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.