Obesity prevention: Translating evidence into action
An IUHPE associated IOTF workshop held on Monday 26 April 2004, Melbourne hosted by Deakin University’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.
To consider and critique a proposed framework and process for incorporating available evidence and other considerations into recommendations for comprehensive action on obesity prevention.
A process and framework that can be used by groups, such as an obesity taskforce, for developing a comprehensive plan of action for obesity. The framework would need to: be comprehensive; be evidenced-based; take other considerations into account (cost, feasibility, acceptability, reach, sustainability, and equity); and be user friendly and readily applied in different countries.
An IOTF paper on Evidence-Based Obesity Prevention for WHO’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and peer-reviewed publication
Prof Boyd Swinburn
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Session 1 – What evidence is available, what do policy makers want?
· At what ‘stage of change’ are governments now and what are they asking for?
Phillip James, IOTF
· Obesity in the context of other epidemics: lessons to be learnt
Shiriki Kumanyika, IOTF
· WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
Robert Beaglehole, WHO Geneva
· How do policy-makers use evidence to decide on obesity action?
Pekka Puska, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki
Session 2 – Proposed framework and processes
· Using the evidence to create a comprehensive obesity prevention plan – proposed framework and process
Boyd Swinburn Deakin University and Tim Gill, IOTF
· Moving recommendations through the political process
John Catford, Deakin University and Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the Australian National Obesity Taskforce
· Developing evidence-based community prevention guides
David McQueen, CDC, Atlanta
Session 3 – Contributions from other models
· Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of obesity interventions - the ACE model
Rob Carter, Melbourne University
·The contribution of Cochrane processes to evaluation of public health evidence for action
Liz Waters, Cochrane group on obesity prevention, Victoria