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13
Mar

CHOICES Project collaborates with decision-makers nationwide to foster cost-effectiveness analysis in childhood obesity prevention

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

14
Dec

Examining the cost-effectiveness and impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax in 15 US cities

The CHOICES project examined the cost-effectiveness and impact of a one cent per ounce city excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in the 15 largest US cities (with the authority to implement such a tax). In total, researchers project that these municipal taxes would prevent 115,000 cases of childhood and adult obesity in 2025, prevent many new cases of diabetes, increase healthy life years, and save more in future health care costs than the intervention costs to implement.

See the brief for full summary results, as well as individual results for each of the 15 cities: (more…)

8
Nov

Examining the cost-effectiveness and impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage and diet drink tax in Cook County, IL

A CHOICES analysis projects that the proposed tax policy will prevent thousands of cases of childhood and adult obesity, prevent new cases of diabetes, increase healthy life years and save more in future health care costs than it costs to implement. Revenue from the tax can be used for education and health promotion efforts.  Implementing the tax could also serve as a powerful social signal to reduce sugar consumption.

[Read the Full Brief]

31
Oct

CHOICES Research at APHA 2016

APHA_Logo_2016Attending APHA 2016? CHOICES research will be featured during the following presentations (links to session and presentation descriptions):  (more…)

27
Oct

Examining the cost-effectiveness and impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax in four U.S. cities

The CHOICES project examined the cost-effectiveness and impact of proposed sugar-sweetened beverage excise taxes in Albany, Oakland, and San Francisco, CA, as well as Boulder, CO. In each of the four cities, the analysis found that the proposed policy would prevent 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. (more…)

17
Oct

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…)

17
Jun

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…)

1
Jun

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…)

28
Apr

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]

2
Apr

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…)

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