This month, in conjunction with Obesity Care Week in the U.S. and World Obesity Day, the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness joined leading experts, clinicians and advocates from across the world in a new consensus statement for eliminating weight bias and stigma of obesity.
On February 26, the Building Community Resilience Collaborative and Network, a project of the Redstone Global Center, released their latest resource for the field – a new Fostering Equity tool kit and guide. Over the last five years, networks of BCR partners across the country have been working together to build community resilience by addressing and mitigating the Pair of ACEs. This guide is an outgrowth of the experiences of these communities as our work together has emphasized the importance of centering equity at the heart of what it means to be resilient.
On December 16, 2019, Dr. Bill Dietz, Chair of the the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, provided testimony to the DC City Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment supporting passage of the Zero Waste Omnibus Amendment Act.
On October 8, 2019, members representing a majority of the DC City Council introduced new legislation to implement an excise tax on sugary drinks. The Redstone Global Center and other members of the GWSPH family are part of a community-led coalition supporting this public health measure, as part of the center’s mission to make DC the healthiest capital in the world.