Capitol Forum on the Comprehensive Treatment of Obesity

Event Date(s): 
February 24, 2015
Location: 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Event category: 

Women In Government was excited to announce a Capitol Forum on the Comprehensive Treatment of Obesity

Where: Irvis Office Building Room 302
When: Tuesday February 24, 2015
Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Ted Kyle from Conscienhealth and the Obesity Action Coalition shared a poignant presentation about erasing the stigma behind obesity in an effort to have a more comprehensive approach to solving the disease in society today. He emphasized obesity as a complex disease with more factors then simply caloric intake as the sole determinant. He concluded by giving policymakers a list top properties including improving access to care, making obesity treatment a part of the essential healthcare benefits provided by the state and investing in community based prevention. To view his presentation click here.


For more information please contact:
Lauren McKown, Policy Associate
202.333.0825 x241
lmckown@womeningovernment.org