CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline is Monday, May 1! 11th Annual Southern Obesity Summit
October 1-3, 2017
Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
The Southern Obesity Summit Planning Committee invites individual applications for pre-conference sessions, breakout sessions, special sessions and Pillar workgroup sessions during the 11th Annual Southern Obesity Summit. These sessions will help attendees develop strategies and provide resources and tools to use in their work to reverse the obesity epidemic through working together with other southern states.
Sessions will showcase the best examples of scalable evidence-based or promising practices of state and regional strategies to prevent obesity. All sessions will focus on System-based Programs/Initiatives, Policy/Advocacy or Research/Resources that can impact the larger population. These sessions will promote the best examples of state and regional strategies to prevent obesity. We are interested in proposals that will help guide the development and implementation of strategies across our 16 southern states.
This year we are focusing on Equity and Disparities and how they impact obesity prevention. We will give special focus to applications that address these issues specifically. We strongly encourage you to include these issues in your proposal if possible.
Each proposal must address one or more of the obesity prevention pillars identified in prior Summits:
• Early Childhood
• Food Access
• Nutrition Policy
• Physical Activity
• Worksite Wellness
• Healthcare and Healthcare Systems