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Preventing & Controlling Obesity in New England A Strategic Plan

Preventing & Controlling Obesity in New England  A Strategic Plan

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On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, the New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NECON) and the Region I (New England) office of the US Department of Health & Human Services (US DHHS) convened a meeting in Marlborough, Massachusetts of a distinguished group of New England legislators, policy makers and advocates to address the obesity epidemic. The focus of the meeting was the presentation of a draft of the NECON strategic plan for the prevention and control of obesity in New England. An executive summary of the draft and a description of "The 2003 US DHHS New England Diabetes Prevention Initiative" were circulated.

A multidisciplinary working group, under the direction of Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Chair, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, worked on developing the strategic plan. At the forum, representatives of the working group presented tentative recommendations, and a panel of responders shared their perspectives and opinions.

As a result of that forum, further refinements have been incorporated and a version of the strategic plan will be presented to the New England governors on September 8 at Mystic, Connecticut. We shall seek the governors' leadership in implementing the "Preventing & Controlling Obesity in New England Strategic Plan."

We encourage all Obesity Control Forum attendees, members of the NECON Obesity Prevention & Control Working Group, and other interested parties (professionals, advocates, etc.) to review the following draft and submit feedback on its content before the final version is published. Please respond by November 1.

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