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Bridging the evidence gap in obesity prevention : a framework to inform decision making / Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision Making, Food and Nutrition Board ; Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Lynn Parker, and Leslie J. Sim, editors
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RA645.O23 B75 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Obesity -- Prevention
Evidence-based medicine
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Physical Description xiii, 322 p. ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Obesity prevention strategies in concept and practice -- Rationale for and overview of the L.E.A.D. framework -- Defining the problem : the importance of taking a systems perspective -- Specifying questions and locating evidence : an expanded view -- Evaluating evidence -- Assembling evidence and informing decisions -- Opportunities to generate evidence -- Next steps
Summary "To battle the obesity epidemic in America, health care professionals and policymakers need relevant, useful data on the effectiveness of obesity prevention policies and programs. Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention identifies a new approach to decision making and research on obesity prevention to use a systems perspective to gain a broader understanding of the context of obesity and the many factors that influence it."--Publisher's description
Alternate Author Kumanyika, Shiriki Kinika, 1945-
Parker, Lynn
Sim, Leslie J
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision Making
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board

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