New research on the cost effectiveness and impact of interventions to reduce childhood obesity was the focus of the most recent Connect & Explore webinar. Led by Steven Gortmaker, PhD, professor of the Practice of Health Sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, director of the Harvard Prevention Research Center, and lead investigator of the CHOICES project, the webinar presented the latest findings from the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) project. CHOICES is a collaborative modeling effort designed to evaluate the effectiveness, costs, and reach of interventions to reduce childhood obesity in the United States. The webinar also highlighted two recent studies that are expected to share their results in 2016, a call for papers on youth energy expenditure, and solicitations for datasets to be submitted to the NCCOR Catalogue of Surveillance Systems.

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