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…)
(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…)
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.
On 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.
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.