News

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…)

2
Feb

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.
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9
Dec

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.

5
Nov

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…)

15
Oct

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…)

3
Jul

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…)

22
Jun

Prudent Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

Coverage from The New York Times’ Well blogNYT Photo on the CHOICES project and initial results:

Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth a pound of cure — considerably more than a pound, in fact, according to the findings of a five-year collaborative research project. (more…)

28
May

A Prevention Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America

Bipartisan Policy ReportIn “A Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America,” a white paper by the Bipartisan Policy Center outlining strategies aimed at preventing chronic diseases, CHOICES is featured as a key research project for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of obesity-related interventions: (more…)

23
Feb

Getting the most bang for your public health policy buck

Logo for Active Living ResearchAngie Cradock, ScD and CHOICES colleagues presented a session on cost-effectiveness analysis on February 22, 2015 at the Active Living Research Annual Conference. (more…)

18
Nov

APHA 2014 session: Mapping local obesity prevalence in the US

Logo of HealthographyOn November 17, 2014, Steven Gortmaker, PhD, moderated a panel discussion titled “Mapping Local Obesity Prevalence in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities for Surveillance and Prediction in the 21st Century.” (more…)

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