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Agendas from Two Workshops

AGENDA

Workshop on Meeting the Challenges of Generating Useful Evidence and Using It Effectively in Obesity Prevention Decision Making

January 8, 2009

The Keck Center

Washington, DC


Goal: Gain insights from experts on how an evidence framework could be helpful in generating and using evidence for decision making about obesity prevention and other multifaceted areas of health promotion and disease prevention.

PROGRAM

Welcoming Remarks

Moderator: Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Committee Chair

Panel I:
Generating and Evaluating Evidence: Alternatives and Trade-offs

Moderator: Larry Green, DrPH, Committee Member


Key Questions:

  • Do null studies or insufficient evidence mean that prevention doesn’t work?

  • What determines whether a prevention study “fails” or “succeeds”? What can we learn from evidence generation and evaluation in other disciplines?

  • How can systems thinking inform evidence generation and evaluation?

June Stevens, PhD, RD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

J. Michael Oakes, PhD, University of Minnesota



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F Agendas from Two Workshops AGENDA Workshop on Meeting the Challenges of Generating Useful Evidence and Using It Effectively in Obesity Prevention Decision Making January 8, 2009 The Keck Center Washington, DC Goal: Gain insights from experts on how an evidence framework could be helpful in generating and using evidence for decision making about obesity prevention and other multifaceted areas of health promotion and disease prevention. PROGRAM Welcoming Remarks Moderator: Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Committee Chair Panel I: Generating and Evaluating Evidence: Alternatives and Trade-offs Moderator: Larry Green, DrPH, Committee Member Key Questions: • Do null studies or insufficient evidence mean that prevention doesn’t work? • What determines whether a prevention study “fails” or “succeeds”? What can we learn from evidence generation and evaluation in other disciplines? • How can systems thinking inform evidence generation and evaluation? June Stevens, PhD, RD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill J. Michael Oakes, PhD, University of Minnesota 0

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Madhabi Chatterji, PhD, Columbia University David Abrams, PhD, American Legacy Foundation Panel II: Current Approaches to Using Evidence in Obesity Prevention and Related Areas of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Moderator: Ross Brownson, PhD, Committee Member Key Question: What are the current challenges and limitations in the application of evidence to the development of guidelines and practice standards in public health efforts? Joseph Hagan, Jr., MD, University of Vermont David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Yale University Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital Panel III: Interface of Evidence and Public Policy Moderator: Adolfo Valadez, MD, MPH, Committee Member Key questions: • Where does evidence fit into public policy decision making? • How do policy makers gather, use, and evaluate evidence in decision making? • What challenges do policy makers face in finding and using evidence? • What types of evidence are most useful to policy makers? Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Baltimore City Health Department Stephanie Coursey Bailey, MD, MS, Office of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene CLOSING REMARKS Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention 0

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AGENDA Workshop on the Application of Systems Thinking to the Development and Use of Evidence in Obesity Prevention Decision Making March 16, 2009 Beckman Center Auditorium Irvine, California Goal: Gain insights from experts on how a systems science framework and modeling could be helpful in generating and using evidence for decision making about obesity prevention and other multifaceted areas of health promotion and disease prevention. PROGRAM Welcoming Remarks Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Committee Chair UK Foresight Programme’s Tackling Obesities: Future Choices Project Susan Jebb, PhD (via videoconference), Medical Research Council Collaborative Center for Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK Knowledge Synthesis and Integration: Changing Models, Changing Practices Allan Best, PhD, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute System Dynamics Simulation in Support of Obesity Prevention Decision Making Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Jack Homer, PhD, Homer Consulting Multilevel Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Obesity: Analytical Challenges and New Directions Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health CLOSING REMARKS 0 Appendix F

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