Healthy Behaviors and Choices (e.g. Fitness, Tobacco, Opioids, Nutrition)
Sharing Session - 60 Minutes
This session will explore how health agencies and their community partners select and prioritize strategies to address childhood obesity and will provide examples of tools and resources to assist in future strategic planning. More than half of today’s children are projected to have obesity by age 35. Many health agencies have limited resources and may want to seek guidance on those nutrition or physical activity interventions that are likely to have the greatest impact on obesity prevalence and be cost-effective. Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) provide a framework for health agencies, cross-sector partners, and community members to set priorities and coordinate resources to address public health issues. This panel will share the results of a content analysis of CHIPs that shows how the concepts of population reach, evidence for impact on health, and cost and cost-effectiveness are used to select and prioritize strategies to address childhood obesity and plan for implementation.
This panel will also highlight the available resources and tools health agencies can use to integrate considerations of cost, strategy effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness into their strategic planning efforts to prioritize nutrition and physical activity intervention strategies that offer the best value for money. Incorporation of these considerations into the CHIP planning process will help public health agencies and their community partners identify and pursue implementation of obesity prevention and treatment strategies that could reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.