Our Wellington event was the third in a series of national meetings to continue to encourage collaborative action against the epidemics of diabetes and obesity. While original research is our core business, dissemination of our findings is just as important.
We were delighted at the attendance and engagement of participants, including representatives from several political parties. We are increasingly aware of how important a public groundswell is in influencing policy. Enabling a supportive environment, which encourages healthy lifestyle choices, is essential if we are to be successful.
Professor Trisha Greenhalgh OBE MD FRCP FRCGP FFPH FHEA FSB. Professor, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Former deputy editor of the British Medical Journal.
Why policy-makers ignore history - an example from the UK (Video, 34 mins, mp4)
- NZ's Waistline – what will it take to fix it? (PDF 3MB) by Professor Jim Mann
- How big is the diabetes challenge? (PDF 2.9MB) by Dr Kirsten Coppell
- How early in life should obesity prevention begin? (PDF 3MB) by Associate Professor Rachael Taylor
- What interventions might reduce population obesity rates? (PDF 2MB) by Professor Tony Blakely
- Whānau Ora: making a difference to NZ’s waistline? (PDF 5MB) by Dr Heather Gifford, Nancy Tuaine, Ethel Muir and Rionn Harford
- Building a case for an urban solution (PDF 1.2MB) by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman
- What is the size of the Problem? Preschool over-weight (PDF 700KB) by Professor Barry Taylor