on the Weight of the Nation
Tuesday, May 1 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Pacific Daylight Time
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
invite you to attend a special Dialogue4Health Web Forum on May 1, Weight of the Nation Day,
in advance of the May 14-15 nationwide release of HBO's The Weight of the
Nation film series, and corresponding public health campaign.
H. Dietz, MD, PhD,
Director of The Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Maya M.
Director of Leadership for Healthy Communities and President and CEO of
Global Policy Solutions
- Loel S.
Solomon, PhD, Vice
President of Community Health at Kaiser Permanente
Habtezghi of HBO will present an 11
minute 'preview' of the Weight of the Nation documentary film
Convener of Advancing the Movement, Community Commons and Senior Advisor
for Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, will serve as session moderator.
us, and civic leaders from across the nation, to learn about the compelling The
Weight of the Nation films and campaign assets, and how these can be employed
by you, your organization and affiliations, and community partnerships to
create healthier built, food, beverage, social and community environments.
Web Forum will address the key themes of The Weight of the Nation, and how you
can grow the distributed movement for a healthier nation by mobilizing
individuals, organizations, and place-based partnerships - everywhere -- to
host screenings events and actions that can:
- Start new conversations in
homes, neighborhoods, worksites, clinical settings, faith settings, and schools.
- Deepen existing conversations
and actions - especially within the existing movement of place-based
partnerships and collaboratives.
- Build widespread constituency
for targeted actions and environmental changes that support healthy living
where we live, learn, work, play, worship, and vote.
and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and
Kaiser Permanente, launched THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION as a campaign to raise
public awareness of the seriousness of the obesity epidemic. Over the course of
three years, HBO worked with IOM and other researchers on the science and
economics of obesity, talked to the country's leading experts on this issue,
and traveled nationwide to meet hundreds of Americans who are struggling with
obesity, and examined the strategies that are being employed to create a
The journey to a healthier nation begins with each of us. Join us on May
1 to begin the journey.
To register, click this link.