CDC DNPAO and NACDD Announce Final Two Webinars on Childhood Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors announces the last two webinars in a series on effective strategies to increase utilization of evidence-based healthy weight management programs for children with obesity.

The webinar, “Four Stages of Obesity Care: Translating Expert Committee Guidelines on Childhood Obesity into Practice,” presented by staff from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. ET. Registration instructions will be issued in April.

In addition, Denise Wilfley, PhD, the Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Samar Muzaffar, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the Missouri HealthNet Program, will present on “Family Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity: Lessons Learned from Translating 30 Years of Research to Practice,” at 2 p.m. ET on May 16, 2018. Registration instructions will be issued in April.

This webinar series has created peer-to-peer learning opportunities to facilitate information sharing among state health departments, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, clinician researchers, community organizations, and others seeking to develop sustainability plans, monitor success, share lessons learned, and explore the role of nontraditional partners in this emerging issue in pediatric public health.  View the rest of the series’ archived webinars online.