The General Training Schedule Organize and mark your calendars!
Wednesday, May 08, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Recent research projects that over half of all children today will have obesity by the time they are adults. There are a number of strategies across settings that have strong evidence that they can help people eat healthier, move more and reduce excess weight gain. The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has developed interactive tools and resources, including a strategy comparison tool and map of state/local strategy profiles, to help health agencies both identify strategies with strong evidence for improving health and compare their relative health impact, population reach, implementation cost and cost-effectiveness. Attendees will have opportunities to use the interactive tools during this session to help inform their own decision making to support healthy lifestyles.
- Identify principals of cost-effectiveness analysis relevant to nutrition and physical activity policies and programs.
- Understand how to locate and use tools that provide information on a menu of strategies that have strong evidence for impact on health, including relative comparison of impact on health, population reach, implementation cost and cost effectiveness.
- Understand how these methods and results can be useful for state and local health agencies to enable more informed decision making.
- Angie Cradock ScD, MPE Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Katie Giles MPH Project Manager, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Ann Zukoski DrPH, MPH Evaluation Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health
- Jennifer Pelletier PhD, MPH Senior Evaluator, Professional Data Analysts, Inc
Katie Giles, MPH, Project Manager, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health