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.
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.
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:
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.
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