Obesity prevention and control in worksite settings

Obesity prevention and control in worksite settings

George Washington University's (GW) Office of the Vice President of Research and ICF International cohosted an expert panel discussion on obesity prevention and control in worksites. Discussion topics included:

  • How evidence-based worksite practices are translated into programs and barriers, outcomes, and return on investment (ROI)
  • Practices implemented by businesses and measureable outcomes
  • Evidence base that underpins the recommendations for worksite interventions
  • Examples of the most promising, funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) trials

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Did You Know?

More than one-third (78.6 million) of U.S. adults suffer from obesity. In 2008, the medical costs of obesity in the United States were estimated at $147 billion, and medical costs for people who are obese was $1,429 higher than for those of normal weight.

Meet the author
  1. Nicola Dawkins-Lyn, Vice President, Public Health

    Nicola is a public health expert with more than 25 years of experience helping clients prevent chronic diseases and promote community health. View bio