HPRC at APHA 2016

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health”  is the topic of this year’s APHA meeting. In the theme of health equity, catch HPRC (including CHOICES) research during the following presentations (links to session and presentation descriptions): Monday 10/31 (8:30-10a CT) Efforts to reduce sodium availability: opportunities for public health (8:30-8:50a CT) Insights and Evaluation Results … Continue reading “HPRC at APHA 2016”

Examining the cost-effectiveness and impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Philadelphia

A CHOICES analysis of the proposed sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax in Philadelphia, PA, found that the policy would prevent thousands of cases of childhood and adult obesity, prevent new cases of diabetes, increase healthy life years, and save more in future healthcare costs than it would cost to implement. [Read the Full Brief]

STUDY: Redrawing the U.S. Obesity Landscape

A CHOICES paper reveals that adult obesity rates in the United States are higher than previously reported by the CDC. Adult overweight and obesity are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States—a problem depicted in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) well-known obesity maps. However these figures—which have … Continue reading “STUDY: Redrawing the U.S. Obesity Landscape”