Statement of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Release of Institute of Medicine's Childhood Obesity Report

September 2004
Ascribe Newswire: Health;9/30/2004, p4
The article focuses on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which supports the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) "Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance" report, which focuses attention and proposes action on the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. RWJF applauds the IOM committee for providing far-reaching recommendations and a valuable blueprint for action, outlining key steps that public officials, industry leaders, schools, health care providers, parents, community groups and others can take to stem the tide of childhood obesity.


Related Articles

  • Understanding health care organization needs and context. Beyond performance gaps. Kochevar, Laura K.; Yano, Elizabeth M. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Feb2006 Supplement 2, Vol. 21, pS25 

    Significant efforts have been invested in improving our understanding of how to accelerate and magnify the impact of research on clinical practice. While approaches to fostering translation of research into practice are numerous, none appears to be superior and the evidence for their...

  • HEALTH.  // Nonprofit World Funding Alert;Jan2006, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p8 

    The article presents information on the fundraising activities of some nonprofit organizations in the field of health. The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation's objective is to improve health care through medical research and engineering. Of particular interest are translational biomedical engineering...

  • A message from our president. Westerman, Marc // Materials Management in Health Care;Jul2003, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p14 

    Focuses on the objectives of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management in the U.S. Compliance to the safety regulation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Health care product justification; Offer of education and networking opportunities to members.

  • STANDING STILL. Lawrence, David M. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2003, Vol. 77 Issue 9, p126 

    Emphasizes the slowness in incorporating medical advances into the present health care system. Role of the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association in linking health care delivery system and communities; Various functions performed by the trust; Significance to...

  • Member Satisfaction Survey Results Released.  // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jul2004, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p28 

    Reports that Healthcare Financing Management Association members are generally satisfied with the quality of their chapter services in the U.S. Results of a survey conducted on the services of the association.

  • Final thoughts and new challenges in public health. Caine, Virginia // Nation's Health;Nov2004, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p3 

    This article presents the author's final reflections as the president of the American Public Health Association, on issues and challenges being faced by the public health sector in the U.S. as of November 2004. Through this column, the author addressed many issues that she considers truly vital...

  • Prognosis in obesity. Lean, M. E. J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/11/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7504, p1339 

    Introduces a study of the worldwide obesity epidemic and the various health risks it poses worldwide published in the June 11, 2005 edition of the British Medical Journal. Author's view that politically driven public health measures are need to curb the ongoing epidemic of obesity; Overview of...

  • Announcement.  // Health & Homeopathy;Winter2005/2006, p4 

    This article presents information on an announcement made by the British Homeopathic Association (BHA) regarding donations and legacies to support the goals of making homeopathy more widely available. The Association was founded in 1902 to promote homeopathy and raise money for research and...

  • The James Lind Alliance: an opportunity for neurologist in the therapeutic research? Scadding, John W. // Practical Neurology (BMJ Publishing Group);Apr2006, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p68 

    The article reports on the implications of the James Lind Alliance on medical care for patients in Great Britain. The essence of the organization is to encourage the correct participation of patients along with clinicians in addressing treatment uncertainties and to outline priorities in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics