HPRC is Hiring!

UPDATE 9/30/20: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AS THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Are you interested in supporting our work by becoming a part of our team? The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is hiring a … Continue reading “HPRC is Hiring!”

CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event

Dr. Erica Kenney of the CHOICES team will present on a live webcast on July 8 hosted by Health Affairs, and discuss the findings of the recent CHOICES publication in Health Affairs. Session Title: The Culture Of Health: How Income, Work & Food Affect Health And Health Equity Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event”

STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends

A new study from the CHOICES Project, “Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends,” was published today in Health Affairs. The study’s research team, led by Erica Kenney, examined the impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 on child obesity risk. The legislation strengthened nutritional standards for meals and beverages provided … Continue reading “STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends”

CHOICES Research Presented at the 2020 NACCHO Virtual Conference

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2020 Annual Conference is virtual this year. CHOICES team member Jenny Reiner will participate in a recorded session with previous LCP partners from Allegheny County that describes how the Allegheny County Health Department leveraged funding and training opportunities to cultivate alliances and gain support for … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Presented at the 2020 NACCHO Virtual Conference”

CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health

The CHOICES Project released the first in its series of Stories from the Field today. The CHOICES Stories from the Field seek to capture the successes that partners have achieved after working with the CHOICES team. Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners in Oklahoma worked with the CHOICES Team to see what would happen … Continue reading “CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health”

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”

STUDY: Projections of U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity

A new study from the CHOICES Project, “Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity,” was published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. This study finds that about half of the adult U.S. population will have obesity and about a quarter will have severe obesity by 2030. Severe obesity—once a rare condition—is … Continue reading “STUDY: Projections of U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity”

STUDY: Cost-Effectiveness of Water Promotion Strategies in Schools

A new study from the CHOICES Project at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that installing chilled water dispensers on school lunch lines could be a relatively low-cost strategy to help children drink more water and prevent future cases of childhood obesity. Increasing access to and promotion of drinking water in … Continue reading “STUDY: Cost-Effectiveness of Water Promotion Strategies in Schools”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

At the 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Angie Cradock will discuss CHOICES research. CHOICES research and work through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership will also be discussed. Session details are below. Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Time: 2:15pm-3:30pm 2.5 Systems Approaches Meeting Room: 19 A community of practice approach for … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit”

CHOICES Study Analyzes and Gathers Stakeholder Input on Two Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine

A new paper from CHOICES, “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Stakeholder Evaluation of 2 Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine, US” was released today in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Obesity prevention is a priority item for many policymakers at the state level. This study modeled two obesity prevention strategies in the state of Maine – … Continue reading “CHOICES Study Analyzes and Gathers Stakeholder Input on Two Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine”