Meeting

A Workshop on Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground


When: October 20, 2011 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: 20 F Street Conference Center • 20 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Children, Youth and Families, Diseases, Environmental Health, Food and Nutrition, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

The Institute of Medicine held a public workshop, “Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground” on October 20, 2011. The workshop was hosted by the IOM Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention. Its purposes included: 1) Hearing from organizations and/or movements that may be allies for obesity prevention, and engendering dialogue with those organizations to identify common ground ; 2) Discussing how to develop innovative alliances that will maximize resources, accelerate progress, and sustain efforts toward obesity prevention; and 3) Learning from other public health initiatives that have benefited from forming such alliances in order to maximize resources and accelerate progress. The workshop was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Twitter hashtag was #obesityalliances.

Materials from the workshop are posted on this page or will be available on this page in the near future, including the speaker slide presentations (note that not all speakers used slides) and the archived webcast of the proceedings.

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