• Issue Brief
  • August 29, 2012

Children's Hospitals Respond to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Children's Hospitals Respond to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic Cover ImageChildhood obesity has become a widely discussed topic in recent years, within the health care arena and beyond. In order to increase the dialogue on the issue on Capitol Hill, FOCUS on a Fitter Future II developed a value piece, Children's Hospitals Respond to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic, to give policymakers examples of the community benefit provided by obesity programs within children's hospitals. The piece demonstrates children's hospitals' work in this field in the areas of clinical care, research, advocacy and education.