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Posted: October 19th, 2011

A Workshop on Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground

This workshop will be available by webcast at the following website: There is no fee to attend.

October 20, 2011 (8:30 AM Eastern)
20 F Street Conference Center • 20 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 Map
Children, Youth and FamiliesDiseasesEnvironmental HealthFood and NutritionPublic HealthSelect Populations and Health Disparities
Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention
Food and Nutrition Board

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) will hold a public workshop titled “Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground.” The workshop will be hosted by the IOM Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The purposes of the workshop include: 1) Hearing from organizations and/or movements that may be allies for obesity prevention, and engendering dialogue with those organizations to identify common ground ; 2) Discussing how to develop innovative alliances that will maximize resources, accelerate progress, and sustain efforts toward obesity prevention; and 3) Learning from other public health initiatives that have benefited from forming such alliances in order to maximize resources and accelerate progress. The workshop is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The workshop will be held at the 20F Conference Center at 20F Street, N.W., in Washington, DC. It is open to the public, but registration is required. A final agenda will be posted on this webpage as soon as it is available.

A link to a live audiocast of the proceedings will be available on this webpage the morning of the workshop.

The Twitter hashtag for the workshop is: #obesityalliances

Registration is now closed. If you would still like to attend this workshop, please email Elena Ovaitt at


Shiriki Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania, Standing Committee Chair
Rear Admiral James A. Barnett, Jr., Mission: Readiness
Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group Michael Greger, The Humane Society Kathy Mulvey, Community Food Security Coalition Susan Linn, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Mike Metallo, National Gardening Association
Andrea Thomas, Walmart
David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
James Corless, Transportation for America
Linda Balfour, KEEN, and Antronette Yancey, UCLA, Standing Committee Member (via WebEx)
Michael Dillhyon, National Police Athletic/Activities League
Captain Chuck Higgins, National Park Service
Robert Garcia, The City Project
Thomas Robinson, Stanford University, Standing Committee Member
Doug Imig, University of Memphis
Diane Finegood, Simon Fraser University (via WebEx)
Edward M. Cooney, Congressional Hunger Center
Miriam Rollin, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Bill Dietz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Standing Committee Member

Download the Institute of Medicine Public Agenda here.

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