On Wednesday, May 19th, Redstone Center Director Dr. Bill Dietz testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Human Services in a virtual hearing on the Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021. Among the provisions in the legislation, passage of the bill would include a 1.5 cent per ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in the District. Dietz supports such a measure, as excise taxes across the country have proven effective in reducing consumption of SSBs by changing their price on the shelf.
Redstone Director Testifies on Nutrition Equity Act in DC
Redstone’s Dr. Dietz named Chair of WHO committee
On Wednesday, April 28th, the director of the Redstone Global Center in GW’s School of Public Health, Dr. William (Bill) Dietz was named the Chair of the WHO guideline development group on treatment of children and adolescents with obesity. As part of the committee, Dr.
Statement from Redstone Center and CCR Condemning Violence Against the AAPI Community
Statement by the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness and the Center for Community Resilience:
Dietz Publishes New Commentary on Childhood Obesity in Pediatrics
New Perspective: Solving Population-wide Obesity
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.
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