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Health Policy and Management News

Devlin named chair of CDC Foundation’s Board of Directors

November 15, 2019
Dr. Leah McCall Devlin has been named chair of the CDC Foundation Board of Directors. The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by the United States Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work.

Executive Master of Healthcare Administration program celebrates 50 years

October 21, 2019
In 1969, leaders at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health got a request from State Health Director Jacob Koomen. Could they, he wondered, invent an advanced education curriculum for North Carolina county health directors — and deliver it remotely across the 100-county state? The answer, of course, was “yes.”

How would warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages reduce the U.S. obesity rate?

October 17, 2019
“Our study suggests that showing warning labels on sugary drinks is a promising strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic in the U.S.,” Dr. Grummon says. “We found that warnings would reduce obesity prevalence by more than three percentage points. While that number might sound modest, on a national scale it equates to more than five million fewer people with obesity.”