Obesity affects 17 percent of children and adolescents and almost 36 percent of adults in the United States. Conservative estimates suggest that obesity now accounts for almost 20 percent of national health care spending. Until the obesity epidemic is reversed, obesity will continue to drive rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
Cross-Sector Responses to Obesity is a summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Obesity Solutions in September 2014 to explore models of cross-sector work that may reduce the prevalence and consequences of obesity. This report identifies case studies of cross-sector initiatives that engage partners from diverse fields, and lessons learned from and barriers to established cross-sector initiatives.
Table of Contents
|2 Health Equity||9-18|
|6 The National Prevention Council: Bringing Federal Agencies Together to Build Health and Resilience in Americans||39-46|
|7 A Statewide Strategy in the Battle Against Child Obesity in Delaware||47-56|
|8 PLACE MATTERS: Building People Power to Tackle Fundamental Causes of Obesity in Cook County, Illinois||57-64|
|9 PowerUp: Mobilizing Against Obesity in St. Croix Valley, Minnesota, and Wisconsin||65-72|
|10 Community Transformation in the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan||73-80|
|11 Concluding Remarks||81-86|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||91-94|
|Appendix B: National Prevention Council Cross-Sector Case Study||95-100|
|Appendix C: Delaware Cross-Sector Case Study||101-104|
|Appendix D: Cook County PLACE MATTERS Case Study||105-108|
|Appendix E: PowerUp in the St. Croix Valley (MN/WI) Case Study||109-114|
|Appendix F: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cross-Sector Case Study||115-120|
|Appendix G: Acronyms and Abbreviations||121-122|
|Appendix H: Speaker Biographical Sketches||123-142|
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