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February 18, 2015

Global progress toward tackling obesity has been “unacceptably slow,” with rates of child obesity rising dramatically worldwide in less than a generation, according to a major six-part series on obesity published in The...

February 11, 2015

Last month, ChangeLab Solutions’ friend and former board member Dick Jackson, MD, MPH, was named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Henry Hope Reed Award, which will...

February 5, 2015

ChangeLab Solutions today applauds the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) announcement that it will devote $500...

February 3, 2015

In January, ChangeLab Solutions welcomed three new members to our Board of Directors: Shavon Arline-Bradley, Rayid Ghani, and Elizabeth Sobel Blum. We are looking forward to working with them and learning from the breadth of experience they are bringing to our organization.

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February 2, 2015

February is Secondhand Smoke Awareness Month, which means it’s a great time to check out ChangeLab Solutions’ resources and policy tools designed to help communities limit secondhand smoke exposure and protect residents’ health. 

Take action this month – make the places where you...

January 29, 2015

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new materials containing the latest state data about e-cigarettes and cautioning against their use. 

Among the materials released was the "...

January 23, 2015

In January, after five years serving as the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, ChangeLab Solutions’ board member Bechara Choucair...

January 20, 2015

Today, a panel of national experts released a set of recommendations for responsible food marketing to children, as well as model definitions for food marketing practices directed at kids. 

A body of compelling evidence shows the marketing of high-calorie and nutrition-poor foods to...

December 8, 2014

Increasingly, Americans are demanding more information about what they eat and drink. A 2012 Associated Press poll found that 79 percent of respondents thought that lack of information about what is in food contributes to high rates of overweight and obesity. In the same poll, 83 percent of...

December 1, 2014

Public opinion polling suggests that Americans would like to know more about what they are eating and drinking. And last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two comprehensive rules requiring chain restaurants, certain food retail outlets, and vending machines to post...

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