Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Improving Population Health and Reducing Disparities in Obesity: Cost-Effective Strategies to Promote Health Equity
- Angie Cradock, ScD, MPE, Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Director, Harvard Prevention, Research Center on
Nutrition and Physical Activity, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Susan Case, Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), Administrator for the Reaching for the Stars Program,
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
- Jamie Jeffrey, MD, FAAP, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, WVU-Charleston Division Director, KEYS 4
HealthyKids, CAMC Institute, Medical Director, HealthyKids Wellness & Weight Management, CAMC
Dr. Cradock will discuss the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) model for evaluating
the cost-effectiveness of programs and policies intended to reduce childhood obesity. Additionally, two of CHOICES
Learning Collaborative state health agency partners, from West Virginia and Oklahoma, will share how the results of
CHOICES analysis can help in state decision making on program/policy selection and implementation.
This session will also convey how the model can specifically quantify improvements in population health as well as
reductions in racial/ethnic and income disparities in childhood obesity.