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Stop Obesity Alliance, Chair Dr. Richard H. Carmona, National Opinion Research Center Reveal Findings of Survey Showing Employer Concern About Health, Financial Costs of Obesity
Date:5/14/2008

DMAA, SEIU to Present, Discuss One Available Workplace Solution

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following announcement was released by Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance:

WHAT: The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance will reveal findings from a national opinion survey that found employers are concerned about obesity-related health costs and the need to do more to support employees in preventing and reducing obesity. Related to this need, the STOP Obesity Alliance will discuss an obesity benefit designed by DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) may pilot for its employees and that will be evaluated for effectiveness. This effort supports a STOP Obesity Alliance policy recommendation for innovative approaches to preventing and managing overweight and obesity. It also typifies the kind of innovation that could help the country take a step forward in overcoming obesity.

WHO: Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, president of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute, distinguished professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and Health and Wellness Chairperson for the STOP Obesity Alliance Steering Committee, will provide perspectives on the impact of obesity on our nation's health and wellness and the importance research-based, innovative solutions to address the obesity epidemic.

Jon Gabel, M.A., senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, will discuss the survey data and outline key findings related to employers' attitudes on obesity.

Tracey Moorhead, President & CEO, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance; and Louise Milone, Administrator, SEIU Health Care Access Trust, will discuss the innovative obesity benefit design created by Health & Technology Vector in collaboration with the DMAA and an interdisciplinary team of national experts. This prototype design offers a template for employers looking for effective workplace obesity solutions. The panel will highlight the features of this program and its adaptability to a variety of potential users, including businesses, providers and employees.

Christine Ferguson, JD, PI, Director of the STOP Obesity Alliance and associate research professor at The George Washington University's Department of Health Policy will discuss ways in which the Alliance is working to facilitate partnerships across its membership to develop effective obesity solutions and track their progress over time.

The STOP Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of consumer, provider, business, labor, government, health insurance and quality-of-care organizations working together to change how we perceive and approach the problem of obesity, overweight and weight-related health risks, including heart disease and diabetes.

WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2008: 8:30 am -- Registration; 9:00 am - 10:00 am -- Survey Presentation/Panel Discussion

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

WHY: According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services[1], obesity costs private employers an estimated $13 billion per year. A separate article from Health Affairs[2], noted that overweight and obesity is responsible for an estimated 27 percent of annual trend in medical premiums paid by private employers. Employers, patients, health insurers and health care providers struggle without any consistent strategy for overcoming the epidemic. Members of the STOP Obesity Alliance are working individually and collectively to develop innovative programs that provide direction and solutions to overcome obesity.

[1] Thompson D et al, Estimated economic costs of obesity to U.S. business, Am J Health Promot, 1998 Nov-Dec; 12(2):120-7

[2]Thorpe K et al, The impact of obesity on rising medical spending, Health Affairs Web Exclusive, Oct. 20, 2004

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is sponsored by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. US.RIM.08.05.004

CONTACT: Tom Murphy, +1-202-609-6005, tmurphy@ccapr.com, for the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance


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