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Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls

Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

May 8, 2014

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and GIH, hosted a daylong forum focused on addressing access and equity barriers to closing the gaps in childhood obesity in the United States. More than 250 thought leaders from business, philanthropy, health, education, and the nonprofit sectors gathered to focus on solutions to the policy and systems challenges that stand in the way of all kids having access to healthier foods, physical activity, and health care. The event was available on Livestream, and fostered engagement via social media to reach an even wider audience.

There were four panel discussions on access and equity barriers, as well as on specific strategies that have shown promising results. Panelists included leaders and provocateurs from a variety of sectors, representing diverse perspectives. The forum opened a dialogue about investments and strategies that will help close health inequity gaps over the next decade and highlight creative, out-of-the-box thinking and innovative solutions.

Read the meeting agenda.

Watch the Livestream.

 

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