Childhood Obesity: Simulating the Impacts of Policy Interventions, 9/12

Childhood Obesity: Simulating the Impacts of Policy Interventions, 9/12

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Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM EDT – 1:30:00 PM EDT


Systems thinking, especially with simulation models, facilitates understanding of complex health policy problems. Using a simulation model to educate legislators, public health experts, and education leaders about the policies that have the greatest short- and long-term impact on childhood obesity can encourage strategic investment in low-cost, high-return policies. This webinar will feature the Georgia childhood obesity model created by and for legislators and other stakeholders to support dialogue on policy interventions designed to reduce childhood obesity (specifically, BMI for age percentiles). Participants will have the opportunity to explore the model and understand how policies and evidence-based interventions can impact obesity prevalence and costs over time.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Explain how systems modeling can be useful when
considering investing in public health strategies and policies.
• Describe the Georgia childhood obesity model.
• Compare simulations in a childhood obesity model to
understand the long-term impact of policies on obesity
prevalence and costs.


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