S.D. Researchers To Assist in CDC Childhood Obesity Study
Last week, CDC announced a four-year, $25 million research project that aims to identify strategies for preventing childhood obesity in children between ages two and 12 who are enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program. The project will award individual grants of $6.2 million to researchers at San Diego State University, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the University of Texas Health Science Center. CDC also will provide a $4.2 million grant to the University of Houston to determine which of the three institutions' strategies work best and share their findings.
- "CDC Commits Millions To Fight Obesity in Poor Kids" (Walker, MedPage Today, 9/29).