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Texas Obesity Initiatives

Developing innovative approaches to study, prevent, and treat obesity is an ongoing priority for The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In December, Dr. Deanna Hoelscher, director of the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the Austin Regional Campus, reviewed initiatives and strategies to help Texas combat obesity in the December 2013 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships; Research Education and Action. Dr. Hoelscher also contributed to the Institute of Medicine’s August 2013 report Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress, which offers a framework for providing guidance for systematic and routine planning, implementation and evaluation of the advancement of obesity prevention efforts.