TFAH to Hold State of Obesity Webinar on January 29

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) announced it will hold a webinar featuring findings of TFAH’s 2019 State of Obesity report, as well as a discussion amongst public health leaders on the national obesity crisis, its health impacts, and how advocates are working at national, state, and local levels to address the ongoing epidemic.

TFAH’s report found that about one in three Americans of all ages are obese. The epidemic is estimated to increase national healthcare spending by $149 billion annual, about half of which is paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. The rates of U.S. obesity continue to climb, and racial, ethnic, income, and geographic disparities persist.

Webinar speakers will detail the latest national and state obesity rates and trends, highlight promising approaches localities have undertaken to ensure healthy communities, and offer national policy recommendations that incorporate innovative approaches that prioritize helping all Americans lead healthier lives.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is available here.