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Weight of the Nation: CDC's Inaugural Conference on Obesity Prevention and Control

Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors, and Directors of Health Promotion and Education
July 27-29, 2009

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Continuing Education Credit

Six of the sessions offer continuing education credits from the CDC's Training and Continuing Education (CE) Online System. Instructions on how to obtain CE credit and the accreditation statements are posted with the resources for the six sessions.

Program Agenda (1 page)

Day One

Day Three

Day Two

Additional Audio Sessions

Day One - July 27

Welcome and Opening Remarks

(40 minutes)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Janet Collins, PhD
Director
CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH
Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Administrator
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

James S. Marks, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President
Director of the Health Group
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH
Acting Surgeon General

Resources

Transcript (9 pages)
Thomas Frieden Handouts (5 pages, 2 MB)

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Keynote Presentation

(53 minutes)

Keynote Presentation

Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States
Founder
William J. Clinton Foundation
Weight of the Nation Award Recipient for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Resources

Transcript (7 pages)

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2009 ASTPHND Award

(42 minutes)

2009 ASTPHND Award

Senator Tom Harkin, Award Recipient
Excellence in Advocacy Award for USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Resources

Transcript (6 pages)

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Improving Health Outcomes: Integrating Obesity Prevention in Health Reform

(1 hour)

Improving Health Outcomes

Moderated by Rachelle Mirkin, MPH
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality

Debbie Chang, MPH
Nemours Health and Prevention Services

Harvinder Sareen, PhD
Director of Clinical Programs
WellPoint Healthcare

Loel Solomon, PhD
Kaiser Permanente

Christine Ferguson, JD
Executive Director
STOP Obesity Alliance

Jenelle Krishnamoorthy
Professional Staff
Senator Tom Harkin

CE Credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Accreditation Statements

Resources

Transcript (9 pages)
Debbie Chang Handouts (4 pages)
Harvinder Sareen Handouts (9 pages)
Loel Solomon Handouts (7 pages)
Christine Ferguson Handouts (3 pages)

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Health in All Policies I: Nexus Between Transportation and Obesity Prevention

(53 minutes)

Health in All Policies II

Moderated by Mark Fenton, MS
Consultant
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Active Living by Design
University of North Carolina

Larry Cohen, MSW
Founder and Executive Director
Prevention Institute
Director
Contra Costa County Prevention Program

Angie Cradock, ScD
Deputy Director
Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity

Brian Saelens, PhD
Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
University of Washington

Deb Hubsmith
Founding Director
Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Resources

Transcript (9 pages)
Mark Fenton Handouts (7 pages)

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Health in All Policies II: Nexus Between Food Systems and Obesity Prevention

(1 hour, 15 minutes)

Health in All Policies III

Moderated by Ann Haddix, PhD
CDC Chief Policy Officer

Kelly Brownell, PhD
Director
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University

Patricia Farnese, BA, LLB, LLM
Senior Law Fellow
College of Law
Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law and the Environment
University of Saskatchewan - Canada

Jay Hirschman, MPH, CNS
Director
Special Nutrition Staff, Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation
United States Department of Agriculture

Gail Feenstra, ED, RD
Food Systems Coordinator
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
University of California

Daniel Imhoff
Author

CE Credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Accreditation Statements

Resources

Transcript (18 pages)
Kelly Brownell Handouts (5 pages, 1.5 MB)
Jay Hirschman Handouts (4 pages)
Daniel Imhoff Handouts (6 pages, 2.5 MB)

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Day Two - July 28

Opening Remarks

(31 minutes)

Opening Remarks

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Resources

Transcript (6 pages)
Thomas Frieden Handouts (5 pages, 2 MB)

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Investments in Health I: Achieving Health Equity

(50 minutes)

Investments in Health I

Moderated by Johnnie "Chip" Allen, MPH
Health Equity Coordinator
Office of Healthy Ohio
Ohio Department of Health

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean of Health Promotion
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Amelie G. Ramirez, PhD
Executive Director
Salud America
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Roberta Duncan
Breastfeeding Coordinator
Navajo Nation WIC

Resources

Transcript (11 pages)
Chip Allen Handouts (3 pages)
Shiriki Kumanyika Handouts (2 page)
Amelie Ramirez Handouts (4 pages)
Roberta Duncan Handouts (6 pages)

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Remarks with Howard Koh

(22 minutes)

Remarks

Howard Koh, MD
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services

Resources

Transcript (4 pages)
Jim McBride Handouts (3 pages)
Judith Bell Handouts (4 page)
Jeremy Nowak Handouts (2 pages)
Andrea Hricko Handouts (4 pages, 2 MB)

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Investments in Health II: Collaboration Fosters Healthy Places and Healthy People

(1 hour, 15 minutes)

Investments in Health II

Moderated by Dwayne Proctor, PhD, MA
Team Director and Senior Program Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Childhood Obesity Team

Loel Solomon, PhD
Kaiser Permanente

Gail Imig, PhD
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

David Fukuzawa
Program Officer
Kresge Foundation

Marion Standish, MA, JD
The California Endowment

Debbie Chang, MPH
Nemours Health and Prevention Services

Laura Kettel-Khan, PhD
Senior Health Scientist
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Judith Bell
President
PolicyLink

