The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States

Several staff members from ODPHP had the opportunity to attend a recent IOM workshop entitled The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States. The workshop brought together leaders from a variety of settings to provide an update on the current epidemiology of obesity and explore the prevalence, trends, severity, and disparities across the US.

Panel topics included:

  • Early care and education
  • Schools
  • Worksites
  • Health Care: Hospitals, Clinics, and Insurance Companies
  • Communities and States
  • Federal Government
  • Businesses and Industry

For each setting, the lead speaker gave a high level overview of the current status related to nutrition, physical activity, or health disparities, highlighted key areas where change is happening, and identified areas to be addressed. Following each panel was an opportunity for Q&A and discussion.


Pictured Above: Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, speaking on Federal efforts to increase physical activity

If you didn’t have an opportunity attend this workshop, slides and a video recording will be available soon to download and view.