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.
Coverage from The New York Times’ Well blog 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…)
In “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…)