Public health practitioners’ decision-making about policy interventions

Brown School

In the United States (US), obesity is a serious public health problem with wide-ranging health, social, and economic consequences for individuals and the public. Policy action by the government is an impactful tool for improving health and addressing obesity and chronic disease. This project examines how local policymakers use evidence and policy briefs to adopt effective policies for obesity.  Center leaders are supporting the stakeholder engagement and decision science components of this work.

Led by Dr. Ross Brownson. Prevention Research Center Washington University in St. Louis

The Prevention Research Center is supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U48DP006395.