The purpose of this symposium was to facilitate the development of a consensus on effective approaches to obesity prevention and control in Colorado. This conference reviewed the scientific evidence about the public health impact of obesity and the effectiveness of various approaches to reduce obesity risk.

Introduction - Tim Byers, MD, MPH (Links to an external site.)

Statewide Perspective

Khanh Nguyen, JD, MA, The Colorado Health Foundation (Links to an external site.)

 

Sandra Stenmark, MD, Kaiser Permanente (Links to an external site.)

 

Shepard Nevel, JD, LiveWell Colorado (Links to an external site.)

 

Susan Motika, JD, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Links to an external site.)

 

Local Perspective

Patty Boyd, RD, MPH, Tri-County Health Department (Links to an external site.)

 Molly Hanson, Jefferson County Public Health (Links to an external site.)

 

Shylo Dennison, MPH, CHES, Pueblo City-County Health Department (Links to an external site.)

 

Erin Wright, MA, Denver Health (Links to an external site.)

 

Cambria Brown, MPH, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Links to an external site.)

 

National Policy

Shale Wong, MD, MSPH, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Links to an external site.)

 

Robin Schepper, Bipartisan Policy Center (Links to an external site.)

 

School-Based Initiatives

Elaine Belansky, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health (Links to an external site.)

 

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RNC, PNP,FAAN, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Links to an external site.)

 

Worksite Initiatives

Lee Newman, MD, Colorado School of Public Health (Links to an external site.)

 

Amy Dyett, MAT, The Colorado Education Initiative (Links to an external site.)

 

Physical Activity and Built Environment

Ted Heyd, MUP, Bicycle Colorado (Links to an external site.)

 

Cate Townley, MUP, MUD, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Links to an external site.)

 

Afternoon Keynote:

Michael Jacobson, PhD, Center for Science in Public Interest (Links to an external site.)

 

Q&A (Links to an external site.)