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  • A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts: A Workshop ...
    In the United States, 36.5 percent of adults and 18.5 percent of children and adolescents have obesity with certain racial/ethnic minority populations and individuals with lower socioeconomic status experiencing this burden disproportionately compared to their counterparts. Increasing evidence ...
  • Roundtable on Obesity Solutions: Health and Medicine Division
    The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions was established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to engage leadership from multiple sectors needed to solve the obesity crisis. Through meetings, public workshops, background papers, and innovation collaboratives, the Roundtable fosters an ongoing dialogue about critical and emerging policy and research issues to accelerate and sustain progress in obesity ...
  • Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and ...
    From recruitment, to readiness, retention, resilience, and retirement, obesity affects the military every day. Between 2002 and 2011, the rate of obesity among active duty service members increased by more than half.
  • 4/6/17 - Welcome: Health and Medicine Division
    4/6/17 - Session 1-What Works in Obesity Treatment,... Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, FAAP American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
  • The Potential Role of Sleep in Obesity Prevention and ...
    This virtual workshop will examine the potential relationship between sleep and obesity. A relatively new development in research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity is the increasing evidence and discussion about the potential relationship between sleep and obesity, as well as a strong interest on the part of the public health community in examining the evidence and its ...
  • Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention: Health and ...
    This committee, comprised of national leaders in various fields such as medicine, disease prevention, sociology, psychology, public policy, the private sector, and nutrition, will be responsible for the oversight and creation of separate ad-hoc committees focusing on the most important topics in childhood obesity prevention.
  • Heidi Michels Blanck, Ph.D., M.S.: Health and Medicine ...
    Captain Heidi Michels Blanck is a United States Public Health Service Officer and serves as Chief of the Obesity Branch in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Captain Blanck oversees CDC’s monitoring of state/territory/tribal obesity prevalence ...
  • Faith — Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health ...
    On March 22, 2018, an ad hoc committee planned and convened a one-day public workshop that explored challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with “faith-based health assets.” These organizations and social structures, in the form of congregations and religious community ...
  • Nutrition During Pregnancy: Part I: Weight Gain, Part II ...
    In Part I of Nutrition During Pregnancy, the authors call for revisions in recommended weight gains for pregnant women. They explore relationships between weight gain during pregnancy and a variety of factors (e.g., the mother's weight for height before pregnancy) and places this in the context of the health of the infant and the mother. They present specific target ranges for weight gain ...
  • Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion: Health ...
    Nearly half of all American adults--90 million people--have difficulty understanding and using health information, and there is a higher rate of hospitalization and use of emergency services among patients with limited health literacy, says a report from the Institute of Medicine titled Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion. Limited health literacy may lead to billions of dollars in ...