CE Credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Accreditation Statements

Resources

Transcript (16 pages)
Loel Solomon Handouts
(9 pages)
Laura Kettle-Khan Handouts Part One (6 pages)
Laura Kettle-Khan Handouts Part Two (3 pages)

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Investments in Health III: Public-Private Partnerships for Healthy Communities

(1 hour, 9 minutes)

Investments in Health III

Moderated by Laura Kettel-Kahn, PhD
Senior Health Scientist
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Jim McBride, EdD
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Wyoming

Judith Bell
President
PolicyLink

Jeremy Nowak, PhD
President
The Reinvestment Fund

Andrea Hricko, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Director of Community Outreach Southern California Environmental Health Sciences
Center Community Outreach and Translation Core

CE Credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Accreditation Statements

Resources

Transcript (13 pages)
Jim McBride Handouts (3 pages)
Judith Bell Handouts (4 page)
Jeremy Nowak Handouts (2 pages)
Andrea Hricko Handouts (4 pages, 2 MB)

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Day Three - July 29

Presentation of the 2009 Pioneering Innovation Awards

(30 minutes)

2009 Pioneering Innovation Awards

Presented by William Dietz, MD, PhD
Director
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Award Winners
Alliance for A Healthier Generation
Baptist Health System South Florida
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Kaiser Permanente
Navajo Nation WIC Nutrition Program
Nemours Health and Prevention Services
Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
Produce for Better Health Foundation

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Profiles in Health I: Innovative Policy Initiatives at the Local Level

(1 hour)

Profiles in Health Plenary Session I

Moderated by Casey Hannan, MPH
Associate Director
Policy, Partnerships, and Communication
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Joseph Curtatone
Mayor
Sommerville, Massachusetts

Chip Johnson
Mayor
Hernando, Mississippi

Larry Bonderud
Mayor
Shelby, Montana

Sharon Hampson
President
National Association of Local Boards of Health
Health Director
La Crosse County Board of Health
Wisconsin

CE Credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Accreditation Statements

Resources

Transcript (14 pages)
Joseph Curtatone Handouts (2 pages)
Larry Bonderud Handouts (16 pages, 6.5 MB)

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Profiles in Health II: Focusing State Health Departments on Obesity Prevention

(1 hour)

Profiles in Health Plenary Session II

Moderated by Victor Sutton, PhD, MPPA
Director
Office of Preventive Health
Mississippi State Department of Health

William Dietz, MD, PhD
Director
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Laura Hutton, MA
Lead Evaluator
Center for Promotion Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Unit
Minnesota Department of Health

Judy Monroe, MD, FAAP
Indiana State Health Commissioner
President
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

CE Credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Accreditation Statements

Resources

Transcript (13 pages)
Victor Sutton Handouts (1 page)

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Additional Audio Sessions 

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Instituting a Policy and Environmental Change Agenda to Improve Physical Activity
(1 hour, 7 minutes, 12 MB)
Moderator:  Captain Michael Pratt
Panelists:  Ross Brownson, Russ Pate, and Walter Thompson

Restructuring our Cities to Improve Health 
(1 hour, 2 minutes, 11 MB)
Moderator:  Rebecca Payne
Panelists:  Robert Garcia, Robert Ogilvie, Catherine Ross, and James Sallis

Mobilizing Communities:  How to Build Alliances to Combat Obesity
(1 hour, 6 minutes, 12 MB)
Moderator:  Michael Sells
Panelists:  Julia Bloom, Tracy Delaney, Katherine Dupont Phillips, and Tracy Wiedt

Opportunities for Obesity Prevention through Pregnancy and Early Life
(54 minutes, 10 MB)
Moderator:  Brook Belay
Panelists:  Captain Laurence Grummer-Strawn, Michael Lu, Wanda Nicholson, and Dianne Ward

Promising Provider Strategies
(1 hour, 6 minutes, 10 MB)
Moderator:  Wendelin Slusser
Panelists:  Veronica Irvin, Joan Orr, and Christiane Stahl

Using Incentives to Reduce Obesity and Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity
(1 hour, 4 minutes, 11 MB)
Moderator:  William Dietz
Panelists:  Michelle Mello, Karen Minyard, and Allison Nihiser

Engaging Medical Systems in Obesity Prevention
(1 hour, 6 minutes, 11 MB)
Moderator:  Ginny Ehrlich
Panelists:  Keith Bachman, Suzanne Johnson, David Kirchhoff, and Karen Peters

Making the Case:  The Economics of Obesity
(8 minutes, 2 MB)
Moderator:  Andrew D. Racine
Panelists:  John Cawley, Timothy Dall, Marc Manley, and Robin McKinnon

Global Perspectives on Obesity Prevention
(1 hour, 5 minutes, 10 MB)
Moderator:  Tom Schmid
Panelists:  Sonja Kahlmeier, Harry MacMillan, and Willem Van Mechelen

Improving Social Determinants of Health Through the Workplace
(53 minutes)
Moderator:  Amanda Aguirre
Panelists:  Avtar Nijjer-Sidhu, Andrew Scibelli, Clara Steinberg, and Elisa Wong

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