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New Academic Analysis Identifies Three Barriers to Achieving Healthy and Achievable Policies to Combat Obesity in America
Date:11/2/2007

becoming a nation burdened with chronic diseases that we cannot afford to pay for, and a population that is too ill to be productive and successful."

For more information on the STOP Obesity Alliance, please visit http://www.stopobesityalliance.org.

About the STOP Obesity Alliance

The STOP Obesity Alliance is directed by Associate Professor Christine Ferguson, J.D., P.I. of The George Washington University's Department of Health Policy and former Health Commissioner for the State of Massachusetts. The Alliance Steering Committee is comprised of the following public and private sector organizations: the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, American Medical Group Association, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, National Business Group on Health, National Committee for Quality Assurance, National Quality Forum, The Obesity Society, Trust for America's Health, and the Service Employees International Union. The Alliance is sponsored by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, a world leader in the pharmaceutical industry with a commitment to improving public health and a heritage in therapeutic areas including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

About the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

SPHHS is part of The George Washington University Medical Center, an internationally recognized interdisciplinary academic health center that has consistently provided high quality clinical care, education and research in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for more than 176 years.


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