University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 115, Issue 5

November 2016

The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative

In this special issue of WMJ, which was supported by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health through the Wisconsin Partnership Program and its Obesity Prevention Initiative, authors report on the prevalence of obesity in Wisconsin and describe efforts underway to address this important issue.

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In This Issue
Addressing Obesity Must Go Beyond Advising Patients to Eat Healthy and Exercise
John J. Frey III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2016;115(5):219.


The Obesity Prevention Initiative: A Statewide Effort to Improve Child Health in Wisconsin
Alexandra K. Adams, MD, PhD; Brian Christens, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RDN; Amy Korth, MS, RDN; Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH; Sara Lindberg, PhD, MS; Dale Schoeller, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(5):220-223,250.


Development of an Obesity Prevention Dashboard for Wisconsin
Karissa Ryan, BS; Parvathy Pillai, MD, MPH; Patrick Remington, MD, MPH; Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH; Sara Lindberg, PhD, MS
WMJ. 2016;115(5):224-227.

Prevalence of Pre-pregnancy Obesity, 2011-2014
Laura Gregor, BS; Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH; Sara Lindberg, PhD, MS; Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
WMJ. 2016;115(5):228-232.

Prevalence and Predictors of Unhealthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy
Sara Lindberg, PhD, MS; Cynthia Anderson, MD, MPH; Parvathy Pillai, MD, MPH; Aman Tandias, MS; Brian Arndt, MD; Lawrence Hanrahan, PhD, MS
WMJ. 2016;115(5):233-237.

Obesity Prevalence and Health Consequences: Findings From the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, 2008-2013
Shoshannah Eggers, BS; Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH; Karissa Ryan, BS; F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH; Paul Peppard, PhD, MS; Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH
WMJ. 2016;115(5):238-243.

Disparities in Fitness and Physical Activity Among Children
John Bowser, PhD; Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD; Aaron Carrel, MD; David B. Allen, MD; D. Paul Moberg, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(5):245-250.

Neighborhood Disparities in the Restaurant Food Environment
Ana P. Martinez-Donate, PhD; Jennifer Valdivia Espino, MS; Amy Meinen, MPH, RDN; Anne L. Escaron, PhD, MPH; Anne Roubal, PhD; F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH; Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH
WMJ. 2016;115(5):251-258.


Community-Led Collaborative Action to Prevent Obesity
Brian D. Christens, PhD; Paula Tran Inzeo, MPH; Amy Meinen, MPH, RDN; Amy E. Hilgendorf, PhD; Ryan Berns, MPH; Amy Korth, MS, RDN; Ethen Pollard, BS; Ann McCall, MSW; Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD; John Stedman, BA
WMJ. 2016;115(5):259-263.

Developing a Strategy Menu for Community-Level Obesity Prevention
Christopher Spahr, MS; Alexandra Wells, MS; Brian D. Christens, PhD; Ethen Pollard, BS; James LaGro Jr, PhD; Alfonso Morales, PhD; Samuel Dennis Jr, PhD; Amy Hilgendorf, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RDN; Amy Korth, MS, RDN; Jennifer Gaddis, PhD; Dale Schoeller, PhD; Emily J Tomayko, PhD; Aaron Carrel, MD; Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(5):264-268.

The Wisconsin Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative: An Example of Statewide Collective Impact
Amy Meinen, MPH, RDN; Amy Hilgendorf, PhD; Amy L. Korth, MS, RDN; Brian D. Christens, PhD; Catherine Breuer, MS; Hilary Joyner, MS; Molle Polzin, RD, CD; Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD; Daithi Wolfe, BA; Abbe Braun, BS; Jill Hoiting, MSW; Jeanette Paulson, MS; Bridget Cullen, MSE; Kelli Stader, MPH, RDN
WMJ. 2016;115(5):269-274.

Lessons From a Pilot Community-Driven Approach for Obesity Prevention
Amy Hilgendorf, PhD; John Stedman, BA; Paula Tran Inzeo, MPH; Ann McCall, MSW; Judy Burrows, RD;Scott Krueger, RD, CD, CDE; Brian Christens, PhD; Ethen Pollard, BS; Amy Meinen, MPH, RDN; Amy Korth, MS, RDN; Lesley Wolf, BA; Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD
WMJ. 2016;115(5):275-279

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