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Altarum Policy Roundtable Report: Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity

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February 13, 2013

This Altarum Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the November 7, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity."

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

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January 15, 2012

This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.

Environmental Scan of Physical Activity Practices and Resources in Washington, DC Child Care Centers

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December 15, 2010

This report details the methods and findings of an Altarum-led environmental assessment of District of Columbia child care centers.

Learning From State Surveillance Of Childhood Obesity

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March 2, 2010

This research, published in the March 2010 issue of Health Affairs (Health Affairs, 29, no. 3 (2010): 463-472) examines the lack of accurate data for measuring the childhood obesity epidemic in America and how state-level body mass index surveillance may be the best tool for gathering this information.

Leveraging Public Health Infrastructure to Confront Childhood Obesity

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May 13, 2009

This Altarum Roundtable report provides an in-depth summary of the May 13, 2009 Altarum Policy Roundtable entitled "Leveraging Public Health Infrastructure to Confront Childhood Obesity: New Methods for Combating the Epidemic."

State-led Efforts in Obesity Prevention: How Do We Know What Works?

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March 13, 2008

This Policy Roundtable Report summarizes the March13, 2008, Altarum Policy Roundtable in which guest speaker Dr. Matt Longjohn shared his thoughts on future directions in childhood obesity surveillance.

The Health and Well-being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of a Nation 2005

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December 22, 2005

This publication takes advantage of the groundbreaking National Survey of Children's Health, conducted for the first time in 2003, to assess the health and well-being of children in urban, large rural, and small rural areas on a national level.

Overweight and Physical Activity Among Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005

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December 22, 2005

Using data from the groundbreaking National Survey of Children’s Health, this chartbook reports on the prevalence of overweight children, as well as the levels of physical activity among children and their families at the national and state levels.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

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Altarum helped Lorain County, Ohio create a roadmap for addressing the opioid crisis, beginning with a comprehensive assessment to determine challenges and gaps that were hindering the community's ability to respond at full capacity.

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