CHOICES research at National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting

Logo for National Academy of Medicine Annual MeetingOn October 17, 2016, Dr. Steven Gortmaker will discuss CHOICES methods and research at the National Academy of Medicine’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. (more…)


CHOICES Research Cited in Philadelphia Soda Tax Media Coverage

Two months ago, the CHOICES Project released a brief examining the cost-effectiveness and impact of the proposed three-cents-per-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Philadelphia. The analysis—which found that the policy would prevent thousands of cases of childhood and adult obesity, prevent new cases of diabetes, increase the number of healthy years lived by residents, and save more in future healthcare costs than it would cost to implement—was frequently cited in media coverage leading up to the June city council vote on the tax: (more…)


New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Team

(Update: Note this application period has ended)

The CHOICES team is now accepting applications from state, city, and county health agencies to partner together to examine the cost effectiveness of selected childhood obesity initiatives. The expected impact of this partnership will be to engage decision makers and promote discussion and action to ensure that more of our scarce local, state, and national public health resources are directed towards more cost-effective interventions. (more…)


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.

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CHOICES Project partnership fosters cost-effectiveness analysis in childhood obesity prevention at the state level

CHOICES Learning Collaborative PartnershipThe CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership aims to build capacity among local decision-makers to choose and implement cost-effective obesity prevention strategies. (more…)


Prioritizing Policy Approaches to Physical Activity Through Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

ALR_Chosen_2Color_PrimaryOn Wednesday, February 3, at the 2016 Active Living Research 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.


Webinar on Cost-Effectiveness and Impact Estimates for Childhood Obesity Interventions

On December 9, 2015, Dr. Steven Gortmaker presented a webinar for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). The presentation covered the latest findings from the CHOICES project, and discussed methods used to evaluate the effectiveness, costs, and reach of interventions to reduce childhood obesity in the U.S.


CHOICES research discussed at Health Affairs’ Food & Health Forum

On November 5, 2015, Dr. Steven Gortmaker discussed the CHOICES Project at Health Affairs‘ “Food & Health” briefing event in Washington, D.C. (more…)


APHA 2015 session: Identifying cost-effective nutrition policies

2015_AM_logoOn November 4, 2015, Dr. Steven Gortmaker will be moderating a panel discussion featuring CHOICES researchers, titled “Identifying Cost-Effective Nutrition Policies to Reduce the Childhood Obesity Epidemic.” (more…)


Dr. Michael Long to present at the Childhood Obesity Conference

Childhood Obesity Conference LogoFrom June 29th to July 2nd, Dr. Michael Long presented results from the CHOICES project during two oral presentations at the 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. (more…)

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