In the upcoming issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Redstone Global Center director Bill Dietz joins Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika for a submission to the journal’s series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Academy of Medicine. The Dietz and Kumanyika piece focuses on progress and opportunities for addressing the obesity pandemic.
New Perspective: Solving Population-wide Obesity
GWSPH Faculty Testify on Racism as a Public Health Crisis
On Thursday, November 5, 2020, several members of the Milken Institute School of Public Health testified before the DC Council in support of a resolution to declare racism as a public health crisis in the District.
New: Weight Can't Wait guide
This month, the STOP Obesity Alliance, along with representatives from health care provider organizations and obesity experts, released a new guide for obesity management in the primary care setting. Weight Can’t Wait: A Guide for the Management of Obesity in the Primary Care Setting,” is a short, accessible, practical, informative guide for obesity treatment broken down into three parts: the Pre-encounter, the Encounter, and the Post-encounter.
The STOP Obesity Alliance Joins Obesity Society for Their 7th Annual Virtual Obesity Week Interactive
On November 2-6, the STOP Obesity Alliance will join the Obesity Society for their 7th annual virtual Obesity Week Interactive. STOP director Dr. William Dietz will speak at two sessions on November 6th. The topics of these sessions include:
Now Open: Research Grant Applications from the Redstone Global Center
The Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness is focused on the identification of effective nutrition and physical activity strategies that improve the prevention and management of obesity and other chronic related diseases. Improving the health of the District of Columbia, with particular attention to health inequities, is a major goal of the Center. We are particularly interested in research and policy that furthers the goals of equity and dismantling racist systems, structures, and practices related to chronic disease prevention.
GWSPH Faculty Testify on ACEs and Racism in Minnesota
On September 29, 2020, Center for Community Resilience Director Dr. Wendy Ellis and
Redstone Global Center Director Dr. Bill Dietz testified before the Minnesota House of
Representatives Select Committee on Racial Justice. Drs. Dietz and Ellis were invited to present
at the committee’s virtual hearing on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Racism, a
cornerstone of the work of GWU’s Center for Community Resilience. ACEs in the context of
adverse community environments – known as the Pair of ACEs – continuously assault the
Statement by the Redstone Global Center
This week, following several new examples of how racism and white supremacy continue to threaten the health and wellbeing of millions across our country, the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness issued the following statement:
Redstone Global Center Anti-Racist Action Agenda
To fulfill our mission, the Redstone Global Center is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. In 2020, the center developed an action agenda as a starting point to guide our work. Racism and white supremacy and the trauma they induce are public health issues. We cannot ensure the health and wellbeing of all until white supremacy and the racist structures that support it are dismantled, and equity is achieved for all people and across all sectors, including health, criminal justice, economic opportunity, and education.
Statement of Redstone Center Director William Dietz on the Death of Sumner M. Redstone
Our condolences go out today to the family and friends of the entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist Sumner M. Redstone, who died at age 97. Our work at the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, based at the George Washington University (GW) Milken Institute School of Public Health, would not be possible without the generous gift from the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation.
Dr. Dietz joins World Obesity Live Event hosted by the World Obesity Federation and Global Alliance for the Future of Food
On July 10th, 2020, Redstone Global Center Director Dr. Bill Dietz participated in a World Obesity Live event co-hosted by the World Obesity Federation and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. The discussion centered on obesity, COVID-19 and food systems: collective action for a healthy recovery.