Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making
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Madhabi Chatterji, PhD, Columbia University
David Abrams, PhD, American Legacy Foundation
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
Interface of Evidence and Public Policy
Moderator: Adolfo Valadez, MD, MPH, Committee Member
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