INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (IOM) RELEASES REPORT AND DOCUMENTARY SERIES ON OBESITY PREVENTION
ACAP Health President, Wally Gomaa, recently contributed his expertise in population health management and disease prevention programs as a reviewer for the IOM’s ground-breaking report, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation.
Composed by a committee of professionals and scholars in health, medicine, nutrition, and social policy, among other industries, the report presents recommendations for the nation to speed progress in obesity prevention. It outlines strategies organized around five environments: School, Food & Beverage, Physical Activity, and Health Care & Work environments. Read the full report and find more information at: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Accelerating-Progress-in-Obesity-Prevention.aspx
The IOM’s report also inspired the HBO documentary series, The Weight of the Nation, available for viewing on HBO On Demand or at group screenings organized in local communities. The four-part documentary presents case studies, interviews with experts, and follows real families affected by obesity to support the ideas brought forth in the report. Visit http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/ to view trailers for the documentary and bonus short films.