NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


Pathways to Prevention Workshop:
Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity

December 5–6, 2017 in Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda

About the Workshop

Obesity is a major contributor to serious health conditions in children and adults. The prevalence of obesity in the United States and globally has grown rapidly in the last three decades; thus, there is a pressing need to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will convene a workshop to assess the available scientific evidence to better understand appropriate, high-quality natural experiment research designs in the field of obesity prevention and control.

Following the conclusion of the workshop on December 6, Program Officers from the NIH Institute sponsors of the P2P workshop (National Cancer Institute, National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) invite interested workshop attendees to participate in an informal discussion session to discuss current opportunities and potential next steps in evaluating natural experiments for obesity prevention.

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