As the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to rise globally, public health agencies have increased their efforts to find scalable, feasible, and effective interventions to prevent their onset. In the United States alone, over 117 million adults suffer from one or more NCDs.
We’ve known for years that childhood obesity is one of the greatest health challenges facing the U.S. Certainly there has been enormous effort and resources spent to stem this epidemic—and we are beginning to see some signs of a payoff.
On Thursday, May 8, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative is partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Grantmakers in Health to hold Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls.