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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.

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About the Authors

Nicola Dawkins Lyn

Dr. Nicola Dawkins-Lyn

Vice President

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Charlotte Pratt

Dr. Charlotte Pratt

Program Director and Health Scientist Administrator

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LuAnn Heinen

LuAnn Heinen

Vice President

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Ron Goetzel

Dr. Ron Goetzel

Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research

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William Dietz

Dr. William Dietz


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Nico Pronk

Dr. Nico Pronk

Vice President and Chief Science Officer

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