Call for Proposals: FreshRX: A Prescription for Health in Philadelphia

Posted by on August 05, 2013

In the past year, the childhood obesity epidemic has received significant attention from the clinical realm and the national media.  Since the initial FreshRX Symposium in June 2012, the conversation around food and health has expanded and become quite the trending topic, especially with the recent decision of the AMA classifying obesity as a disease and as the Affordable Care Act is about to be implemented.  I am pleased to announce that we are setting the table for the next phase of the conversation. On October 30, 2013, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children will present FreshRX: A Prescription for Health in Philadelphia.

Over the course of one day, the conference will bring together national, regional and local thought leaders, policy change advocates, practitioners working in the field, and media to increase awareness of food inequality and its impact on health. This year’s theme, Exploring the Intersection between Food and Health will identify innovative responses to the obesity epidemic, highlight best practices, and provide practical strategies for incorporating a healthy living/active lifestyle agenda into health care practices.

In addition to saving the date, we are also announcing an Open Call for Proposals, inviting individuals doing innovative work in the field to share their learning. Topic themes include: Achieving Excellence in Evidence-based Community Health Programs, Innovative Strategies for Creating Healthy Communities, Utilizing Behavioral Health Economics to Create Behavior Change, and Emerging Policy Changes to Promote Wellness. The deadline for completed submissions is Friday, August 9, 2013. Download the application here.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. With 78 million adults and 12 million children – that’s 1 in 3 Americans – affected by this disease, the issue demands a systematic, multidisciplinary and strategic response.

Join us on October 30th to learn more.

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