Nutrition strategies that cost-effectively improve population health and health equity
Thursday, November 17, 1:00pm – 1:50pm ET
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In this coffee chat hosted by the CHOICES Community of Practice, Dr. Steven Gortmaker, Director of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of the CHOICES Project, describes two promising paths to reduce health disparities and improve health equity. Prevention strategies with strong evidence for improving population health and promoting health equity are needed to address the disproportionate impact that chronic disease and obesity have on low-income populations and communities of color. Dr. Gortmaker explains two pathways to advancing health equity, highlighting examples of strategies recently presented at the APHA national meeting as well as work with health departments and community partners in the United States.