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Cost of Obesity: NPHW Infographic Winner

The 2013 National Public Health Week (NPHW) began Monday, April 1 and runs through the week to April 7. It’s important that we recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues important to advancing our nation. During this week, the American Public Health Association, as well as public health advocates around the country help raise awareness and bring recognition to those who are advancing the field of public health every day.

In an effort to support this year’s NPHW theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money” we have created an infographic, “The Cost of Obesity” with statistics that highlight obesity as a national epidemic, the financial impact on our communities and the overall economy, and preventative measures we can take to positively affect change at a national level. Please share this infographic as part of your educational outreach and campaigns focused on the NPHW theme to raise awareness about public health and prevention.

The MPH@GW team is honored to play a part in the National Public Health Week movement and is excited to be recognized by the American Public Health Association as the National Winner in the 2013 Infographic Contest. Below is our winning graphic. We encourage you to help us spread this important message!

National Public Health Week: Cost of Obesity

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7 Responses to “Cost of Obesity: NPHW Infographic Winner”

  1. […] Pero aparte de ser un gravísimo problema para la salud pública de un país, el sobrepeso también significa una gran pérdida económica para las naciones, según lo revela una infografía creada por el Master en Salud Pública de la Universidad George Was…. […]

  2. […] of preventable death after tobacco smoking. Direct medical costs associated with obesity topped $152 billion in 2009, according to George Washington […]

  3. […] not being able to do what you want to do. It’s years off your life. It’s doing too young. And obesity is something that is attacking us all-financially. See why in the obesity infographic above. When […]

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