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More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, resulting in $210 billion spent annually on obesity-related disease. Investment in evidence-based policies and practices can make a difference in addressing this epidemic. This session will showcase how private and public payers and employers are joining together in a first-ever collective initiative providing obesity prevention and treatment for individuals of all ages on a national scale. This session will provide an overview of the pledge creation process, discuss how public-private partnerships can drive system change, and explain how to bring more partners to the table to provide more coverage and lower costs. Learn how you can play a role in implementing and expanding this innovative pledge to provide millions of individuals with consistent coverage to support healthy weight.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4010, 1070, 6070
- Identify how public-private partnerships can drive system change around preventative and comprehensive child and adult obesity treatment.
- Gain strategies on how to engage private non-health focused companies around covering preventative and comprehensive child and adult obesity treatments.
- Advocate with public and private payers for consistent coverage for RDN-provided nutrition services for the prevention and treatment of obesity.
- Jenny Bogard, MPH
- Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD