and Policy Considerations of the Sugar Epidemic in Boston, MA, Dr. Steve Gortmaker and Dr. Sara Bleich will both discuss CHOICES research. Sessions details are below. Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Session IV: National Policies around Sugar Consumption Moderator: Walter Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H. … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 19th Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference

At the upcoming National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, CHOICES will present on a panel during the Healthy Populations and Communities (Chronic Disease, Infectious Disease & Resilience) Tracks of one of the Sharing Session time slots. This panel will describe the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost Effectiveness (CHOICES) … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference”

STUDY: Community-Based Policies and Support for Free Drinking Water Access in Outdoor Areas in the U.S.

This authors of this study examined community-level characteristics associated with free drinking water access policies in U.S. municipalities using data from a nationally representative survey of city managers/officials from 2,029 local governments in 2014. Outcomes were 4 free drinking water access policies. Explanatory measures were population size, rural/urban status, census region, poverty prevalence, education, and … Continue reading “STUDY: Community-Based Policies and Support for Free Drinking Water Access in Outdoor Areas in the U.S.”