The Business Engagement in Obesity Solutions Innovation Collaborative is an ad hoc activity associated with the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (The National Academies). This ad hoc convening activity fosters information sharing and collaboration toward the Roundtable aims as well as progress on findings highlighted in prior National Academies reports.
Any activities and products associated with this collaborative do not necessarily represent the views of any one organization, the Collaborative, the Roundtable, or the National Academies and have not been subjected to the review procedures of, nor are they reports, products, or activities of the National Academies.
The Business Engagement in Obesity Solutions Innovation Collaborative promotes business engagement strategies for obesity prevention and treatment with a focus on the health and economic well-being of companies, workers, and their communities.
Business Engagement in Obesity Solutions
The links below are to products by members of the Business Engagement in Obesity Solutions Innovation Collaborative, an ad hoc activity associated with the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The publications do not necessarily represent the views of any one organization, the Roundtable, or the National Academies and have not been subjected to the review procedures of, nor are they reports or products of, the National Academies.
Convening:Engaging Businesses in Creating Health and Economic Prosperity for Vibrant Communities
On September 18, 2019, the Action Collaborative on Business Engagement in Building Healthy Communities and the Business Engagement in Obesity Solutions Innovation Collaborative convened leaders in business, healthcare, and public health to discuss what efforts around the country are learning about the role and potential of business to act as a leader or collaborator in health improvement efforts.
Engaging and Educating Employers on the Effects of Obesity on Business
See the link for a webinar on the emerging science on “healthy weight”, what a comprehensive care continuum looks like, how to best assess a population and highlight the gaps in wellness programs that address obesity. The webinar was hosted by the National Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and featured IC member Jenny Bogard speaking about My Healthy Weight Initiative, as well as Richard Lindquist, Director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. See the link for a commentary by the webinar presenters, published through the National Academy of Medicine, to continue the dialogue from the webinar.
Engaging Local Businesses in Community Obesity Solutions
Members of the IC (previously named the CEO IC) engaged local businesses in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss community obesity solutions, and developed a portal to connect businesses to community resources in Cleveland, Ohio.
See the link for a discussion paper about the IC’s engagement of local businesses in Cleveland in community obesity solutions.