“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”
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]
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”
On Wednesday, February 3, at the 2016 Active Living Research (ALR) Conference, Dr. Angie Cradock will present CHOICES research on using cost-effectiveness analysis to prioritize policy and programmatic approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in childhood.
A CHOICES study identifying cost-effective nutrition interventions with broad population reach highlights the importance of primary prevention for policy makers aiming to reduce childhood obesity.
The theme of this year’s APHA meeting is “Health in All Policies.” Be sure to catch HPRC’s CHOICES team on November 4th at the following panel discussion: Identifying Cost-Effective Nutrition Policies to Reduce the Childhood Obesity Epidemic November 4th, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m CT
A published CHOICES overview paper discusses the rigorous methods behind four preventive childhood obesity strategies that were found to be more cost-effective than existing clinical interventions to treat obesity.