White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: Report to the President

May 11, 2010

In February 2010, first lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to develop and implement an interagency plan that details a coordinated strategy, identifies key benchmarks, and outlines an action […]

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Members of Congress establish task force to end childhood obesity

April 28, 2010

The Children’s Caucus announced the creation of its Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity, a bipartisan team of House of Representatives Members. The task force will be led by founder Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH11) and Representatives Patrick Tiberi (R-OH12), Ron Kind (D-WI03), and Dave Reichert (R-WA08). Its mission is to work collaboratively in raising […]

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RWJF makes statement regarding Surgeon General’s vision for a healthy and fit nation

January 28, 2010

The following is a statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commends Surgeon General Regina Benjamin for her strong statement on the urgent need to reverse the obesity epidemic to create a healthy and fit nation. We welcome her visible leadership, […]

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New York City official is Obama’s pick for CDC

May 15, 2009

President Obama announced that he has chosen Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the New York City health commissioner, as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), administration officials said.

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There’s more to health than health care

April 1, 2009

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America – led by Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D. and Alice M. Rivlin, Ph.D., two national health care and fiscal policy leaders – released 10 recommendations for dramatic improvements in the health of all Americans, particularly those who face the greatest barriers to good health.

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